Make-up Artistry (Top-Up) (UCAS:3M67)

BA (Hons) Theatrical & Media Make-up

Course Details

BA (Hons)
Subject Area
Theatrical & Media Make-up
Age Group
University and Degree Level

City Campus Manchester
(Full Time - 1 year)

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The programme is designed to offer students who have successfully completed the foundation degree, or a similar course in make-up, the opportunity to obtain the award of an honours degree.

The course comprises of a range of core modules designed to further extend key skills, attributes and advance technical ability in the art of make-up transformation.

The course aims to produce professional make-up artists who are equipped with all the skills to adapt and respond to the challenging demands of the make-up industry.

Manchester is an exhilarating and innovative media city. Make-up artists in this region are highly sought after due to the BBC Multi Media City at Salford Quays and the redevelopment of ITV's Granada Studios, which provide our students with excellent opportunities to gain significant experience and work placements.

The course is delivered full-time over two to three days by industry specialist staff, further supported by a range of guest speakers. In addition, students have been able to travel to make-up artist exhibitions and events, including London IMATS, Mac pro Liverpool and have been granted the opportunity to train in a make-up school in Japan.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for make-up, be creative and enthusiastic. It will be beneficial if you have undertaken work experience within the make-up industry to give you an insight into the working practices of a make-up artist.

Applicants to the course will be expected to possess one of the following qualifications,
- A Foundation Degree in a related subject area
- A HND in a related subject area.

All students must formally apply via UCAS.


PGCE (available at The Manchester College).

Masters at an institution of your choice,

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be equipped with the skills to progress directly into employment as Make-Up Artists within a broad spectrum of make-up disciplines including: TV, Film, Fashion, Editorial, Bridal or Teaching.

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There are two main costs you will have whilst studying and if you are a home student studying on a full-time course, you can apply for student finance to cover both of these:

 Your tuition fees for each year of your course.
 Help with your living costs e.g. rent, food, clothing, course materials, entertainment.

You can find more details, including the actual tuition fee charged on our Fees, Funding and Finance Page.

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Theatrical & Media Make-up

With Theatrical and Media Make-up at The Manchester College – the No.1 College in Greater Manchester for achievement* – we’ll help you learn to develop that power and gain skills in professional-standard make-up and special effects make-up.

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