This course is ideal for you if you have an interest in media make-up artistry and wish to work in the TV, film, theatre and fashion industries.
You will produce a range of media hair and make-ups for photo shoots and produce a portfolio of your final looks.

In year 1 you will focus on essential hair and make-up skills, 20th century hair and make-up and special effects make-up incorporating prosthetics. You will participate in photo shoots and produce a portfolio of your work.

In year 2 you will focus on producing character make-ups including life casting and prosthetics. You will also research and produce period hair and make-up incorporating wigs and participate in photo shoots. In this year you will produce digitally recorded evidence of your chosen final look for the graded unit.

You will develop your skills and creativity in a variety of media make-up applications and hairdressing techniques including wig dressing.

You will also develop skills in special effects, character make-up and prosthetics. This will include working on models and live projects.

  • Two years full-time
  • Classes can be timetabled Monday to Friday, between 9am and 9pm, and will include evenings
  • Essential make-up skills
  • Hair maintenance skills
  • Ageing skills
  • 20th century Hair and make-up
  • SFX for TV and film
  • Sculpting and flat mould
  • Production studies for theatre
  • Health and safety
  • Make-up and hair for a photo shoot
  • Promotional activity
  • Graded 1
  • Character make-up
  • Postiche for TV, film and theatre
  • Period Hair and Make-up
  • Make-up, Hair and costume
  • History of Hair
  • History of make-up
  • Life casting and mould making
  • Production studies TV and Film
  • Work placement
  • Graded 2

You will be required to be a model for classmates for all practical classes and source your own models for assessments.

One of the following:

  • Level 6 qualification in Make-up artistry, Hairdressing or Beauty
  • HNC Fashion Make-up


External candidates with previous industry experience in Make-up Artistry, Hair or Beauty will be considered.

  • TV
  • Film
  • Theatre
  • Fashion industries

You are required to purchase your own kit which is approximately £500 per year.

Kits are ordered directly from the supplier and paid for by the student.

The college does not provide finding for these student kits.

  • Group information session followed by individual interview