Course overviewTheatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-Up Artistry Level 3 City of Bristol College
This course is a Level 3 diploma in Hair and Media Make-up. You will gain knowledge and experience through hands-on classes in a specialised make-up studio at our SBSA campus.
Dates and applications
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|LMF1274D01-1||05/09/2022 - 30/06/2022||1 years||Date/Day(s) Being Finalised||12.34||Enquire||SBSA and Construction Centre||Enquire Apply|
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
Theatrical make-up is the next step in your make-up career before university or going to work in industry. You will gain knowledge and experience through hands-on classes in a specialised make-up studio at our College Green Centre.
You will study:
You will study:
- Introductions to prosthetic and bald-cap creation and applications
- Special effects for TV, film and theatre
- Wounds, gore and horror
- Airbrush make-up
- Cosmetic camouflage and corrective make-up
- Full-body painting & face painting
- Fashion and photographic make-up
- Understanding scripts, budgets and legislations
- Creating Avant-Garde hairstyles and wig stylingCharacter works such as monsters, creatures, old age and fantasy
The course is fast-paced, with a large volume of written and design work. You will need to be organised and confident with producing work to deadlines. Skills in drawing and art are desirable. You may be asked to provide a portfolio of work to ensure your suitability for the course.
Course entry requirements
To join this course, you must have four GCSE Grade 4 to include maths and English plus an art or make up portfolio or you may have achieved the Level 2 Media Make-up and Hair Artistry Diploma.
How is the course delivered and assessed?
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 a uniform. You will have two-and-a-half days a week of practical sessions as well as Maths and English where applicable. Theory is integrated into the practical sessions.
You will complete a final, end-of-year synoptic assessment and a written theory exam. You will finish the course with a full portfolio of work which will assist in your future steps.
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.
You will need to purchase a college uniform for this course which costs £25 as well as a make-up kit which costs approximately £650. 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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