Level: 4 | Duration: 1 year | Start Date: 14/09/23
Details: 3 days per week
Location: Riverside College, Kingsway, Widnes, WA8 7QQ
The Higher National Certificate Performing Arts (Makeup Artistry in the Creative Industries) Level 4 is a full-time course delivered at our Kingsway Campus which focuses on the development of skills in Media Makeup.
The HNC Performing Arts (Technical Arts) (Level 4) provides a specialist and nationally recognised qualification that follows a programme of study which covers the key knowledge, understanding, practical skills and competences to work effectively within Performing Arts and Media Makeup. The programme is employment focused, responds to local, regional and national needs and will prepare you for future success in both work and life.
The HNC Performing Arts (Technical Arts) (Level 4) is delivered on a full-time basis and is specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s Media Make-Up artists. By applying Media Makeup principles in both vocational and professional contexts, this programme will enable you to develop a range of skills, competencies and attributes that are essential for performance and progression in their working lives.
When you enrol, you will receive the date of your first induction session where you will receive your timetable for the academic year.
Successful completion of English GCSE, 9-4 (A*-C) or equivalent Level 2 qualification plus 32 UCAS points from one of the following:
- Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Media and Fashion Makeup with Special Effects.
- 2 A Levels at grade A-D (one of which should be art related)
- Vocational – Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in an art-related subject
For mature students over 18, suitable work experience may be taken into consideration instead of formal academic studies.
Applicants with professional experience will also be considered on an individual basis.
Course Fee (Per Year): £6,950 (this includes a kit)
The programme aims to prepare students for a range of technical, professional and management career opportunities in Performing Arts and Media Makeup by providing units that are hugely relevant to occupations and professions in which students intend to seek employment.
By the end of the programme you will have acquired knowledge, competencies and skills for progression onto a HND Performing Arts (Makeup Artistry in the Creative Industries) Level 5 or for success in employment in Performing Arts and Media Makeup (for example within television, stage and film or in roles that require make-up artistry in retail, commercial and theatrical settings.
What will I study?
The following units (subject to change) will be studied at Level 4
- Unit 1: The Performing Arts Industry (15 credits)
- Unit 2: Professional Development (15 credits)
- Unit 21: Production Communication (15 credits)
- Unit 22: Stagecraft (15 credits)
- Unit 25: Special FX (15 credits)
- Unit 28: Hair and Makeup Application (15 credits)
- Unit 30: Fashion and Fashion Editorial Hair and Makeup (15 credits)
- Unit 31: Period Hair and Makeup (15 credits)
How will I learn and be assessed?
You will learn in both practical and theory lessons which support the development of vocational skills and knowledge. Lectures and presentations will be used as a basis for active learning, assignment work, practical work, research and enquiry. A differentiated mix of individual, paired, group work and interactive learning opportunities will provide a platform for developing your skills.
Collaborative learning is a key feature of the HNC Performing Arts (Makeup Artistry in the Creative Industries) through which you will develop communication, self-management and organisational skills. Collaboration is an essential feature of working in the field of Performing Arts and Media Makeup and you will be required to work cooperatively with others to problem solve, manage your assignment workload and support each other to achieve. The teaching and learning approaches will support you to develop confidence.
You will be assessed on the programme through coursework, practical and written assignments. Assignments will allow you to progressively evidence your achievement against learning outcomes.
Students who complete the HNC Performing Arts (Makeup Artistry in the Creative Industries) (Level 4) may be able to progress onto HND Performing Arts (Technical Arts) at a recognised Higher Education institution
Alternatively, students may wish to pursue a career in roles that require makeup artistry, for example within retail, and both commercial and theatrical settings. Students may also work in television, film and stage to create makeup, hair and prosthetics.
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- Lectures 0
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- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
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