Hair & Beauty | VTCT Diploma in Theatrical Special Effects, Hair and Media Makeup | Level 3

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Course Code: FE0287-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Broadwater Campus Qualification: VTCT Extended Diploma in Theatrical and Media Make-up Level 3 Awarding Body: VTCT

Why this course?

FE Make-up Northbrook

If you would like a career as a professional make-up artist for stage or screen, this makeup qualification will give you the knowledge and skills to get you started. With opportunities to express your creative ideas, Level 3 focuses on specialist make-up. You will also learn about client consultation, team working, problem solving and research skills.

Our commercial salon, based at Broadwater Campus, is the perfect learning environment for our students. Popular with local customers, the salon is run as a professional business, which allows our students to gain real-life work experience that is so valued by future employers.

Our expert tutors have years of professional experience and inspire our students to reach their potential and prepare them for employment. The MET has excellent links with the industry and you will take advantage of this through guest lectures/visits.

Course tutor: Caroline Hand

Start dates

September 2021 Apply

Entry requirements

To join this course, you must have successfully completed the Level 2 course in Make-Up & Hair Artistry.

In addition to the specified entry requirements, you may be required to undergo an assessment of your English skills to ensure you are at a sufficient level for your chosen course.

Entry requirements

Course content

On this course you will learn:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Cosmetic make-up science
  • Media make-up
  • Photographic make-up
  • Airbrush make-up
  • Cosmetic camouflage
  • Styling and dressing hair
  • Face and body art
  • Styling and fitting postiche

Why this course at the MET?

  • Excellent training facilities
  • Professional salons that are open to the public
  • High-end industry branded equipment and products
  • High-end industry branded equipment and products
  • Highly skilled and qualified lecturers
  • Lecturers with current industry experience
  • Strong industry and employer links

The MET's Broadwater Campus offers a modern and well-equipped environment in which to learn about the exciting Hair and Beauty industry. Students benefit from industry-standard equipment as well as enjoying Starbucks beverages on-site, hot and cold food from our excellent canteen, IT suites for research projects and the Learning Resource Centre (Library).

Further study and future careers

Further study

You may choose to develop your knowledge and skills further by completing a specialist qualification in hair, beauty or theatrical make-up. With a good portfolio or an additional year at Level 3 studying art and design, you could progress to university level courses such as the degree in Theatrical Make-Up at Northbrook MET. Our career advisors and tutors are always on hand to guide and advise you in your choices, ensuring you remain on the path to your dream career.

Future careers

  • Film/video make-up and hair artist
  • Live theatre make-up and hair artist
  • Photography/fashion make-up and hair artist
  • Salon make-up artist/stylist
Further study and future careers

Open events

Register for our virtual open events to find out more about studying at the MET and hear from our teaching staff.


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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!

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