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South and City College Birmingham

Specialist Hair and Media Make-up

UCAS Code: SHMM

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

56

A minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points. It is essential that one or more of the following qualifications is achieved - Level 3 Theatrical and Media Make-up Diploma, Level 3 Beauty Therapy or Hairdressing, A-level or BTEC Art and Design, Theatre Studies, History, Performing Arts, Media/Film Studies, Fashion, Photography and Costume Production. SCCB accepts a wide range of Level 3 qualifications not currently on the UCAS Tariff. These can include a range of vocational Level 3 diplomas, NVQ qualifications and EU qualifications. It is essential that these qualifications are in a related subject area, as listed above. To find out if we accept your qualification for entry, please contact the Admissions Team directly. We equally consider applicants who are currently in work or freelancing within the industry. To be eligible you must currently be in work demonstrating management or supervisory duties for the past 3 years in a relevant industry to the course you are applying for. A reference from your current line manager supporting your entry to higher education will be requested.

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

The freelance hair and make-up industry requires artists who are able to work within a range of media settings. An understanding of each environment and its individual remit is a key component to your success. Whilst you may choose to specialise in future years within a particular field, it is essential to prove yourself and build a reputation within the industry first. Who knows where your career may lead?

Important factors alongside your skill-set are crucial in building your professional reputation. These include commitment, reliability and timekeeping skills as well as the ability to evaluate your work and train your eye to pick up detail. Your ability to communicate effectively with directors, crew, photographers and costume designers, to name a few, is key to your future success in this demanding yet exciting industry.

This course will train you to an advanced level in a wide variety of practical skills and give you the business knowledge you will need to promote yourself, build your business as a freelancer and manage your finances for a career in TV, film, photography and theatre. You will create a professional portfolio of work that will showcase your technical abilities to future employment

Assessment methods

This course is assessed through coursework and practical skills tests.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,165
per year
England
£6,165
per year
EU
£6,165
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,165
per year
Scotland
£6,165
per year
Wales
£6,165
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Digbeth Campus - Main Site

Department:

Higher Education

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