Solent University (Southampton)

Fashion Styling and Make-Up for Media (Top-Up) Solent University (Southampton) Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Solent University


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Do you love high-end fashion? Would you like to help shape the future of fashion media? This fashion styling and make-up for media top-up programme is your chance to build upon the skills and qualifications you've already acquired, turning them into a full honours degree. You’ll undertake intensive study of fashion, beauty and trend forecasting before using your final major project to specialise in an area of your choice.

Southampton Solent University’s fashion styling and make-up top-up programme recognises the importance of teaching workplace focused skills that are relevant to industry employers. Students develop their craft alongside an experienced team of industry professionals, learning about the academic and cultural context of fashion styling while creating a portfolio of professional work.

Available facilities include hair and makeup studios, airbrushing kits, photographic studios (including an infinity cove), Apple Mac computers with the latest creative software packages and a comprehensive media loans facility.

Learning in the School of Art, Design and Fashion is supplemented by a programme of guest lectures. Various high-profile guest speakers have presented to students over the last few years, providing them with valuable industry insight. Recent lectures have seen representatives from Illamasqua and famous make-up artist Alex Box share visit the campus to share their knowledge.

This course is suitable for anyone with a relevant academic background at HND level or equivalent. By studying intensively, students are able to earn a full honours degree in just one year.

Course details


Year one: CORE UNITS *Work-Based Learning for Fashion and the Creative Industries *Professional Context *Major Project - Research and Development *Major Project – Production and Evaluation. OPTIONS *Dissertation *Dissertation and Practice.

How to apply

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

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Course code W231
Institution code S30
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are: IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component-TOEFL is only valid for EU students or equivalent. Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University. The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course. Note to all international students requiring a visa: All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Southampton Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Southampton Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
HND (BTEC) M Pass HND with an overall mark of 55% or Merit profile

Additional entry requirements


Provide an electronic portfolio

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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

Sponsorship information

Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Provider information

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Solent University (Southampton)
East Park Terrace
SO14 0YN

Course contact details

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Main Contact - Admissions and Enrolment Team

+44 (0) 23 8201 5066

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