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Beauty Therapy and Media Make-Up

Level 3 VTCT Extended Diploma in Theatrical & Media Make-Up

Full Time

Course Overview

This one-year course could help you pursue a career as an employed and/or self-employed makeup artist, providing hair and make-up services in the media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries. You’ll develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to provide a wide range of creative make-up services and enjoy learning how to style and fit hair pieces, apply false eyelashes whilst developing valuable customer communication skills and commercial awareness.

Course Content

You will develop the knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy, physiology, health and safety, and the skills to provide a wide range of creative make-up services in media, theatre, fashion and photographic settings.

Units include:

  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Cosmetic make-up science
  • Media make-up
  • Style and fit postiche
  • Photographic make-up
  • Anatomy and physiology for make-up services
  • Airbrush make-up
  • Cosmetic camouflage
  • False eyelash application

You will style and fit hair pieces and apply false eyelashes as well as understand the related cosmetic science that underpins the subject. In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers

Entry Requirement

You will need five GCSEs A*/9 to C/4 including English and maths, or a relevant Level 2 qualification/apprenticeship.


Assessed via exams, observations and assignments.

Where does this course lead to

Full time employment or university.

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Course Outline

Course Code: NF129
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 09/09/2019
Duration: 1 Year
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Basingstoke College of Technology I 2019