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Beauty Therapy and Media Make-Up

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Media Make-Up

Full Time

Course Overview

Year One: Level 3 BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Production Arts (Make-up)
Year Two: Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Production Arts (Make-up)

This two year course is designed to give students a nationally recognised qualification in media make-up, providing the knowledge, skills and understanding required to gain employment within the make-up industry or progress into higher education. A 90 Credit Diploma in Production Arts Make-up is achievable in the first year. See 'Course Content' for the breakdown of the two years.

Course Content

Year one concentrates on a wide range of useful practical skills to become a make-up artist to work in a range of make-up genre including theatre, TV and film. The focus of year two is to develop creative design skills to become a make-up designer and also to prepare you for freelance employment by developing your own website, portfolio and business card.

Year One:

  • Make-up for Performers
  • Make-up Application Skills and Creative Use in Performance
  • Full body Make-up
  • Special Effects Make-up
  • Make-up Using Prosthetics
  • Period Make-up
  • Hair Styling and Dressing
  • Production Art Workshop
  • Production Arts Planning


Year Two:

  • Mask Making
  • Fantasy Hair Design
  • Period Hair Design and Wigmaking
  • Performing Arts Business
  • Historical Context of Performing
  • Production for Theatre Performance
  • Working as a Freelance Make-up Artist
  • Design Method
  • Design Processes and Materials

Attendance of 100% is necessary in order to complete the course.

Entry Requirement

  • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths, or a relevant Level 2 qualification.


The course is assessed by written assignments and presentations and practical observation for the make-up skills.

Where does this course lead to

This course is a recognised route into higher education, employment or an apprenticeship.

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Course Outline

Course Code: NF95
Study Mode: Full Time
Location: Basingstoke
Start Date: 07/09/2020
Duration: 2 Years
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