NC Make Up Artistry

This course is designed for students who have an interest in the fast-paced industry of makeup artistry. The units will build on your creative and artistic skills and you will develop a variety of specialist make-up and hairstyling techniques required for working in the television, film and theatre industries.

  • Wigs and Postiche for Media
  • Media Make-Up: Special Effects
  • Character Make-Up for TV and Theatre
  • Style, Dress and Finish Hair
  • Styling for a Total Look
  • Commercial Experience
  • Body Painting
  • Fantasy Make-Up and Hair
  • Beauty: Current Creative Make-Up Trends

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

HND Make-Up Artistry

One of the following:

  • Four National 4 awards (or equivalent) including English
  • Successful completion of Level 5 NC Beauty Care and Make-Up
  • Applicants who do not meet these criteria, but have relevant experience or alternative qualifications will be considered

Additional Requirements:

  • 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

    Raploch Campus

  • Attendance


  • Start date

    24 August 2020

  • End date

    11 June 2021

  • SCQF Level

    Level 6