Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-up

  • Level 3 Diploma

  • 1 year full-time

You can now apply for next year

(September 22/23)

This qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills to an advanced level through a variety of techniques in the following units: media, special effects and camouflage make-up, how to apply ready-made small prosthetic pieces and bald caps, monitor and maintain health and safety, client care and communication, style and fit a postiche and how to apply the complex skill of airbrush make-up.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills as a professional makeup artist working with performers to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to provide hair and make-up services in the media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries. It also provides a sound platform for further learning.

The course content includes all the required elements to work effectively as a makeup artist including:

  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
  • Apply airbrush make-up to the face
  • Camouflage makeup
  • Media makeup
  • Fashion and photographic makeup
  • Style and fit postiche
  • Apply prosthetic pieces and bald caps
  • Design and apply face and body art
  • Creative hairdressing design skills

The awarding body for this qualification is VTCT.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include assignments, external examinations, case studies and continual class and practical assessment.

  • Progression from a Level 2 Diploma in Beauty therapies or Hair and Media Make Up
  • Previous industry experience will be considered

Successful completion of this qualification will enable you to provide hair and makeup services in the media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £650*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills as a professional makeup artist working with performers to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to provide hair and make-up services in the media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries. It also provides a sound platform for further learning.

The course content includes all the required elements to work effectively as a makeup artist including:

  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
  • Apply airbrush makeup to the face
  • Camouflage makeup
  • Media make-up
  • Fashion and photographic makeup
  • Style and fit postiche
  • Apply prosthetic pieces and bald caps
  • Design and apply face and body art
  • Creative hairdressing design skills

The awarding body for this qualification is VTCT.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include assignments, external examinations, case studies and continual class and practical assessment.

  • Progression from a Level 2 Diploma in Beauty therapies or Hair and Media Make Up
  • Previous industry experience will be considered

Successful completion of this qualification will enable you to provide hair and makeup services in the media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £650*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

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