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Fashion, Theatre and Media Hair and Make-up (Level 3 Diploma) - Full-time

Course outline

This course is perfect if you are passionate about make-up and would like to perfect your knowledge and skills for a successful career in this highly skilled, demanding and creative industry.

You’ll learn about the application of specialised make-up and artificial hair and prosthetics for theatrical and media purposes. The course covers every aspects of advanced facial and full-body make-up techniques for film and media work, as well as for stage, display and photographic purposes.

Mandatory units:

  • Working with colleagues within the beauty related industries
  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • Creative hairdressing design skills
  • Design and apply face and body art
  • Fashion and photographic make-up
  • Apply airbrush make-up to the face
  • Camouflage make-up

You can expect to have no limits placed upon you for how creative you can be in this field – our experienced staff are passionate about the industry and waiting to share their knowledge with you. You will be given experience working on a theatrical show early in your course, plus you’ll get hands-on experience with planned photo shoots and events.

As part of your course, you will also be required to obtain work experience

How to apply for this course

Apply online now for 2021/22.

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Location Date
The Lace Market

Start: 13th September 2021

Course code: C026956 / Q026965


City & Guilds Level 3 Hair and Media Make-up


1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grades 9–4 (A*–C), including English Language and Maths – both of these must be grades 9–4 (A*–C) or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths.


You’ll complete a range of practical assessments and written assignments and you’ll leave us with a great portfolio of work.


Choose to follow with additional study at Level 3 or 4 to further specialise in a career in the theatrical make-up or special effects industry. Or, to work at a high level within the media and/or fashion industry, you could move into a job as a make-up artist in a salon or special effects artist at a theatre.

Additional information

You will be required to purchase a kit and uniform. Costs for these will be discussed at interview.

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.

Employers can claim up to £4000 of government funding.


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