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Our innovative Creative Make up Design and Practice courses prepare undergraduates for a career in the diverse make up industry, combining industry-focused technical and practical skills with academic training.

The courses are designed for those aiming for a make-up design career in areas such as fashion, photography, TV/film and the commercial sector. This may also include theatrical make up and special effects, either working for renowned brands or as freelance make up artists.

Those who complete the top up year have the opportunity to further apply their skills and knowledge in practice, exploring digital, photography and online tools to enhance their career prospects as they become practicing freelancers and work towards establishing their reputation in the industry.

Enterprising make up businesses are an emerging feature throughout the North West Region and undergraduates will be supported in their personal development for self-employment. The programme aims to not only equip the undergraduate with excellent industry-standard skills, but also produce design artists that can design, inspire and enthuse the larger audience and communicate appropriately within this ever changing industry.

Meet the team

Employer endorsement
Karla Powell

Karla Powell, Award winning international fashion, portrait and beauty make up artist

“I was thrilled to be invited to do a masterclass at the Hugh Baird University Centre. It’s great to have the chance to inspire the next generation of make up artists and to share my experiences of this vibrant and exciting industry.”

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New Courses for September 2019
Full list of our Higher Education Courses
Not quite ready for the Foundation Degree?
Overview
Business and Management - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry
Creative Make Up Design and Practice - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry
Dementia and Assisted Living in Health and Social Care - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry
Digital Imaging and Photography - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry
Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing) - Foundation Degree (FdEng) with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry
Fashion and Textiles - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry
Graphic Arts - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry
Health and Social Care - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry
Interior and Spatial Design - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry
Mental Health and Wellbeing - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry
Moving Image Production - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry
Visual Merchandising & Promotional Design - Foundation Degree (FdA) with Optional Integrated Foundation Entry
Access to Higher Education
Business and Management
Overview
Chartered Management Institute Award, Certificate and Diploma in Management and Leadership
Business & Management - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Business Administration - BA (Hons) Top up
Children, Young People and Education Studies
Overview
Children, Young People and their Services - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Education Studies - BA (Hons)
Computing
Overview
Computing - FdSc
Computing - BSc (Hons) Top up
BSc (Hons) Computer Studies (Foundation Year)
Creative Make Up Design and Practice
Overview
Creative Make Up Design and Practice - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Creative Make up Design and Practice - BA (Hons) Top up
Criminology
Overview
Criminology - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Criminology - BA (Hons) Top up
Digital Imaging and Photography
Overview
Digital Imaging and Photography - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Digital Imaging and Photography - BA (Hons) Top up
Engineering
Overview
FdEng Engineering (Advanced Manufacturing)
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Foundation Year)
BSc (Hons) Computer Studies (Foundation Year)
BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Foundation Year)
Event / Festival Management
Overview
Event and Festival Management - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Management in Events - BA (Hons) Top up
Fashion and Textiles
Overview
Fashion and Textiles - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Fashion and Textiles - BA (Hons) Top up
Graphic Arts
Overview
Graphic Arts - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Graphic Arts - BA (Hons) Top up
Health & Social Care
Overview
Health & Social Care - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Dementia and Assisted Living in Health and Social Care - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Mental Health and Wellbeing - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Health and Social Care - BSc (Hons) Top up
Hospitality
Overview
Hospitality Management - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Interior and Spatial Design
Overview
Interior and Spatial Design - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Interior and Spatial Design - BA (Hons) Top up
Moving Image Production
Overview
Moving Image Production - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Moving Image Production - BA (Hons) Top up
Outdoor Adventure Studies
Overview
Outdoor Adventure Studies - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Outdoor Leadership - BA (Hons) Top up
Teaching & Education
Overview
Certificate in Education and Training, Preparatory
Certificate in Education / PGCE (Education and Training)
Certificate in Education and PGCE (Mathematics: Numeracy)
Advanced Certificate in Teaching Mathematics: Numeracy
Level 5 Diploma in Teaching English: Literacy
Visual Merchandising & Promotional Design
Overview
Visual Merchandising and Promotional Design - Foundation Degree (FdA)
Visual Merchandising & Promotional Design - BA (Hons) Top up
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