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Advanced Production Arts BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Basingstoke College of Technology

Course description

This course is designed to give students a nationally recognised qualification in Media Make-up, providing the knowledge, skills and understanding required to gain employment within the industry.

It provides the learner with an insight into working within the media industry as a make-up artist as part of a production team.

Units covered include:

  • Make-up for Performers
  • Make-up Application Skills and Creative Use in Performance
  • Mask Making
  • Full body Make-up
  • Special Effects Make-up
  • Make-up Using Prosthetics
  • Period Make-up
  • Fantasy Hair Design
  • Period Hair Design and Wigmaking
  • Hair Styling and Dressing
  • Production Art Workshop
  • Performing Arts Business
  • Historical Context of Performing
  • Production Arts Planning
  • Production for Theatre Performance
  • Arts in the Community
  • Design Method


Attendance of 100% is necessary in order to complete the course.

To enhance employment opportunities the course may also have additional qualifications built into the programme.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English, Maths and preferably Art


The course is continuously assessed by practical and written assignments and tests to demonstrate competence.

Financial information

If you are aged 16-18, tuition and registration fees are free. 
If you are aged 19 or over, tuition and registration fees are payable at the start of each year of study; please ask for details.
If you are aged 24 or over, you may be eligible for a Student Loan to assist with your fees; please ask for details.

Future opportunities

This course is a recognised route into higher education, employment or an apprenticeship.

Further information

This course offers appropriate work experience to complement the knowledge and skills you will learn at College.  Our Hair and Beauty Show each year is a fantastic opportunity for students to demonstrate their growing skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Basingstoke College of Technology directly.

Last updated date: 27 January 2016

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