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FD and BA (Hons) Media Make-up, Special Effects & Hair Design

Foundation Degree Media Make-up, Special Effects & Hair Design

Our Foundation Degree in Media Make-up, Special Effects & Hair Design puts you at the heart of the media industry. It will equip you with a combination of technical expertise, academic knowledge and transferable skills required by industry. The programme has been specifically designed for students wanting to develop their skills further in the exciting growth area of TV, film and theatre.

You’ll be working with experts in the fields of hairdressing, special effects make-up, face casting, sculpting, the application of bald caps and prosthetics. This programme has been designed with feedback from industry and teaching professionals to give you an unrivalled learning experience.

BA (Hons) Media Make-up, Special Effects & Hair Design

The BA (Hons) in Media Make-up, Special Effects and Hair Design one-year top-up programme is characterised and distinguished by its commitment to a multi-disciplinary approach in terms of content, covering a wide variety of more specialised make-up and hair design for media such as film, television, theatre, fashion and editorial.

The course structure will enable you to apply creative and practical skills with management methods, culminating in a self-initiated design project. This allows you to deepen your knowledge in a particular area of your course and related industry. Expert tutors will also help to nurture and develop students’ research skills, enabling for innovative creative practice to take centre stage whilst gaining valuable analytical skills and critical awareness.

This course has enhanced my ideas, creativity and made me much more confident to go into industry. The Tutors have been amazing, always there to help and support us, and it has been great working alongside other like-minded and friendly students.

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Completing such a diverse course has really helped broaden my skill-set and prepare me for a career within the media make-up sector! Working alongside Industry Professionals has not only given me great insight into the industry, but their enthusiasm and patience has also helped me express my own creativity, shaping me into the artist that I want to be.

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