Make-Up Artistry

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


Year 1:
The course will give you the skills needed to pursue a career as a make-up artist, with a strong emphasis on the skills needed for TV, theatre and special effects. With lots of practical units, theory and background knowledge, this course directs students towards a freelance or commercial career In the first year, you will focus on fashion makeup through the units of Basic Makeup (skin care and eye treatments) Fashion and Photographic Makeup Business Skills and Applied Hairdressing. These are the areas which will allow you to develop even further in your second year.

Year 2:
In 2nd year you will develop specific skills in Special Effects Character Make-up and Continuity Cutting. These are all specialised areas relevant to working within the performing arts industry. You will gain essential work-experience throughout the course working alongside hair beauty photographic dance and performing arts students as well as at a variety of fun charity functions.
Upon completing this course you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a successful career as a make-up artist. There is a whole range of exciting opportunities in TV film and fashion. You will be in a great position to progress onto further degree-level studies too.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers preferably including English and an art based subject; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview and practical test.

Progression Routes

BA Hons Make-Up for Media and Performance and a variety of other makeup artistry degree course Direct entry to the industry

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Performing Arts

SCQF Level