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Level 3 Certificate in Production Arts Makeup

Start (w/c): 07/09/2020 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.

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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Higher Education Fees for courses starting September 2020 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2020.


Purchase of Materials and/or Kit is required for this course. 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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