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

Make-up and Wig Design - Bachelor

The bachelor’s programme in make-up and wig design is for students who are interested in becoming make-up and wig designers. Main language of instruction is Swedish.

Make-up and wig designers work together with the production team to develop a joint concept, and contribute with their own artistry and craftsmanship. Employment is in the performing arts and film and television.

The make-up profession has over the years evolved from a purely professional craftsmanship to include conceptual creation and make-up and wig designer’s dramaturgy, with artistic choices and artistic design. Make-up and wig designers can challenge actors and help them in the process of developing a character by problematizing and making the character real.

The tasks include conceptualisation, making wigs and removable make-up, cutting own hair, hairdressing, dental make-up, make-up, and performance work.


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

The make-up and wig design programme is unique in the Nordic countries. As our training is interlinked with the other courses in the performing arts, you’ll get the opportunity to work with different occupations in teams and thus visualize your own work in relation to the other professions. The training is basically focused on the performing arts. Film, dance and other art forms are included, albeit to a small extent.

The programme intertwines practice with theory and collaborative exercises. The first half of the programme focuses on skills training and team exercises. Then we work with larger collaborative exercises interspersed with individual practice outside of school. The programme ends with a graduation production.

You may have access to both the old traditions and modern practices. The craftsmanship is of fundamental importance for the modern, artistic, broadly educated and informed make-up artist and wig-maker.

We are constantly balancing between job-specific craft courses, theory and the conceptual process and practice. Job-specific knowledge interspersed with instruction in conceptual creation and text analysis. In addition to teaching, at SADA you will meet specialist guest instructors and have internships outside of school.

The goal of the course is to make you technically skilled and able to develop and present an artistic concept. At its best, make-up and wig design lifts and adds artistic quality.

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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.

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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.

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    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.

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