University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Media Make-Up

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Course summary

TEF Silver

University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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The BA (Hons) Degree is designed to develop your skills and understanding to a professional standard. Using advanced techniques and processes you will develop your own professional identity and dynamic portfolio underpinned by an appreciation of media make-up culture and theory. Students have the opportunity to specialise in a particular make-up discipline and develop their skills in that areas. As a result, you can expect to graduate from a course with a strong portfolio in your chosen field. The year culminates at IMATS (International Make-up Artist Trade Show), in London where students are selected to demonstrate their skills on the University Centre Somerset stand. All students then showcase their work in a professional public event locally, where industry professionals are invited to celebrate your success. We offer opportunities for residential trips in the UK and abroad as well as a variety of day trips. Previous cohorts have take opportunities to embark on study visits to London, New York, Berlin and Paris among others. This course is highly-respected within the media industry and equips you with the advanced skills required for a flourishing career in a booming industry. Our graduates have gone on to work on productions such as Games of Thrones, Star Wars, or to work for companies such as Madame Tussauds or the English National Opera

Course details


Modules studied may include: Year 1 Make up Investigation; Special FX; Postiche and Styling; Wig Making Essentials; Professional Practice; Year 2 Design Methods; Prosthetics; Make-up Culture and Critical Study; Body Paining; Project Year 3 Advanced Materials and Techniques; Contextual Research and Analysis; Industry Directed Project; Industry Preparation; Final Major Project

Assessment method

Our specialist staff have extensive knowledge of the industry, along with the experience and expertise to guide you as you develop your skills set. Assessment is continuous, by means of coursework. You will complete written assignments, journals and design presentations, as well as undertaking regular practical projects.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeW453
Institution code B70
Campus nameTaunton Campus
Campus codeT

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points 80 UCAS Points from a full Level 3 in a relevant subject area applicants are also required to have 4 GCSEs to include English, Maths and preferably Art at Grade A*-C / 4-9 - or recognised equivalent Level 2 qualification

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Media Make-Up at University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College - UCAS