OVERVIEW If you think you have never seen the work of University College Birmingham students on stage and screen, think again. From the BBC’s Peaky Blinders and Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-up Star to Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One and theatre productions such as Dirty Dancing and Matilda, students and graduates from our Specialist Hair and Media Make-up foundation degree have worked on a multitude of major projects – and you could follow in their footsteps. Learning from our experienced lecturers – some of whom have worked on the likes of Game of Thrones – our hair and media make-up course will help you develop a wide variety of advanced practical skills and the know-how to build a freelance business for an exciting career in TV, film, photography or theatre. As the industry requires artists who can work within a range of media settings, you will learn about each environment and gain the specialist skill set you need for the creative industry. Shaping your learning journey through a range of optional modules, you will create a professional portfolio of work that will showcase your technical abilities to future employers. The course also offers diverse placement opportunities ranging from major theatre productions to emergency response exercises, boosting your employment prospects when you graduate. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
- Practical application – Take on work experience in a range of settings including theatre, catwalk, film and TV, as well as honing your practical skills in our make-up studios on campus
- Specialise your studies – Tailor your studies to match your career aims with optional modules covering areas such as character prosthetics or fashion
- Enrichment – Meet and network with top hair and make-up experts thanks to our excellent industry connections, and boost your digital media skills studying in our Digital Creative Studio
- Competitions - Put your creative skills to the test in industry contests, such as the National Make-up Awards
- Make-up artist
- Freelance make-up artist
- Hair stylist
- Make-up/hair artist for TV/theatre
- Please refer to our website www.ucb.ac.uk for the latest updates to this course
- Historical Hair and Make-up Studies
- Pathology of Special Effects Make-up
- Sculpture and Design
- Special Effects Make-up
- Artistry Skills
- Commercial Hair and Make Up
- Hair Design for Continuity
- Hair Design for Continuity (Barbering and Styling)
- Editorial Imagery
- Exploring Research in Practice
- On Set Prosthetics
- Period Hair and Make-up
- Professional Identity and Employability
- Character Prosthetic Creation
Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Please be aware that methods of delivery for this course may be altered due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic – for the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: www.ucb.ac.uk ASSESSMENT Assessment is 50% practical and 50% academic. Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2021-2024.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Blended Learning Programme: It is desirable that one or more of the following subject matters has been studied at Level 3; - Art - Art and Design - Beauty Therapy - Costume Production - Fashion - Hairdressing - Media or Film Studies - Performing Arts - Photography - Theatre Studies - Theatrical and Media Make-up If you have not studies in one of these subject areas you will receive an offer from our admissions team that will include your attendance at a 2 day blended learning programme, this is an essential part of the entry conditions and will give you a taste for the course and industry. Ensuring you have the skills and desire to achieve on programme. Non-tariff: UCB accepts a wide range of Level 3 qualifications not currently on the UCAS Tariff. These can include a range of vocational Level 3 diplomas and EU qualifications. Depending on the subject matter studied will depend on the pathway you are suitable for (as explained above). To find out if we accept your qualification for entry, please contact the Admissions team directly. Work-based: We equally consider applicants who are currently in work or freelancing within the industry. To be eligible, you must currently be in work demonstrating management or supervisory duties for the past 3 years in a relevant industry to the course you are applying for. A reference from your current line manager supporting your entry to higher education will be requested. Freelance applicants who have been working in the industry must be registered as self-employed and have testimonials that we will assess. Applicants applying based on work experience will be suitable to apply for the Non-Vocational pathway.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||BA/BSc - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill FdA/FdSc - Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill|
|IELTS (Academic)||BA/BSc - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component|
|Institution's Own Test||BA/BSc - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of B2- with no less than B1+ in in each component|
To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.
UCB English Language Requirements
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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