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Performing Arts - Production Pathway (Specialist/Theatrical Make-up) HND (part-time) (top-up from HNC)

  • L5
  • HE

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

To start this HND you must have successfully completed the HNC and entry is subject to a successful 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 £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 or call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Course Information & How to Apply

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

Start DateCourse Code
19/11/2014 L1603 Course in progress


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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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