HND Make Up Artistry

HND Make Up Artistry


Work experience – this award is subject to a large input of work experience within industry, some of which will have to be gained out with normal College hours.

Core units include:
• Basic make-up, skin care and eye treatments
• Fashion and photographic make-up
• Fashion make-up graded unit 1
• Principles and practices of selling
• Using software application packages
• Applied hairdressing
• Continuity: cutting and colouring techniques
• Maintenance and styling of postiche
• Period make-up and hairstyles
• Make-up artistry special effects
• Character make-up
• Production study
• Make-up artistry graded unit 2
• Employment experience 1
• Customer care
• Fashion & photographic make-up techniques advanced

Optional units (selected by the college) include:
• Training skills
• Contribute to the organisation and presentation of a promotional activity
• Life casting & prosthetics
• Observational drawing


• Candidates should have previous experience in a hairdressing, beauty, make-up or art background
• Candidates will be required to gain work experience out with College hours
• Skills test for all candidates at interview
• Successful performance at interview

Entry to Year 1
• Media Make-up SCQF Level 6, SCQF Level 6 Hairdressing, SVQ Level 3 Hairdressing or Beauty or
relevant industry experience
• Direct entry candidates should have a minimum of 1 Higher

Entry to Year 2
HNC Fashion Make-up or relevant industry experience


Access to a university degree programme


Careers in television, theatre, film, fashion and photography as a make-up artist