HND Make-Up Artistry

This exciting and innovative course allows participants to develop skills for the media and make-up industries. Students will develop skills in basic and advanced make-up application techniques in conjunction with applied hairdressing skills and wig dressing methods. Candidate's work will be showcased through the production of portfolios, on-going assessments and work experience.

Course content includes:

  • 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

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

  • Employment

One of the following:

  • SVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy or Nail Services
  • SVQ Level 3 Hairdressing
  • 2 Highers (including English)
  • Applicants who do not meet these criteria, but have relevant experience or alternative qualifications will be considered

Additional Requirements:

  • Students will be required to purchase a kit for each year of the programme as well as uniforms and portfolios
  • Students must be prepared to work out of College hours for work experience, when required

Further advice for full-time applicants:

• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• If you created your account prior to September 2016, you will need to register a new account
• Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for
• Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
• Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately
• If you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
• Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as; the reason you are applying, future career plans, previous employment, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
• Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
• If your application is successful, you will be invited for interview. For January start courses interviews will be in Nov/Dec and interviews for August start courses will take place between February and May
• If your application is unsuccessful, you will be offered support in finding a suitable alternative course
• Applicants who provide a mobile phone number on their application form will be sent a text reminder prior to the day of interview
• If you are unable to attend an interview or wish to withdraw your application - please email


  • Location

    Falkirk Campus

  • Attendance


  • Start date

    24 August 2020

  • End date

    11 June 2021

  • SCQF Level

    Level 8