Hair and Beauty

Diploma in Theatrical and Media Make-up, Level 3

Please note that the full time option for this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds.

However, if you’re an adult aged over 19, why not consider one of our part-time courses?

Course overview

Learn how to create make-up for media, special effects, camouflage, photography and fashion shows. We will even show you how to apply airbrush make-up and small prosthetic pieces.

Our Diploma in Theatrical and Media Make-Up, level 3, includes all the required elements to work effectively as a make-up artist in the media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries.

In parallel you will develop your communication and customer service skills, awareness of environmental sustainability and commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving and research skills will also be developed.

All activities will prepare you for the world of work. You will also complete theory related tasks to assess your under-pinning knowledge, and gain experience through real industry work placements, trips and visits. You will also have the opportunity to put your skills to the test at local events, exhibitions and shows.

Please note that for all hair and beauty courses it is a mandatory requirement to wear uniform.

Please note that this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds.

Entry requirements

Relevant level 2 qualification plus GCSE English and maths grade 4 (C) or equivalent. Entry will be subject to a satisfactory interview.

Entry decisions will be discretionary at interview. Students will continually be assessed through probation period to ensure they are on the correct level and course.

Course Modules

- Health and Safety
- Client Care
- Airbrush
- Camoflage
- Media Make-up
- Photographic make-up
- Cast Prosthetics
- Apply Prosthetics
- Postiche

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in a variety of ways including:

Externally set and externally marked examinations, which will be theory and practically based (Pass, Merit, Distinction). Overarching examinations that assess knowledge and understanding from the breadth of mandatory units at the end of the period of learning. You will also complete a practical assessment and graded synoptic assessment.

What can I do next

You may then like to consider higher education or university.

You will also be open to a range of careers including (but not limited to):
- Theatre, Film and TV Hair and Make-up Artist
- Special Effects Specialist
- Prosthetics Specialist
- Wig work and Facial Postiche Specialist
- Body Art Make-up Artist
- Period Drama Hair and Makeup Artist
- Hair and Make-up Director
- Airbrushing Make-up Artist