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Make-up Artistry for the Creative Industries FdA

Bradford College

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

The principal aims of the programme are to:• Provide an educational foundation for a range of creative careers in Makeup Artistry for the Creative Industries• Develop skills, knowledge, understanding and experience of the wider industry of makeup artistry (make-up and hair) in sectors such as commercial, beauty and fashion work for editorial and catwalk, film and television, live events and also the service and retail areas of the industry• Enhance employability within the environments and contexts of various industry sectors (film/television, editorial, commercial, public and special occasion) and enable students to continue further study.• Enable students to adopt practical and critical approaches to problem solving in the design development and application of make-up artistry and hair styling in various industry contexts• Provide a stimulating curriculum which is responsive to the needs of various industry sectors• Link context and theory to practiceDistinctive features of the programme:• A grounding in practical and academic skills for make-up and hair in film/TV, editorial, fashion and special occasion (historical/period and contemporary)• An introduction to specialist techniques of hair, styling, barbering, postiche and wig work• Grooming (male and female)• Contextual understanding of appropriate skills, product choice, processes and equipment for makeup and hair• Contextual design and study (developing research, design development and theoretical skills)• Portfolio production• Contextual understanding of the wider industry and how differing skill areas work together• Studio and workshop lectures and demonstrations are supplemented by student and staff initiated work experience, live briefs, competitions and external visits • Personal and professional development skills (such as reflection, communication, presentation, teamwork, and introductions to self-employment and self-promotion in both digital and hard copy formats)• Realistic career goal management and business / career planning• Independent and autonomous learning in preparation for employment or further study• The programme is taught by experienced professionals and academics• The department offers you a high level of pastoral and academic support with accessible and helpful tutors.

Application deadline

15 January

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UCAS Points : 80

• A BTEC or UAL Level 3 qualification in Makeup Artistry / Makeup related subject• A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C (9-4) (or equivalent) with GCSE Maths (grade C/4 or above) and English (grade C/4 or above)• Other related Level 3 qualifications such as Art and Design, Production Arts or Hair • An Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an app


University information

Bradford College

  • Campus address

    Bradford College, Great Horton Road, Bradford, Bradford, BD7 1AY, England

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