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Hair and Make-up for Film and Performance

Buckinghamshire New University
2 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
High Wycombe

About this program

Hair and Make-up for Film and Performance

A major production’s hair and makeup department might have 40 people working in more than 15 different roles. At Bucks, we’ll help you join a creative community and master the magic of prosthetics, wigs, media makeup and more.

We’ve linked up with industry specialists Creative Media Skills (CMS) to create this two-year accelerated course. Based mostly at Pinewood Studios, you’ll learn in their top teaching spaces just along from real film sets (in fact, Lucasfilm, creators of Star Wars, is practically next door).

  • Get ready for industry in just two years with this accelerated option
  • Learn from industry experts in the Creative Media Skills teaching spaces, based at Pinewood Studios
  • Explore the theory behind hair and makeup with support from the Bucks teaching team, based at our High Wycombe Campus
  • Understand what it takes to set up as a freelancer with our entrepreneurial skills module
  • Master the skills you need for a range of hair and makeup roles – from prosthetic technician to wig supervisor.

Admission requirements

What are the course entry requirements?

A typical offer will be a UCAS Tariff score of 80. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

For more information about admission requirements, Please visit the university website.

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Program content

Stage 1 Modules

  • Historical and Contextual Studies
  • Hair & Makeup Essentials
  • Pre-Production & Film Set Etiquette
  • Final Project - Year 1
  • Advanced Hair and Make-Up 1
  • FX Makeup & Prosthetics

Stage 2 Modules

  • Advanced Hair and Make-Up 2
  • Character Design & Making
  • Professional & Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Contextual Studies
  • Major Project and Contextual Report


Academic Year 2020-2021 Full-time Fees

  • Home and EU: £11,100 per year

Career paths

What are my career prospects

After studying at Bucks, you’ll be set up for success and ready to work on major productions anywhere in the world.

You could use your expertise to work as a:

  • Makeup artist/makeup assistant
  • Hairdresser/Chief hairdresser
  • Hair Supervisor
  • Wig Supervisor
  • Prosthetic supervisor or technician
  • Prosthetic artist.

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Buckinghamshire New University

“Shortlisted in the International category of WhatUni Students’ Choice Awards 2019’’ With a rich 125-year history, Buckinghamshire New University offers high quality, employment-focused degree programmes in a wide range of subject areas, from pilot training to business, and nursing and...

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Buckinghamshire New University

Queen Alexandra Road
HP11 2JZ High Wycombe Buckinghamshire
United Kingdom

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