You will gain skills and knowledge in media make-up including applying small ready-made prosthetic pieces and bald caps, postiche, theatrical make-up airbrushing, fashion and photographic make-up, creative style and dress hair, face and body art.
This qualification is approved and supported by HABIA, the standard setting body for hair, beauty, nails and spa qualifications.
All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.
Those who have already achieved a Level 2 Hair and Media Make Up, Beauty Therapy or Hairdressing qualification who are looking to specialise in the industry or gain an additional qualification.
Excellent facilities with an excellent level of tuition from highly qualified teaching staff.
This award winning course achieves high success rates with students going on to exciting careers within the make-up industry.
Watch our students do a costume media makeup demonstration
What you'll learn
- Working in beauty related industries
- Health and safety working practices
- Media make-up
- Camouflage make-up
- Prosthetic pieces and bald caps
- Fashion and photographic make-up
- Face and body art
- Airbrush make-up to the face
- Creative hairdressing
- Style and fit postiche
How you'll learn and be assessed
The course is delivered via theoretical and practical sessions using e-learning, text books, interactive learning, Q & A and practical demonstrations and peer work progressing to working on our external client base.
Work experience during studies is mandatory. We have guest speakers and training workshops from well-know make-up companies.
Home study for health and safety and client care units in the form of 2 or 3 hours per week alongside initial delivery.
Unit exams with option to complete assignments in place of exams as required. Graded practical assessment. Research, design planning throughout for practical and assessment.
Progression directly into industry. University progression (some courses may require a one year Level 4 Foundation in Fine Art).
You should have achieved a qualification in Level 2 Hair and Media Make Up, Beauty Therapy or Hairdressing, plus Maths and English Language GCSE at grade 4 (grade C) or above. GCSE Art would also be an advantage. You will need to have at least 88% attendance from the Level 2 course and maintain it on the Level 3 course.
Learners wishing to progress onto University will need to have a Level 3 qualification in Fine Art. Learners wishing to progress directly into industry at the end of their study programme will benefit from the art input on programme which should be sufficient for industry progression.
Additional course costs – Kit / uniform approx. £580. Other course related fees – £50
Work placements within the make-up industry are compulsory throughout the study programme.