MA - Make-up and Hair Design Futures


Solent University    Department of Arts and Music

Full time & Part time See Course MA 1 year full-time (Part-time and placement options available)
Creative Arts & Design (9)

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Unleash your creativity with the MA in Make-up and Hair Design Futures at Solent University. Dive into the world of designing for future bodies, beauty cultures, and creature design through speculative design strategies and augmented realities. This cutting-edge programme equips you with the skills to challenge beauty ideals, gender politics, and body identity through a blend of theory and practice. With modules like Beauty Technologies, Speculative Fictions, and Performing the Body, you'll explore innovative concepts and develop critical insights. The course boasts industry-standard studios, including make-up, hair, and prosthetics facilities, enhancing your hands-on experience. What sets this programme apart is the emphasis on interdisciplinary collaborations and industry connections, offering guest lectures from renowned professionals. Whether you aspire to work in fashion, film, media, or speculative design, this master's will pave the way for a dynamic career. Join us and redefine the future of beauty and design. Are you ready to make your mark in this ever-evolving industry?

About the course

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.

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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. Further information can be obtained from our admissions team, email

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.

Please see course website for further details.




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