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Overview

The Media Make-up Artistry Technical Diploma Level 3 is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career as an employed or self-employed make-up artist, providing hair and make-up services in the media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries.

Our learners have worked in films such as Blind Dave Heeley, Bollywood films, and shows: such as This Morning Live- making the VIP guests over.

Read about college students' work experience with an amateur dramtics society's pantomime https://www.sccb.ac.uk/latest-news/item/707-college-students-find-the-goose-that-lays-the-golden-eggs-of-work-experience

‘Teachers use questioning to review thoroughly students’ understanding… They build on students’ previous knowledge and skills. Students develop a secure understanding of what they have learned.’ Ofsted, 2018

Course description

Initially, gaining experience is of most importance. Make-up counters/ make-up studios/ photography studios are a great way to build your knowledge on different skin types, face shapes and ethnicities. Also, the diverse clientele you receive will help you build on your people skills and customer service skills which is essential as a make-up artist.

To achieve the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Media Make-up Artistry you must successfully complete the mandatory assessment components these are: Theory exam Synoptic assignment (practical assessment)

You will need make-up equipment and the cost is approx. £700 (subject to change) which includes a uniform. The equipment is ordered through the college at the time of enrolment, you may make an application to the learner support fund for help towards the cost and this award is subject to your individual circumstances. If you are not eligible for learning support fund you will be liable for the full cost of the equipment. Uniform in the salons is compulsory and this consists of the tunic top and trousers supplied in your equipment, you must supply yourself, plain black shoe/ boots with a closed in toe and heel (strictly no trainers).

This course includes tutorials, mandatory work experience and workshops to add to your learning experience. Our main focus at South and City College is to ensure all of our learners gain employer engagement. Industry professionals such as Neil Gordon and companies such as Kryolan, have come into our studios to deliver workshops, giving a taste of their expertise and knowledge. Additionally, opportunities to gain work experience within industry throughout the year is a priority.

Previous students have managed to gain employment within theatres working for companies such as the royal ballet.

Your course also includes tutorial, mandatory work experience and workshops.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.

What areas will I study?

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Media Make-up Artistry qualification covers a very wide range of skills and knowledge required for working in the media make-up industry.

There are compulsory areas:

  • Working in the film, TV and theatre industry Create hair and make-up looks Media makeup creative hair design
  • Fashion and photographic make-up
  • The creation and presentation of a look book and industry portfolio
  • Apply body art
  • Camouflage make-up

Optional areas include:

  • Cutting and styling techniques for performers
  • Avant guard hair and make-up
  • The evolution of cosmetics and retail
  • Specialist bridal hair and make-up
  • Media Make-up blogging
  • Specialist bridal hair and make-up
  • Media make-up blogging

Student Comments

“I have always loved makeup and special effects I knew I wanted to do something I would enjoy. I was made to feel so welcome at the open day, everyone was nice and happy to answer my questions.” Media make-up student comment who started at Level 2, continued to level 3 and is now studying the Foundation Degree at Digbeth campus,

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 (no level 3 qualification) September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year £2500.00 Exam Fee:£220 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
24+ September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year £2500.00 Exam Fee:£220 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.