Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Performing Arts (Production) (Make-up and Hair for Stage, TV, Film and Fashion)

This course will give you the knowledge, practical experience and confidence to pursue a career in the make-up industry as a professional make-up artist for theatre, fashion, video and television. It is aimed at dedicated learners who want to move into the creative industries or further training, and are looking for practical training and a nationally-recognised Level 4 qualification (Title: HNC/D Diploma in Performing Arts (Production)). This full time course is delivered by experienced professionals who are experts in the industry and have extensive industry and teaching profiles. 

The course has a strong focus on prosthetics and leads directly to a gold application for our BA (Hons) Top up qualification validated by UWL.

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Course Content

Skills covered are tailored to industry requirements. The course is practically driven but it also demands academic ability to build a solid grounding in production theory, industry knowledge, and business skills.

Successful completion of the HNC will require the accumulation of 120 credits from the modules studied. Modules studied include:

Creative Arts Professional Practice –  Industry knowledge will underpin practical skills. Participants will develop a well-presented CV and be supported to develop an industry-level profile as a creative designer. Knowledge about agencies, unions, relevant legal and statutory frameworks and funding will enable you to progress to self-employment/employment fully equipped with the skills needed to make a success of your enterprise.

TV and Film Hair and Make-up – You will explore specialised techniques for use in film and TV work. You will be able to explore your work in our high spec HD TV studio.

Design Exploration for Make-up in Performing Arts – Skills in Hair/Wigs, Facial Postiche, SPFX and Prosthetics will be developed as you work with production teams on live performances in our industry standard theatre. Including: head casts, sculpting wounds, working with resin cores, silicone, clay, lifecasting in silicone etc.

Period Hair and Make-up – In this unit you will widen your knowledge of materials and techniques and their use in television, film and theatre productions.

Creative Arts Research – Relevant research skills will be developed in a supportive and creative environment.

Current Trends in Hair and Make-up – In a creative and inspirational environment you will experiment with a variety of skills to promote a finished image suitable for photographic, promotional, editorial and catwalk.

Production Skills in Performance – You will develop a wide understanding of the way other production roles in the creative industries - for example, lighting, sound, set designers etc. - all work together to produce high quality creative work.

• Visual Communications– You will be assessed on your ability to work as an artist, creating artwork influenced and supported by your own independent research. You are able to create and design an image for an editorial or magazine cover, you will then manipulate the image with different mediums, such as inks, paints and develop it futher.

 

The HND second year award is made on the total accumulation of 240 credits from the units studied:

Design Techniques and Application - In this module you will develop your total look skills and design ideas

Advanced prosthetics - It is critical that artists understand the creative responsibilities of the Prosthetics Artist and new developments in technology and product use e.g. CGI, that you be able to understand anatomy and physiology in relation to prosthetic design and develop those all important technical skills to industry standards.

Managing a creative business - You will explore how to set up and manage a successful creative business to ensure you are ready to take those critical steps into industry.

Photographic Techniques – As part of your total look skills you will enjoy taking and digitally manipulating photographs of your design work.

Preparation, Process, and Production in the Creative Industries – In this module you will work with external companies to set up and run a national event

Work Experience and Personal and Professional Development – You will be supported to find and undertake significant work experience to build your contact links and experience.

Postiche and wig making in the creative industries - Develop your wig and postiche making skills to produce a final look.

Barbering and cutting – There will be supplementary workshops on basic barbering and cutting techniques should you need them.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have at least 32 UCAS points from one A-Level, a BTEC Level 3 or equivalent qualification. An interview where you will need to prove some experience in design, hair and make-up, production arts, or equivalent. A satisfactory reference. Mature students with relevant experience may also be considered.

For entry to the HND Year 2 candidates will need at least a pass at HNC Performing Arts with a compatible unit structure, and satisfactory reference.

International Entry Requirements

High School Leaving Certificate. IELTS 5.5 or equivalent English Language Certificate. An interview where you will need to prove some experience in design, hair and make-up, production arts, or equivalent. A satisfactory reference.

For entry to the HND Year 2 candidates will need at least a pass at HNC Performing Arts with a compatible unit structure, and satisfactory reference, High School Leaving Certificate, IELTS 6.5 in writing or equivalent English certificate.

Duration and Delivery

HNC - One year, full time. Classes could be day time or evening. A requirement to work on live performances may require late evenings at points throughout the year.

Next course start date: September 2018.

HND (top-up) One year, full time. Classes could be day time or evening. A requirement to work on live performances may require late evenings at points throughout the year.
Next course start date: September 2018.

Progression

Successful graduates can progress onto University (1st or 2nd year). The course also prepares graduates for industry auditions and employment.

Additional Information

 

The full qualification titles awarded:

HNC Performing Arts (Production)

HND Performing Arts (Production)

 

Fees quoted are per year of study.

Specialist products will be available at discount rates to students.

HNC Kits (to be purchased as appropriate to your situation as some students may already have appropriate kits / brushes etc.):

Brushes – approximately £30

Hair Kit – approximately  £80

Make-up Kit – approximately  £300

Special Effects – approximately £200

HND Kit costs – there are two kits offered to students at reduced rates:

Special Effects Kit – approximately £250

Optional Air Brush Kit £250

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Tuition Fees 2018-19:  HNC Home/EU students - £5450 / International Students - £9000 plus awarding body fees and consumables. Home/EU Students  HND £5450/ International Students - £9000

 

 

 

HND Award (Year 2) - Home/EU students - £4850/International Students - £9000 plus awarding body fees and consumables.

Fees quoted are per year of study and may be subject to change - please contact us for the latest fees advice.

 

 

Awarding Body: Edexcel

UCAS Course Code HNC : 4W52

UCAS Course Code HND : WW00

Awarding Body: Edexcel

Institution Code: K83

Course Codes - please ensure you select the correct code when making your UCAS application, using the Apply Now link below.

 

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