Make-Up Artistry

Ayrshire College


Kilwinning Campus


This course gives you a great introduction to all areas of Make-up Artistry, including fashion photographic work, TV and film. It’s fun, fascinating and completely industry led. You’ll work with professional make-up companies, photographers, visual media and the film industry, building an e-portfolio of your creations as you go.

You can:

learn hairstyling and make-up techniques for the 20th century; explore the art of ageing make-up for TV and theatre; master special effects make-up; prosthetic skills by sculpting; and, build a portfolio that covers the roles and responsibilities of a production team.

Entry Requirements

1 Higher, preferably English or Art and Design; or Contemporary Make-up Artistry (Level 6); or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Hairdressing experience would be beneficial. You will need to show various samples of your artwork or photography evidence of make-up.

Progression Routes

Relevant HND

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Hair, Beauty, Complementary Therapies and Make-Up Artistry

SCQF Level