Make-Up Artistry: TV, Film and Theatre

Forth Valley College


Falkirk Campus


This exciting and innovative course allows participants to develop skills for the media and make-up industries. Students will attain skills in basic and advanced make-up application techniques in conjunction with applied hairdressing skills and wig dressing methods. Candidate's work will be showcased through the production of portfolios, on-going assessments and work experience.

Content includes:
Essential Make-Up Skills; Hairstyle Maintenance Skills; Ageing Skills; 20th Century Hairstyling and Make-Up; Specialised Make-Up Effects for TV and Film; Sculpting and Flat Mould Production for Prosthetic Make-Up; Production Studies for Theatre; Risk Management, Product Safety and Sustainability; Graded Unit 1; Graded Unit 2; Character Skills; Postiche for TV, Film and Theatre; Period Hairstyling and Make-Up; Life Casting and Mould Making; Work Placement; Contribute to the Organisation of a Promotional Activity; History of Hairstyling; History of Make-Up; Production Studies for TV and Film; Body Painting Skills for Make-up Artists; Hairstyling and Costume for a Total Look.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers including English; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6.

Students will be required to purchase a kit for each year of the programme as well as uniforms and portfolios. Students must be prepared to work out of College hours for work experience, when required.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Hair and Beauty

SCQF Level