This one-year top-up course has been designed to equip students with the knowledge, application, confidence, adaptability and motivation to enter the makeup industry. The course encourages you to develop your practical and technical skills further in order to widen your conceptual understanding and enhance your professional training. The course is a progression from HND in Specialist Makeup, but students with alternative qualifications may be considered.
Course entry for September 2013 is now full! Apply now for 2014.
BA (Hons) in Specialist Makeup (accredited by the University of West London)
JACS Code: W452
Institution Code: W65
Level: Level 6
Start Date: September 2014Fees:
£5,900 tuition fee for 2013-14, plus materials charge. This fee is for one year of study and may be subject to change in subsequent years. The course fee is usually covered by your student loan and you will not need to pay this back until you have completed this course and when you are earning over £21,000 a year. Home students will receive a bursary of £600 to help towards expenses (usually in Febuary, subject to satisfactory attendance and progress on the course).
You should usually have an HND in Specialist Makeup or a relevant subject with a merit profile. You will also need a portfolio of your work demonstrating your expertise; competency in the English language (minimum IELTS score of 6 for international students); the capacity for in-depth research, critical reflection and independent study; intellectual skills and theoretical knowledge of historical and contemporary cultural issues; self-motivation and a willingness to participate in evaluation activities.
There will also be a makeup skills trade test as part of your interview.
If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email email@example.com.
You will be trained in our makeup studios by active industry professionals who will help you to develop your creative skills. The course includes a mix of research, professional and institutional practice, cultural studies and practical work. It synthesises skills from many disciplines: research, design, visualisation, body adornment and prosthetics, theatre makeup and wig dressing. You will be encouraged to focus on the creative development of concepts and throughout the year you will work towards a portfolio of work that showcases your skills.
Teaching and learning is through a combination of lectures, seminars, student presentations, one-to-one studio teaching, studio critiques, individual and group tutorials and self directed study.
You must successfully complete the following 5 modules to achieve your final award:
You will have opportunities to lead our Artistic Licence Team at promotional events such as London Fashion Week, The Clothes Show London and the IMATS trade show. These visits will incur additional costs but financial assistance may be available.
You will work on a variety of live projects, enter competitions and exhibit your work at the end of year show, which is visited by industry professionals.
Work in the makeup industry or become a freelance makeup artist.
“Since graduating, I’ve worked on commercials for Heineken, British Airways, John Lewis and car manufacturer, Kia. I’ve also work on several television programmes such as The Wright Stuff, The One Show and Something for the Weekend and have recently worked on the latest Ron Howard film."