Hair & Beauty | 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?

Media Make Up Student applying gold body paint

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 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.

  • Develop transferable skills in team working, problem-solving and research
  • Learn in a professional salon open to the public
  • Lecturers have current industry experience
  • High-end industry branded products and equipment
  • Strong industry and employer links

Start dates

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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?

  • 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).

What's next?

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 College. 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 include:

  • 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
What's next?

Course fees

This course is free (you do not have to pay fees) if:

  • You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status.
  • AND you are under 19 on 31 August in the year you are studying. 

More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here.

Additional costs
You may need to purchase a uniform and professional equipment, some financial help may be available.

Please speak to our Admissions team if you have any further queries: | 01273 667704

Course fees

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND 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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