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  • Qualification

    HND - Higher National Diploma

  • Location


  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Make-Up Artistry HND Year 1

This course will give you the skills you will need to pursue a career as a make-up artist, with a strong emphasis on the skills needed for TV, theatre and special effects. With lots of practical units, theory and background knowledge this course can lead to a freelance or commercial career. Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS) has exceptional facilities and you will have access to industry studios and professional make-up equipment. In the first year, you will focus on fashion makeup through the units of Basic Makeup (skincare and eye treatments), Fashion and Photographic Makeup, Business Skills and Applied Hairdressing. You will develop these skills in your second year.

Make-Up Artistry HND Year 2

In your second year, you will develop specific skills in Special Effects Character Make-up and Continuity Cutting. These are all specialised areas relevant to working within the performing arts industry. You will gain essential work experience throughout the course working alongside hair and beauty, photography, dance and performing arts students as well as at a variety of fun charity functions.

Upon completion of this course you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a successful career as a make-up artist. There is a whole range of exciting opportunities in TV, film and fashion. You will be in a great position to progress onto further degree-level studies too.

Tuition fees

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£ 7,700per year

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University information

Edinburgh College

  • Campus address

    Edinburgh College, 24 Milton Road East, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH15 2PP, Scotland

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