Course Title Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Media Make up Artistry
Level: 3
Code Y630

Overview of the Course

This course will provide you with the skills to puruse a career as a make-up artist (MUA) applying make-up and styling hair for people appearing on camera or in front of a live audience.

What are the career opportunities?

With experience or specialist skills, you could progress to become a chief make-up artist or make-up designer. There is also the opportunity to progress onto the Foundation Degree in Design in Media Make-up.

What are the entry requirements?

A Level 2 Diploma in Make-up Artistry.

How long is the course and when can I start?

This is a full-time one year course, starting in September.

How is the course structured and how will I be assessed?

The course is practical based and structured by individual units. These are assessed by online exams, assignments, practical observations and also the development of an industry portfolio look book. Each module taken will be graded on a pass, merit and distinction basis. The topics studied include the following: Working in Film, TV and Theatre, Fashion and Photographic Make-up, Media Make-up Creative Hair Design, Historical Hair Design and Make-up, Body Art, Camouflage Make-up, Avant Garde Hair and Make-up, Media Make-up blogging.

What employability skills will I develop on this course?

In addition to becoming a specialist in make-up, hair styling, body art and camouflage make-up; you will develop skills necessary to have a successful career. To be successful within the make-up industry, you will need to communicate with people, enjoy working as part of a team and be prepared to constantly update your skills. English and communication skills are particularly important. You need to be able to speak and listen to people of all ages, gender and social backgrounds. English skills will be further developed and embedded within your study of the curriculum. Your understanding of maths will be put to the test when calculating timings and developing pricings of treatments, amongst other things.

Work experience

This is an essential element of your Study Programme and you will be supported to ensure this takes place. You will be required to undertake two weeks structured work experience that develops skills and knowledge relevant to the qualification. This will allow you to gain exposure to the sector you wish to work in, start to develop the key employability skills and give you the opportunity to network with a view to gaining employment.

Study programme enrichment opportunities

Visiting speakers will deliver additional workshops as well as trips and visits to places of interest which will enhance your employability skills. Employer involvement is a formal requirement of this qualification and will enrich your knowledge and understanding of the industry. The information gained will also allow you to make an informed choice about your future employment. Trips and visits will be planned to support your achievement. A ‘World of Work’ week is also scheduled where new skills are introduced. Industry specialists are invited to keep you up to date with current trends.

Are there any additional costs or requirements?

There may be an additional costs for kits and uniform package.


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