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Fashion styling and make-up at Solent

With visual art skills applied to fashion, make-up and hair styling for editorial, wig work, prosthetics for the stage and screen, and alternative design contexts, you can operate a career across the catwalk, photography, film, television and digital publishing.

Nurture your individual design identity and develop professional artistry skills and innovate styles for the next generation.

At Solent, you can develop your creative craft while debating beauty ideals, gender politics and the changing face of identity. Experiment with the latest techniques, equipment and software, and be supported by world-class teaching from experts in their field of work.

You can learn from a network of professionals to make your ideas a reality, from academics with commercial experience to an elite guest speaker programme, with visitors including Caryn Franklin, Ateh Jewel, Terry Barber (Director of Make-up Artistry, MAC Cosmetics) and Martyn Roberts (Fashion Scout).

During your studies you will also have the chance to apply your skills in the professional world through real-world experience and internships, with past students working at London Fashion Week, Graduate Fashion Week, House of Holland, Timberland, Alexander McQueen, Ted Baker and M&S, amongst many others.

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MA Creative Direction for Fashion and Beauty

Take charge and lead a wealth of fashion and beauty brands to success with your innovative and creative vision on this practice-based master's degree.

BA (Hons) Fashion Design

Make your cutting-edge designs ready for the catwalk. This degree will nurture your creativity through practical experience from tailoring to streetwear in our specialist fashion studios.

BA (Hons) Fashion Photography

Bring your unique style and photographic vision to the world of editorial fashion to push the boundaries of fashion image-making.

BA (Hons) Fashion Styling and Creative Direction

If you have an eye for style, make-up and content creation - this degree can help you turn your creativity into a fast-paced and exciting career.

BA (Hons) Make-Up and Hair Design

Superb connections, amazing facilities, and the opportunity to work alongside students of Photography, TV, Film, and SFX make Solent’s course a first choice: the gateway to careers across the world.

MA Make-up and Hair Design Futures

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

BA (Hons) Prosthetics and Special Effects Design

Unleash your imagination to create characters for stage and screen and develop your portfolio of work using the latest design techniques. And learn from experienced industry experts.


Our industry-ready studios provide the ideal learning environment, while linking with photography, film and performance spaces.

The Beauty Room and the Body Lab are areas you can work in while capturing your work in our specialist photography, TV and film studios. Fashion students are taught in specialist studios with a range of industrial machines for garment production and pattern-cutting equipment. Access is also available to digital and sublimation printers, a laser cutter, and photographic equipment and studios.

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