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Foundation Degree in Theatrical Hair and Media Make-up (UCRHB001#)

Full Time
Course NameStart DateEnd DateCampus 
Foundation Degree in Theatrical Hair and Media Makeup L4 Y120/09/202110/06/2022University Centre RotherhamAvailable for applications
Course Overview
This course delivers a higher level of study for those who are looking for a career within the field of specialist make-up. The course will offer you the technical skills needed to work within specialised hair and media make-up at an advanced level.

Throughout your time on the course you will perform a variety of hair, postiche, wigs, make-up and character styles on your peers, models and actors. You will also develop a portfolio to showcase your professional skills.

We are very much involved within the industry and as well as your study programme you will also gain experience enabling you to enhance your CV and work with employers within theatre, NHS and performing arts companies.

We also provide workshops, masterclasses and guest speakers to come in and work alongside you giving you the current insights into today’s society.

Modules Covered
Year 1:
  • Creative Postiche
  • Current Trends in Film Hair and Media Make-up
  • Mask Design and Construction
  • Photographic Materials, Techniques and Processes
  • Understanding the Industry of Media Hair and Make-up
  • Work-based Experience
Year 2:
  • Casualty Simulation
  • Costume Design
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Special FX Prosthetics with Character Make-up
  • TV and Film Hair and Media Make-up
  • Wig Making and Design

Why study with us?
You will have many opportunities to take part in commercial work, creating characters on theatre productions, designing high-end fashion makeup for fashion shows and working with medical professionals to create casualty effects. Former students have taken part in Europe’s largest disaster simulation in London.

You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and professional products from companies such as Illamasqua, Mistair, Treasure House, Dermalogica and Kryolan.

Entry requirements
  • A relevant Level 3 qualification
  • GCSE English and maths at grade C/4 or above or equivalent
  • Successful interview with a course tutor

How to apply?
You can apply using our online application form and clicking the Apply Now button at the top of the page.

Career Opportunities
Upon successful completion of these courses you could go into the TV and film industry, theatre, makeup consultancy or self-employment.

Please Note
We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2021/22. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.