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Make-up Artistry and Hair

Course Code: UFM0008

Level: 5
Subject area: Hair & Beauty
Awarding body: Plymouth Marjon University
Qualification: Foundation Degree
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Two years
When you'll study: Various days and times

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About the course

The Foundation Degree is designed specifically to provide you with the practical ability, theoretical understanding and core self-management skills to become an independent creative make-up artist, with a broad knowledge of the practical skills to create a range of looks, alongside an ability to reflect thoughtfully on your own and others’ practice.

It aims to equip you with the widest and most up to date combination of skills and techniques, to encourage self-reflection and the enthusiasm to continue gaining knowledge, critical understanding and self-reflective practice. All study and scholarly activity on the programme will be first and foremost engaged through the perspective of the make-up artist.

What you'll learn

You will study the following subject areas:

  • introduction to visual studies
  • professional practice
  • dynamics of design 
  • fashion and photographic 
  • film, television and media productions  
  • counter cultural 
  • professional practice placements
  • dynamics of design exploration 
  • fashion, media and marketing 
  • characterisation 
  • lifecasting and prosthetics
  • hair and wigs.
Entry requirements

We welcome applications from those who have all of the following:

  • 64 UCAS tariff points (to include a full level 3 qualification)
  • five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, to include English and maths

or alternatively:

  • equivalent qualifications
  • relevant work experience.

Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

You will be interviewed before an offer is made. 

International students will be expected to meet the English language requirements of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent and have the equivalent of the above level 3 qualifications or professional experience.


Coursework and practical assessments.

What's next?

Upon successful completion you may progress to the BA (Hons) Make-up Artistry top-up degree at the College.

Other employment routes include: freelance employment; assistant make-up artist; chief/key make-up artist.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: UFM0008

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £7450

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 17 This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.
18 - 23 A
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.