HND Make-up Artistry: TV, Film and Theatre - Year 2

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This course is the second year of the HND Make-up Artistry: TV, film and theatre programme and provides education and training in a variety of specialist make-up applications and hairdressing techniques including wig/postiche application and maintenance, which are essential to candidates pursuing a career in Make-up Artistry specific to the film, television and theatre industry. Candidates will develop skills required to work as part of a production team and creating a professional portfolio. Achievement of HND Make-up Artistry: TV, film and theatre year 1 is essential



This award requires candidates to undertake frequent industry-related work experience opportunities which take place out with college hours including evenings and/or weekends. This is essential to enable candidates to develop the skills of working in a variety of work-based environments and requires flexibility and good organisational skills.

  • Successful achievement of HND Make-up Artistry: TV, film and theatre year 1
  • You will be required to attend a skills assessment interview.
  • You will be required to purchase a college recommended specialist make-up kit
  • You may be required to attend productions out with your normal college hours

The units undertaken may include:

  • Make-up Artistry: Character Skills
  • Make-up Artistry: Postiche for TV, Film and Theatre

The following units are examples of what will be delivered within this course but may vary.

  • Make-up Artistry: Period Hairstyling and Make-up
  • Make-up Artistry: Life Casting and Mould Making
  • Make-up Artistry: Production Studies for TV and Film Production Study
  • Body Painting Skills for Make-up Artists
  • Make up Artistry: Graded Unit 2

There will be ongoing assessments which will include practical tasks, written assessments and portfolio development.