BA (Hons) Media Make-up Top-up

Course Details

  • Start Date
    September 2020
  • Duration
    1 year
  • Attendance
    Full Time
  • Awarding Body
    The Open University
  • Cost
    £ 7800.00 per year
  • Centre Location
  • Course Description

    The BA (Hons) Top-up Degree includes five exciting modules designed to develop your skills and understanding to a professional standard.

    Using advanced techniques and processes you will develop your own professional identity and dynamic portfolio underpinned by an appreciation of media make-up culture and theory. Students have the opportunity to specialise in a particular make-up discipline and develop their skills in that area. As a result, you can expect to graduate from the course with a strong portfolio in your chosen field.

    The modules studied may include:

    • Advanced Materials and Techniques
    • Industry Directed Project
    • Final Major Project

    In addition to our End of Year Degree Show, students fundraise to
    showcase their work to industry at events such as IMATS.

    Find an example of the course handbook here.

    For more information about regulations and policies relevant to studying with the Open University please visit our Wider Information Set page.

    Regulations for validated awards of The Open University and the Appendices can be found here.

  • Teaching and Assessment

    Our specialist staff have extensive knowledge of the industry, along with the experience and expertise to guide you as you develop your skill set. Assessment is continuous by means of coursework. You will complete written assignments, journals and design presentations, as well as undertaking regular practical projects. You will also attend lectures and workshops and develop your research skills.

  • Progression Opportunities

    Students can progress onto postgraduate studies.

  • Career Progression

    This course is highly-respected within the media industry and equips you with the advanced skills required for a flourishing career in a booming industry. Our graduates have gone on to work on productions such as Game of Thrones, Star Wars, or to work for companies such as Madame Tussauds or the English National Opera.

  • Entry Requirements

    Applicants must have:

    • Foundation Degree
    • or an HND
    • or an equivalent Level 5 qualification in an appropriate discipline.

    For the interview you will be asked to produce a portfolio that must demonstrate your creative skills, subject knowledge and enthusiasm for study.

  • Costs


    Students will need media make-up kits and other materials throughout the course. Costs will vary depending on the modules taken but you should allow between £1500 - £2500 over the year in addition to course fees.