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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


Start Date: 02 September 2019

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 Special Effects and Media Make–up Artistry 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, film, 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

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade C/5 or above including English and maths, and
a level 2 qualification in hair, beauty or media make–up and the required English
and maths level, along with a reference from work or school.

What is covered

Media Make–up route:
• Fashion/photography
• Make–up
• Airbrushing make–up
• Special effects theatre and media make–up
• Prosthetics
• Camouflage 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 fit 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, films, 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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