The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Theatrical and Media Make-up is a technical level qualification for learners who wish to pursue a career as an employed and/or self-employed make-up artist, providing hair and make-up services in the media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries.
ITo achieve the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Theatrical and Media Make-up you must successfully complete the mandatory assessment components these are: Level 2 Technical Certificate in Make-up Artistry or Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Therapy Theory exam *Synoptic assignment (practical assessment).
In addition, you must achieve the mandatory employer involvement requirement for this qualification before you can be awarded a qualification grade.
You will need beauty therapy equipment and the cost is approx £450 (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 consist of the tunic top and trousers supplied in your equipment, you must supply yourself, plain black shoes with a closed in toe and heel (strictly no trainers).
Study programme 16-18 yrs ONLY This course is the year 1 of the study programme depending on your GCSE results If you did not achieve a grade C GCSE or level 4 GCSE in English and maths You will need to complete either GCSE or Functional Skills at the appropriate level. The level you will complete is based on your GCSE grades or previous achievement at functional skills. You will need to bring proof of your grades in induction either the statement of achievement or your certificates.
Your course also includes tutorial, mandatory work experience and workshops.
Health and safety in the salon
- Cosmetic make-up science
- Media make-up
- Style and fit postiche
- Photographic make-up
- Anatomy and physiology for make-up services
- Airbrush make-up
- Cosmetic camouflage
- False eyelash application
Current and continued work experience in a make-up/theatre industry, successful interview. Due to the externally set and externally marked exam an initial assessment in English of level 1 or GCSE grades D/3 in English Language or above, or functional skills of level 1 or above.
As a specialist make-up artist, learners could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include:
- Professional make-up artistry settings working with performers
- Theatre, film, print media, photographic studios
- Beauty and/or hair salons
- Independent/self-employed/mobile/home based settings
- National Health Service
- Product manufacturing and training
Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment, learners may choose to develop their knowledge and skills further by completing a Foundation Degree in Theatrical Hair and Media Make-up.