Scarborough TEC

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Performing Arts (Technical Arts) Media Hair and Make-up Artistry

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Course summary

Learning will be vocational, active, motivational and progressive. On this programme it will be closely linked to assessment; allowing development of skills, knowledge and attributes that will enable the learner to complete assessments. Learning strategies will include: • project work carried out as an individual or as part of a group • work-based learning • lectures and seminars • facilitated activities • visits to companies with a facilitator to structure the visit • visiting speakers from the vocational sector The emphasis will be placed on active learning, drawing on materials gained from the working environment or industry wherever possible. This will help students to develop the transferable skills necessary in a changing and dynamic working environment. A large proportion of units are practical in nature giving students the opportunities to tackle ‘real life’ examples to apply their skills and knowledge to case studies or projects. As well as the programme giving vocational experience, guest lecturers currently working in the sector will provide an active role in an assignment which will increase the relevance of the assignment and further motivate the students. Learners will study Stagecraft working as part of backstage crew in a production. They will be introduced to the principles and practicalities of backstage team work during a live production, designing and creating special effects and illusions which play a large part in providing spectacular visual parts of a production. Make-up artists must be able to interpret the designs for the production and then understand how to use a range of techniques to achieve the desired effects required for successful characterisation. The make-up artist must be able to understand human anatomy and how to change the shapes of facial features and to apply specialised make-up to achieve desired effects for characters. Learners will develop Fashion and Fashion editorial makeup designing abilities whilst developing the technical skills required to work within a diverse variety of contexts to industry standards. They will be required to explore the expertise and knowledge required for a makeup artist to work professionally within defined periods of history. Learners will be able to demonstrate how to recreate period designs and apply them with modern technology and tools, while producing a Period Makeup portfolio to meet industry standards. Learners will develop a marketing strategy and online profile to enhance their future employability prospects, working towards a sustainable career in the performing arts industry. They will undertake a management role for a production of a live performance, enabling them to fully understand the responsibilities of the role to be undertaken and the management of staff. Learners will also be developed and prepared to take their first steps as a creative arts educator. Learners will explore a wide range of skills appropriate for working as a freelance hair and/or makeup artist include the business roles and responsibilities, including working to a budget, time management, health and safety, teamwork, communication and working under pressure. Students will also explore the depth of research required to meet employer needs to ensure briefs are followed, fulfilled and developed where appropriate. Teaching areas are well equipped and are fully resourced to enable the delivery of programmes at level 4 and level 5. The equipment in use reflects the standard available in industry. Specialist studios are available in the following areas: • Specialist, media and fashion make-up • Hairdressing • Postiche and wig making • Sculpting, casting, 3D • Theatre production

Course details


Level 4 units from Make-up Artistry in the Creative Industries pathway Unit 1 The Performing Arts Industry (Pearson-set) Unit 2 Professional Development (Core Unit Mandatory) Unit 28 Hair and Make-up Application (Specialist Unit Mandatory) Unit 30 Fashion and Fashion Editorial Hair and Make-up (Specialist Unit Mandatory) Unit 25 Special FX (Optional Unit) Unit 31 Period Hair and Make-up (Optional Unit) Unit 67 Make-up Ageing Skills (Optional Unit) Unit 68 Body Art Application (Optional Unit) Level 5 units from Technical Arts pathway Unit 32 Creative Research Project (Pearson-set) Unit 33 Working in the Performing Arts Industry (Core Unit) Unit 55 Management Role (Specialist Unit Mandatory) Unit 61 Hair and Make-up Design (Optional Unit) Unit 63 Working in Creative Education (Optional Unit) Unit 65 The Freelance Hair and Makeup Artist (Optional Unit) Unit 66 Special FX 2 (Optional Unit)

Assessment method

Assessment methods utilised in the programme consist of essays, reports, case studies, reflections, group and individual presentations, Portfolio, work placement experience, practical skill demonstrations and continual assessment of practical skills.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

TEC Partnership recognises a wide range of entry qualifications as being equivalent to A’ level standard; if students hold a qualification not listed above please contact the Institute's admissions team on +44 (0) 1472 311222 ext 434. International students must evidence they possess a satisfactory command of English language in terms of reading, writing, listening and are expected to have achieved Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR), as defined by UK Visas and Immigration.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants will require a level 3 Media Hair & Make-up qualification equivalent to 45 UCAS points (Merit and above). Applicants are required to hold English and Maths GCSE (or equivalent) at Grade C/4. Non-standard offer TEC Partnership will also encourage applications from non-traditional learners who lack formal academic qualifications. Applicants will be expected to have the skills and experience within the following topic areas • Fashion and Editorial Hair & Make-up. • Special Effects Make-up to include casualty effects. • Theatrical make-up. • Body art. • Hair styling and cutting skills. All such non-traditional applicants will be: • Required to successfully complete an interview with a course tutor. • Invited to attend a workshop interview in which they will perform a practical based skills task, complete a theoretical test and share a portfolio of their work.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5900 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5900 Year 1
Scotland £5900 Year 1
Wales £5900 Year 1
Channel Islands £5900 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £5900 Year 1

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Performing Arts (Technical Arts) Media Hair and Make-up Artistry at Scarborough TEC - UCAS