Level 3 Certificate in Production Arts Makeup

Start (w/c): 09/09/2019 Thursday (17:00 to 20:00) Nantgarw

Course Information

This course provides learners with practical creative skills and knowledge of make-up application across performance, period drama and special effects. The course is currently delivered three hours per week on Tuesday evenings 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

The course is equivalent to half an A level and aims to develop creative make-up skills allowing you to progress to the full-time level 3 diploma or apply for work in the expanding creative TV & Film sector in Wales.

What Will I Learn?

You will study 3 units over the year including: • Make-up Application Skills and Creative Uses in Performance • Period Make-up for Performing Arts • Special Effects Make-up

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements include 3 GCSEs A*- C including English/Welsh and Maths or a subject-related Level 2 Diploma qualification with essential skills in literacy and numeracy at Level 2 or above.

Mature learners without such qualifications are considered on an individual basis and a range of prior experience may be taken into account.


Each unit is assessed based on the specific requirements of specifications distributed by the awarding body and includes a combination of practical, project based, hands-on assessment and written research, evaluation and reflection. Projects will endeavour to revolve around professional performances and industry shows/events. All units are internally assessed and externally moderated.


Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate at time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.


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

  • The course offers progression opportunities onto the level 3 Diploma in Production Arts Media Makeup. We also offer opportunities to progress into Higher Education at Coleg y Cymoedd via our level 4/5 HND in Creative Production Arts (Make-Up Pathway) and the level 6 BA (Hons) TV and Film: Hair, Make-up and Special Effects (Top-up). Employment opportunities exist via the ever-expanding creative TV and Film sector within South Wales.


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