Want to be a professional make-up artist, working in places like English National Opera and West End theatres, or the BBC and ITV, and on major film productions with directors like Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton and Danny Boyle?
That’s exactly what our graduates have gone on to achieve, and with this course under your belt, there’s every chance for you to follow suit.
This unique programme will give you:
- An in-depth understanding of the media make-up industry.
- Insight into the role of make-up artists in relation to stage, TV and film, fashion editorial and promotional shoots.
- The skills and creative flair to use make-up to express emotions, transform faces and portray character.
- The technical and artistic skills for complete make-up transformations.
- The research skills required to ensure the quality and accuracy of character portrayal.
- Skills in the art of hair work, character development, body painting, postiche (wig-making) and prosthetics.
- A comprehensive portfolio of work to show prospective employers.
- The opportunity to undertake work-based learning and live projects in the media world.
Teaching and Assessment
The BA (Hons) follows a modular structure, and takes your learning and skills to a further level. At the heart of this course is a series of projects designed to develop your research skills and help you appreciate media make-up and related areas of visual culture.
Students are encouraged to specialise in a particular make-up discipline and develop their skills in that area. As a result, you can expect to graduate from the course with a strong portfolio in your chosen field.
Students can progress onto postgraduate studies.
On successful completion of this course you will be equipped with a high level of subject practical skills and a portfolio of work. Students often take up employment opportunities within theatre, television and film productions as well as working with make-up agencies in fashion and editorial.
Applicants must have an FdA or equivalent in Media Make-up, with an average of 50% across all modules.
Applicants will be invited to interview, to which they are expected to bring a portfolio displaying at least ten pieces of original work.
Mature students who do not meet these formal entry requirements are welcome to apply, if they can evidence their interest in the field of study.
Where does it lead?
Because this course equips you with high-level practical skills, there is every chance of securing work upon graduation. Our students take up roles within theatre, television and film production companies, as well as working with make-up agencies in fashion and editorial.
The Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE)
This is the first stage of the Foundation degree programme and is a nationally recognised award in its own right. For more information please see page 6.
About the School
Located in Taunton the County Town of Somerset, in the heart of the South West, Somerset College offers an extensive range of Further and Higher Education courses as well as skills training in a warm, ... Read More