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BA (Hons) Specialist Make-up Design (Level 6)

Higher Education

Institution code: S55
Course code: W452
Cost: £8250

Course Summary

The BA (Hons) Specialist Make-up Design is a one year programme aimed at providing a route to an honours degree for students that have completed a Foundation Degree, or equivalent, in Specialist Make-up Design or a closely-related subject.

The course is designed to encourage the development of advanced level professional skills and will prepare learners for working within the Fashion, Television, Film & Theatre industries, as Make-up & Hair Artists. The term Specialist Media Make-up encompasses elements of the industry using film and theatre techniques, along with special effects make up, such as prosthetics.

This 1 year Level 6 top-up course will include the following modules:-

  • Specialist Make-up and Hair Design
  • Contemporary Professional Practice
  • Dissertation/Major Research Project
  • Conceptual Make-up Design

Assessment Methods

Students will be assessed by a variety of methods on their practical skills and coursework. These will include portfolios and presentation of practical design work including ideas books/learning journals; research files; reflective blogs; formal presentations of investigative outcomes; written reports and assignments; evaluative statements and critical writing.

Entry requirements:

Students should have gained 240 credits from a Foundation Degree or HND in Make-up or a very closely related subject area. Applicants will be expected to have English Language and Maths GCSEs at grade C or above, or equivalent.

For more course information:

Please email Ruth Mitchel at

For admissions:

Please email

Start: 18th September 2017 Finish: 30th June 2018

Dates & Costs

BA (Hons) Specialist Make-up Design (Level 6)

Duration: 1 year - Full Time
Qualifications: BA Hons

Start End Time Campus
18/09/2019 30/06/2020 9am-4.15pm SGS Filton