Production Arts (Make-up) BTEC Diploma Level 3 at Fareham College
This advanced specialist course is for artistic students who wish to work as a Hair and Make-up Artist within the TV, film, theatre or fashion industries.
The course offers specialised skills such as special effects make-up, prosthetics and wig making.
It is suitable for those who wish to progress onto University or other specialist courses to study at a higher level.
The course covers a wide range of disciplines that include:
Make-up for performers (TV, film and fashion)
Airbrushing (face and body)
Special effects make-up
Character design and application methods
Period make-up design and application
Hair styling and dressing for performers
Theatrical make-up and hair styling
Fantasy hair design and styling
Wig maintenance and styling
Production arts workshop to support in performance
Production for theatre performance
- Five GCSEs at grade A* – C including English and maths.
- GCSE Art is desirable or an Art portfolio is required to demonstrate artistic skill.
You will develop creative sketchbooks to demonstrate your research and design process as part of your assessments, written assignments also form a portion of this qualification.
You will build a unique professional portfolio of work to demonstrate your creativity and skill.
You will need to purchase the hair and make-up kit that supports your study using professional brands and products currently used in industry.
On completion of this qualification you would look to progress into Higher Education to study this specialism further.
Continuous training is a feature of this profession if you want to develop a specialist career.
This qualification will provide you with a skills set for potential employment as a Trainee Hair and Make-up Artist, Wigs Assistant, Bridal Hair and Make-up Artist or a Make-up Artist for cosmetics companies such as MAC and Bobbi Brown.
You will be asked to organise your own models for assessments and showcase work.
This will also include independently sourcing work experience opportunities through local theatres, events and embracing experiences offered to you as part of your course.
This may include working some evenings and weekend but the dates will be provided in advance.
There will also be educational visits to the theatre, Charles Fox, exhibitions and workshops (additional cost).
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Fareham College directly.