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Course summary

The BA (Hons) Top-up Degree includes exciting modules designed to develop your skills and understanding to a professional standard. Using advanced techniques and processes you will have the opportunity to 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 area. As a result, successful students should expect to graduate from the course with a strong portfolio in your chosen field. The modules studied may include: • Advanced Materials and Techniques • Industry Directed Project • Final Major Project. In addition to our End of Year Degree Show, students fundraise to showcase their work to industry at events such as IMATS. Progression Opportunities This course is highly respected within the media industry and successful students are equipped with the advanced skills required for a flourishing career. Our graduates have gone on to work on productions such as Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Dr Who, or to work for companies such as Madame Tussauds and the English National Opera.


Modules you will study may include:

  • advanced materials and techniques
  • Industry directed project
  • Final Major Project
In addition to our End of Year Degree Show, students fund raise to showcase their work to industry at events such as IMATS

Assessment method

Our specialist staff have extensive knowledge of the industry, along with the experience and expertise to guide you as you develop your skill set. Assessment is continuous by means of coursework. You will complete written assignments, journals and design presentations, as well as undertaking regular practical projects. You will also attend lectures and workshops and develop your research skills.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International students are required to apply through UCAS. For further details please contact the HE Admissions Team

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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 4 GCSE at grade 4-9 in English Language or recognied equivalent Level 2

Additional entry requirements



You will be advised on the content of your portfolio at the time of your interview invitation

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

This course requires the purchase of additional kit and materials. The amount required will depend on your projects and specialisms. Please see the course page on our website for further details
Media Make-up (Top up) at University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College - UCAS