Where will this course lead?

On successful completion of the course you will be qualified to enter Higher Education. You will also develop the necessary skills to enter the workplace or apprenticeship should you choose to do so.

What will I study?

Do you want a future in the professional makeup industry? During this course you will study the necessary skills to become a professional makeup artist. You will build a professional portfolio that displays a range of skills and specialist make-up techniques for fashion, film and theatre which will include makeup for TV, special effects makeup and theatrical makeup for stage. You will also understand editorial concepts and work on live projects. This is an ideal course for students who wish to work as professionals within the industry and push their existing skills to a further level.

How will this course be delivered?

The course is classroom and studio based with individual, small team and wider group workshops, exploring and developing ideas, designing looks, creating prosthetics and makeup application. There will be a number of assignments each year which will allow students to work on their own choice of outcomes. There are many routes that students may wish to pursue which are linked to their personal interests and career goals, which may include special effects, fantasy, fashion and many more. Our students are encouraged to experiment in all of these areas to create final outcomes based on a theme or to meet a real design brief.

Design boards, sketchbooks and online portfolios are used to document the development of your ideas throughout each assignment and should contain your initial research, visual studies, design development and experimentation, along with your final designs and evaluation. It is expected that you annotate your ideas and reflect on your development as the assignment progresses. You will also use photography to document your final outcomes.

What qualifications will I get?

You will complete the course with a Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Make Up).

How will I be assessed?

Assignments form the basis for coursework. The lecturing staff will introduce each new assignment as the course progresses. You will be assessed all the time you are working, but your main assessment is through assignment work, where you will be graded for each assignment and then given an overall grade for the final assignment of each year. Attendance and application in all areas is essential for successful completion. Most of your work will be completed in a sketchbook and on design boards.

What are the entry requirements?

You must be 18 years old or over and will normally possess five GCSEs (Grade 4 or above), and either a minimum of one A Level or a Level 3 Extended Diploma in a creative subject such as Art & Design. However, applications from mature students without these qualifications are welcomed.

What else do I need to know?

*Free of charge if you are aged 18 at the start of the course. If not, a fee of £4,200 will apply.


Stratford-upon-Avon College

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