Media Make-up at University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College - UCAS

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 you to specialise within the later modules in a technique/techniques to enhance and stretch your skill set if you 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. In the final year there are no set pathways within the degree which allows for flexibility where necessary to develop independence within specialisms. Modules may include: • Make-up Investigation • Special FX • Wig Making Essentials • Prosthetics • Body Painting • Industry Directed Project. 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. Progression Opportunities On 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, Game of Thrones, His Dark Materials and Dr Who in addition to self-employment. Students can progress on to postgraduate studies.


Modules may include: • Make-up Investigation • Special FX • Wig Making Essentials • Prosthetics • Body Painting • Industry Directed Project

Assessment method

Modules are taught with a mixture of in-class lectures, practical sessions, tutorials, industry-based master classes, presentations and workshop skills. Assessment includes practical assessments, written coursework, presentations and creative portfolios. As part of your course you will be required to undertake some work experience. This falls within the Professional Practice module in the first year of the course. Other opportunities that arise are encouraged throughout the qualification.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International applicants are required to apply through UCAS. For further details please contact the HE Admissions Team

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Mature applicants with relevant experience who do not have the stated entry requirements are encouraged to apply

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Details of the content of your portfolio will be given at the time you are invited in for interview

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

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Media Make-up at University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College - UCAS