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

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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

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Location Date
Pelham Avenue

Start: 14th September 2020

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, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!

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