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Specialist Hair and Media Make-up Top-up BA (Hons)

University College Birmingham

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Flexible learning

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Course snapshot**The freelance hair and make-up industry requires artists who can work within a range of media settings. UCB's Specialist Hair and Media Make-up course will train you to an advanced level in a wide variety of practical skills and give you the business knowledge you will need to promote yourself, build your freelancing business and manage your finances for a career in TV, film, photography and theatre. Our strong industry links will provide you with expert insight and help you build valuable work experience alongside your course, while your studies will be supported by our state-of-the-art make-up studios and other facilities.**Who’s the course for?**This course is for anyone who has previously studied a relevant subject and has an interest in working within the specialist hair and media make-up sector, including TV, film and theatre as well as cosmetics, fashion and other related areas.**Why should I study the course?**- **PRACTICAL APPLICATION** – Perfect your practical skills in our cutting-edge make-up and effects studios, as well as gaining real-world experience through industry placement opportunities- **IN-DEPTH RESEARCH** – Develop an industry specialism for your future career by conducting your own research project exploring cultural and historical aspects of hair and make-up- **ENRICHMENT** – Meet industry experts at networking events and gain insight from leading guest lecturers to help you keep up to date with the latest trends and technology**Great. Tell me some more**You will have access to a range of state-of-the-art teaching facilities and equipment on campus, including our cutting-edge make-up studios, prosthetics and special effects studios and a media workshop.Over the years we have developed close working relationships with leading fashion brands, musical and theatre directors and local community services so that we can offer you a wide range of working opportunities alongside your studies. Our hired@UCB employability team will assist you in finding relevant work to support your future career plans.**What skills will I gain?**As well as exploring fashion and catwalk make-up, you will develop the necessary skills and knowledge for you to successfully set up and run your own freelance business.You will learn about industry innovations, develop a critical awareness of film genres and design concepts surrounding postiche from a particular area.You will be taught to develop your technical skills through demonstrations and lecturer support in the learning of specialist techniques.By working on your own research project, you will also be able to develop a particular industry specialism and showcase your technical skills.**What about the future?** By completing this course, you'll be ready to move into a range of areas within the specialist hair and media make-up sector, with past graduates having gone on to work in the fashion image industry, cosmetics and freelance hair and make-up artistry.You will also be able to work in:- Theatre- Film- Television- Photographic studios- Catwalk fashionAlternatively you could continue onto postgraduate study, such as our MA in Prosthetics for Film and TV at UCB.

Tuition fees

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£ 12,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A relevant HND or a foundation degree in the areas of Theatrical Media and Hair, with 240 credits.


University information

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University College Birmingham

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    University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B3 1JB, England

25% of the university’s students are from overseas, with undergraduates from around 65 countries across Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East and Far East.
Many of the university’s courses are offered in partnership with the University of Birmingham.

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