University of the Arts London
Hair and Make-up for Fashion BA (Hons)
University of the Arts London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

BA (Hons) Hair and Make-up for Fashion prepares you for a career as a practitioner in fashion hair and make-up design. Students will learn the professional skills to become innovative and in-demand hair and make-up artists in the creative world of fashion image-making.

What can you expect?

BA (Hons) Hair and Make-up for Fashion students will learn practical skills of make-up and hair design. These skills will be combined with the study of fashion, society and the environment. You will learn to be versatile and flexible in response time-based media and new technologies and platforms. This course will integrate these practical and theoretical aspects of learning.

Students will learn research skills, analytical skills and critical awareness, which will underpin their creative practice. Contact with the industry throughout the course increases your opportunities for employment after graduation.

London College of Fashion (LCF) undergraduate courses develop your personal and professional skills. On this course you will develop skills in your discipline until you are an independent creative thinker. Your skills will make you capable of making an effective contribution to this sector of the fashion industry. We embed Personal and Professional Development (PPD) skills in all units on every course. Speaker programmes with contributions from alumni and members of industry are a part of many courses. We encourage graduates who wish to continue their education at postgraduate level to progress to suitable courses within the College, the University or elsewhere.

Many graduates prefer to seek employment as soon as they have completed their undergraduate studies. Graduates are working as freelancers in hair and make-up design and for a number of companies in the fashion image industry, including MAC and Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.

This course is based in Lime Grove in Shepherd's Bush, which is west of Holland Park and Notting Hill. Tucked away in a quiet street our Lime Grove campus is a beautiful brick building with rustic windows and high ceilings. Nearby Portobello Road market is the world’s largest antiques market and adjacent Shepherd’s Bush Market is full of vibrant fabrics, fresh produce, furniture and falafel. Make-up, prosthetics and photography facilities can be found at Lime Grove, along with media labs.

About London College of Fashion

London College of Fashion, UAL, has been nurturing creative talent for over a century, offering courses in all things fashion. We nurture every student’s distinctive voice, teaching them how to challenge and define the future of fashion through cutting-edge media approaches across all channels: broadcast, print, digital, interactive, experiential – and experimental. Through teaching, specialist research, and collaborative work, we empower our students to think differently, using fashion to examine the past, build a sustainable future, and improve the way we live.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 152 graduates of Hair and Make-up for Fashion BA (Hons) at University of the Arts London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Fashion.

Overall student satisfaction
42 /100
152 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Hair and Make-up for Fashion BA (Hons) at University of the Arts London

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Hair and Make-up for Fashion BA (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21000 £20000 £23500
25-75 percentile range £17000 - £29000 £13000 - £26000 £14500 - £30000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Fashion

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £17966 £16476 £20157
25-75 percentile range £14890 - £22414 £11970 - £21294 £14870 - £25688

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Hair and Make-up for Fashion, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Hair and Make-up for Fashion BA (Hons) at University of the Arts London

22% Design occupations
16% Skilled trades occupations
16% Artistic, literary and media occupations
7% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
7% Sales occupations
7% Elementary occupations
3% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
3% Business and public service associate professionals
3% Administrative occupations
3% Secretarial and related occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

112 tariff points from full Level 3 qualifications.

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

A total of 112 tariff points from two or more A-levels at C or higher; preferred subjects include Art, Design, English, Drama and Film Studies

112 UCAS tariff points from Scottish Highers (including at least one Advanced Higher subject).

112 tariff points from the complete Access to HE Diploma.

DMM or higher in the BTEC National Extended Diploma in subjects relating to art and design.

Equivalent EU or non-EU qualifications are also considered.

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Hair and Make-up for Fashion, BA (Hons).

Costs

Tuition Fees Hair and Make-up for Fashion BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of the Arts London in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of the Arts London in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #2 
    • #2 
    Art & Design
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #23 
    • #32 
    Art & Design
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

Design

    • #7 
    • #8 
    Design & Crafts
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published ]
    • #7 
    • #8 
    Fashion & Textiles
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published ]

See all university rankings of University of the Arts London

What students say about studying Fashion in the UK?

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  • A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF A FASHION STUDENT
  • Should You Get a Fashion Degree? - Is a Fashion Degree Worth it?
  • WHAT IT'S REALLY LIKE TO STUDY FASHION DESIGN AT UNI | MY EXPERIENCE | MsRosieBea
  • 5 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE STUDYING FASHION
  • First Year UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE of Studying Fashion. What I wished I knew before Studying Abroad!

About University of the Arts London

University of the Arts London is the collective name of a group consisting of six colleges specialised in the Arts. These institutions include Central Saint Martins, London College of Communication, Wimbledon College of Arts, London College of Communication, Chelsea College of Arts, and Camberwell College of Arts.

Where is this programme taught

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