University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Fashion, Theatrical and Media Hair and Make Up

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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Leeds City College have developed a Foundation Degree in Fashion Theatrical and Media Make Up in response to sector developments and demand to meet the needs of this exciting competitive creative industry. This course places priority upon the need with which to encompass the wide vocational, academic and professional skill sets and personal attributes that are required by employers, agencies and freelance artists, as well as to provide substansive opportunity with which to provide students with the opportunity to develop their personal professional and creative portfolios in order to enable students to promote and showcase their creative skills at industry focused events. The Programme has a strong commercial flavour providing a balance of academic understanding and practice. The programme uses a variety of teaching and learning methods to develop an understanding for the theoretical concepts found within the Fashion, Media and Theatrical Make Up industry environments, thus combined with experience and practice of methods and techniques applicable to current commercial practice and aiding students reflective skills in regards to their own theoretical and application of skill.

Course details


Over the two years of this course modules may include: Year 1 Creative Hair and Make Up 1 Creative Hair and Make Up 2 Historical Influences Principles of Flat Mould Appliances Professional Development Special Effects Make Up Year 2 2D and 3D Body Art Creative Postiche Managing the Creation of a Showcase Prosthetics and Casting Work Related Learning

Assessment method

You will be assessed using the following methods: •Assignments, •Practical observations / photographic, •Presentations, •Portfolio production, •Reflection and Evaluation Journals and •Continuous Feedback.

How to apply

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 code8F72
Institution code L21
Campus nameQuarry Hill Campus
Campus codeQ

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Leeds City College and it's various centres welcome students from across the EU and international students who are already residing in the UK. The College is not currently recruiting students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) whose immigration permission is for education only.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma M: 24 credits A typical offer would be based on students achieving their Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits, 24 of which are to be at Merit.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM

Additional entry requirements


All suitable applicants would be invited to attend an interview where we would like to view your portfolio of work.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fees are charged per academic year. To support you with practical aspects of course, you will be required to purchase a professional make-up and hair kit which uses the highest quality and professional standard products from industry reputable brands. This would include the following items: Special effects, prosthetics and casting from PS composites Full editorial and fashion makeup kit from leading brands Lace front wig (worth over £300), wig and postiche making equipment and hair equipment from Treasure House of Makeup Airbrush kit and body art products from Airbase Pro brush set from leading cosmetic brush company To ensure that you obtain the best deal possible, for industry recognised professional branded quality products that will set you up in your future career, your kit will be ordered through the College. It is estimated that a full industry standard kit will cost in the region of £1400. As we recognise this is a lot of money to pay upfront at the start of your course, we have made arrangements for you to be able to apply for this cost to be added to your tuition fee loan from Student Finance England. If taking this option please note that your kit can only be issued to you once proof of your loan is received by the college. Optional expenses may include: £10 professional photoshoots at the end of practical assessments £25 prosthetics trip Any additional resources individual to own projects
Fashion, Theatrical and Media Hair and Make Up at University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College - UCAS