Make-Up Artistry at Trafford & Stockport College Group - UCAS

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Course summary

This course begins at Level 4 and is a natural progression route for students that have previously studied hair, beauty, media make-up, art and design or creative media at level 3. It has been created to provide you with a strong foundation of the necessary disciplines, skills and techniques to work in the performing arts industry (Film, TV and Theatre) in hair and make-up. Unlike more traditional and focused degree level study, this course has breadth and offers wider employment opportunities. The competitive field of performance often requires multi-skilled freelance artists that can work across different disciplines. On this Higher National Certificate, you will study core mandatory units as well as selected subject and industry specific units. Using experienced industry and expert educational staff, we aim to teach our graduates to not only have the technical skills but also ethical business knowledge, an ability to self-promote and the resilience to work in this ever-changing industry. You will study 8 modules, each of which attracts 15 credits to accumulate 120 credits at the end of the programme. Career Options include: The development and growth of the TV and Film sector in "Media City" in Salford, as well as content made in Greater Manchester has resulted in an increase in job opportunities in all disciplines. Theatre is booming and new musicals and shows are being regularly created. There are a wealth of touring productions in the UK and internationally with short term and long-term contracts available. The beauty and modelling industry continues to thrive with increased support from influencers and online content creators. Versatile and skilled freelance artists are regularly hired for a range of different commercial projects. Progression from this pathway can be include the HND at Level 5 and a top up degree in related Make-up Artistry courses at Level 6.Employment in industry or freelance. 1 year-12 Hours per week. For further information please contact us by visiting the contact page on the college website. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.


At level 4 you will study: The Performing Arts Industry Professional Development Hair and Make-up Application Fashion & Editorial Hair & Make-up Special FX Period Hair and Make-up Make-up Ageing Skills Body Art Application.

Assessment method

Assessments include a wide range of methods from presentations, reports, observations, practical workshops, exhibitions, and portfolios. All units must be passed to complete the course. All units are coursework based.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications will be considered on individual merit. However, offers will usually be based on: 64 Ucas Points A full Level 3 qualification preferably in Media Make-up. GCSE English Language. GCSE Maths at grade C/4 or above or Functional Skills L2 or working towards. Applicants from a non-artistic background will be invited to complete a skills assessment.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

The purchase of uniform and a make-up kit (including special FX) costing up to £500
Make-Up Artistry at Trafford & Stockport College Group - UCAS