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BA in Hair Make up and Prosthetics for Performance (Full Time)

University of the Arts London

Bachelor Degree , Hair And Make-Up

Course Description

On BA (Hons) Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Performance you will learn research, design, technical and production skills. Experience is built?across performance genres, giving students a broad choice of career. 

What to expect 

  • Students will be exposed to a wide range of teaching methods including lectures and seminars, demonstrations, practical workshops and design workshops. 

  • The course covers a mixture of group discussions and peer assessment alongside self-directed study.  

  • Students will benefit from exposure to the industry including briefings, masterclasses, visits to live performances and video screenings and visiting industry speakers. 

  • Creation of written work including essays, self-evaluations and dissertations. 

  • Production sketchbooks and realized 3D practical pieces created from specific briefs. 

On BA (Hons) Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Performance you will learn research, design, technical and production skills. Experience is built?across performance genres, giving students a broad choice of career.  What to expect  Students will be exposed to a wide range of teaching methods including lectures and seminars,...

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Course Content

You will be required to complete 360 credits at levels 4, 5 and 6 to be awarded the BA (Hons) Hair, Make up and Prosthetics for Performance.After achieving 120 credits at level 4 you can opt to be awarded Cert HE.

After achieving 240 credits (to include a minimum of 120 at level 5) you can opt to be awarded Dip HE.

Stage 1 (Level 4)

The units you will study in Year 1, Stage 1, Level 4 are as follows:

  • Introduction to Design for Performance (20 Credits);
  • Introduction to Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics (40 Credits);
  • Fashion Cultures and Histories (20 Credits);
  • Better Lives Unit (20 Credits);
  • Collaboration One: Design & Production (20 Credits).

Stage 2 (Level 5)

The units you will study in Year 2, Stage 2, Level 5 are as follows:

  • Cultural & Historical Studies Option unit (20 Credits); 
  • Core Skill: Character Design and Development (40 Credits);
  • Situating Your Practice: Industry Placement/ Project (20 Credits);
  • Collaboration Two: Interdisciplinary & Experimental (40 Credits).

Stage 3 (Level 6)

The units you will study in Year 3, Stage 3, Level 6 are as follows:

  • Cultural & Historical Studies Dissertation (40 Credits);
  • Innovation & Design (20 Credits);
  • Personal Performance Project (40 Credits);
  • Modelling Your Future (20 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 for their course of study at LCF;
  • group tutorials as required;

You will be required to complete 360 credits at levels 4, 5 and 6 to be awarded the BA (Hons) Hair, Make up and Prosthetics for Performance.After achieving 120 credits at level 4 you can opt to be awarded Cert HE. After achieving 240 credits (to include a minimum of 120 at level 5) you can opt to be awarded Dip HE. Stage 1 (Level...

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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, English, Drama and Film Studies);
  • Merit, Merit, Merit at BTEC Extended Diploma (preferred subjects Art & Design);
  • Merit at Foundation Diploma in Art and Design;
  • Merit at UAL Extended Diploma;
  • Access Diploma or 96 new UCAS tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma;
  • 96 new UCAS tariff points (equivalent to 240 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.

Entry to this course will also be determined by assessment of your portfolio.

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, English, Drama and Film Studies); Merit, Merit, Merit at BTEC Extended Diploma (preferred subjects Art & Design); Merit at...

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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