Performing Arts (Technical Arts) for Specialist Hair and Media Make-Up Professionals - HNC Kingston College


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A friendly, creative, challenging and practical course that will give you the knowledge, practical experiences and confidence to pursue a career in the make-up industry as a professional make-up artist for theatre, fashion, video and television. The course has a strong focus on prosthetics work. On successful completion of the course you would progress to the HND year with us and then, if you wish, progress onto a University for a year 3 top up or out into industry. There are strong work experience opportunities throughout the course to support individual career goals.

  • Qualification

    Higher National Certificate - HNC

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    1 year

Course details


Your first HNC year will see you explore Hair and Make-up for TV and Film, Facial Postiche, SPFX and Prosthetics including head casts, sculpting wounds, working with resin cores, silicone etc.; Period Hair and Make-up, research skills, Costume Design and Hari and Make-up for promotional, catwalk and editorial work. As you progress to the second HND year you will develop Postiche and Wig making skills, Advanced Prosthetics with input from Stuart Bray, Photographic Techniques, how to Manage a Creative Business and Professional Portfolio building.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code 4W52
Institution code K83
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Applications are welcome from suitably qualified overseas students. Please refer to the Kingston College Undergraduate website for entry requirements.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 32 points 32 UCAS points from one A-Level, a BTEC Level 3 or equivalent qualification.

Additional entry requirements


Suitably qualified applicants will be invited to interview with a course tutor, where they will be required to further demonstrate their suitability for the course, and given the opportunity to ask questions about the course.


Applicants' suitability is assessed through a combination of their initial UCAS application, submission of a portfolio of work and interview with a course tutor.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please see individual course pages on the Kingston College website for fee confirmation. Tuition fees do not always include materials, equipment, field trips, studio hire or library fees. Tuition fees are also separate to any travel or accommodation fees that may be necessary as part of the course. Students may be eligible for maintenance loans to cover these costs. See website for details.