Foundation Degree Creative Hair and Media Makeup (Fashion and Editorial)

Immerse yourself in the creative world of fashion image-making with our Creative Hair and Media Makeup (Fashion and Editorial) Foundation Degree. This creative course allows you to develop specialist skills demanded by the fast-paced fashion makeup industry while our strong industry links and emphasis on practical learning prepares you for a successful career as a makeup artist working in the fashion industry. Our recent graduates have gained work for companies including Urban Decay, Illamasqua, MAC Cosmetics and have been featured in publications such as Lucy’s and Scorpio Jin.


About the course

Our programme blends academic study with industry insight to provide a comprehensive understanding of the fashion and editorial industry. We encourage professional development, so as you study, you’ll gain industry experience.  Throughout the programme you will experience demonstrations, practical skills development, lectures, sketchbook workshops, discussions and presentations, while building your professional portfolio.

As you study, you’ll learn specialist skills from our experienced lecturers such as specialist fashion makeup application, avant garde hair and wig styling, trend forecasting and face and body makeup techniques. You’ll have opportunities to showcase your work at events and work backstage on events, catwalks and shoots to help you to build your professional portfolio. We regularly invite industry experts, previous guest speakers have included Dan Wood (Boohoo), Laura Lawrence (Boss Model and Industry model management) and Illamasqua to deliver talks and run makeup masterclasses

You will train in our bespoke settings at Prime Studios located next to ITV and in our recently built facilities in Quarry Hill Campus in Leeds Cultural Quarter, neighbouring Leeds fashion and retail centre. Leeds has a thriving fashion scene with a rich history and you’ll also have the opportunity to gain practical experience at local events such as Leeds Fashion Ball, Leeds International Festival and national trade shows such as IMATS and United Makeup Artists Expo.

You will be part of the wider Creative arts department at University Centre Leeds and we foster a collaborative ethos through our Creative Arts Network platform and social events. You will have opportunities to make contacts and collaborate with other creative students from photography, performance, graphics, film and art backgrounds to elevate your projects and learn to work as part of a creative team.

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£9250 - 1st Year (£7,950 for tuition fees and £1,300 for kit fees)
2nd Year: £7,950 - For home students commencing study in 2023

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Quarry Hill Campus and Prime Studios

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Start Date

18th September 2023

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2 years

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Course Code

UCAS Course Code: 8F82
Institution code: L21

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We are proud to work with: 

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We are part of Screen Yorkshire’s Connected Campus initiative which works to forge closer links between TV and Film professionals, production companies, broadcasters and students. Through this initiative you will have access to a range of boot camps, masterclasses and special events, including visits to live sets and studios, industry workshops, visiting speakers and the opportunity to gain feedback on your work from industry professionals. The scheme is encouraged and supported by the broadcasters based in the region, including Channel 4, the BBC and ITV.

We are also members of Film Buddy UK who offer bespoke employability services to encourage, inspire and assist students directly into work experience placements and employment within the Film, Television & Creative Media Industries. UCL Creative Arts students have free registration with the company throughout their studies and have access to live Q and As with some of the world's leading specialists, mentoring support, access to work experience opportunities and FB-1, an online catalogue of interviews and podcasts with specialists from the screen industries.

Gallery of Student Work

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  • Hair and Makeup Fashion and Editorial student work

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Creative Arts In Focus 2021

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Preview of student work in Transform Online Gallery Exhibition

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