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Arts University Bournemouth

Make-Up for Media and Performance

UCAS Code: W45G

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,C,D

Scottish Highers – five passes at Grade C or above

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120

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19%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Technical theatre studies

**Spectacular make-up and dramatic special effects can transform a production.**
BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance at AUB gives you the skills needed to play a key creative role in performance, fashion, film or television. The make-up artist is an important member of any production team and you’ll work with students studying acting, film production, costume and fashion to create ‘live’ collaborative projects.

**What you will learn**
The course explores the representation of make-up within the physicality of the body and its relationship to media and performance. It situates the practice and design thinking of make-up transformation in a variety of contextual, conceptual, cultural, historical and theoretical frameworks. Exploring audience perceptions and the semiotics of makeup, the course aims to explore the extraordinary spectrum of hair, make-up and prosthetic practices within and beyond existing modes of the discipline and to provide the opportunity to focus on an industry specific specialism. In its bold and innovative approach to the study of make-up, the course adopts a student centred focus. The direction your work takes is led by individual interests and aspirations in a learning environment where you are encouraged to push the boundaries of your creative practice whilst maintaining professional focus and currency. Existing knowledge, skills, competencies and creative practice are consolidated and developed through research, analysis, criticism, design and realisation.

You will learn to use independent judgement and be critically self-aware in your approach to problem solving. Building a portfolio that represents your individual identity as a creative make-up practitioner and thinker will thus prepare you to graduate as a responsive, competent and creative artist able to initiate, communicate and generate ideas. Contextual and critical studies encourages and deepens your knowledge and understanding of the global, ethical, cultural and economic contexts in which the work of make-up artists can be placed. Issues of sexuality, gender, race, body modification, psychology, anthropology and technology are embedded within the delivery of this exciting Honours degree. Professional ethics, social issues and cultural sensitivities associated with specialist make-up practice and the professional environment are integral to the curriculum delivery and the nature of the subject.

Approximately 71% of your time will be contact hours, including scheduled teaching sessions, but also supervised time in the workshop or studio, and the remainder will be independent study. 100% of assessment for this course is coursework based.

**You can choose to complete your degree in one of the following named awards:**
- BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance (Hair and Make-up for Fashion)

- BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance (Prosthetic Make-up Effects)

- BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance (Hair and Make-up for Stage, TV and Film)

**By the end of the course you will be able to...**
- Practice as a skilled, independent make-up artist with confidence, competence and creative vision.

- Describe contemporary make-up issues, their place within social, historical, cultural, and dramatic contexts, and demonstrate the interrelationship between research, theory and practice through your work.

- Work collaboratively and responsively with other people using a range of communication, problem-solving and practical transformation skills.

- Engage with issues of sustainability and ethics and relate them to your practice as make-up artists.

- Locate your professional practice appropriately within changing global, national and local contexts with the academic ability necessary to progress to postgraduate study.

- Challenge existing boundaries for the study and practice of make-up transformation through research, design development, experimentation and practice.

Assessment methods

Coursework and practical work

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Arts University Bournemouth

Department:

Faculty of Media and Performance

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
med
Technical theatre studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

88%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
A
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Drama

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,240
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

50%
Design occupations
23%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
5%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Drama is a very popular degree subject — in 2015, over 5,000 degrees were awarded to UK graduates. With so many graduates around, jobs in acting are very sought-after and often gained through personal contacts, or through your careers service so be prepared to practise your people skills and to make full use of your university facilities. But there are lots of roles in the arts for drama graduates, in direction, production, audio-visual, set and clothing design and PR. The skills taught by drama courses can be useful elsewhere — a lot of the economy can use people who can perform and present in front of others, and so drama graduates can be found in teaching, management, advertising, project and events organisation and community work. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once — one in ten drama graduates last year had more than one job on the go at once after six months. And starting salaries are not the best - but nevertheless the large majority of drama graduates going into acting still felt that it was just the job for them regardless of pay.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Technical theatre studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£16k

£20k

£20k

£24k

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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