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Makeup Artistry HND

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 8

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

Make-Up Artistry HND Year 1 

This course will give you the skills you will need to pursue a career as a make-up artist, with a strong emphasis on the skills needed for TV, theatre and special effects. With lots of practical units, theory and background knowledge this course can lead to a freelance or commercial career. Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS) has exceptional facilities and you will have access to industry studios and professional make-up equipment. In the first year, you will focus on essential make-up skills, which you will build on in the second year. 

Make-Up Artistry HND Year 2  

In your second year, you will develop specific skills in specialised areas relevant to working within the performing arts industry. You will gain essential work experience throughout the course working alongside hair and beauty, photography, dance and performing arts students as well as at a variety of fun charity functions.  

Upon completion of this course, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a successful career as a make-up artist. There is a whole range of exciting opportunities in TV, film and fashion. You will be in a great position to progress onto further degree-level studies too.  

Please see below the information tasks that will need to be completed as part of the selection process.

What you will learn

Year One

  • 20th-century hair styling and make-up
  • Ageing skills
  • History of hair and make-up
  • Hairstyling for a photoshoot and hairstyling maintenance
  • Production study for theatre
  • Risk management, production safety and sustainability
  • Prosthetic make-up and specialised make-up effects for TV and film.

Year Two

  • Body painting
  • Period Hair and make-up
  • Character skills and postiche for Tv, film and theatre
  • Work placement
  • Organising a promotional activity
  • Lifecasting and mould making
  • Production study for TV and film

Placement information

  • You will be given the opportunity to take part in a variety of work experience opportunities during your course

How the course is assessed

  • Through practical demonstration e-folios and theoretical/research assignments

Number of days per week

  • 3 days

Entry requirements

Year 1 

  • At least 2 Highers at Grade C or above, English and Art (or art-based/related) subjects are preferred. 
  • Demonstrable computer skills would be considered advantageous but are not essential 
  • Applicants may also apply with Art, Beauty or Hairdressing qualifications at a minimum of SCQF Level 6 
  • If you have extensive and related work experience in the field of Makeup Artistry, you are also able to apply

Year 2 

  • You must have completed a 15 credit HND year 1 to apply for this course 
  • We are unable to accept applicants with an HNC of under 15 credits internally or externally 

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

Tasks for Interview 

1) Write 250 words minimum about the hair and make-up in your favourite theatre production 

2) Please prepare a make-up portfolio including 5 examples of your work or anything that might demonstrate your artistic expression.  Sketches, paintings etc

Your application will be reviewed when all links are submitted, and you will be contacted to arrange an online interview where members of the Make-up Department will ask you questions to assess your suitability for the course.

It is important that you name your files 'yourname_image1' to enable us to identify your evidence. Images to be sent will be 300ppi and saved as jpg.

Please send in your portfolio of digital images and your 250 words written task using the digital file transfer link:

http://www.transfernow.net/en/ 

Please add your portfolio link to your application

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English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • BA (Hons) Makeup for Media and Performance and a variety of other makeup artistry degree course  
  • Further short courses in photography, hairdressing, beauty or body art  

Career options

  • Make-up artist in a salon 
  • Freelance make-up artist 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Full time 29/08/22 41 Weeks

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