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Make-up Artistry (Year 2 Direct Entrant) HND

(SCQF level 8)

Hair & Beauty, Hospitality and Leisure

Applications closed

Mode of Study


Start Date

29th Aug 2022, 2 years


City Campus

  • Applications from International Students Welcome
  • Overview

    This course is for Direct Entry into Second Year.

    This course is designed to enable you to reach the highest qualifications held in Make-up Artistry in Scotland. With the fast-moving and growing industry, this course will equip you with specialised skills, expanding your creativity and artistic skills unique to a make-up artist.  

    You will be taught by a team of industry experts with a wealth of industry experience and expertise in make-up counters, film, theatre and fashion photoshoot.  Their expertise will ensure your learning is at the centre of their teaching practice.

    An essential aspect of the course is working in industry alongside, meeting and observing Make-up Artists working in the field. You may have the opportunity to take part in competitions and industry shows allowing you to flourish as a student of City of Glasgow College.   

    Entry requirements

    Minimum entry requirements

    • HNC  Make-up Artistry TV, Film and Theatre or successful completion of Year 1  HND Make-up Artistry TV, Film and Theatre with minimum mandatory credits from the framework.

    Additional selection requirements

    Entry to the course is based on you:-

    • Meeting the entry requirements of your course and
    • Attending a course information session.

    ESOL entry requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

    What you study

    You'll study the following core units:
    • Make-up Artistry: Postiche for TV, Film and Theatre.
    • Make-up Artistry: Period Make-up and Hairstyles.
    • Make-up Artistry: Life Casting.
    • Make-up Artistry: Character Make-up.
    • Make-up Artistry: Production Study.
    • Make-up Artistry: Graded Unit 2.
    Additional units will be included to make up the full group award to gain your qualification at HND Level.

    After the course


    You may consider career prospects in theatre, film, freelance make-up artist, working on make-up counters, fashion and editorial for photographers.

    Continuing Study

    This is the highest qualification held in the area of make-up artistry. You could progress onto degree level in England. You may also consider a career in teaching in Further Education and TQFE via Stirling or Dundee University.


    How the course is taught

    The course is taught over 3 blocks entailing 12 weeks.  You will be continually assessed throughout the course.

    Assessment methods

    The course entails a variety of assessment methods including practical, closed book and portfolio building.

    Additional Information


    You are required to supply your own kit.  he college will supply aspects of materials with regards to hair pieces, wigs. In addition, you are expected to supply your own stationery.  More information will be given at interview.

    Dress code

    Black and of a professional standard.

    • Mode of Study:
    • Start Date:
      29th Aug 2022, 2 years
    • Location:
      City Campus
    • Applications from International Students Welcome