This course equips students with the knowledge, skills and techniques required as a make-up artist working in film, theatre, fashion and television. Students are encouraged to explore different techniques and effects in hair and make-up styling for photographic shoots, as well as developing skills in sculpting and casting to produce special make-up effects, prosthetics and character creation. Progression On successful completion of this course, you will be equipped with a high level of professional and practical skills and a portfolio of photographic work, as part of your professional development, for self-promotion and employment opportunities. You will be fully prepared to pursue a career in the make-up industry or progress onto further degree level study.
Year 1:The Performing Arts Industry; Professional Development; Production Communication; Stagecraft; Special FX; Hair and Make-Up Application; Fashion and Fashion Editorial Hair and Make-Up; Period Hair and Make-Up. Year 2: Creative Research Project; Working in the Performing Arts Industry; Management Role; Hair and Make-Up Design; Mask and Puppet Making; The Freelance Hair and Make-Up Artist; Special FX2
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.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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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
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Performing Arts Media Make Up.
New College Swindon is unable to accept applicants that require a student visa to study in the UK
Additional entry requirements
You will be required to attend a course interview
Details of the content of your portfolio will be given at the time you are invited in for interview
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||No less than 5.5 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7500||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£7500||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£7500||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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Clearing contact details
Monday to Thursday 8:30am - 5pm Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Course contact details
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