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Sheffield College

Performing Arts (Technical Arts) Media Make-up and Hair Artistry

UCAS Code: MH19

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

64

64 UCAS points and GCSE English and Maths at C/4.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

The purpose of the HND in Performing Arts is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the Performing Arts and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualification aims to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of the students who undertake them.

**About the Course**
The purpose of the HND in Performing Arts is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the Performing Arts and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualification aims to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of the students who undertake them.

Not only does the HND provide students with academic understanding, it also enhances their career prospects and contribute to their personal development. The Higher National Diploma qualification embeds throughout the programme the development of key skills, attributes and strengths required by 21st century employers; this generally refers to skills in five main categories:
Cognitive and problem-solving skills (e.g. critical thinking, problem solving, generating and communicating ideas creatively)
Intra-personal skills (e.g. adaptability and resilience, self-analysis and reflection, planning and prioritising)
Interpersonal skills (e.g. effective communication, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing)
Commercial skills (e.g. sector awareness; marketing/promotion; budget management/monitoring)
Business skills (e.g. company formation, invoicing, calculating fees, business management)

**Delivery Mode**
The Higher National Diploma (HND) is a Level 4 and Level 5 qualification made up of 240 credits. It is usually studied full-time over two years. Usually students studying the HND would have achieved at least 90 credits at Level 4 before progressing to Level 5 units. This allows for the students to submit the remaining 30 credits at Level 4 while undertaking their Level 5 study.  

**Key Units**
Year 1 (Level 4)
Semester 1
The Performing Arts Industry [15 credits]
Professional Development [15 credits]
Production Communication* [15 credits]
Stagecraft* [15 credits]
Semester 2
Hair and Make-up Application [15 credits]
Special Effects (SFX) [15 credits]
Fashion and Editorial Hair & Make-up [15 credits]
Period Hair & Make-up [15 credits]

Year 2 (Level 5)
Semester 1
Working in the Performing Arts Industry [15 credits]
Hair and Make-up Design [15 credits]
Mask and Puppet Making [15 credits]
Creative Research Project [30 credits]
Semester 2
Management Roles [15 credits]
Special Effects 2 [15 credits]
The Freelance Hair & Make-up Artist [15 credits]
Creative Research Project [continued from Semester 1]
*Please note these are specialist modules that may change subject to availability

**Where does this Lead**
The Level 5 HND is recognised by Higher Education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant Performing Arts-related courses, for example, a BSc Hons in Technical Arts (it is always advisable to check the entry requirements for individual courses/universities). 

Students who successfully complete this course would also be well placed to undertake further study in a specialist area (e.g. wig making, period hair and make-up, prosthetics etc.)

**Future Opportunities**
After completing a BTEC Higher National Certificate or Diploma, students can also progress directly into employment. The skills offered as part of the this HND can provide graduates with the opportunity to work in many different areas of the Performing Arts, such as:
Costume design
Set/prop design
Hair and make-up design
Stage management
Workshop leader, facilitator
Freelance make-up artist

The Uni


Course location:

Hillsborough Campus

Department:

Performing Arts

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