Summer Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 1JB, United Kingdom

Specialist Hair and Media Make-up (Hair)

- **Course snapshot** Aimed at those with a hair-related entry qualification such as a Hairdressing NVQ Level 3, this course will train you to an advanced level in a wide variety of practical skills and give you vital business knowledge to promote yourself, build your business as a freelancer and manage your finances for a career in TV, film, photography and theatre. You will create a professional portfolio of work that showcases your technical abilities to future employers. **If you have not studied a related subject then we also have a Non-vocational pathway ->** - **Who’s the course for?** This foundation degree course, accredited by University College Birmingham, is ideal if you are passionate about a career in the highly-creative specialist hair and media make-up sector. Graduates have also gone on to work in the fashion image industry, cosmetics or as freelance hair and make-up artists. - **Why should I study the course?** You will create a professional portfolio of work that will showcase your technical abilities to future employers. The course will also demonstrate your commitment, reliability and timekeeping skills – and your ability to evaluate your work and train your eye to pick up detail. Your ability to communicate effectively with directors, crew, photographers and costume designers, to name a few, is key to your future success in this demanding, yet exciting, industry. - **Great. Tell me some more** The freelance hair and make-up industry requires artists who are able to work within a range of media settings. An understanding of each environment and its individual remit is a key component to your success. While you may choose to specialise in future years, it is essential to gain a very broad skill set and make contacts across the industry first. Our expert lecturers at UCB will help you do just that. You will get the chance to work on your own research project, which is an ideal opportunity to showcase the technical skills you have gained and further explore a particular field you’re passionate about. Our teaching facilities and equipment are state-of-the-art, with two fully-equipped make-up studios, a special effects studio, prosthetics studio, a professional hair salon and much more. As an undergraduate, you will have access to UCB’s £26 million study centre at McIntyre House in the historic Jewellery Quarter. - **What skills will I gain?** You will develop a range of specialist technical skills and assist in creating hair and make-up styles for different periods in history. You will also develop advanced skills in making and applying prosthetics and castings as well as learning how to create realistic wounds and special effects. As well as exploring fashion and catwalk make-up, we will also teach you to develop the skills required for you to set up and run your own freelance business. You will explore industry innovations and develop a critical awareness of film genres and design concepts surrounding postiche from a particular area. - **What about the future?** You will be able to move into a wide variety of areas within the specialist hair and media make-up sector. Graduates have also gone on to work in the fashion image industry, cosmetics or as a freelance hair and make-up artist. Career paths include: - Theatre - Film and TV - Editorial - Photographic studios - Catwalk fashion - Retail - Historical research - Corporate events

  • Qualification
    Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,BirminghamUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £10,300