MA Make-up and Hair Design Futures

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    MA 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Course Description

Explore the rapidly evolving field of designing for future bodies, beauty cultures and creature design using speculative design strategies and augmented realities on this fascinating master’s programme.

This course intends to produce designers and artists who aspire to be at the forefront of this new discipline. The programme of study supports creative investigations enabling you to enter critical dialogue, contributing original insights to the world of beauty ideals; the grotesque, gender politics, creature design and the changing face of body identity.

Based in our industry standard make-up, hair and prosthetics studios, you will work with both practice and theory, and be presented with the principles of speculative and critical design for future bodies using make-up, hair and prosthetics. Each scenario will allow you to explore the key themes of future focused thinking surrounding the dynamics shaping the body of tomorrow. By showing alternative futures are possible, you will learn how to prototype and demonstrate complex design and application concepts.

Entry Requirements

An honours degree at 2:2 or higher

  • Applicants will be required to submit a digital mini portfolio providing evidence of artistic aptitude and potential; this will form an important part of the selection process.
  • If you do not meet the academic entry requirements, we may still consider your application on the basis of your portfolio and/or relevant professional experience.

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Programme Funding

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria.

Student Destinations

After graduation, students can apply for career opportunities at various levels of the creative industries.

  • Fashion
  • Beauty
  • Film
  • Performance
  • Design futuring
  • Speculative design

Module Details

Core modules

  • Beauty Technologies and Corporeal Sensations
  • Speculative Fictions and Design Futures
  • Performing the Body
  • Researching Visual Culture
  • Master’s Project or Master’s Dissertation

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