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University of Bedfordshire

Media Make-up and Character Design FdA

2 years
Tuition fee

Course description

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Participants in FdA’s Media Make-up and Character Design course are prepared for the make-up profession in the media, film and theatre space. During the course, the student explores make-up techniques and builds a strong portfolio to create their artistic brand. The course of study is based on close collaboration with other related courses, where students learn cooperation and effective teamwork. In addition, course participants gain knowledge of entrepreneurship, which introduces them to the world of building their own business in this area.

Why study for a degree in Media Make-up and Character Design at FdA?

  • The college is a member of the British Fashion Council, The Association of Fashion and Textiles Courses, Association of Illustrators and AA2A
  • The university collaborates with local theatres and television productions
  • The study develops students’ entrepreneurial spirit and teaches them to build an independent make-up business
  • The course makes it possible to continue learning at subsequent levels

What does the student learn?

  • FdA’s Media Make-up and Character Design course develops practical and technical make-up and hairdressing skills
  • The study prepares participants to work in film, television, theatre and fashion environments
  • Students take classes where they learn hair styling, wig making, costume making, prop design, prosthetics and make-up design with special effects
  • Participants in the course work closely with students from related media disciplines, take part in joint projects and build their portfolios
  • Students can perform in the university theatre

Where to study the course?

Our proposal for the Media Make-up and Character Design FdA course is at the Univeristy Square Campus in Luton.

This course is organized by:
School of Arts and Creative Industries

This course awards the qualifications:
Foundation Degree

Foundation year:

Pre-settle/Settle status/UK passport*/indefinitive leave to remain


Two years’ working experience(CV)
High school or technical school leaving certificate with an average of 3.0/ Baccalaureate passed at 45% overall

Language test:

Internal language test passed at 4.5pct level (scale 1-8)

Year one:

Pre-settle/Settle status/ British passport/indefinitive leave to remain


Baccalaureate passed with an average of 60% in all subjects

Language test:

Internal language test passed at 5.5pts (scale 1-8)
*People who only hold a UK passport can only apply through our agency if they are over 25 years of age