This course is ideal for you if you have an interest in media make-up artistry and wish to work in the TV, film, theatre and fashion industries. You will produce a range of media hair and make-ups for photo shoots and produce a portfolio of your final looks.

In year 1 you will focus on essential hair and make-up skills, 20th century hair and make-up and special effects make-up incorporating prosthetics. You will participate in photo shoots and produce a portfolio of your work.

In year 2 you will focus on producing character make-ups including life casting and prosthetics. You will also research and produce period hair and make-up incorporating wigs and participate in photo shoots. In this year you will produce digitally recorded evidence of your chosen final look for the graded unit.

  • You will develop your skills and creativity in a variety of media make-up applications and hairdressing techniques including wig dressing.
  • You will also develop skills in special effects, character make-up and prosthetics.
  • This will include working on models and live projects.
  • Two years full-time
  • Classes can be timetabled Monday to Friday, between 9am and 9pm, and will include evenings
  • Essential make-up skills
  • Hair maintenance skills
  • Ageing skills
  • 20th century Hair and make-up
  • SFX for TV and film
  • Sculpting and flat mould
  • Production studies for theatre
  • Health and safety
  • Make-up and hair for a photo shoot
  • Promotional activity
  • Graded 1
  • Character make-up
  • Postiche for TV, film and theatre
  • Period Hair and Make-up
  • Make-up, Hair and costume
  • History of Hair
  • History of make-up
  • Life casting and mould making
  • Production studies TV and Film
  • Work placement
  • Graded 2

You will be required to be a model for classmates for all practical classes and source your own models for assessments.

  • All applicants must have achieved all units within HNC Make-up artistry to progress to HND Make-up artistry.
  • We will consider external applicants who already hold the HNC Make-up artistry please email to apply.
  • Applicants should have a Qualification HNC Make Up Artistry.
  • Applicants with appropriate and relevant industry experience may be considered.
  • On Completion of the course, successful candidates can seek employment in TV, Film, Theatre and Fashion Industries.
  • The kit for this course is approx. £500 per year.
  • The kits are ordered directly from the supplier and paid for by the student.
  • The college does not provide funding for these student kits.
  • Group information session followed by individual interview