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UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts (Theatrical and Media Makeup Pathway)

Theatrical and Media Make-Up Advanced (Level 3) student.


Theatrical and Media Make-Up Advanced (Level 3)

This course will provide you with the opportunity to explore, develop and test your creativity within a qualification structure which is stimulating, demanding and supportive. It will offer you an excellent opportunity to develop all-round and transferable skills in all aspect of the make-up industry. You will explore SFX, Prosthetics, Stage Make-Up and Hair, Period Make-Up and Hair, Body Art, Fashion and Fantasy.

Alongside these specialisms you will also work on both small and large scale productions throughout the year, such as musicals and plays to design and realise the make-up and hair designs. This will support your experience and expertise when planning and executing your Final Major Project, where you take on ownership and responsibility of managing the success of a collaborative performance.

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Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

Essential: 4 GCSEs Grade 4 or above (including English), Successful interview where you will be expected to produce a moodboard and portfolio images.

Desirable: GCSE maths Grade 4 or above.

What qualification will I gain?

UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts.

How will I be assessed?

Internally assessed and externally moderated practical assessments and portfolio of supporting academic evidence.

Course content

What will I study?

Year 1:

  • Unit 1: Principles of performance
  • Unit 2: Engaging with an audience
  • Unit 3: Introduction to professional practice
  • Unit 4: Critical and contextual awareness
  • Unit 5: Production skills and context
  • Unit 6: Performance skills and context
  • Unit 7: Preparation for specialist study
  • Unit 8: Collaborative performance project


Year 2:

  • Unit 9: Developing performance and Production Skills
  • Unit 10: Preparing for Progression
  • Unit 11: Exploration of Specialist Study and Context
  • Unit 12: Extended Project

Next steps

Course progression:

This course will allow you to progress onto degree level study or it will allow you to progress onto specialist short courses.

Career progression:

Careers can range from a make-up assistant to head of make-up, depending on the area of specialism.

Additional information

You will be required to purchase a kit and uniform in order to undertake this course (approx. £350)

There will be approximately 2 educational trips per year approx. £50 per trip.

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Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 09/09/2024
Type: Full Time
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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Fees: 16-18 Yrs: Fully Funded 19+ Yrs: £3301 Fee notes: The fee indicated is for each year of the course.

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Funding Information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses might still be free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. Whether you need to pay a fee and how much will be dependent on the programme you choose to study. For more information call 0345 658 8990.

If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at: or view the Full-time Fee Flow Chart below.

If you are unsure whether you need to pay or not then please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.

Full-time Fee Flow Chart

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


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If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


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