Theatrical ,Special Effects and Media Make Up/Hair Level 3 Diploma
Hours of attendance and start date will be confirmed at interview or enrolment.
The diploma is most suitable for those with a keen sense of colour and creative ability, also an interest in researching and developing make-up design ideas. It covers every aspect of make-up techniques to provide access for film and television work, stage, display and other media purposes.
Subjects studied include:
• Employment standards
• Good working relationships
• Health, Safety and security in the workplace
• Prepare and provide character make-ups and research for character make-ups
• Provide and remove special effects and media make-up including wigs, facial hair and bald caps
• Apply airbrush make-up to the face
• Camouflage make-up
• Media make-up
• Style and fit postiche
• Fashion and photographic make-up
• Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
• Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
• Apply prosthetic pieces and bald caps
Optional Units - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 2 units and earn a minimum of 13 credits
• Provide facial skincare
• Working in beauty related industries
• Provide eyelash and brow treatments
• Instruction on make-up application
• Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector
• Cut women's hair to create a variety of looks
• Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques
• Creative hairdressing design skills
• Bridal hairstyling
Students must be prepared to work on each other and experience all procedures included in the course. There will be an opportunity to gain work experience in the theatre, at fashion shows, photoshoots and competitions for example.
You will also study Functional Skills at the appropriate level.
Level 2 Hairdressing or Level 2 Beauty Therapy. Applications are welcomed from candidates who have successfully completed a Level 2 qualification in Art and Design or related discipline, or who have AS/A Level qualifications including Art or a design-based subject. You should demonstrate a genuine interest in theatrical and media make-up and hair.
If English is not your first language, a minimum IELTS (Academic) of 5.5, Cambridge FCE, TOEFL 530 (paper based),71 (internet based), 197 (computer based) or TOEIC 850 is required. Completion of High School studies with good passes is required.
All units are internally assessed and there are online exams for some units that will be taken during the duration of your course
Candidates will also be required to produce a portfolio of practical examples and reference material.
Employment in related industry, freelance make-up artist or progression to higher education to the Higher National Diploma (HND).
£5900 per year to include books, examination fees and registration fees. There may be additional costs for educational visits, uniforms, materials etc. and this cost will be advised on application.
Kit £484 approximately
Uniform P&P £5
Prices are subject to change
Students who may require assistance with the cost of the course should view the financial support section of this website.
You will need to have access to a camera (disposable if necessary) to show evidence of your work for your portfolio.
You may have the opportunity to attend a Media and Theatrical make-up show/trade exhibition and also take part in local and national competitions.