Award in Photographic Make Up

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Why study this course?

The VTCT Level 2 Award in the Art of Photographic Make-Up is a qualification that has been designed to develop your practical skills in providing photographic make-up services.
This is an ideal qualification for candidates wishing to work towards a career as a Make-Up artist.

Course content

You will learn about make-up for different facial features, skin types, eye and lip shapes, different facial characteristics, glasses and contact lens wearers as well as lighting and other photographic make-up factors. You will learn how to use professional make-up products, tools and equipment. You will learn make up application techniques for the following looks; Bridal, Fantasy, historical, black & white photographic and colour photographic.

You will be assessed via –

Portfolio evidence

Observation of skills (X3 practical assessments)

On successful completion you will achieve a recognised awarding body VTCT award in L2 Art of Photographic make-up.

Entry requirements

Good literacy and communication skills
You will be required to have a successful interview and skill test.


Pens, paper and writing equipment, lever arch file

Kit and uniform

Day, time and duration

9:00-12:00 or 5pm-8pm TBC

6 weeks

Venue – Shenstone House B63 3NT

Start date

Full 22/23 course timetable to be confirmed



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