Make-up Artistry and Special Effects

Make-up Artistry

BA (Hons) (Top-Up)
Leaflet Code: CR26778FT


If you’ve successfully completed the Foundation Degree in Make-up Artistry, convert that qualification into a BA (Hons) degree, enhance your knowledge and expertise in make-up application and equip yourself with the skills to adapt and respond to the challenging demands of the make-up industry.

Manchester is a hub for innovation and production, with make-up artists much sought after for work at the BBC and ITV at Media City. With this course, you’ll extend the essential key skills and attributes required of a professional make-up artist, develop advanced techniques and technical abilities in the art of make-up transformation and benefit from significant experience and work placements.

The full-time course is delivered over two to three days by specialist staff. Alongside this, you’ll enjoy a range of guest speakers, travel to industry exhibitions and events, and take part in a variety of educational trips if you study with us.

  • City Campus Manchester
  • Full Time
  • 1 year
  • September 2024

Awarding Partner:

Sheffield Hallam University

Supported by industry experience, our staff are all exceptionally dedicated to their subject related field, highly qualified and industry trained.

The Make-up Artistry team are all industry-based practitioners, using their industry contacts to present high profile work experience opportunities and placements to students like you.

• Foundation degree or Level 5 Qualification in Media Make-up or related subject area.

Applicants are invited to attend an interview where you’ll be asked to provide examples of written work, a portfolio of images demonstrating your skills within make-up / hair, or provide examples of designs work/illustrations. You will also hear more about the course structure, see the facilities and meet the staff, with the whole process taking between 2-3 hours.

Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity will be considered and may be invited to interview.

UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.

Year 1: Major Project (40 credits)

Year 1: Marketing and Promotions (20 credits)

Year 1: Media Design Concepts (20 credits)

Year 1: Research Project (20 credits)

Year 1: Showreel (20 credits)

You ‘ll be assessed via a range of methods, including:

• Extended essay/dissertation
• Portfolio of Evidence
• Evaluation
• Presentations
• Reports
• Research
• Practical Applications
• Website
• Online Blog

There are two main costs you will have whilst studying and if you are a home student studying on a full-time course, you can apply for student finance to cover both of these:

 Your tuition fees for each year of your course.
 Help with your living costs e.g. rent, food, clothing, course materials, entertainment.

You can find more details, including the actual tuition fee charged on our Fees, Funding and Finance Page.

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You are required to buy or have the equivalent kits; airbrush, Special Effects Make-up, Hair, brushes, sculpting tools
(Order forms for kits are given to students within welcome packs prior to September, prices for these items vary each year, estimated cost of these items is around £600).

All students are subject to UCEN Manchester’s Terms and Conditions from the date they accept an offer to study here. The UCEN Manchester Admissions Policy and Procedure can be found here.