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Performing Arts - Production Pathway (Specialist/Theatrical Make-up) HNC

This course will allow you to develop your skills in specialist make-up and hair to build a strong professional portfolio. This is a vocational course with a strong emphasis on practical based learning to ensure that the course content reflects the changes in industry and prepares you for the industry you will enter. You will be taken on location photoshoots, use photography and editing suites and meet other industry professionals to collaborate together and build on knowledge whilst gaining new skills. This course allows you to work in an educational environment where you have access to the use of facilities such as photography suites, a theatre and computer rooms alongside your own specialist room. This also allows you to be in a supportive environment with subject specialist lecturers.

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • At least 120 UCAS points from A-Levels or a Level 3 Diploma in a relevant subject area
  • English at GCSE grade C or above or equivalent Level 2 qualification
  • Maths at GCSE grade C or above or equivalent Level 2 qualification is desirable.

If you are a mature student with a background in this industry and experience you will also be considered. You will be required to bring a portfolio of your make-up/artwork to your interview. 

Course content

You will study about hair and make-up in the following industries:

  • TV
  • Film
  • Theatre
  • Photography
  • Fashion
  • Media and Beauty

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment, practical assessment, exams.

Further study and career options

After the course you can progress onto a top-up year at university, go straight into industry as a make-up artist, or make-up artist assistant or even become self-employed.

Additional information

You will be required to spend £800 on materials needed for your course. To enrol on this course you must apply through the University & Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) using the institution code BEDF B23 and the course code BB35. Visit www.ucas.com or call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Course information & how to book

You will need to complete a UCAS online application form to apply for this course, available at www.ucas.com. The codes needed are located in the 'Additional information' section above. Please call the College on 01234 291000 if you have any queries about your application.

LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
1 year 25/09/2017 £5040 Cauldwell Street L1606

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Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, problems with English and Maths, are deaf or hearing impaired, or missing the essential skills needed to complete your course, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

Accessibility
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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