• August
  • Full-Time
  • 1 year
  • Hairdressing
  • SCQF Level 6


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Intro to the course:

This course will set you on the path to a successful career in fashion make-up or make-up artistry. The course introduces you to creative makeup trends, special effects , character and fantasy make-up, and styling for a total look, wigs and postiche for media and commercial experience.

SCQF Level 6

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Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to start a career in make-up. It will suit school leavers or those looking to change career or progress into the industry.

What will I study?

You'll learn the basics for progressing in fashion make-up or make up artistry for TV and film. The course covers contemporary make-up techniques, character make-up, special effects, styling for a total look, body painting, wigs and postiche, wigs and hair pieces for media, and commercial experience. You'll learn through demonstrations and workshops.

Next step course options

  • HNC Fashion Make-up 
  • HND Make-up Artistry

How will I be assessed?

Practical assessments under observation. Portfolio evidence. 

Why should I choose this course?

The make-up industry needs skilled staff. This introductory course will give you the skills and techniques needed for entry on to a higher-level course. You'll be taught by people with high-end experience. 

Where can this course lead?

This course leads to jobs such as: 

  • Makeup assistant
  • Makeup trainee for Film/ Television
  • Wigs assistant

What are the entry requirements?

One or more of the following: 

  • SCQF level 5 Hairdressing, SVQ2 Hairdressing or SVQ2 Beauty 
  • Hair and Makeup skills
  • Gradu8 makeup Artistry
  • For direct entry, minimum of National 5 English/Art 
  • Relevant industry experience 
  • Successful interview.

What are the interview arrangements?

Interview on campus with lecturing team. 

Fees, finance and funding:

Fees and finances for full time:

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds.

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Other information:

For more information on this course and to speak to a member of our team email admissions@slc.ac.uk

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