This course is ideal if you are interested in a career as a make-up artist, providing hair and make-up services in media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries. You will learn a variety of creative techniques, as well as communication and commercial skills which are highly valued by employers. This course is ideal if you are interested in a career as a makeup artist, providing hair and makeup services in media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries. You will learn a variety of creative techniques, as well as communication and commercial skills, which are highly valued by employers.
Our expert tutors have links with employers and industry and you will benefit from practice in our on-site salon and excellent training facilities.
Start at Level 2 if you have at least three GCSEs at grade 3 (D/E) or above in English, maths and an art subject (or a portfolio of your creative work).
If you do not have these grades you can start on Level 1 Beauty or Level 1 Hairdressing. To optimise your chance of success, you will ideally have a Level 1 or 2 in beauty, hair or another relevant qualification.
In addition to the specified entry requirements, you may be required to undergo an assessment of your English skills to ensure you are at a sufficient level for your chosen course.
After Level 3, you could choose to develop your knowledge and skills further by completing a specialist qualification, or a Level 2 or 3 in hairdressing, barbering or beauty therapy.
Students who achieve this qualification are eligible to become members of the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC) or Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). As a specialist make-up artist, you could progress directly into a variety of employment contexts, including:
- Professional make-up artistry settings working with performers
- Theatre, film, print media, photographic studios
- Beauty and hair salons
- National health service
- Product manufacturing and training
After Level 2, you can progress to:
- FdA Theatre Arts (Make-up and Hair for Theatre and Media)
- Level 3 Extended Diploma in Theatrical, Media, Hair and Make-up
- Level 2 / 3 Hairdressing
- Level 2 / 3 Barbering
- Level 2 / 3 Beauty therapy
- Level 2 African Caribbean Hair