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BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance

Spectacular make-up and dramatic special effects can transform a production.

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Reason to study

The make-up artist is an important member of any production team and you’ll have the chance to work with students who are studying Acting, Commercial Photography, Costume, Fashion, Fashion Branding and Communication, Performance Design and Film Costume, Film Production and Visual Effects to create ‘live’ collaborative projects.

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 you the skills for fashion and photography shoots. You’ll also construct wigs and hairpieces, and create prosthetic make-up FX for film and television.

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Course overview

You’ll develop skills that are a real asset to a wide range of performance industries, from theatre to TV, and from the music business to the world of fashion and film.

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