Specialist Makeup - Higher National Diploma (HND)

West Thames College
Hounslow, England, United Kingdom
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Entry Requirements

You will need to have at least one A level, BTEC Level 3 or Foundation Diploma in art and design, or an equivalent qualification in hair, makeup, and/or art. Mature students with a suitable background will also be considered. 


Year 1

  • Introductory Hair and Makeup Studies
  • Period Hair Makeup and Wig Dressing
  • Current Trends in Hair and Makeup
  • Character Makeup and Bald Caps
  • Theatre Makeup for Performance
  • Contextual Studies
  • Face Design Studies
  • Introductory Film and Theatre Studies
  • Professional Practice
  • Integrated Final Project

Year 2

  • TV and Film Hair and Makeup
  • Character Makeup and Wig Dressing
  • Special Effects
  • Body Painting
  • Sculpture and Life Drawing
  • Contextual Studies
  • Business and Professional Studies
  • Integrated Final Major Project

You will also study common skills throughout the course:

  • Managing and Developing Self
  • Working with Others
  • Communicating
  • Managing Tasks and Solving Problems
  • Applying Numeracy
  • Applying Technology
  • Applying Design and Creativity.

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