BA (Hons) coursesMake-up for Media and Performance

Course Outline

Study time

Study is divided across taught hours, studio and/or work environment time, and independent study. Excellent professional and technical support is available and students are encouraged to experiment and work collaboratively on self-initiated projects. We expect students to spend an average of 40 hours per week on their studies, although it is likely that these hours will vary throughout the academic year. The course format of study is broken down below.

specialist NAMED AWARDS

BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance offers a unique student centred experience where you will explore the diverse and exciting spectrum of make-up disciplines. The course develops and builds strong skill sets which allow you to make informed decisions regarding your chosen specialist practice. You will have the opportunity to graduate with BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance or one of three specialist named awards.

The named awards which are available are:

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

Tutorials, demonstration and conversation in Level 5 will provide the opportunity for you to consider specialist named awards where it is appropriate for your practice and career aspirations. In the Level 5 unit Professional Make-up Project you will be provided with individual tutorials to consider named awards in relation to your specialist practice and professional intent at Level 6.

You must complete a minimum of 80 credits of appropriate outcomes at Level 6 including the Major Project to qualify for the named award.

Year 1

BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance Course Outline

The first year (Level 4) of your course is designed so you can learn the fundamental creative, practical, analytical and critical skills needed by make-up artists working in various media and performance industries.

Workshops and practical projects enable you to extend existing skills in make-up, wigs and hair design and application through learning about postiche. Interpersonal, communication and employability skills are developed through these units since you will carry out practical make-up and hair projects on one another, models and performers under direction and supervision.

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Year 2

BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance Course Outline

The second year of your course enables you to build upon the skills and knowledge gained in Level 4 and gives you the opportunity to consider the specialisms and career pathways that you would like to explore in more depth at Level 6 study.

Employability and professional skills are developed through exploring professional make-up contexts, digital technology in make-up, industrial links, collaborative engagement and work placement opportunities.

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Year 3

BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance Course Outline

Year 3 provides the opportunity for you to formulate and identify your particular professional and academic interests. Risk and ambition within the field will be crucial to your individual development and intellectual and academic integrity will be further encouraged through written work and ‘thinking through practice’.

The structure of Level 6 is made up of units that will further develop your potential to become intellectually motivated and increasingly autonomous professionals. There is a strong emphasis on balancing conceptual thinking skills, research methods, practical and technical skills, working independently and as part of a team and acquiring lifelong learning skills.

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Courses costs/kits

BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance Course Outline

Students studying on this course are required to purchase a professional makeup kit at the beginning of the first year and a prosthetic makeup kit at the beginning of the second year.*

Our kits provide you will the professional tools, equipment and materials that you will need for projects within the curriculum. We’ll tell you more about this when you visit us on our Open Days and during your interview.

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