Level 3 Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair and Media Makeup (City & Guilds)

This exciting leading course is designed to bring out your creativity and flair for theatrical media make-up in readiness for a career in this competitive industry. You will cover advanced make-up techniques for film, television and stage alongside other media purposes. This comprehensive course covers basic hairdressing, media make-up, wigs and postiche, character make-up and special effects . There will be the opportunity to practice skills on fellow students and clients. The practical elements of the course are combined with the study of anatomy and physiology, health and safety and client care in beauty related industries.

During your course you will be involved in many events including educational visits, open events, promotional events both in the college and at external venues, charity events, client salon sessions, student and class led events. There will also be guest speakers and industry training opportunities, competitions and a fantastic end of year show.

Course units include:

  • Working with colleagues within the beauty related industries
  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • Creative hairdressing design skills
  • Design and apply face and body art
  • Fashion and photographic make-up
  • Apply airbrush make-up to the face
  • Media make-up
  • Apply prosthetic pieces and bald caps
  • Style and fit postiche
  • Camouflage make-up

Subject: Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy

Qualification Type: City and Guilds

Study Location: Epping Forest Campus

Entry Requirement:

  • A minimum of 4 GCSEs including English and maths grades 9-3 (formerly A*-D).

Alternatively successful completion of a relevant Level 2 qualification or proven industry experience.

  • Satisfactory reference

Where does it lead: From this course you can gain freelance employment working in the theatre, TV and film and doing photographic work.
Other career paths include working with fashion and cosmetics companies as promotional make-up artists.
You may also wish to progress on to a higher level qualification.

Who is the course available for:


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