Media Make-up for Fashion - Foundation Degree (Level 5)

The foundation degree in Media Make-up will allow you to experiment with concepts and techniques and ensure you can practice as a make-up artist with confidence. You will also develop a range of knowledge and experience of key areas linked to make-up artistry, such as the development of ideas and concepts using key techniques in art and design, awareness of the cosmetics business and solid experience of professional practice and engagement with industry projects.

Develop your skills with our media make-up courses, designed to take your creativity to the next level. Based at our University Centre in MediaCityUK, our outstanding facilities will help support you throughout your creative and academic journey. Our aim is to ensure you gain the knowledge and experience you need to be able to grab any opportunity and go wherever your impending career may take you.

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. You will build skills in make-up artistry as well as core professional competencies. They include skills such as self-promotion, business, hair and make-up practice, art and design, fashion trends, and forecasting in the cosmetic industry.


Course Code: 2A11
Institution Code: S03
Campus Name: Salford City College
Campus Code: S

What Will I study

Year 1 • Hair and Postiche Design • Fundamental Media Make up Techniques and Practice • Contextual Studies for Media Make up • Work Based Placement • Image Creation for Fashion; Industry Showcase • Year 2 • Professional Portfolio Building • Media Make up Advanced Techniques and Practice for Film, TV, Music and Theatre • Contextual Studies for Media Make up (Contemporary Practice) • Personal and Professional Development • Media Make up Business and Manufacture • Industry Showcase 2.

Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff: 64 points
These points must be achieved from
a minimum of 1 A-level subject or equivalent qualification.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from
September 2016):
Access to HE Diploma: 64 UCAS
Tariff Points.

GCSE/National 4/National 5:
Grade C/4 or above in
English required.
Grade C/4 or above in maths

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 for Fashion - Foundation Degree (Level 5) FutureSkills at MediaCityUK 19/09/2022 22/23