University Centre South Essex

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of the Arts London

Hair and Make-Up Design and Application for Production

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Course summary

This programme is designed to advance and enhance skills and techniques in makeup design and application for Production. Units will cover the following; a vast study of wig and postiche construction, hair styling for all hair types, Makeup for all skin tones, historical, economic and social accurate makeup and Collaborative industry project in addition to the acquisition of academic higher-level skills, research and industry experience supporting student’s progression into employment. The programme aims to train students to be multiskilled makeup artists who are prepared for industry in a commercial or production setting. In partnership with The Backstage centre students will be able to experience a real working environment with collaborative projects and industry partnerships.

Course details


Year 1 HM101 - Safe Working Practise (COVID) HM102 - Historical accuracy Hair and Make-Up Application for diverse skin tones HM103 - Social and Economic study of Hair and Make-Up HM104 - Cultural Make-Up, Hair Styles and Trends HM105 - Bio Sensitivity and Etiquette HM106 - Styling Textured and Afro Hair Year 2 HM201 - Wig and Facial Postiche Construction HM202 - Wig Application and Maintenance HM203 - Creating Injuries for TV and Film HM204 - Industry Analysis and Business HM205 - Collaborative Project

Assessment method

Assessment methods include: • Portfolio submission • Written Essays • Summative practical assessments • Research sketchbook • There are no examination

How to apply

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University Centre Thurrock
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 - minimum 5.5 across all components.

Unistats information

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

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1
EU £17930 Year 1

Additional fee information

This is not covered by course fees. • Make up kit • Hair kit • Wig making kit • Special effects makeup kit • Airbrushing kit Covered by Course Fees • Annual £30 printing allowance • Car parking
Hair and Make-Up Design and Application for Production at University Centre South Essex - UCAS