• Hair, Beauty, Complementary Therapies and Make-Up

    Fashion Make-Up

  • SCQF Level

    Comparable to SCQF Level 5/6
  • Attendance/Duration

    Short Full-time, 18 weeks
  • Start Date

    Feb 2021

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Make-up Artistry is a hugely exciting and diverse industry to work in. Professional make-up artists create and produce the latest make-up trends and hair styles within fashion, TV, film and theatre production.

If you’ve got passion, drive, creativity, a commitment to work hard, a high level of motivation and are a good team player who enjoys working with others, then make-up artistry is for you.

For entry to this course you need:

  • A real interest in make-up
  • Four National 4s or equivalent, ideally including English and Art & Design OR a relevant SCQF Level course.
  • To show various samples of your artwork or photographic evidence of make-up. Please send this evidence for Ayr campus applications direct to angela.beaddie@ayrshire.ac.uk Kilwinning campus application direct to claremcleish@ayrshire.ac.uk when you are submitting your course application.
  • Hairdressing experience would also be an advantage.

To submit an application, completing all sections, including Personal Statement in full. NB we may notify you of the outcome by letter and/or invite you to attend an interview.

If you don’t have formal qualifications, but have life experience, then we’ll also consider you for a place

What's Involved

This course offers a great introduction to Fashion Make-Up, giving you the chance to unleash your creativity in hair and make-up. It’s fun, fascinating and completely industry led, developing both your practical skills and technical knowledge.

Here’s just some of what you may study:

  • Make-up trends - you’ll advance your basic make up techniques to create wearable looks.
  • Creative Make up techniques such as Instagram looks. Advancing your skills to create more extravagant looks.
  • Fashion Hair looks such as plait and twist and curls.
  • Advanced brow and lash techniques.

Go Anywhere

You’ll also have the chance to:

  • Go on commercial experiences, such as local theatre productions, fashion shows and photo shoots.
  • Volunteer in the community, providing services like prom make-up or face painting.
  • Take part in competitions such as World Skills and AHT.
  • Learn from demonstrations by industry suppliers and guest make-up artist.

When you successfully complete this course, you may progress to :

Level 6 Make Up Artistry or HNC Make up Artistry if you have excelled on this course and Make -Up Artistry is an area of interest.

Exploring your career options and move into the industry which could include:

  • Retail Make-up Consultant with a high street cosmetic brand
  • Setting up your own Fashion Make -up business, depending on your own area of interest.

Places available



Start Date

Feb 2021

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