Hair and Make-up Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
Hair and Make-up for Film and Performance BA (Hons) Buckinghamshire New University - 5% 5% £9250 £15000 100 High Wycombe On campus Full-time
Make-Up and Hair Design BA (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 5% 6% £9250 £15000 £16125 99 Southampton On campus Full-time
Make-up & Hair Design (with Professional Practice Year) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - 0% 12% £9250 £17500 131 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Make-up & Hair Design BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - 0% 12% £9250 £17500 131 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Make-Up & Hair Design (with Integrated Foundation & Professional Practice Years) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - 0% 12% £9250 £17500 131 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Production BA (Hons) Weston College of Further and Higher Education - 0% 30% £8900 £12500 138 Weston-super-Mare On campus Full-time
Special Make-up Effects for Film and TV with foundation year BDes (Hons) University of Bolton - 5% 5% £9250 £51000 42 Bolton On campus Full-time
Make-Up for Media and Performance BA (Hons) Arts University Bournemouth - 5% 6% £9250 £17950 146 Poole On campus Full-time
Make-Up & Hair Design (with Integrated Foundation Year) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - 0% 12% £9250 £17500 131 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Special Make-up Effects for Film and TV BDes (Hons) University of Bolton - 5% 5% £9250 £40650 94 Bolton On campus Full-time
Make-Up and Hair Design with Art & Design Foundation Year BA (Hons) Southampton Solent University - 5% 6% £9250 £13020 £14000 99 Southampton On campus Full-time
Hair and Make-up for Screen and Film BA (Hons) BIMM - British and Irish Modern Music Institute - - 2% £9250 £15950 123 Hove On campus Full-time
Hair and Make-up for Fashion BA (Hons) University of the Arts London - 3% 2% £9250 - 139 London On campus Full-time
Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Stage and Screen BA (Hons) The University of Northampton - 10% 12% £9250 - 75 Northampton On campus Full-time
Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Performance BA (Hons) University of the Arts London - 3% 2% £9250 - 139 London On campus Full-time
Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Stage and Screen (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) The University of Northampton - 10% 12% £6750 - 75 Northampton On campus Full-time
Advanced Techniques in Media and Semi Permanent Make-up FdA Newcastle College - 15% 15% £9250 - - Newcastle On campus Full-time
Theatrical Make-up HND North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College - 10% 20% £5950 - - Nuneaton On campus Full-time
Creative Hair and Media Makeup (Film & TV and Prosthetics) FD Leeds City College - - 17% £9250 - - Leeds On campus Full-time
Media Make-up BA (Hons) Bridgwater and Taunton College - 0% 10% - - - Bridgwater On campus Full-time
Creative Hair and Media Makeup FD Leeds City College - - 17% £9250 - - Leeds On campus Full-time
Special Effects Make Up Design and Prosthetics BA (Hons) Grimsby Institute - - 5% £8500 - - Grimsby On campus Full-time
Hair and Make-Up Design and Application for Production FdA South Essex College of Further and Higher Education - - 15% £7500 - - Southend-on-Sea On campus Full-time
Special Effects Make-Up Artistry FdA The Manchester College - 20% 15% - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Creative Hair and Media Makeup (Fashion and Editorial) FD Leeds City College - - 17% £9250 - - Leeds On campus Full-time
Media Make-up FD Bridgwater and Taunton College - 5% 10% - - - Bridgwater On campus Full-time
Make-Up Artistry FdA The Manchester College - 12% 45% - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Advanced Make-Up, Hair and Prosthetics BA (Hons) New College Swindon - - 10% £7500 £7750 £9200 - Swindon On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (Technical Arts) Media Make-Up HND New College Swindon - - 0% £7500 £7750 £9200 - Swindon On campus Full-time
Make-Up & Hair Design (with Integrated International Foundation & Professional Practice Years) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - - - £9250 £17500 - Canterbury On campus Full-time
Specialist Make-up Design Top-up BA (Hons) South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - - - £8500 £9000 £11750 £13250 - Bristol On campus Full-time
TV and Film: Hair, Make Up and Special Effects (Top Up) BA (Hons) University of South Wales - - - £9000 £11900 - Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Make-Up & Hair Design (with Integrated International Foundation Year) BA (Hons) University for the Creative Arts - - - £9250 £17500 - Canterbury On campus Full-time
Specialist Make-up Design FdA South Gloucestershire and Stroud College - - - £7995 £8500 £11750 £13250 - Bristol On campus Full-time
Fashion, Theatrical and Media Hair and Make Up (Top Up) BA (Hons) Leeds City College - - 5% £9250 - - Leeds On campus Full-time
Media Make-up, Special Effects and Hair Design FdA York College - - 15% £7200 £8200 - - York On campus Full-time
Fashion Make-up HNC University of the Highlands and Islands - - - £7110 £7980 - Inverness On campus Full-time
Make-Up and Hair Design Futures - Part Time MA (PG) Southampton Solent University - - - £7900 £4250 £14800 - Southampton On campus Part-time
Make-up Artistry for the Creative Industries FdA Bradford College - - 5% £8000 - - Bradford On campus Full-time
Make-Up and Hair Design Futures - Full Time MA (PG) Southampton Solent University - - - £7900 £8495 £14800 £16540 - Southampton On campus Full-time
Technical Make Up Artistry, TV, Film & Theatre HNC Cardiff and Vale College - - - £6000 £12000 - Rumney On campus Full-time
Theatrical Hair and Media Make up FD Rotherham College - - - £6900 - - Rotherham On campus Full-time
Make Up With Special Effects for the Creative Industries BA (Hons) Bradford College - - - £875 - - Bradford On campus Part-time
Performing Arts (General) (Make-up and Hair) HNC South Thames College - - - £6000 - - London On campus Full-time
Media Make-up and Character Design FdA University of Bedfordshire - - 20% - - - Luton On campus Full-time
Specialist Make-Up HNC Rotherham College - - - £6900 - - Rotherham On campus Full-time
Theatrical Hair and Media Make-Up (Top-Up) BA (Hons) Rotherham College - - - £6900 - - Rotherham On campus Full-time
Media Make-up, Special Effects and Hair Design BA (Hons) York College - - - £7200 - - York On campus Full-time
Specialist Make-Up HND Rotherham College - - - £6900 - - Rotherham On campus Full-time
Performing Arts (General) (Make-up and Hair) HND South Thames College - - - £6000 - - London On campus Full-time
Performing Arts: Makeup Artistry in the Creative Industries HNC Bury College - - - £8250 - - Bury On campus Full-time
TV and Film: Hair, Make Up and Special Effects BA (Hons) University of South Wales - - - - - - Pontypridd On campus Full-time
Special Effects Make-Up Artistry with University Preparatory Year Extended Degree Programme FdA The Manchester College - - - - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Make-Up Artistry with University Preparatory Year Extended Degree Programme FdA The Manchester College - - - - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Media Make-up (Top up) BA (Hons) Bridgwater and Taunton College - - - - - - Bridgwater On campus Full-time
Make-Up Artistry (Top-Up) BA (Hons) The Manchester College - - - - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
Special Effects Make Up Artistry (Top-Up) BA (Hons) The Manchester College - - - - - - Manchester On campus Full-time
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Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of Hair and Make-up

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20000 £16977 £20190
25-75 percentile range £17667 - £24333 £11760 - £21991 £13937 - £25916

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19800 £18213 £21132
25-75 percentile range £18000 - £24000 £14670 - £20553 £16547 - £24179

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for Hair and Make-up

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of Hair and Make-up who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Typical employers for graduates of Hair and Make-up

  • Network and Independent Television
  • Film, Video and Advertising and Commercial Companies
  • Commercial and Fashion Photographers
  • Wedding Industry
  • Fashion Industry
  • Cosmetic Companies
  • Designer Hairdressing Salons
  • Retail Outlet Fashion Shows
  • Theatres
  • Education Institutions
  • Medical Profession

Jobs of graduates of Hair and Make-up (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Hair and Make-up at Colchester Institute

30% Protective service occupations
25% Managers, directors and senior officials
15% Skilled trades occupations
5% Secretarial and related occupations
5% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Elementary occupations

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Hair and Make-up


Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Hair and Make-up, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

FAQ

Hair and Make-Up is the study of methods and processes for hair design and make-up, face and body paints for theatre, film, fashion and other lens-based and live performance creative media.

The median salary of graduates of Hair and Make-up was £20000 15 months after graduation, £16977 3 years after graduation and £20190 5 years after graduation.

  • The following degrees are offered for Hair and Make-up studies:
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Design (Honours) - BDes (Hons)
  • Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA
  • Higher National Diploma - HND
  • Foundation Degree - FD
  • Higher National Certificate - HNC
  • Master of Arts (Postgraduate) - MA (PG)