Taught course

Period Hair and Wig Design

Bucks New University · Bucks New University

Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:1 minimum) in a relevant subject. If you do not have any formal academic qualifications but do have experience in the industry and previous training in a relevant area, we will consider your application on an individual basis. We are very open to those who show relevant experience useful to the degree.

We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.

Months of entry


Course content

Working with hair and wigs in order to produce high standard results can be one of the most challenging areas of the craft departments within the film industry and there are currently not many people able to do it. Qualified professionals in these sectors are in high demand by designers and supervisors. Professionals with good hair skills can be working in more than one production at the same time, due to the number of productions focusing on period content and the lack of people with the right expertise to fill the gaps.

Our MA in Period Hair and Wig Design will help equip you with the knowledge, skills and experience to work in this sector either in the UK or internationally. It is mainly delivered in Creative Media Skills’ facilities, based at Pinewood Studios, and you will also need to travel to our High Wycombe Campus.

The course combines a core set of skills in the area of hair and wigs for film and HETV with direct experience working alongside industry professionals, learning some of the detailed skills required to develop industry-standard styles and characters, as well as practical insights into personal entrepreneurial skills to foster a successful career.

This programme is developed with specialist staff from Bucks New University’s School of Art, Design and Performance, which brings together students from across a range of creative disciplines, enabling interdisciplinary access to expertise and facilities.

Fees and funding

Please see the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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