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Course summary

A top-up degree is the final year (Level 6) of an undergraduate degree course and is for those who have a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualification, or those wishing to study the final year of their degree. On this course you will be taught the specialist skills needed to enter the performance industry working as a make-up or prosthetic artist as well as a hair/wig dresser and maker.


Period Hairstyling and Wig Dressing -Semester 1 20 Credits Advanced Make-up for Performance Industries - Semester 1 20 Credits Advanced Make-up for Media Industries - Semester 2 20 Credits Final Major Project - 1 Year long 40 Credits Research Project - Semester 1 20 Credits

Assessment method

At the end of each unit, there is a summative practical assessment and hand in of research project associated with the brief. All work for each summative assessment will be professionally photographed and one to one tutorial on completed work.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A creative portfolio of work in a related subject. Must have the equivalent of a Merit or Distinction profile from typically a Foundation Degree, a University Diploma, or a Higher National Diploma in a directly relevant subject.

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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

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Make-Up, Special Effects & Hair for Media & Performance (Top-Up) at Orbital South Colleges University Centre - UCAS