Performing Arts - Production Pathway (Specialist/Theatrical Make-up) HNC (part-time)
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.
You will need:
- 48 UCAS points (BTEC Level 3 Diploma in a relevant subject area, A-Level portfolio or 1 A-Level at A grade) AND
- 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.
Entry is subject to a successful interview, either face to face or via Skype/telephone. Practical examples will need to be sent before the interview and this should be arranged with the interviewer. You will be required to produce a portfolio of work showing a broad range of experience in specialist make-up.
You will study a range of topics including:
- Make-up behind TV
- Media and Beauty
A trip to a make-up artist trade show will take place, along with a trip to a theatre production in the West End.
There will be continuous assessment, including practical assessment and exams.
Further study and career options
You can progress on to a university top-up year, industry work, become a make-up artist, assist make-up artists or become freelance and self-employed.
You will be required to spend £50 on resources, £30 on clothing and a kit cost of approximately £600. The kit includes: make-up, hair, wig making and prosthetics equipment. 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 (TBC). Visit www.ucas.com or call us on 01234 291000 for more information.