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Level 3

UAL Level 3 Diploma in Performance and Production Arts, Hair and Make up for Film, Theatre and TV


If you want a career working with hair, make-up and special effects in theatre, tv, film and media this is the course for you.

You will gain a breadth of practical skills as well as working collaboratively with students across our performing arts department to produce hair and make up for live performances in our 160 seat theatre and other internal/external venues.

Students will learn through practical workshops, industry-relevant seminars and coursework. Industry-based projects and work experience opportunities are part of the course curriculum, enabling you to further develop the skills to progress to a career in the industry with the energy and confidence to thrive.

In the second year you will learn more advanced skills and be supported to identify a progression pathway for Higher Education or employment.


To join this Level 3 course, you should have at least 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, preferably including English and maths, and examples of your creative work to show at interview.If you do not have the above grades, you can start on one of Northbrook’s Level 2 courses.

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Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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