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Production Arts (Make-Up) BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Level 3 at Fareham College

Course description

This specialist course is for creative students who wish to work as a Hair and Make-up Artist within the TV, film, theatre or fashion industries.

Course content

The course covers a wide range of disciplines that include:

  • Make-up for performers (TV, film and fashion)

  • Theatrical make-up and hair styling

  • Character design and application methods

  • Period make-up design and application

  • Hair styling and dressing for performers

  • Production arts workshop to support in performance


Entry requirements

  • 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 sketchbooks to demonstrate your research and design process as part of your assessments, written assignments also form a portion of this qualification. 

You will gradually build a unique professional portfolio of work to demonstrate your creativity and skill. 


Financial information

You will need to purchase the hair and make-up kit that supports your study using professional brands and products currently used in industry.

Future opportunities

On completion of this qualification you would look to progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Production Arts (Make-up). 

Continuous training is a feature of this profession if you want to develop a specialist career. 

This qualification will provide you with a strong foundation of skills to gain employment as a cosmetics make-up artist or a freelance Hair and Make-up Artist for bridal and fashion events.

Further information

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.

Last updated date: 29 March 2016

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