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 to include 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.

This course is validated by Leeds City College

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£9250 - 1st Year (£7,950 for tuition fees and £1,300 for kit fees)
2nd Year: £7,950

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Quarry Hill Campus

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Start Date

September 2022

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2 year

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Course Code


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Study Mode

Full Time

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