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Diploma in Theatrical Special Effects and Media Make-up Artistry


Type: Full Time

Subject: Hairdressing, Beauty and Complementary Therapies

Level: 3

Start Date: 31 August 2022

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

1 Year


Level 3

Who is it for

If you have an interest in special effects, theatre and prosthetics make–up or would enjoy a career demonstrating make–up techniques for specialist companies then
the Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical Special Effects Hair and Media Make–up course
could be for you! We will provide you with all the knowledge, skills and experience
you need to become a successful make–up artist within the television, film, fashion,
theatre and music industry.

Interview Skills Assessment

You will be required to attend a Welcome Event – details will be provided upon application.

What will I need

Level 2 Beauty Therapy or equivalent qualification.

What is covered

There are two routes available to choose from: media make–up route or theatrical
special effects route.

Media Make–up route:
If you choose the media make–up route you will study modules including fashion/
photography, airbrushing make–up, special effects theatre and media make–up, prosthetics, camouflage make–up and body art.

Theatrical special effects route:
The theatrical special effects route includes modules such as cutting and styling
techniques for performers, avant garde hair and make–up, creating make–up design for productions and industry demands, apply prosthetic pieces and bald caps, special effects make–up, create, dress and fit facial postiche, and body art for competition.

How is the course assessed

By assignments, written tests and practical assessments with a portfolio of work submitted at the end of the course.

What can this course lead to

This course is ideal for a career in the theatrical make–up industry and if you
are passionate about working for theatre production, films, TV and media then this is the course for you.

Are there any additional costs

You will need to purchase a beauty kit and uniform – details of these will be given at
your interview.

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