University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Media Make-Up (Top up) University Centre Somerset - Bridgwater & Taunton College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The Open University


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Do you want to be a professional make-up artist, working in places like English National Opera and West End theatres, or the BBC and ITV, and on major film productions with directors like Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton and Danny Boyle?

That's exactly what our graduates have gone on to achieve, and with this course under your belt, there's every chance you can follow suit.

This top-up degree follows a modular structure and develops your learning and skills. At the heart of this course is a series of projects designed to develop your research skills and help you appreciate media make-up and related areas of visual culture. Students are encouraged to specialise in a particular make-up discipline and develop their skills in that area. As a result, you can expect to graduate from the course with a strong portfolio in your chosen field.

Course details


Modules you will study may include:

  • advanced materials and techniques
  • project by design
  • contextual research and analysis
  • professional portfolio
    *final major project

Assessment method

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

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.




Northern Ireland



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 code W45B
Institution code B70
Campus name Taunton Campus
Campus code T

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further 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



You will be asked to send a digital portfolio prior to interview

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7,800 Year 1
England £7,800 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,800 Year 1
Scotland £7,800 Year 1
Wales £7,800 Year 1

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

Fax: 01278 444363

Additional information

Thursday 15 August - 0800 - 2000 Friday 16 August - 0800 - 1800 Saturday 17 August - 1000 - 1400 week commencing 19 August - Monday - Thursday 0830 - 1700 Friday 0830 - 1630

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