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Key details

Attendance Full-time
Duration 1 year
Code YBL3MUTEC
Awarding Body VTCT
Level Level 3 Diploma
Start Date 06/09/2021

Course overview

The Theatrical and Media Make-up Level 3 Diploma is a Technical Qualification aimed at 16-19 learners wanting a career as a make-up artist in the media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries.

Throughout this qualification you will develop:

  • Your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology
  • Your knowledge of Health and Safety.
  • Your knowledge, understanding and skills to provide a wide range of creative make-up services in media, theatre and fashion and photographic settings.

You will also style and fit hair pieces and apply false eyelashes as well as understand the related cosmetic science that underpins the subject.

This course is run in the David Hockney Building at the main city centre campus.

What you'll study

Mandatory units:

  • Health and Safety in the Salon
  • Cosmetic Make-up Science
  • Media Make-up
  • Style and Fit Postiche
  • Photographic Make-up
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Make-up Services
  • Airbrush Make-up
  • Cosmetic Camouflage
  • False Eyelash Application.

You will also develop communication and customer service skills, an awareness of environment sustainability and commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving and research skills will also be developed.

  • Mandatory units:

    • Health and Safety in the Salon
    • Cosmetic Make-up Science
    • Media Make-up
    • Style and Fit Postiche
    • Photographic Make-up
    • Anatomy and Physiology for Make-up Services
    • Airbrush Make-up
    • Cosmetic Camouflage
    • False Eyelash Application.

    You will also develop communication and customer service skills, an awareness of environment sustainability and commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving and research skills will also be developed.

Assessment

You will learn practical skills in excellent purpose-built training salons working in a commercial training environment.

Practical knowledge will be supported by theory lessons.

Assessments of practical skills will be graded Pass/Merit/Distinction in a range of unit assessments.

You will be required to produce a developmental portfolio and complete two external exams graded Pass/Merit/Distinction.

Entry requirements

Level 2 Diploma or equivalent qualification in Hair and Make-up. Four GCSEs at a minimum of Grade C/4 including English and Maths.

English and/or Maths will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

Tuition fees

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees.

If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee. See our Further Education tuition fees page for more details.

Things you will need

You will need to:

  • Purchase and wear a uniform
  • You may also have to provide some of your own models
  • There may be additional costs for enrichment activities, such as attending trade fairs, conferences etc.

All the necessary uniform can be purchased from the Hair & Beauty Department during July, August and September.

For information about our student services, please click here.

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