Course overview

Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-Up Artistry Level 3 City of Bristol College

This is a full-time, one-year course which focuses on fashion and editorial make up, body art and beauty treatments. There are UCAS points awarded for this qualification. You will gain knowledge and experience through hands-on classes in our specialised make-up studio at our South Bristol Skills Academy.

The course is fast-paced, with a large volume of written and design work including assignments, practical observations and online exams. You will need to be organised and confident with producing work to deadlines. Skills in drawing and art are desirable, and completion of Level 2 Hair Artistry and Media Make-up is advised. Alternatively, you may provide a portfolio of work to ensure your suitability for the course.

Dates and applications

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Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-Up Artistry Level 3 College Green Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LGF1254D01-1
Dates
11/09/2023 - 05/07/2024
Duration
1 years
Days
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
13.38
Start Time
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Location
College Green Centre
Fee
This course costs £3345. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LGF1254D01-1 11/09/2023 - 05/07/2024 1 years Date/Day(s) Being Finalised 13.38 Enquire College Green Centre
This course costs £3345. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for people aged 17+ who have completed a Level 2 Media Make-up and Hair Artistry course, a Fashion and Photographic Make-up course or Art and design course OR who have an established make-up portfolio.

What you'll learn

You will study:

  • Working with colleagues within beauty industries
  • Monitoring and maintaining health and safety practices in the salon
  • Creative hairdressing design skills
  • Designing and applying face and body art
  • Fashion and photographic make up
  • Applying airbrush make up to the face
  • Camouflage make up
  • Styling and dressing hair using a variety of techniques
  • Styling and fitting postiche
  • Applying individual permanent lashes
  • Self-tanning

Course entry requirements

To join this course, you must have four GCSEs at Grade 4, including maths and English, plus an art or make up portfolio. Alternatively, you may have achieved the Level 2 Media Make-up and Hair Artistry Diploma.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

Assessments are broken down in to practical observations, written assignments and online exams as well as supporting evidence including sketchbooks.

You will have practical hair and make-up sessions as well as Maths and English where applicable. Theory is integrated into the practical sessions.

You will be required to wear all black clothing including black closed-in shoes. Clothing must not have any logos or slogans on them and ripped jeans are not permitted. You will receive a hoodie with ‘Make-up Artist’ on the back as your uniform.

Future career and study opportunities

You can get between 24-84 UCAS points depending on your final grade, using this you can move on to higher education where you can grow your depth of knowledge around media make-up. You can move on to work in the TV and film industry or choose to progress as a freelancer or in salons and make-up studios.

Additional costs

You will need to purchase a college uniform for this course which costs £26.21 as well as a make-up kit which costs approximately £581.65. If you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner
Support Funding Bursary.

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