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.
Unit studied:
  • UV20402
Be able to prepare for and to apply photographic make-up
The candidate will develop a portfolio of evidence and be practically assessed in the skills application.
There is no external exam paper for this qualification.

Entry requirements

Good literacy and communication skills
You will be required to have a successful interview and skill test.
You may be required to complete an infection prevention qualification depending on guidance at the time of enrolment. If this is required it will be delivered at the beginning of the course.


A beauty uniform will be required
Purchase of a make-up kit will be required.

Day, time and duration

Thursday AM 9:30-12:30


Start date

Full 22/23 course timetable to be confirmed



Funding your course

If you are unemployed or in receipt of a low wage or benefits, this course may be free

For more information about funding your course, click here

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