Fashion, Theatre and Media Hair & Make-Up Studies Level 3 Diploma

Level 1 Diploma
Course Overview

This one year course is aimed at those who want to be introduced to a range of skills in theatrical and special effects hair and make-up. If you haven’t studied media make-up before and are new to the industry, this qualification will give you skills in specialised aspects of industry practice. This course is a practical application of skills and will gain you an A level equivalent qualification, suitable for employment in junior positions within the industry.

Further Details

Course Location

Stockport College


College 16-18

Course Duration

Full-Time - 1 year


Hair & Media Make-up

Completion of the Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-Up Studies.
4 GCSEs at Grade 4 including English or Maths.
Successful interview with a Hair or Media Make-Up Expert.

This course will enable you to gain more advanced practical skills and knowledge in order to provide Hair, Special Effects including prosthetics and bald caps and Media Make-up to the general public and to gain employment in the Hair, Photographic and Media Make-up Industry.

There are opportunities for a Hair, Photographic and Media Make-up Artist to find employment in a variety of areas that include Hair and make-up studio, Beauty salon, Media, Production companies, TV/Movies, Theatre companies, Hotels or resorts.

Apply airbrush make-up to the face
Camouflage make-up
Media make-up
Fashion and Photographic Make-Up

Apply make-up
Instruct on makeup application
Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques
Fantasy Hair Design

Level 2 Diploma’s in Manicure, Pedicure and Waxing or Beauty Specialists.
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Make-Up (Tech)
Foundation Degrees in Fashion and editorial make-up or Media Make-up. (with the necessary UCAS points you may need to study the Extended Diploma)

As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format.

Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms:
Observed work
Witness statements
Audio-visual media
Evidence of prior learning or attainment
Written questions
Oral questions
Case studies

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

19+ learners, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

There is a Kit and Uniform that must be purchased within the first 6 weeks of your course. Please discuss this with a Hair and Beauty Expert on your interview.

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