Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-up

Diploma Theatrical & Media Make-up

Course Details

Subject Area
Theatrical & Media Make-up
Age Group
16 - 18

Harpurhey Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)

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Our Level 3 Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-up qualification is designed to develop your skills as a professional make-up artist working with performers to a high level, enabling you to provide hair and make-up services in the media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries.

This Diploma has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills to an advanced level through a variety of techniques.

During this qualification you'll study a range of units including media, special effects and camouflage make-up, applying ready-made small prosthetic pieces and bald caps, monitoring and maintaining health and safety, client care and communication, styling and fitting a postiche and how to apply the complex skill of airbrush make-up.

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.

You'll be assessed through practical observations which will support your programme of learning. You'll also build a portfolio of evidence and be assessed continually through practical assessment, exams and assignments.

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you'll be able to progress on to degree level study with our higher education partner, UCEN Manchester. If you progress on to this qualificaiton from the College then you'll be eligible to receive our Achievers Award which includes will receive a cash award to support you with your university studies.

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There may be some additional equipment costs, you'll be required to purchase a kit (you'll receive approximate costs at interview) and you'll be required to wear a uniform costing approximately £42 and enclosed toe black shoes, with no heel.

If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need. *
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Theatrical & Media Make-up

With Theatrical and Media Make-up at The Manchester College – the No.1 College in Greater Manchester for achievement* – we’ll help you learn to develop that power and gain skills in professional-standard make-up and special effects make-up.

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