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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Taunton Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This course is for students wishing to pursue a career in the Media Make-up industry. A broad range of areas are taught and the course allows for students to specialise within the later modules in a technique/techniques to enhance and stretch their skill set if they should choose to.Over the first year you will study a broad range of skill sets with a variety of modules. These are developed and diversified within the second year of the course allowing for individual specialisms to be developed. The final year of the course allows for students to develop specific specialisms should they choose to. There are no set pathways within the degree which allows for flexibility where necessary to develop independence within specialisms.The qualification has been designed in collaboration with industry ensuring that you will develop the necessary skills and knowledge for employment.You will have access to excellent resources and facilities with state-of-the-art make-up studios and workshops.Residential trips may be available: previous trips have taken place to Warner Bros, Harry Potter studios, London West End theatre productions and backstage tours such as Les Miserables, Aladdin, Wicked and more.In addition to our End of Year Degree Show, students fundraise to showcase their work to industry at events such as IMATS.Career OpportunitiesOn successful completion of this course you will be equipped with a high level of subject practical skills and a portfolio of work. Students often take up employment opportunities within theatre, television and film productions as well as working with make-up agencies in fashion and editorial.Previous students have gained employment in places such as English National Opera, Madame Tussauds, Allure Magazine, London Fashion Week and on productions such as Star Wars and Game of Thrones in addition to self-employment.Students can progress on to postgraduate studies.

Application deadline

15 January

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UCAS Points : 80

80 UCAS Points from a relevant Level 3 qualification (Media Make-up, Art and Design or similar)Also required are 4 GCSEs to include English, preferably Maths and Art) at Grades 4-9 (or recognised equivalent)


University information

University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

  • Campus address

    Bridgwater and Taunton College, Bath Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4PZ, England

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