HND Performing Arts (Technical Arts) Media Hair and Make-up Artistry

UCAS Code: PA01 Credit Level: 5 Credit Value: 240 Course Start Date: September Course Duration: 2 years
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About the HND Performing Arts (Technical Arts) Media Hair and Make-up Artistry course

Learning will be vocational, active, motivational and progressive. On this programme it will be closely linked to assessment; allowing development of skills, knowledge and attributes that will enable the learner to complete assessments. Learning strategies will include:

  • project work carried out as an individual or as part of a group
  • work-based learning
  • lectures and seminars
  • facilitated activities
  • visits to companies with a facilitator to structure the visit
  • visiting speakers from the vocational sector

The emphasis will be placed on active learning, drawing on materials gained from the working environment or industry wherever possible. This will help students to develop the transferable skills necessary in a changing and dynamic working environment. A large proportion of units are practical in nature giving students the opportunities to tackle ‘real life’ examples and apply their skills and knowledge to case studies or projects. As well as the programme giving vocational experience, guest lecturers currently working in the sector will provide an active role in an assignment which will increase the relevance of the assignment and further motivate the students.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will require a level 3 Media Hair & Make-up qualification equivalent to 45 UCAS points (Merit and above). Applicants are required to hold English and Maths GCSE (or equivalent) at Grade C/4.

 

International students are accepted.

Non-standard offer

TEC Partnership will also encourage applications from non-traditional learners who lack formal academic qualifications.  Applicants will be expected to have the skills and experience within the following topic areas

  • Fashion and Editorial Hair & Make-up.
  • Special Effects Make-up to include casualty effects.
  • Theatrical make-up.
  • Body art.
  • Hair styling and cutting skills.

 

All such non-traditional applicants will be:

  • Required to successfully complete an interview with a course tutor.
  • Invited to attend a workshop interview in which they will perform a practical based skills task, complete a theoretical test and share a portfolio of their work.

What you will learn

Level 4 units from Technical Arts pathway

Unit 1 –   The Performing Arts Industry (Pearson-set)

Unit 2 –   Professional Development

Unit 21 – Production Communication

Unit 22 – Stagecraft

Unit 25 – Special FX

Unit 28 – Hair and Make-up Application

Unit 30 – Fashion and Fashion Editorial Hair and Make-up

Unit 31 – Period Hair and Makeup

 

Level 5 units from Technical Arts pathway

Unit 32 –  Creative Research Project (Pearson-set)

Unit 33 –  Working in the Performing Arts Industry

Unit 55 –  Management Role

Unit 61 –  Hair and Make-up Design

Unit 63 –  Working in Creative Education

Unit 65 –  The Freelance Hair and Makeup Artist

Unit 66 –  Special FX 2

Learning & Teaching Methods

Face-to-face learning – Lectures and seminars, Workshops, Tutorials, Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs), Work-based learning (Studio/Theatre/NHS/Freelance), Practical – Case Studies, Live briefs, NHS Scenarios, Theatre productions, Photo shoots, Charity Events, production management, peer teaching/mentoring etc.

Excursions and Educational Visits

Programme Benefits

Masterclasses delivered by industry specialist and partner colleges/guest colleges (World skills UK gold medal winner and Judge, Professional Drag Queens, Kryolan professional, NHS specialists)

Masterclasses and lectures delivered by Alumni.

Learners studying the Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND will be able to develop a portfolio of work which can contribute towards a specialist/media hair and make-up BA top up degree.

What next?

The Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Performing Arts (Technical Arts) Theatrical and Media Make-up Artistry and Management also offers a progression route for learners who are studying on a Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Performing Arts (Technical Arts) Theatrical and Media Make-up Artistry and Management

Learners studying the Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND will be able to develop a portfolio of work which can contribute towards a specialist/media hair and make-up BA top up degree (Progression to Grimsby degree offer as part of TEC Partnership group or alternative universities) and assist with entry into employment specialising in media hair and make-up.

Employment routes:- Freelance Make-up Artist, Special Effects/Prosthetic Make-up Artist, Hair Stylist, Bridal Make-up Artist, Make-up Artist for Music Artists, Fashion and Editorial Photographic Artist, Make-up Artist, Commercial Body Artist, Wig maker and stylist, Theatrical Hair and Make-up Artist, TV and Film Hair and Make-up Artist, Make-up Designer, Medical Moulage Artist, Retail Make-up Artist and Company Manager/Representative.

Progression from this qualification may well be into a specialist/media hair and make-up BA top up degree or within employment in the specialist and media hair and make-up industry where learners may work towards full membership of relevant professional associations, such as National Association of Screen Make-up Artists and Hairdressers (NASMAH), International Make-up Association (IMA), The British Association of Beauty Therapists and Cosmetologists (BABTAC), The Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU).