Level 3 Diploma in Production Arts (Media Hair, Make-Up and Special Effects Make-up)

Start (w/c): 02/09/2019 Full Time - To be arranged (09:00 to 16:00) Nantgarw

Course Information

This 1-year course aims to develop an understanding of a broad range of skills and techniques which will enable you to progress further into higher education or be competent to start a successful career within the media industry.

What Will I Learn?

At the end of this course you will have developed a range of skills including:

• Make-up Application and Design for Performance • Hair Styling and Dressing for Performers • Production Units to include working on live productions • Period Hair and period Make-Up

• Special Effects Make-up and Prosthetic Application • Fantasy hair Dressing • Body Art

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grades A*- C in English and Maths or a BTEC First Diploma in a related subject.

You will be invited to attend an interview with a portfolio of your work. You will also be required to undertake an initial assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required.


There is continuous assessment throughout the course for practical and written assignments. All units are internally assessed and externally moderated. On successful completion of this qualification an overall grade is given of Pass, Merit or Distinction.


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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Fees for Part time courses starting September 2019 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2019.

Additional Fee Notes

Purchase of Materials and/or Kit is required for this course (Studio Fees - £50). Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied.

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Career Progression

  • Diplomas are valued by employers and higher Education Institutes, (Universities and colleges) Progression on to the HND Creative Production Arts (Make-Up Pathway) at Coleg Y Cymoedd followed by the BA (Hons) TV and Film: Hair, Make-up and Special Effects (Top up Year) Employment opportunities exist within the ever expanding Creative Industries (TV and Film) within South Wales.

Potential Careers

Career Info

  • Arts officer, producer or director

    Average salary: £28,685

  • Photographer, audio-visual or broadcasting equipment operator

    Average salary: £20,982


Arts officers, producers and directors assume creative, financial and organisational responsibilities in the production and direction of television and radio programmes, films, stage presentations, content for other media, and the promotion and exhibition of other creative activities.

Entry Requirements

Entry can be via academic qualifications, BTEC/SQA awards, diplomas or degrees in sector-relevant subjects. Apprenticeships are available at NVQ Levels 2 and 3 in some areas.


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