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Advanced Technical Diploma in Theatrical Special Effects and Media Make-up Artistry Level 3


Type: Full Time

Subject: Hairdressing, Beauty and Complementary Therapies

Level: 3

Start Date: 01 September 2020

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

1 Year


Level 3

Who is it for

If you have an interest in special effects, theatre and prosthetics make–up or would enjoy a career demonstrating make–up techniques for specialist companies then the Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical Special Effects Hair and Media Make–up course could be for you!

We will provide you with all the knowledge, skills and experience you need to become a successful make–up artist within the television, fi lm, fashion, theatre and music industry.

Interview Skills Assessment

You will be required to attend a Welcome Event – details will be provided upon application.

What will I need

4 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including English or maths and a level 2 qualification in hair, beauty or media make–up.

What is covered

Media Make–up route:
• Fashion/photography
• Make–up
• Airbrushing make–up
• Special effects theatre and media make–up
• Prosthetics
• Camoufl age make–up
• Body art
Theatrical special effects route:
• Cutting and styling techniques for performers
• Avant Garde hair and make–up
• Create make–up design for productions and industry demands
• Apply prosthetic pieces and bald caps
• Special effects make–up
• Create, dress and fi t facial postiche
• Body art for competition

How is the course assessed

By assignments, written tests and practical assessments with a portfolio of work submitted at the end of the course.

What can this course lead to

This course is ideal for a career in the theatrical make–up industry and if you are passionate about working for theatre production, fi lms, TV and media then this is the course for you.

Are there any additional costs

You will need to purchase a kit and uniform. Details of these will be given at interview.

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