University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Fashion, Theatrical and Media Hair and Make Up (Top 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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The exciting BA (Hons) Fashion, Theatrical, Hair and Media Make Up programme has been designed to offer students the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the sector. Students will investigate and explore a range of contexts enabling them to define their own creative identity, building on core professional skills required by the industry. The overall aim of the programme is to create professional graduates who are confident about entering the industry, with a clear vision on what they want to achieve.

Course details


The modules you may cover include: Applied Prosthetics, Research Methods, The Creative Art of Male Makeup, Creative Identity and Entrepreneurial Skills and Final Project.

Assessment method

A range of assessment methods will be used throughout the BA (Hons) Fashion, Theatrical, Hair and Media Make-up qualification. Close industry links with Prime Studios will enable students to gain access to guest speakers holding a deep understanding of the overall sector, thus giving students an excellent source of information in addition to exposure to one of the main production studios in the region. You will be assessed using the following methods: •Design Statements, •Timed Assessments, •Practical/Portfolio production, •Written Assignments, •Presentations, •Research Folder, •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 code8F73
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
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted

Foundation Degree in a fashion/hair and media make up subject or a Higher National Diploma in a fashion/hair and media make up - related subject based on a 50% or above profile. For students below this profile a suitable tutor reference will be required. International qualifications will be assessed against these criteria. Speakers of other languages need to have an IELTS score of at least 6.5 or a recognised level 2 English qualification. We welcome applications from candidates who may not precisely match the academic criteria, but can demonstrate experience in their chosen field as well as academic achievement at level 5. Candidates in this category will be interviewed to assess their suitability for the course and asked to provide a portfolio of evidence to support their application. All students must be able to demonstrate by a portfolio of work, qualifications or testing that they have the required literacy, numeracy and practical skills to complete the course.

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 prosthetics kit and LCC uniform. 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, you can order your kit through the College. It is estimated that the full industry standard kit will cost in the region of £450. 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 (Top Up) at University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College - UCAS