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...
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.
Individual offers may vary.
Interview and portfolio
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.
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).
Data from Unistats, the UK's national higher education data comparison website:
Make-up and Hair Kits Approx £976.00. These are sourced by the college and payment is due during the first week of term.