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BA in Hair and Make-up for Fashion (Full Time)

University of the Arts London

Bachelor Degree , Hair And Make-Up

Course Description

BA (Hons) Hair and Make-up for Fashion?nurtures students in research, design, concept development and technical capability.  

The course works closely with complementary courses: Fashion Photography, Fashion Styling and Production, and Fashion Imaging and Illustration. This means that every student can learn the skills of relevant disciplines. The importance of teamwork will be explored through collaborative projects but students will also work independently to develop key skills and personal style in preparation for the industry.  

Students acquire the practical skills of make-up and hair design, together with broader academic studies which give a contemporary and historical understanding of the creative disciplines within the wider perspectives of fashion, society and the environment. This will integrate the practical and theoretical aspects of students’ learning. Students also learn research skills which will underpin innovative creative practice and develop valuable analytical skills and critical awareness. 

What to expect 

  • Technical workshops on the specialisms of hair and make-up. 

  • Creative masterclasses, pop-up studios, photographic studio access. 

  • Class room sessions: lectures, presentations, seminars and critiques. 

  • Individual and group tutorials. 

  • Collaborative projects: teamwork with Fashion Styling and Production, Fashion Photography and Fashion Imaging and Illustration.  

  • Opportunities for work experience, internships and regular industry call outs for collaboration. 

  • Cultural and historical academic learning and writing. 

  • Library access and Academic Support.  

BA (Hons) Hair and Make-up for Fashion?nurtures students in research, design, concept development and technical capability.   The course works closely with complementary courses: Fashion Photography, Fashion Styling and Production, and Fashion Imaging and Illustration. This means that every student can learn the skills of relevant disciplines. The...

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Course Content

In Stage 1 you are required to complete 120 credits at level 4 in order to progress to Stage 2.

  • Introduction to Hair and Make-up for Fashion; 20 credits
  • Fashion: Process and Practice; 40 credits
  • Fashion Cultures and Histories; 20 credits
  • College Options Unit; 20 credits
  • Collaborative Practice: Fashion Spreads; 20 credits

In Stage 2 you are required to complete 120 credits of which a minimum of 100 must be at level 5.

  • Cultural and Historical Studies; 20 credits
  • Beauty in Moving Image; 40 credits
  • Artistry in Industry; 40 credits
  • Situating Your Practice: Placement / Situating Your Practice: International Study Media / Situating Your Practice: Fashioned Spaces; 20 credits

In Stage 3 you are required to complete 120 credits at level 6.

  • Collaborative and Experimental Practice; 20 credits
  • Cultural and Historical Studies Dissertation; 40 credits
  • Personal and Professional Project; 60 credits

A 20-credit unit is approximately equivalent to 200 hours of learning time, which includes a mixture of taught time, independent study and assessment.

All students are entitled to a tutorial package that consists of:

  • one induction tutorial (group or one to one)
  • one tutorial per term for the duration of their course of study at LCF;
  • group tutorials as required
  • an appropriate level of confidentiality

In Stage 1 you are required to complete 120 credits at level 4 in order to progress to Stage 2. Introduction to Hair and Make-up for Fashion; 20 credits Fashion: Process and Practice; 40 credits Fashion Cultures and Histories; 20 credits College Options Unit; 20 credits Collaborative Practice: Fashion Spreads; 20...

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Entry Requirements

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are:

One or a combination of the following accepted full level 3 qualifications.

  • A Level Passes at Grade C or above (preferred subjects include Art, Design, Fashion, Media Studies, and Photography or BTEC National Diploma in a related subject);
  • Pass Foundation Diploma in Art and Design;
  • Merit, Pass, Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma (preferred subjects Art & Design);
  • Pass at UAL Extended Diploma;
  • Access Diploma or 64 new UCAS tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma;
  • 64 new UCAS tariff points (equivalent to 160 old UCAS tariff points) from a combination of the above qualifications or an equivalent full Level 3 qualification;
  • or equivalent EU or non-EU qualifications such as International Baccalaureate Diploma;
  • and three GCSE passes at grade A*-C or grade 9-4.

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are: One or a combination of the following accepted full level 3 qualifications. A Level Passes at Grade C or above (preferred subjects include Art, Design, Fashion, Media Studies, and Photography or BTEC National Diploma in a related subject); Pass Foundation Diploma in Art and...

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Assessment Methods

The following assessment methods are employed to support the integrated achievement of the course outcomes:

  • Blogs
  • Essays, reports and ?dissertation
  • Final show examination
  • Mid-year reviews
  • Peer assessment
  • Portfolio of work
  • Presentation
  • Student self-evaluation
  • Tutorials

The following assessment methods are employed to support the integrated achievement of the course outcomes:

  • Blogs
  • Essays, reports and ?dissertation
  • Final show examination
  • Mid-year reviews
  • Peer assessment
  • Portfolio of work
  • Presentation
  • Student self-evaluation
  • Tutorials

Additional Information

Autumn term:

Monday 14 September - Friday 4 December 2020

Spring term:

Monday 4 January - Friday 12 March 2021

Summer term:

Monday 12 April - Friday 18 June 2021

Autumn term:

Monday 14 September - Friday 4 December 2020

Spring term:

Monday 4 January - Friday 12 March 2021

Summer term:

Monday 12 April - Friday 18 June 2021