HNC Technical Make Up Artistry, TV, Film & Theatre

L4 Level 4
Full Time
11 September 2023 — 23 May 2024
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

A make-up artist ensures that models, performers and presenters have suitable make-up and hairstyles for appearing in front of cameras or an audience.  This includes;

  • film
  • live music
  • photographic shoots
  • television
  • theatre.

A make-up artist needs creative flair, practical ability and an up-to-date knowledge of fashion and beauty trends.   The work involves creating images and characters through the medium of make-up, hairstyles and prosthetics according to a brief.

This programme offers learners a broad introduction to the subject area via a mandatory core of learning, while allowing for the acquisition of skills and experience through the selection of relevant optional units.

How to Apply: You apply for this course via UCAS.  The ‘Apply Now’ button will take you to the UCAS course page.
You will need the following details:
Course Code – RS02, Institution Code – C16, Campus Code - A, Campus Name – City Centre Campus 
For further information visit Completing your UCAS application.

What you will study

HNC modules include:

  • The Performing Arts Industry
  • Professional Development
  • Production Communication
  • Stage Craft
  • Special FX
  • Hair and Make-up Application
  • Fashion and Fashion Editorial Hair and Make-up
  • Period Hair and Make-up

Additional fees include:
DBS: £45.05
Uniform: £45 plus flat black enclosed shoes
Prosthetic kit: £116 (compulsory)
Fashion makeup kit: £192.60

Course fee per year

DBS Check: £45.05

Tuition Fees: £6,000.00

Kit/Materials: £308.60

Uniform Fee: £45.00

Entry requirements

  • A Level 3 qualification in makeup, hair and/or related subject.
  • Other Level 3 qualifications may be acceptable. In addition,
  • GCSE’s in Maths and English with a minimum of grade C (or 4)
  • International Applicants require IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 Applications from mature students, without the standard entry requirements but with related work experience, will be considered.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

11 September 2023

End date

23 May 2024

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

16 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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HNC Technical Make Up Artistry, TV, Film & Theatre

Career prospects & further study

Candidates who achieve these qualifications may go on to study a level 5 HND in Technical Make Up Artistry, TV, Film & Theatre (subject to sufficient student numbers being recruited).

Alternatively, successful learners will embark on an administrative, managerial or commercial career.

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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