Production Arts – Makeup Level 3

Production Arts – Makeup Level 3

Would you love to work in the creative makeup industry? With our production arts course you could work in theatre, TV, film, photography or move on to higher education. You will gain hands-on experience by working on projects and assignments that are linked to real theatre, film and fashion show productions. You’ll take part in a large exhibition and have the chance to showcase your work on live models. Every year our students attend the International Makeup Trade Show in London and work with huge local organisations such as the Festival of Thrift & Teesside University on fashion shows and photoshoots.

Attendance: Full-time
Duration: One year with two-year option
Starting date: September 2020
Location: Teesdale campus


What will you do?

You will see your ideas come to life as you take them from planning to production. You will develop skills in creative makeup application including special effects, fashion, catwalk, period, body painting and postiche.

You will also learn about production planning including research skills, continuity, design, health and safety, script development and more.


How am I assessed?

Sketchbooks, production folders, observation, portfolios, photographs, working logs, presentations and written reports are all used as evidence for grading.


You need:

  • Four GCSEs grade 5/C and above including English and preferably an art related subject or a level 2 qualification in a related subjects or appropriate industry.

Why English and Maths matter…

You may need to follow detailed instructions, record work and produce design plans. You will need to measure and order materials and, if working as a freelance, you will need to price your time and work.


What’s next?

You could progress onto a foundation degree in media makeup or related production arts subject. You can secure work in the television theatre or film industry, as a freelance makeup artist, or in photography studios, retail or teaching.


Reasons to join us:

  1. Nationally recognised qualification that provides an excellent opportunity for progression on to university.
  2. Work experience opportunities to develop real-life work skills
  3. Tutors who are experts in their field.