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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Production Arts (QCF) (Media Make-Up)

Having built your skills in the first year of study, you will now be supported to develop and apply these skills to a wide range of vocational scenarios. Working directly with models and performers you will create a portfolio of individual creative work that will support your progression into further education and training or into the workplace.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of four GCSE's at Grade 4 or above including a minimum of a 4 grade in GCSE English and maths or a relevant Level 2 BTEC qualification. All students will be required to present a portfolio of work at interview.

Fees information

The course fees are listed in the course information box below. You could be entitled to have your fees waived if you are aged 19-23 and do not have a full level 3 qualification or you are aged 24+ and unemployed. Please contact Students Services at Swindon College, North Star Avenue, Swindon SN2 1DY. Tel 01793 491591 or e-mail for details.

What do I need to bring?

All students will need to come to college with the equipment and materials needed from their kit.

Assessment/Exam information

The course is assessed by a variety of methods including: projects, assignments, presentations and course work; all of which are internally moderated, as well as being verified by an external examiner to maintain national quality and standards.

All work is graded using a scale of Pass, Merit and Distinction. The course is unit based and presents continuous assessment opportunities, as opposed to a final examination; therefore, your progress can be accurately tracked and assessed throughout the entire programme, offering you the opportunity to improve your grades.

Other information

Any student who has not previously achieved a grade C in GCSE English or Maths will be required to study towards this qualification as part of their programme of study.

During the course students develop a range of transferable skills, which play an essential role in developing personal effectiveness for adult and working life and in the application of specific vocational skills.

What can I do next?

We offer a wide range of university-level courses in Art, Design and Media and many students choose to progress with us. You could progress onto the HND in Production Arts (Media Make-Up), the Foundation Degree in Creative Arts and Design Practice or other related courses within the Swindon College School of Art.

Alternatively you could progress to a wide variety of HE courses offered by Universities both Nationally and Internationally.

Qualification description

Students who complete this course will be awarded a BTEC National Extended Diploma in Production Arts which is a fully recognised national qualification.

Course information & how to apply

Length Start Date End Date Course Fees Course Code
36 weeks per year 03 Sep 2018 25 Jun 2021 Tuition fee: £3,269.00
Award body exam fee: £242.00
16-18 do not pay Tuition, Exams or Materials Fees
UCAS/UKPASS Code: Not Applicable
Study type: Full Time
Hours per week: 15.00
Study days: 3 DAYS

Any extra costs

All students will be charged a Equipment fees of £500in the first year and £300 in second year. For this, students will be issued with the equipment and materials required to undertake the course . Other costs may be incurred in the production of project work.

How to apply

Apply through Swindon College online by clicking on the APPLY NOW or Contact Student Services on 0800 731 2250 or email