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Make-up Artistry and Hair Design

Course Code: UFM0014

Level: 6
Subject area: Hair & Beauty
Awarding body: Plymouth Marjon University
Qualification: BA (Hons) top-up
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Various days and times

About the course

The BA (Hons) in Make-Up Artistry and Hair Design is a specialist programme designed by industry experts to encompass live research, design exploration, analysis and independent critique through effective application, reflective practice and feedback. The course aims to equip the make-up artist (MUA)/designer with all of the necessary practical and cognitive skills to develop their knowledge and understanding as a freelance MUA/designer. The professional and creative practices that you will develop will be executed to create a portfolio of evidence that represents you as a MUA/designer and gives you the freedom to select your specialist genre. 

What you'll learn

You will study the following subject areas:

  • major project research 
  • dynamic of design
  • technique instruction
  • major project production 
  • advanced professional practice placements.
Entry requirements

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

  • a Foundation Degree or equivalent level 5 qualification awarding 240 HE credits
  • five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, to include English and maths

or alternatively:

  • equivalent qualifications
  • relevant work experience.

You may have to attend an interview before an offer is made.

Assessments/Exams

Coursework and practical assessments.

What's next?

Upon successful completion you may progress to further research or study, for example a PGCE or MA.

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 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.

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.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete an Expression of Interest form.