Media Make-Up (Top up)

University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University
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Course summary

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The BA (Hons) Top-up Degree includes five exciting modules designed to develop your skills and understanding to a professional standard. Using advanced techniques and processes you will develop your own professional identity and dynamic portfolio underpinned by an appreciation of media make-up culture and theory. Students have the opportunity to specialise in a particular make-up discipline and develop their skills in that areas. As a result, you can expect to graduate from a course with a strong portfolio in your chosen field. The year culminates at IMATS (International Make-up Artist Trade Show), in London where students are selected to demonstrate their skills on the University Centre Somerset stand. All students then showcase their work in a professional public event locally, where industry professionals are invited to celebrate your success. We offer opportunities for residential trips in the UK and abroad as well as a variety of day trips. Previous cohorts have take opportunities to embark on study visits to London, New York, Berlin and Paris among others. This course is highly-respected within the media industry and equips you with the advanced skills required for a flourishing career in a booming industry. Our graduates have gone on to work on productions such as Games of Thrones, Star Wars, or to work for companies such as Madame Tussauds or the English National Opera.

Course details


Modules you will study may include:

  • advanced materials and techniques
  • Industry directed project
* Final Major Project

Assessment method

The course is modular in design and assessment is continuous by means of coursework. You will complete written assignments, journals and design presentations, as well as undertaking regular practical projects.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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 codeW45B
Institution code B70
Campus nameTaunton Campus
Campus codeT

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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

Applicants must have a Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent Level 5 qualification in an appropriate discipline with an average of 50% across all modules. Students also require GCSE at grade A*-C (new grading system 9-4) in English Language and Maths or equivalent Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy.

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College
Bath Road

Clearing contact details

Clearing Contact Details

01278 441373

Additional information

Thursday 13 August - 0800 - 2000 Friday 14 August - 0800 - 1800 Saturday 15 August - 1000 - 1400 week commencing 17 August - Monday - Thursday 0830 - 1700 Friday 0830 - 1630

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Media Make-Up (Top up) at University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College - UCAS