New College, Swindon

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Performing Arts (Technical Arts) Media Make-Up

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Course summary

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.

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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.

International applicants

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

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

England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1
Channel Islands £7500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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. Please note: Tuition fees are published for the first year of entry only and may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by the Office for Students. *Fee information for European Union (EU) students: If your course starts on or after the 1st August 2021, you will no longer be eligible for financial support from Student Finance England unless you meet one of the following criteria: you are able to benefit from the citizens’ rights agreements you are an Irish national living in the UK or Republic of Ireland – benefits of Irish nationals under Common Travel Area guidance arrangement will continue.
Performing Arts (Technical Arts) Media Make-Up at New College, Swindon - UCAS