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BA (Hons) Make-Up and Hair Design

Solent University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
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Program description

BA (Hons) Make-Up and Hair Design

Students will study the different disciplines for the variety of exciting industries from fashion, beauty, television and film, and will also have the opportunity to study units in prosthetics, hair design, wig work or beauty direction and develop a professional website leaving them well-prepared to apply for graduate positions in a range of roles.

Admission requirements

Solent’s makeup and hair design program is open to students from a range of academic and creative backgrounds, but applicants must supply a simple portfolio alongside their application.

Candidates should aspire to careers in beauty, fashion, editorial styling, brand development, trend forecasting or fashion marketing.

For more information, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

Year one

Core units

  • The Fundamentals of Make-Up Design
  • The Fundamentals of Hair and Postiche
  • Make-Up in Motion
  • Digital Image Production 1
  • Digital Image Production 2
  • Contextual Studies – Historical

Year two

Core units

  • Contextual Studies – Contemporary
  • Freelance and Industry Management
  • Make-Up and Hair for TV and Film
  • Make-Up and Hair for Fashion and Beauty


  • Wig Work and Postiche
  • Performing the Body
  • Make-Up for Special Effects
  • Digital Beauty and Editorial Writing
  • Freelancing at Solent Creatives

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Year three

Core units

  • Work-Based Learning for Fashion and the Creative Industries
  • Professional Context
  • Major Project Research and Development
  • Major Project Production and Evaluation


  • Dissertation
  • Dissertation and Practice

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the website.

Tuition fees

UK, EU and Channel Island full-time fees: £9,250 per year

International full-time fees: £12,875 per year

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Fashion is a feeling. An attitude. An industry. Learn the skills, build a portfolio and find your place among the half a million people already working in fashion right here in the UK.

About this institute

Solent University

Solent University

Solent University is all about creating opportunities: for its students, for its staff, for its partners. It offers expertise and experiences you couldn’t get anywhere else, opening doors and making introductions. We’re focused on the practical side of higher education...

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Solent University

Solent University
E Park Terrace
SO14 0YN Southhampton
United Kingdom

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