Our Hair and Beauty courses focus around specialist make-up and theatrical hair and media make-up, set up to provide you with the advanced knowledge needed to practically apply a wide range of hair and make-up techniques. 

We work in partnership with many local companies, businesses and schools, giving you the opportunity to put your skills to the test in an industry environment. You will take part in commercial work, creating characters on theatre productions, designing high-end fashion make up for fashion shows and working with medical professionals to create casualty effects at the Lifewise Centre.

Alongside practical and theoretical study you will also have the opportunity to attend masterclasses and workshops, as well as attending trade shows, exhibitions and competitions such as Matchfit, The National Federation of Hairdressing, Warpaint Make-up and World Skills UK. 

You will study in well-equipped studios and workshops, ranging from make-up, hair and special effects studios, to photography studios, IT suites, as well as access to a comprehensive Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). You will be taught by a team with strong reputations as practicing professional designers or researchers, as well as visiting lecturers, a dynamic programme of industry speakers, and international visits.