FDA Make-up Artistry for Fashion (Level 5)

Based at our University Centre in MediaCityUK, the Fda Make-up Artistry for Fashion course covers a broad range of versatile modules that will equip students with the core professional, self- promotion, branding, design, communication, presentation and practical make-up artistry skills needed to be employable within the make-up industry.

Students will acquire a developed understanding of academic and the underpinning research skills needed to support the conceptualisation of work and this will solidify the creative disciplines needed within the wider perspectives of the fashion and make-up industry.

Students will be encouraged to engage in activities outside of studies to enrich their experience and help develop the networking skills needed to be successful in industry. Students will not only refine their signature style but also develop in depth industry knowledge and produce a strong portfolio that showcases a vast range of abilities; making them employable in the world of artistry.

What Will I study


You will develop a range of knowledge and experience of key areas linked to make-up artistry, such as the development of concepts using key techniques in art and digital design, awareness of the cosmetics industry and solid experience of professional practice and engagement with industry projects.

The importance of teamwork will be explored through collaborative projects but students will also work independently to develop key skills and personal style in preparation for the industry.

Our qualifications are perfect for those who want to take their media make-up skills to the next level. Courses are a blend of both academic and practical application, preparing you for the requirements of the rapidly growing industry. The modules have been designed to work harmoniously to provide you with a diverse career path and link seamlessly to our BA (Hons) Top up. Modules?


Level 4

Semester 1

Introduction to Make-up Application for Fashion (20 credits)

Evolution of Make-up Artistry (20 credits)

Hair for Fashion(20 credits)

Introduction to Design (20 credits)

Semester 2

Make-up Application for Creative Concepts (20 credits)

Introduction to Make-up Application for Fashion (20 credits)

Evolution of Make-up Artistry(20 credits)

Creative Portfolio (20 credits)


(Level 5)

Semester 1

Advanced Techniques (20 credits)

Working in The Make-up Industry (20 credits)

Creative Hair for Fashion (20 credits)

Semester 2

Brand Development (20 credits)

Design Communication & Practice (20 credits)

Collaborative Practice (20 credits)

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements:


English & Maths Grade C or Grade 4 and above.

UCAS tariff:


GCE A level


BTEC National Diploma


Foundation Degree

Scottish Highers

Irish Leaving Certificate

International Baccalaureate

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)

We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.

There are two different routes through the?Salford Alternative Entry Scheme?and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.

Key Information

Additional fee information
These kits are mandatory for all students studying on Make-up Artistry.

Illamasqua Make-up Kit: £238.00 (approx.)
Airbase Ultra Starter Kit: £99.00 (approx.)
Hair Styling Starter Kit: £50.00 – £100.00 (approx.)


FutureSkills at MediaCityUK


University of Salford


Please contact our Admissions Team for fee information and advice on remission


NameAvailable at:Start DateAcademic Year
Media Make-Up (Fashion) Foundation Degree Salford University (Year 1 of 2) (Level 5) FutureSkills at MediaCityUK 19/09/2022 22/23