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Why study BA (Hons) Make-up and Hair Design transcript

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Three still images appear in succession, one of a model in a green sparkly dress, one of a close up of model with hair in braids that are fashioned to stand up, and one of a model wearing a leather jacket with starfish on it. Upbeat music plays in the background.
0:09:09
I really think that makeup and hair is a great career to get into because I think that, when you look across at what's happening in the industry, across all the creative industries, I think this is a unique opportunity to belong to a community of artists and designers. So I think that in terms of working within makeup, working within hair, it's an exciting path to follow and I think that it's an opportunity to be really innovative and really your practice.
Course Leader of BA (Hons) Make-up and Hair Design, Sharon Lloyd is sat in a make up studio talking to camera.
0:42:23
There's such a variety across the industry in terms of like, you know, working in editorial, through to film and at Solent then we cover all of that and so in terms of range of jobs I think that's something to really think about, I think students tend to just think about maybe editorial, styling and doing the makeup in relation to that, or maybe working with celebrities, but there's a there's a sort of whole range and I think from those, from everyday people's experiences and creating that everyday look through to the fantastical, we cover all of that at Solent.
Senior Lecturer of BA (Hons) Make-up and Hair Design, Donna Bevan is sat in a make up studio talking to camera. Interspersed are images of digital art of models with the words, 'I am divine' below.
1:16:14
I am chair of the diversity and inclusivity committee at the British Beauty Council, which means that when we are teaching our students I'm bringing all of that knowledge and expertise into the classroom and I'm expecting our students to have an inclusive approach in everything that they're doing. So when we do our delivery for our teaching of course, we very much focus on black hair and beauty and we very else often, do have very engaged discussions around gender as well.
Course Leader of BA (Hons) Make-up and Hair Design, Sharon Lloyd is sat in a make up studio talking to camera. Interspersed are images of students working in the hair and make up studio, and models.
1:50:08
Our students have a whole range of facilities - they've got everything from makeup and hair studios, to special effects studios, all the way through to using the seminar rooms for fashion where we sit around and have really amazing conversations, they've got endless photography suites, they've got contact with the performing arts students, the photography students, film students, they've just got this whole breadth of resources and they're also within a massive cultural city where there is theatre and performance and art and culture at every turn, so they're right slap bang in the middle of this hub of stuff and it's just about you know what do you want to use, go out there and grab it.
Senior Lecturer of BA (Hons) Make-up and Hair Design, Charlotte Logue, is sat in a make up studio talking to camera. Interspersed are images of students working in the hair and make up studio, as well as photography studios with models.
2:28:13
So some of the facilities we get to use at Solent are obviously the photo studios but also the makeup and hair studios where we've got massive mirrors and with loads of lighting, so it makes it really nice to be able to get that professional standard when you're creating a makeup and hair design.
Student of BA (Hons) Make-up and Hair Design, Charlotte Black, is sat in a make up studio talking to camera.
2:47:01
I think the best facility here is the photo studios that we have access to because we are actually able to rent the cameras, set up all the lighting and we are able to learn all that skills that are used like in a fashion industry, so I think it's the best facility here.
Student of BA (Hons) Make-up and Hair Design, Nikola Raszka, is sat in a make up studio talking to camera.
3:09:08
The best thing about this course I would say, is the preparation towards the actual industry, we have learnt a lot about how we're going to use it in the professional industry, I'd say that's the best part of the course.
Student of BA (Hons) Make-up and Hair Design, Tariro Fellow, is sat in a make up studio talking to camera.
3:27:14
So the best thing I'd say about the course is the like competent support that they give you, like it's always around the clock, you can constantly ask them for one-to-ones if you feel like you need any support and they're always really there for you, kind of make you feel more like a family than just like, separate between like, student and lecturer.
Student of BA (Hons) Make-up and Hair Design, Chiara Nightingill, is sat in a make up studio talking to camera.
3:42:23
I came to uni not really knowing much about the course, about makeup and I literally thought it would just be makeup and hair, but I've like learned loads of different skills like art direction, I even done some special effects which I'd never really done before, which I thought I might want to go into, but it's completely giving me a pathway of my career when I leave.
Student of BA (Hons) Make-up and Hair Design, Ellie Waters, is sat in a make up studio talking to camera.
4:01:07
I think the best thing about makeup and hair design is getting to collaborate with other people and being able to work with loads of different people, loads of different... from different backgrounds different skin tones, textures and really getting the opportunity to like, build that up as part of your portfolio.
Student of BA (Hons) Make-up and Hair Design, Charlotte Black, is sat in a make up studio talking to camera.
4:17:20
It really allows you to develop yourself as an artist and I don't mean just in terms of like technical things of applying the makeup, because realistically you could learn all that on youtube nowadays.
Student of BA (Hons) Make-up and Hair Design, Ines Costa, is sat in a make up studio talking to camera. Interspersed are cutaways to images of models with brightly coloured words over the top that say ' Stop male gaze'.
4:52:08
They work within theatre, there's lots of film experiences, we have lots of film companies approach our students to go and work on set with them, we've got a dedicated academic that actually puts our students in a lot of theatrical productions, we get out and we are you know, we're very active at London Fashion Week, we do Graduate Fashion Week, yeah there's lots and lots of amazing projects that we do. One of the things that we're doing at the moment, is we've got two or three major photographers asking to come in to work with our students, so we're setting those live project briefs up for them as well.
Course Leader of BA (Hons) Make-up and Hair Design, Sharon Lloyd is sat in a make up studio talking to camera. Interspersed is an image of a model wearing theatrical make up. As well as video of students working in the make up studios at Graduate Fashion week.
5:30:04
The work-based learning modules that we do definitely help us prepare for future, again the technical instructors that we have - because they are from industry they give you tips and tricks that if I hadn't have come here I wouldn't have known - so I feel like when going into industry I'll be able to act professionally and have the tricks that other people already know if they're already in industry.
Student of BA (Hons) Make-up and Hair Design, Chiara Nightingill, is sat in a make up studio talking to camera.
5:48:18
University gave me like a lot of opportunities, so you just need to pay attention and try to get in and do your best and if you do your best I think you find the good opportunities because university gives you a lot of, like lots of connections and work with other brands, work with Solent itself.
Student of BA (Hons) Make-up and Hair Design, Joana Barros Peixoto, is sat in a make up studio talking to camera. Interspersed are images of students wearing brightly coloured make up.
6:07:13
So Gunk magazine is our student-led initiative and it's an opportunity for our students to really get that hands-on experience. They're literally running an online magazine, but when I say online, I mean it's a magazine that actually touches on lots of facets of social media and so there's the online presence in terms of its web presence, but there's also...it touches on the social media presence, so there's the Instagram, there's podcasts, there's YouTube, they do lots of events as well, so you know working within Gunk, it really does allow students to get that very natural experience of what it's like.
Course Leader of BA (Hons) Make-up and Hair Design, Sharon Lloyd is sat in a make up studio talking to camera. Interspersed are cutaways of gunk magazine online and images of models wearing brightly coloured make up.
6:52:11
I think the most important thing I've learned is probably to just not be too hard on yourself and really give everything a go and be really creative, think outside the box and not just be too like, plain and simple, really think about different, creative styles as they really push you to just be like, different and not something that you would normally use.
Student of BA (Hons) Make-up and Hair Design, Ellie Waters, is sat in a make up studio talking to camera.
7:14:13
The most important thing I've learned is collaboration is key to building up a really strong portfolio there are a number of other courses in the university like Fashion Styling and Fashion Photography where you can collaborate with other creatives and get a diverse portfolio so that you can take that out into industry.
Student of BA (Hons) Make-up and Hair Design, Charlotte Black, is sat in a make up studio talking to camera.
7:33:02
Upbeat music plays, then fades out. Cuts to graphic of animated colourful graphic, that fades down, and Solent University logo fades up as well as text, www.solent.ac.uk. [Video ends]