|Study location||United Kingdom, Wallisdown, Dorset county|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
A relevant portfolio is required.
Your portfolio is an important part of your application. The portfolio can be sent over to the university on a CD, via e-mail, you may upload it in the internet or send it by regular post.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Due to visa requirements the result of the language test of Non-EU/EEA students must be equal to IELS 6 or higher (with no part under 5.5).
Spectacular make-up and dramatic special effects can transform a production. This course gives you the skills needed to play a key creative role in performance, fashion, film and television. The make-up artist is an important member of any production team and you’ll work with students studying acting, film production, costume and fashion to create ‘live’ collaborative projects.
The course includes make-up and hair design for historical and contemporary drama, special effects and prosthetic make-up for film and television, and make up and wig work for performance including ballet, opera, music and dance. You’ll also learn skills in make-up styling for fashion and photography shoots. Over 3 years you’ll develop the skills needed to be a creative and dedicated professional in the performance industries.
· All teaching staff are skilled industry professionals with national and international experience as make-up artists, designers, stylists and creative technicians.
· Visiting professionals bring industrial and practical knowledge of specific areas.
· You’ll work in our state–of–the–art make-up studios, which provide a realistic, professional and comfortable working environment.
· The make-up studios offer large flexible spaces for lectures, demonstrations and practical workshops for all creative make-up, wigs and hair work.
· We have a newly refurbished black box theatre with backstage make-up facilities.
· You’ll work in The Workshops Space for life casting, sculpting, mould and prosthetic making with access to our wig drying cabinets.
· You’ll also be able to use photographic and film studios and our large specialist library.
Year 1 combines practical workshops and studio teaching to help you develop design and technical skills. You’ll learn about the work of the make-up artist and also how this role integrates with others in the creative process.
Year 2 focuses on your individual development and builds on the skills learnt in Year 1.
· You’ll refine your technical abilities and knowledge of the place of the make-up artist within the creative team.
· You’ll work on a variety of live projects including live performances, shoots and make-up events – an important aspect of the course. (including those within our own film, acting, fashion and costume areas).
· You’ll develop a contextual understanding of the art of make-up transformation and performance work though research.
Year 3 develops your technical ability as a make-up designer developing ideas that challenge contemporary approaches to make-up design and transformation.
· You’ll develop your specialist areas of interest such as prosthetic transformation.
· You’ll extend your portfolio of work within a range of professional contexts through live projects and collaborations.
· You’ll investigate your own practice and develop a philosophical understanding of key critical and contextual issues.
This course is currently offered as a Foundation Degree. We propose to offer the course as a BA (Hons) Degree from 2012 (subject to validation).
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.