Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Make-up and Hair Artistry (Theatrical/Media) - Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Course Code: FE0076-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time), Open to international students Campus: Central Brighton Campus Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 1 Year Qualification: VTCT Extended Diploma in Theatrical and Media Make-up Level 3 Awarding Body: VTCT UCAS Tariff: Pass: 36, Merit: 60, Distinction: 84

Course aims

Studying Theatrical & Media Make-up at Brighton MET is fun, exciting and will leave you with the skills, confidence and experience to progress into employment or further your skills through study.

This qualification is based on the national occupational standards for theatrical and media make-up and includes the required elements to work effectively as a make-up artist in the creative industries.

Throughout this qualification, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy, physiology and health and safety. You will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to provide a wide range of creative make-up services in media, theatre, fashion and photographic settings. You will also style and fit hair pieces, apply false eyelashes as well as understanding the related cosmetic science that underpins the subject.

In parallel, you will develop your communication and customer service skills, awareness of environmental sustainability and commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving and research skills will also be developed.

The MET is partnered with the Francesco Group, who operate a professional hair and beauty salon on campus. This provides a fantastic working and study environment for our students, who provide treatments to paying customers, giving them real-world experience, which is vital for employment upon graduation. Our expert tutors will give you the skills and confidence necessary for this varied and exciting industry.

Entry requirements

  • Grade 2 (F/E) or above in English, mathematics and science is mandatory
  • Level 2 in make-up or another relevant subject is preferable
Entry requirements

Course Units

  • Health and safety in the salon 
  • Cosmetic make-up science
  • Media make-up (character, special effects)
  • Style and fit postiche
  • Photographic make-up (period, bridal, fantasy, editorial, fashion)
  • Anatomy and physiology for make-up services
  • Airbrush make-up
  • Cosmetic camouflage
  • False eyelash application
  • Style and dress hair in a variety of techniques
  • Design visualisation
  • Face and body art

Assessment

  • Service Portfolio (does not contribute to the overall qualification grade) 
  • Graded Practical Assessments (50% of qualification grade) 
  • Graded Synoptic Assessment (20% of qualification grade) 
  • External Examination (30% of qualification grade) 
  • Grading Mandatory units in this qualification are graded Fail/Pass/Merit/Distinction 
  • Optional units are graded Fail/Pass 
  • The overall qualification is graded Fail/Pass/Merit/Distinction

Facilities

  • Professional standard beauty and hairdressing salons open to the general public, providing a realistic working environment
  • Use of high-end, industry branded equipment and products
  • Additional training from external companies, such as Eve Taylor
  • Library and computing facilities
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks

Why the MET?

You will have access to professional commercial areas and a salon with paying customers giving you the real-world experience highly valued by employers.

Professional kits with high-quality products are available, as well as strong industry and employer links, external trips, guest speakers and product training.

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our central campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.

Work experience

Our Beauty Department has very strong links with local employers, many of whom started their own careers at Brighton MET. 

All of our students will have an opportunity to undertake work experience, which often leads to gaining a permanent position or making valuable contacts.

We hold an annual careers day where local, national and international employers will come and give seminars. This will give you valuable information and advice about progression opportunities and setting up your own business.

We also hold training days, trips to trade shows and have guest speakers to keep all of your training and knowledge current and up to date.

During the make-up course you may experience trips or seminars with Kryolan, Mac and Bobbi Brown.


What's next?

Learners who achieve this qualification are eligible to become members of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) or Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). As a specialist make-up artist, learners could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, including: 

  • Professional make-up artistry settings working with performers 
  • Theatre, film, print media and photographic studios
  • Beauty and hair salons
  • Independent, self-employed, mobile and home settings
  • National Health Service
  • Product manufacturing and training

On successful completion of this course you may like to consider progressing onto the following courses:

  • FdA Theatre Arts (Make-up & Hair for Theatre & Media)
  • Level 2 / 3 Hairdressing
  • Level 2 / 3 Barbering
  • Level 2 / 3 Beauty therapy
  • Level 2 African Caribbean Hair

Additional Costs

You will need to purchase kit and uniform. Cost TBC.

Additional Costs
  • alumni Views Angelique Henderson Design and Create fashion and Photographic Makeup

    “It was a wonderful course and I learnt a lot of tips and tricks, Rebecca was a great tutor”

    Angelique Henderson
  • Views Lauren Baker Level 3 Extended Diploma In Theatrical and Media Hair & Makeup

    “I have loved this course! it has allowed me to really explore my creativity and develop my skills as a hair and makeup artist. I have built a portfolio of work which will enable me to showcase my work when looking for work in the future. I can't wait to get out into industry and go to work.”

    Lauren Baker
  • Views Ella Mclafferty Level 3 Extended Diploma In Theatrical and Media Hair & Makeup

    “The tutors are all really knowledgeable and supportive and I have really enjoyed my time here. I have many transferable skills now and different career options and am looking forward to seeing what the future brings.”

    Ella Mclafferty
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Careers

Potential Careers

Hairdressing or beauty salon manager/proprietor

Typical Tasks:

  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term needs.
  • Controls the allocation, training and remuneration of staff.
  • Provides clients with information and advice on styles and treatments, and resolves any complaints or problems.
  • Ensures clients' records are maintained.
  • Undertakes and/or directs hair treatments and/or beauty therapy.
  • Checks and maintains any equipment, and ensures that all safety requirements are met.
  • Demonstrates, advises on and sells hair and/or beauty products.
  • Ensures financial accounts for the business are maintained.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

2 Available opportunities 0.4% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £15,873

AVERAGE £27,651

POTENTIAL £50,603

Desired Skills:
  • Learning Strategies
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics

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Hairdresser or barber

Typical Tasks:

  • Discusses customer requirements, analyses hair condition and other relevant features to define and advise on hair style.
  • Washes, conditions, bleaches, tints or dyes hair and provides any necessary basic scalp treatments.
  • Cuts and trims hair using scissors, clippers, razor and comb.
  • Combs, brushes, blow-dries or sets wet hair in rollers to style or straighten.
  • Shaves and trims beards and moustaches.
  • Collects payment, arranges appointments and cleans and tidies salon.
  • Maintains client records and keeps up-to-date with new products, styles and techniques.
  • Ensures hair products are stored and used appropriately and observes relevant health and safety factors.
  • Demonstrates, sells and recommends hair care products to clients and advises them on hair care.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

1120 Available opportunities 5.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £12,578

AVERAGE £15,152

POTENTIAL £21,411

Desired Skills:
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Monitoring
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Science
  • Writing
  • Mathematics

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Beautician or related occupation

Typical Tasks:

  • Discusses clients requirements, analyses and advises client on appropriate skin care, and applies treatments to the face or body.
  • Massages scalp, face and other parts of the body and carries out spray tanning.
  • Uses waxing, threading, sugaring and other epilation techniques to remove any unwanted body hair.
  • Cleans, shapes and polishes finger and toe nails, applies nail extensions.
  • Applies make-up to hide blemishes or enhance facial features and advises clients on skin care and make-up techniques.
  • Performs specialist treatments for conditions such as acne, applies skin rejuvenation therapies.
  • Recognises problems and refers clients to medical practitioners if appropriate.
  • Advises clients on diet and exercise to assist in weight loss and slimming.
  • Maintains client records, sells and advises on cosmetic products and services, and ensures appropriate health and safety issues are addressed.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

753 Available opportunities 0.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £13,767

AVERAGE £16,361

POTENTIAL £23,166

Desired Skills:
  • Active Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Monitoring
  • Science
  • Mathematics

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