Campus : Birmingham
Start dates: January & September.

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The freelance hair and make-up industry requires artists who are able to work within a range of media settings. An understanding of each environment and its individual remit is a key component to your success. Whilst you may choose to specialise in future years within a particular field, it is essential to prove yourself and build a reputation within the industry first. Who knows where your career may lead?

Important factors alongside your skill-set are crucial in building your professional reputation. These include commitment, reliability and timekeeping skills as well as the ability to evaluate your work and train your eye to pick up detail. Your ability to communicate effectively with directors, crew, photographers and costume designers, to name a few, is key to your future success in this demanding yet exciting industry. gradpic

This course will train you to an advanced level in a wide variety of practical skills and give you the business knowledge you will need to promote yourself, build your business as a freelancer and manage your finances for a career in TV, film, photography and theatre. You will create a professional portfolio of work that will showcase your technical abilities to future employers.

Module Breakdown 

Here is some of the varied range of modules currently on offer:

Year 1

  • Artistry Skills
  • Academic Skills
  • Hair Design for Continuity (Barbering and Wigs)
  • Hair Design for Continuity (Ladies)
  • Historical Perspectives of Hair and Fashion
  • Pathology of Special Effects Make-up
  • Special Effects and Prosthetic Make-up

Year 2

  • Advanced Prosthetics and Castings
  • Creative Fashion, Make-up and Styling
  • Freelance Practitioner
  • Period Hair and Make-up
  • Research For Enquiry
  • Visual Imagery for Fashion and Media

Year 3

      • Cultural and Historical Studies
      • Innovations within Make-up Artistry
      • Postiche Design for Performers
      • The Art of Film

Level 3 or equivalent qualifications are desirable. European and other International qualifications are accepted.
Offers are not solely based on academic results: Your skills, achievements and life experience are also taken into consideration. If you do not have any previous qualifications please contact us and we will be happy to assist you with your application.

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Funding options

This Undergraduate course qualifies for funding from the Student Finance England You would normally apply for this funding at the time of your application and this will cover the cost of your tuition fees and in addition to this you may also be eligible for maintenance loan and other grants. For more information visit Financial Support