BA (Hons) coursesMake-up for Media and Performance

Course Overview

Spectacular make-up and dramatic special effects can transform a production. Recent graduates have gone on to work, on Coronation Street, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, PAN, Cinderella and the latest James Bond film.

Make-up for Media and Performance gives you the skills needed to play a key creative role in performance, fashion, film or television. The make-up artist is an important member of any production team and you’ll work with students studying acting, film production, costume and fashion to create ‘live’ collaborative projects.

Diverse skills for a wide range of creative industries

On this course you’ll learn a diverse range of make-up skills. You’ll study make-up and hair design for drama, ballet, opera and music. A different perspective will give the skills for fashion and photography shoots. You’ll also look at creating special effects and prosthetic make-up for film and television. In short, you’ll develop skills that are a real asset to a wide range of performance industries, from theatre to TV, from the music business to the world of fashion and film.

You may choose to complete your degree in one of the following named awards:

  • BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance (Hair and Make-up for Fashion)
  • BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance (Prosthetic Make-up Effects)
  • BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance (Hair and Make-up for Stage, TV and Film)

2 week preparatory course

We have just launched a two-week preparatory course to help with your application onto BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance starting in August 2015. Find out more by downloading our course flyer in the Downloads section.


Looking to spend less than six months in the UK to learn Make-up? Take a look at our Study Abroad and Summer Courses.


This course is accredited by Creative Skillset.

  • QAA 2011

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