Why study hair and media makeup?

This is a course for those wishing to pursue a career in the makeup industry, developing a wide range of creative and practical skills.

What will I study?

  • Eyelash and brow treatments
  • Body art design
  • Skin tanning techniques
  • Makeup application
  • Art of photographic makeup
  • Period makeup
  • Creative hairdressing design skills
  • Hair styling
  • Dressing hair and making a hair addition
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Research skills
  • Health and safety
  • English and maths (where applicable)

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by a range of methods, including assignments, external assessments and practical observation.

Future pathways and careers

  • Theatrical and Media Makeup Level 3
  • Makeup artist on film sets, or in the theatre
  • Employment at a makeup company

Entry requirements

  • GCSE at grade D or above, or equivalent
  • Successful completion of an interview with a course tutor
  • Excellent communication skills and commitment to the programme
  • Flexibility to work on location in the evenings and weekends