Foundation Degree Fashion, Theatrical and Media Hair and Make-Up

Flourish behind the scenes with our Fashion, Theatrical and Media Hair and Makeup Foundation Degree. This creative course allows you to develop the high-calibre of skills demanded by the competitive industry while our strong industry links and emphasis on practical learning, prepare you for a successful backstage career.


About the course

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

As you study, you’ll learn specialist skills such as special effects makeup, body art, and wig knotting. You’ll have opportunities to showcase at events and work backstage on productions and shoots, helping you to polish your professional portfolio. We regularly invite industry experts to guest lecture or run makeup masterclasses.

Train in our bespoke setting at our partner television studio, Prime Studios. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain practical experience with local theatres such as Leeds Grand Theatre and Carriageworks Theatre and at events such as the IMATS and United Makeup Artists Expo.

This course is validated by The Open University.

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£9,250 Full Time for Year 1, £7,950 Full Time for Year 2

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University Centre & Prime Studios

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Start Date

September 2021

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2 years

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Course Code

UCAS Course Code: 8F72 Institution code: L21

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Study Mode

Full Time

We will continue to follow government guidelines to ensure the safety of all our students and staff and have put in place additional safety measures, including the way we deliver your course.

For Semester 1, we plan to deliver your course through a mixture of online and face to face tuition and we will review this as Government guidelines change in response to COVID-19 developments. 

Under the present guidelines, we plan to deliver your course 15% online and 85% face to face. We will timetable, where possible, so that you come into the UC for a whole day and you will be in a bubble with your fellow students on your course.

Face to face contact will be delivered following guidelines on social distancing and increased health and safety measures.  You will be made fully aware of the current measures in place and be expected to follow the guidance issued.