Want to learn more about the business of beauty? Solent is the first university in the UK to offer a beauty promotion degree, an innovative course which focuses on developing you for a career within the global beauty industry. You’ll learn a diverse range of skills, including multi-platform journalism, styling, marketing, PR, advertising and trend forecasting, with an opportunity to specialise as you progress.
Students are taught by academics with extensive industry experience in writing and styling beauty, celebrity and fashion editorial features for magazines including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle and Good Housekeeping.
Students have access to professional photography facilities, as well as a make-up area. Mac suites with the latest design and publishing software and a reprographics room are also available to help students develop their digital skills.
Students on this course can take advantage of opportunities to get involved in retail activities at Re:So, Solent’s stunning student-run store which sells a unique mix of fashion, accessories, publications, furniture and art produced by the University’s creative students and graduates. The store’s upper floor ‘learning zone’ has previously hosted guest speakers from the fashion industry, workshops, photo-shoots and exhibitions – with an emphasis on developing student retail, enterprise and employability skills.
Think a career as a beauty editor, PR, marketing executive, brand manager or trend forecaster might be for you? With close industry links and regular opportunities to create a professional network, gain hands-on experience and build a professional resume, Solent’s unique beauty promotion degree can help you to take your first step into this exciting industry.
What does this course lead to?
You can gain the skills required for a dynamic career in the fashion and beauty industries, working in the head office of a cosmetics, skincare, perfume, jewellery or hair care company or promoting several clients as a PR executive in a beauty and fashion public relations agency. These skills are also highly valuable in the lifestyle, public relations and promotion industries.
Who is this course for?
Students who want to work behind the scenes in the global beauty industry will benefit most from this course.
Students will graduate from this full-time course well prepared for a range of essential business support, marketing, PR, advertising and trend forecasting roles.