Vocational Course

Theatrical, Hair & Media Make-Up Level 3

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About this course

This course will give you the opportunity to learn and develop make-up, wig and hair skills, and gain the knowledge and skills needed to work in film, theatre and TV.

What will I learn?

  • Health & Safety
  • Airbrushing Make-Up
  • Cosmetic Camouflage
  • Media Make-Up
  • Photographic Make-Up
  • Style and Fit Postiche
  • False Lash Application
  • Cosmetic Make-Up Science
  • Anatomy & Physiology for Make-Up Services

To further enhance your employability skills there will be opportunities for you to complete a one week work placement.

This compulsory aspect of the course gives you the chance to apply the knowledge gained in class to the real world of work.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by various methods including practical observation of make up looks, group assessment on various themes, external written exams and graded synoptic assessment.

You will need to compile a portfolio of evidence.

What do I need?

You will need to achieve at least 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English.

Alternative Requirement: a Level 2 qualification in Hair & Make-Up Artistry or related qualification may also be considered.

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - a range of HNC/D, Foundation Degrees and professional qualifications
  • University - related degree in Theatrical, Media Make-Up
Body Art Technician
Prosthetics Technician
Medical Make-up Artist
Make-up Artist

Additional Information

There is an annual residential visit to the International Make-Up Artist trade show in London and there are opportunities to other trips and enrichment activities.

Work experience may include evenings and weekends at local theatres communities and services.

A kit and uniform will be required.