Media Make Up Level 3

Start Date
Course Course
Hair & Beauty
City Campus

About this Course

This is an advanced vocational qualification which focuses on the underlying principles and practices of professional make-up.

Key Units

  • Fashion and photographic hair and make-up
  • Prosthetics – bald caps
  • Facial hair and make-up 
  • Period hair and make-up 
  • Vintage hair and make-up 
  • Casualty make up effects
  • Wig dressing
  • Camouflage make-up 
  • Body painting
  • Beard and moustache trimming

Entry Requirements

Minimum of functional skills at Level 1 or acceptable alternatives such as ESOL.


The course is assessed entirely by coursework therefore you need to have good time management skills and be able to work to targets and deadlines.

Practical assessments will be carried out following training and practise.

Where does this Lead

Students who successfully complete this course may opt to progress to a university level qualification, such as our BA in Media Make-up Artistry.

Future Opportunities

Career opportunities include working as a make-up artist in the film or television industry or in the theatre or fashion industry.

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Will this course suit me?

You need to have creative flair, artistic ability and a passion for make-up. This course will suit you if you are interested in becoming a make-up artist in film, television or in the theatre.

Qualification Title
Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical Special Effects, Hair and Media Make-up

Extra Costs

You will be asked to purchase a uniform which must be worn at all times when in the studio.

You will also need to have some key pieces of equipment - your tutor will discuss this with you.

Those in financial hardship may be eligible for support with course related expenses from the Learner Support Fund.

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