FdA Theatre Arts (Make Up & Hair for Theatre & Media) - Full Time

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Length 2 Years
Site West Durrington Campus Map
Attendance Full time
Course Code FHFMH1

About this Course

(This course is validated by the University of Brighton and delivered by Northbrook College)


UCAS code: W452


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The course has been devised in response to industry and student-led demand for practical training in make up and hairdressing techniques for theatre, film, TV, fashion, festival, carnival and entertainment arenas. The course consists of a 12 unit programme which carefully balances skill and craft development, production and event experience and industry placements with academic study.


As a specialist course, it is based within the Theatre department but also shares close links with the Photography, Music, Fashion and Fashion Promotion departments, creating unique opportunities for students to practise their arts in live creative contexts. These are extended through involvement with the rich cultural environment provided by Brighton, the surrounding region and London.


Students have gained work experience on a variety of high profile theatre, film and TV sets, including BBC series and Royal Opera house productions.


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Course Content


The course covers: make up techniques, fashion and promotion make up, styling for the camera, prosthetics, special effects, hair punching, body painting, ageing techniques, wig knotting, wig & hair dressing and period styling. The practical study is underpinned throughout by a Cultural and Supporting Studies programme closely linked to live projects. This aims to establish research skills and understanding of the performing and media arts in their theoretical and social context.


Study hours are split between approximately one third scheduled learning (eg lectures, tutorials, practical classes and workshops) and two thirds guided independent study, which may include 3 weeks work experience.


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Progression/Career Path


Past graduates have gone on to work as make up artists and wig assistants in theatre, film and television.


Employers have included the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Glyndebourne, West End theatres etc. Graduates have also worked on feature length films such as ‘Warhorse’ and ‘Sleeping Beauty’ as well as many television productions.

Entry Requirements

Individual offers may vary.


Interview and portfolio
plus
Minimum UCAS points:
- Old system: 160
- New 2017 system: 64
from one of the following:

  • BTEC or UAL Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in relevant subject, such as Art & Design, Hair & Beauty

  • A Levels – at least 56 points (140 in old system) from A2 Levels (including a relevant subject)

  • Level 3 in a relevant subject

  • An equivalent overseas qualification together with a proven ability in spoken and written English (IELTS 6 overall - an overall score of 6.0 is required, with a minimum score of 6.0 or above for the writing element and 5.5 for all other sub skills)


It is strongly advised that all Higher Education applicants will have successfully achieved an A*- C grade in both GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent qualification), to enable them to successfully complete their studies at Northbrook College and enhance their future career prospects.


Alternative qualifications and industrial experience would be considered and discussed at interview.

Assessment/Exams

There are no written exams and you will be assessed through a combination of coursework and practical work (for more details, see the Programme Specification).

Applications

Applications are to be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) quoting institution code: N41 and Institution code name: NBRK

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Click here for more information about how to apply.

Further Details

Data from Unistats, the UK's national higher education data comparison website:

Other Costs

Make-up and Hair Kits Approx £976.00. These are sourced by the college and payment is due during the first week of term.

Course Content


The course covers: make up techniques, fashion and promotion make up, styling for the camera, prosthetics, special effects, hair punching, body painting, ageing techniques, wig knotting, wig & hair dressing and period styling. The practical study is underpinned throughout by a Cultural and Supporting Studies programme closely linked to live projects. This aims to establish research skills and understanding of the performing and media arts in their theoretical and social context.


Study hours are split between approximately one third scheduled learning (eg lectures, tutorials, practical classes and workshops) and two thirds guided independent study, which may include 3 weeks work experience.


See Programme Specification...

Progression/Career Path


Past graduates have gone on to work as make up artists and wig assistants in theatre, film and television.


Employers have included the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Glyndebourne, West End theatres etc. Graduates have also worked on feature length films such as ‘Warhorse’ and ‘Sleeping Beauty’ as well as many television productions.

Entry Requirements

Individual offers may vary.


Interview and portfolio
plus
Minimum UCAS points:
- Old system: 160
- New 2017 system: 64
from one of the following:

  • BTEC or UAL Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in relevant subject, such as Art & Design, Hair & Beauty

  • A Levels – at least 56 points (140 in old system) from A2 Levels (including a relevant subject)

  • Level 3 in a relevant subject

  • An equivalent overseas qualification together with a proven ability in spoken and written English (IELTS 6 overall - an overall score of 6.0 is required, with a minimum score of 6.0 or above for the writing element and 5.5 for all other sub skills)


It is strongly advised that all Higher Education applicants will have successfully achieved an A*- C grade in both GCSE Mathematics and English (or equivalent qualification), to enable them to successfully complete their studies at Northbrook College and enhance their future career prospects.


Alternative qualifications and industrial experience would be considered and discussed at interview.

Assessment/Exams

There are no written exams and you will be assessed through a combination of coursework and practical work (for more details, see the Programme Specification).

Applications

Applications are to be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) quoting institution code: N41 and Institution code name: NBRK

Click here to open UCAS site

Click here for more information about how to apply.

Further Details

Data from Unistats, the UK's national higher education data comparison website:

Other Costs

Make-up and Hair Kits Approx £976.00. These are sourced by the college and payment is due during the first week of term.