University of the Arts London
Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Performance BA (Hons)
University of the Arts London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

BA (Hons) Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Performance will help you to succeed as a hair, make-up and prosthetics artist, working to support and transform performance. This includes designing for theatre, film, music and television, as well as more specialised performances, such as circus and carnival. The course offers teaching by industry practitioners and work placement opportunities. You will also have access to our excellent workshops.

What can you expect?

BA (Hons) Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Performance integrates the demands of interpreting a performance with specialised design and craft skills. You will explore cultural and historical contexts of the subject and so enhance the design and realisation of you practical work.

On this course you will work with students from the related disciplines of costume and 3D effects. You will have the opportunity to do a short work placement in the industry and to complete several industry-facing projects within the course.

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. Recent graduates have been employed on the Harry Potter films, Slum Dog Millionaire, Jane Eyre, War Horse and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. TV productions include Luther, Secret Diary of a Call Girl and The Hour. Our graduates are also working at the Royal Opera House, the English National Opera and the National Theatre.

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 27 graduates of Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Performance 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 Prosthetics and Orthotics.

Overall student satisfaction
22 /100
27 total respondents

Salary

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

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Performance 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 Prosthetics and Orthotics

  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, Make-up and Prosthetics for Performance, 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, Make-up and Prosthetics for Performance BA (Hons) at University of the Arts London

30% Design occupations
30% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
10% Skilled trades occupations
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Administrative occupations
5% Secretarial and related occupations
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Elementary occupations

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

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, Make-up and Prosthetics for Performance, BA (Hons).

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

University of the Arts London is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Tuition Fees Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Performance 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, 2023

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.

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What students say about studying Prosthetics and Orthotics in the UK?

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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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