Level 4 Professional Diploma in Technical & Production Practice for the Creative Industries – Hair and Makeup, SFX & Costume Pathway

Hair and beauty student putting on make up onto a woman

Course Content - What will I learn?

Sculpting, Moulding and Casting prosthetic pieces
Costume Design, Breakdown, Painting, and Fabric Selection
Modern/Period Hair and Makeup Techniques
Character Design, References and Research
Prosthetics Application
Script Breakdown
Dept Roles and Responsibilities
Entrepreneurial Skills
Project Managements

Am I right for the course?

Applicants must be 18 or over.
Applicants ideally will have attained GCSEs in English and Maths.
Applications from mature candidates are welcomed.

Equivalent to a foundation year
Only 2 days a week.
Taught at Creative Media Skills Institute based in Pinewood Studios
The course fee is £6000, including a Studio Fee of £580 which can be paid in four instalments.
For those under 19 on the date of enrolment, the course is FREE.
Those over 19 can apply for Advanced Learner Loan

Creative Media Skills Institute tutors have worked with legendary directors such as Lean, Spielberg, Fellini, Kubrick to name a few and their knowledge is unsurpassed
Every single person you meet over your time with us can help you further your existing or future career, whether with words of advice, mentoring or direct employment
CMSI brings in working industry professionals to lead our training and work with them planning around their schedules to step off their latest shoot and pass on their knowledge.

Ready to take the next step?

Reaching your career goals is just a click away.


16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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Contact our Admissions team to find out more about student fees and how they might apply to you.

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has to offer at Oaklands College

Studying at Oaklands is about finding out what you enjoy learning, with a huge range of courses including A Levels, BTECs and Apprenticeships our students are given the opportunity to make their own academic choices, and thrive in a subject they enjoy.

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