Cardiff and Vale College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Technical Make Up Artistry, TV, Film & Theatre

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Course summary

A make-up artist ensures that models, performers and presenters have suitable make-up and hairstyles for appearing in front of cameras or an audience. This includes; Film Live music Photographic shoots Television Theatre. A make-up artist needs creative flair, practical ability and an up-to-date knowledge of fashion and beauty trends. The work involves creating images and characters through the medium of make-up, hairstyles and prosthetics according to a brief. This programme offers learners a broad introduction to the subject area via a mandatory core of learning, while allowing for the acquisition of skills and experience through the selection of relevant optional units.


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

Assessment method

A mix of practical, written, work based assessments and presentations

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A level 3 qualification in makeup, hair and/or related subject. Other level 3 qualifications may be acceptable. Mature applicants (aged 21+) who do not have the standard entry requirements but have relevant work experience will be considered.

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Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent
PTE Academic51

We also accept other English language examination equivalents. The standard requirement is equivalent to Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000* Year 1
Scotland £6000* Year 1
Wales £6000* Year 1
Channel Islands £6000* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £6000* Year 1
EU £12000* Year 1
International £12000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the College library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the College website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. EU students who have settled or pre-settled status in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme, may be eligible for student finance and be designated as a home student for fees purposes. Irish nationals are eligible for support under the Common Travel Area arrangement.

Sponsorship information

CAVC has a range of bursaries and scholarships that students on undergraduate, higher education programmes can apply for to support their studies. Applicants can find more information by visiting the college website

Technical Make Up Artistry, TV, Film & Theatre at Cardiff and Vale College - UCAS