Make-up and Wig Design - Bachelor
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Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts

Make-up and Wig Design - Bachelor

This bachelor’s degree programme is for those who want to be make-up and wig designers in the world of stage, film and television. This is a three-year programme worth 180 credits and the main language of instruction is Swedish.

Over the years, the profession of make-up artist has evolved from a simple craft to an active part of the artistic design of a production. It includes conceptual work, artistic choices and artistic design. Good make-up is a vital part of a performance and characterisation.

Make-up and wig designers work with the rest of the production team, contributing their own artistry and craft to develop a joint concept. Tasks include manufacturing wigs and masks, hairdressing, dental make-up, face and body make-up, and performance work.

The Bachelor’s Programme in Make-up and Whig design

The modern, artistic, broadly trained and well-informed make-up artist and wig-maker is in charge of design and craftsmanship in the profession. In the course of the programme, you will learn about old traditions and methods as well as modern applications of craftsmanship. The specifics of the trade will be alternated with training in conceptual work, text analysis and theory.

The make-up and wig design programme at the Stockholm University of the Arts is unique in the Nordic countries because it is interlinked with the other bachelor’s programmes in the Department of Performing Arts. Throughout the programme, you will have the opportunity to work in teams and showcase your own artistry in relation to the other elements of a production.

The programme focuses primarily on stage work, although film and television are included to a small extent.

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  • Entry requirements

    If you don’t fulfil the formal entry requirements for the programme you may apply for recognition of prior learning, in other words that the knowledge and competence you have acquired through other activities are assessed as the equivalent of the formal merits that are required. Submit your application for recognition of prior learning with your application for the programme.

    You may also apply for an exemption/a waiver, that allows you to proceed to the selection process even though you don’t meet the general admission requirements. Submit your application for an exemption/a waiver together with your application.

    Read more about how you can show that you meet the entry requirements (that you are eligible).

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  • How to apply

    When the programme is open for application you apply through our web-based application system by clicking on the "Apply here"-button on this page.

    Start your application early! Don’t delay in submitting your application! You may run into trouble if you wait until the last day and your internet connection happens to be down, or you find that your files are in the wrong format. You will not be able to apply once the last date for applications has passed. Your application has to be turned in by 23.59 (swedish time).

    Please note that we only accept applications and certificates through the application system, not by means of regular post or e-mail.

    Confirmation of your application

    When you’ve submitted your application you will receive a confirmation to the e-mail address that you’ve stated. If you don’t receive an confirmation e-mail, you should firstly check your spam filter. If the confirmation e-mail is not there, contact the technical support for the application system by e-mail: support@varbi.com

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    E-mail: support@varbi.com
    Phone: +46 520 580 050 (weekdays at the following times: 08:30–12:00 and 13:00–16:30).

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  • Application and tuition fees

    If you are a Swedish citizen or a citizen of another EU or EEA country you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. Some other groups are also exempt from the requirement to pay application and study fees.

    A few years ago Sweden introduced application and tuition fees for higher education. The level of the study fees depends on which course/programme they are for, and the level is set in order to cover the actual costs of the course/programme in question. Uniarts has some possibilities of offering scholarships that cover the whole study fee or that subsidise it.

    If you are required to pay an application fee, we need to have received your payment by the last date for applications. The application fee is SEK 900. If you are required to pay the application fee and we have not received your payment by the last date for applications, we will not process your application.

    Read more about application and study fees, how you pay to Uniarts and tuition fee scholarships.