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Higher National Diploma (HND) in Creative Production Arts (Pathways in Media Make-Up or Prop Making)

Coleg y Cymoedd

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  • Qualification

    HND - Higher National Diploma

  • Location

    Nantgarw Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course Information

This course introduces you to media make-up and small prop making for production. The course offers an insight into the professional world of the TV, Film and theatre industries covering a wide range of skills needed for success working in these fields. Industry visits and work placement opportunities across a broad array of production companies are often available due to the increasing industry links associated with this course.

What Will I Learn?

This 2/3 year course aims to develop a wide range of skills in the chosen pathways of: 1. Media make-up and special effects. 2. Prop making.

Skills such as:

• Make-up application for television and film. • Hair lace wig dressing and application. • Special effects and the use of prosthetics. • Airbrushing techniques.

• A range of casting and moulding techniques. • Body casting. • Various model making processes. • Puppetry and prop costume.


Skills acquired will be developed over the 2/3 years together with work placements linked with industry to equip students with the necessary expertise to enter a career in the creative production arts in any of the two subject areas that they have chosen.

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Entry requirements

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A level :

Students will require 48 UCAS points, this is the equivalent of 2 A Levels (at Grade D or above) or a relevant BTEC Level 3 qualification with a Merit/Pass for a Level 3 Diploma or a Pass/Pass/Pass for a Level 3 Extended Diploma or relevant industrial experience.


University information

Coleg y Cymoedd

  • Campus address

    Coleg y Cymoedd, Twyn Road, Hengoed, Ystrad Mynach, Caerphilly, CF82 7XR, Wales

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