New College, Swindon

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Advanced Make-Up, Hair and Prosthetics

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Course summary

This course has been designed to further develop and extend the knowledge acquired by students at level five in wig making, hair, make-up and prosthetics for film, TV and theatre. The course encourages a developmental approach to teaching and learning, encouraging research, experimentation and reflection. This highly practical course has a strong emphasis on professional working practices, focusing on the development of individual competence and confidence in the production of industry standard outcomes. Module design enables students to develop their own creative ideas to discover their own individuality and to make them stand out in the field of professional make-up, hair and body artistry. The course has excellent connections within the industry, and will offer students the opportunity to engage with industry professionals through organised trips, guest speakers, demonstrations and benefit from the current professional experience of our lecturers.


Advanced Hair and Wig Making; Advanced Make-Up, Hair and Prosthetics; Professional Practice; Developing Design Ideas and Experimentation, Delivering Demonstrations; Final Major Project

Assessment method

Assessment on the course is mainly through production of practical work in response to industry briefs. Coursework comprises of researching, planning and executing a design, or demonstration to professional standards. Journals will form the basis of the planning and design of work and will also be assessed on their rationale for their work, as well as evaluation, commentary and reflection on the practical outcomes. Students will not undertake any summative written exams as part of the course, but will undertake timed practical examinations to create practical outcomes and to deliver their demonstration.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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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North Star Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

New College Swindon is unable to accept applicants that require a student visa to study in the UK

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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You will be required to attend a course interview


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5No less than 5.5 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7500 Whole course
England £7500 Whole course
Northern Ireland £7500 Whole course
Scotland £7500 Whole course
Wales £7500 Whole course
Channel Islands £7500 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £7500 Whole course
International £9200 Whole course

Additional fee information

KIT FEE- Supplied to students. The cost of the kit included in the fees is based on the estimated spend for a specialist make-up kit, ordered through the college’s approved suppliers, to facilitate course practice and assessment. Students may incur further additional resource costs to be met by them, depending on their individual design, and materials requirements for the work produced.
Advanced Make-Up, Hair and Prosthetics at New College, Swindon - UCAS