Level 3 Hair and Media Make Up

This course covers a wide range of advanced level skills and knowledge required for working as a Media Hair & Make-up Artist. It includes the following units:

Working in the film, TV and theatre industry

Fashion and photographic make-up

Media Make-up and creative hair design

Create historical hair and make-up looks

Apply Body Art & Camouflage Make -up

There are many additional opportunities as part of this advanced study programme. You will be expected to take part in work experience opportunities which often involve evening or weekend working. You will also have the opportunity to represent the college as you enter a range of regional and national competitions, such as Greater Manchester Colleges’ Competitions and regional and national competitions. During your time on this programme, you will also take part in external study visits, for example to Professional Beauty North, to observe professionals within the industry and taking part in bespoke one day demonstrations on the latest trends and fashions in the industry.

This course is assessed through a mixture of practical assessments, written tests and exams. You will also complete 36 hours of work experience in industry as part of your study programme.
Practical Media Make-up lessons take place alongside theory lessons. There are end practical (synoptic) exams and written exams. Practical lessons also include working on live models. You will take part in trips, visits, seminars and competitions alongside your lessons to ensure you have a very good understanding of the industry in which you will work.

Learners are expected to take part in work experience, this will include travel and evenings and could include weekend working. It will include external local theatre productions and local fashion shows. You will also work in partnership with Performing Arts students at Clarendon Sixth Form College, providing hair and make-up services for the ‘season’ of productions. Gaining part time employment in the industry will greatly enhance your skills and aid employability and progression opportunities.

An Individual Learning Plan (ILP) will be designed with you, to meet your needs. Targets will be set to enable your progress and achievement.

You will be assigned a Personal Tutor who will specifically look after your pastoral and progress requirements throughout the course

You will be trained in the use of specialist, professional products, equipment and treatments.
Potential learners should a Level 2 qualification in make-up or hairdressing.

Learners should also possess the following qualities:

A genuine interest in the subject

Good communication skills


Enjoy working with people and as a team

Good dexterity skills

Personal commitment

Be prepared to adhere to professional standards relating to attendance, appearance and punctuality.

You will need to complete 6 hours per week home study.
On successful completion of this qualification you can progress onto:

Level 3 Media Hair & Make-up

Level 4 Spa Management

HNC or HND Media Hair & Make-up

Foundation Degree in Media Hair & Make-up or Beauty Therapy or Spa Management

Employment with a cosmetics company or a high street salon

Freelance MMU artist

Higher level Apprenticeship

Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.

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