Hair and Makeup Design and Application for Production FdA
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This course is validated by the University of the Arts London (UAL)
This study programme is designed to advance and develop skills and techniques in the design and application for production. This programme aims to prepare students to become multiskilled makeup artists who will be able to deliver industry standard work in a commercial or production setting for TV, film & stage.
In partnership with The Backstage Centre, students will be able to study within a real working environment and experience first-hand collaborative projects and industry partnerships. The programme will cover multiple hair and makeup techniques from traditional to contemporary. Delve in to the historical accuracies of makeup and hair and develop their knowledge in diverse skin tones & hair textures. Aiming to prepare students for progressing in to TV, Film & theatre employment.
On successful completion of this Foundation degree (FdA), you will be able to progress on to the final 'Top-up' year of study to gain your full BA (Hons) Hair and Makeup Design and Application for Performance. Full details and applications for the top-up year are yet to be published, please check back for updates.
A minimum of 64 UCAS points from one or more of the following:
- Access to Higher Education Diploma
- A Levels
- T Levels
- BTEC/UAL Extended Diploma
- Related Foundation Diploma (Level 3 or 4)
- Or equivalent EU/International qualifications, such as International Baccalaureate Diploma
- And English GCSE passes at grade 4 or above (grade A*-C)
You will also be required to attend an interview and portfolio review
This list is not exhaustive, other qualifications may be considered. Entry to this course will also be determined by the quality of your application, looking primarily at your portfolio/showreel of work,
personal statement and reference.
Applicants who do not meet these course entry requirements may still be considered in exceptional cases. The course team will consider each application that demonstrates additional strengths and alternative evidence.
- Safe working Practice
- Bio Sensitivity and Etiquette
- Historical and Cultural Accuracy; Hair and Makeup Application for Diverse Skin tones
- Social and Economic Study of Hair and Makeup
- Styling textured and Afro Hair
- Wig and facial Postiche construction
- Wig application and Maintenance
- Creating injuries for TV & Film
- Industry analysis and business
- Collaborative project
Year three (BA (Hons) Top-up year)
On successful completion of the Foundation degree (FdA), you will be able to progress on to the final 'Top-up' year of study to gain your full BA (Hons) Hair and Makeup Design and Application for Performance.
Assessment & Feedback
- Portfolio submission
- Written Essays
- Summative practical assessments
- Research sketchbook
- There are no examinations
£8,000 per year
Fees are per academic year for Home/UK students.
The following course-related costs are included in the fees:
- Guest speakers, visiting lecturers and industry focussed workshops will be included in your course over the three years.
- Third Year students will have the opportunity to showcase their final year work at the end of their studies. This may be a local, national or online platform. Event/exhibition costs will be covered by the Faculty of HE. In the past this has included New Designers. Students will be responsible for any additional costs associated with the production of their personal project (ie: printing, materials).
- Annual £20 of printing credit per year.
- Free Car Parking at Backstage Centre, Purfleet.
- Makeup Kit (if not already purchased)
- Hair kit (if not already purchased)
- Wig knotting kit (Year 2 only)
- Special effects kit (if not already purchased)
- Airbrush kit (if not already purchased)
- Annual £30 printing allowance
Additional course costs can be found here
The focus of this programme is to equip students with the required industry skills and techniques need to progress directly into the film, TV and theatre industry.
On successful completion of the foundation degree, you will be able to progress on to the final ‘top up’ year of study to gain your Full BA (hons) hair and makeup design and application for production.