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.
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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Start: 7th September 2020
Course code: C026956 / Q026965
Level 3 VTCT Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-up Artistry
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.
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!