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  • If you’ve always wanted to work in the TV, film or fashion industry as a professional make-up artist, this Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-Up Studies is the ideal place to begin. You’ll get a fantastic introduction to the whole sector and begin to develop all the skills and techniques you need to succeed.

    You’ll learn how to look at a specific theme within the hair and beauty community and create a relevant image based on it, as well as taking a closer look at the art of photographic make-up and all the relevant health and safety practices that are an integral part of the industry. You’ll also have a wide selection of units to choose from, to customise your diploma to your specific interests.

    Whether you want to learn how to create body art design and themed face painting, effectively provide eyelash perming and eyebrow shaping, or learn the techniques involved in skin tanning, you’ll be developing a number of different skills that will prepare you for higher level courses and a future job in the industry.

  • Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes.

    Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.

  • While a large part of this diploma will be focused on practical assignments and observations to check you’re developing all the relevant skills and abilities for the industry, you’ll also be assessed at various stages throughout the year with written work and tests to help you build up a strong portfolio of evidence.

  • With this Level 2 Diploma, you’ll have the skills and qualification you need to advance onto a Level 3 course with us here at The Manchester College. A great next step is to continue onto a Diploma in Fashion, Theatre and Media Hair and Make-Up Studies.

    From here, you’ll continue to develop the abilities and techniques that will help you secure a career in this sector. There are a number of different jobs and roles that you could choose from, from make-up artistry on TV and hair styling for films, to working for yourself in your own salon!

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  • If you’re between the ages of 16 and 18 and enrolling on this course for the first time, you won’t need to pay any tuition fees.

    There may be some additional equipment costs and if you’re not sure about how to afford college, there are a number of support options that could help you. These include special grants and bursaries, reductions in fees, and loans just for education. You can find out more on our fees, finance and funding page.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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In one of The Manchester College’s 19 Centres of Excellence you’ll develop the skills and gain the qualifications that you need to take the next steps towards your dream career.

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