Make-up Skills is an evening class taught once a week
at Edinburgh College’s Granton campus. Explore the make-up industry
and push your creative potential; whether you’re looking to pursue a career in
the performing arts industry, improve your own make-up techniques or
wanting to start a new hobby.
This National Progression Award (NPA) is the
only Make-up Skills at SCQF Level 5 offered by an Awarding
Organisation. This qualification will give you essential skills in the key
aspects of make-up focusing on specific make-up styles
including young, mature and corrective techniques.?There are no formal entry
requirements for this course and thus will suit a wide range of candidates;
from school leavers to adult returners who wish to enter the beauty industry.
This course will prepare you for further study of Make-up Artistry at
a higher level.
This is the perfect choice for learners who might have
full-time work or family commitments. You will
learn several make-up techniques including how to apply the perfect
base, contouring and essential skills for classic?make-up?looks. This course is
a great starting point for a role in a salon or in retail or could be a
steppingstone onto one the full-time courses offered at Edinburgh College.
- Contemporary makeup
- Portfolio Building
- Theoretical elements
- Bridal and Evening
- Day Make Up Basic and Corrective
English Proficiency Requirements
How the course is assessed
- Some open book written assignments
- Strong emphasis on practical performance showing skills learned through workshops and demonstrations
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
You will be required to apply detailing your
previous education and experience as well as a personal statement. In
this statement, you should demonstrate your commitment and focus.
Progression And Articulation Routes
- Make-up artist in a salon
- Freelance make-up artist
- 1 evening per week (Tuesday 17:30 - 20:30)
- You will be expected to complete work outside of College
Course Cost And Funding Options
Fee: £322 Granton evening (year 1)
Make-up student Rebecca Kerr has had a year to remember
having won two medals – gold and silver – at the Association of Hairdressers and
Therapists (AHT) national finals in Blackpool at only 17-years-old.
And now top it off, Rebecca has collected the Chair’s Award
for Outstanding Achievement at the College’s annual Prize Giving ceremony held
at Granton Campus.
Rebecca decided to come to Edinburgh College to study
something she has a real passion for and along the way she has been able to
meeting amazing and inspiring people as well as take part in competitions
including AHT and WorldSkills, and to do make-up with professionals already working
in the industry. She said:
“I would have to say my biggest achievement in college was
going to the AHT hairdressing and beauty competitions in Blackpool,
representing Edinburgh College and winning first place in the Fantasy Hair and
Make-up and also silver in the Fantasy Make-up. It was such an
amazing weekend and a brilliant opportunity to meet other students and
professionals from the industry.”
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