HND Make-Up Artistry

This exciting and innovative course will allow you to develop skills in the Media and Make-Up Industries. Learners will attain skills in basic and advanced make-up application techniques in conjunction with applied hairdressing skills and wig dressing methods. Candidates work will be showcased through production of portfolios, on-going assessments and work experience. Learners will be required to purchase a kit for each year of the programme as well as uniforms and portfolios and must also be prepared to work out of College hours for work experience when required.


2 Years Full Time


Basic Make-Up
Fashion and Photography Make-Up
Advanced Fashion and Photography Make-Up
Applied Hairdressing
Long Hair Design
Style Hair with Postiche and Padding
Selling Skills
Customer Care
Special Effects Make-up
Period Make-up and Hairstyles
Character Make-Up
Continuity Cutting and Colouring Techniques
Maintenance and Styling Postiche
Employment Experience
Production Study

Career Paths

Film, Television and Theatre
Photography Shoots
Catwalk presentations for the Fashion Industry
Freelance Make-Up Artist
Consultant with Professional Make-up Brands

Entry requirements

One of the following:
> SVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy or Nail Services
> SVQ Level 3 Hairdressing
> 2 Higher Grades at Grade C or above including English
> Applicants who do not meet these criteria but have relevant experience of alternative qualifications will be considered.