The one year VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-up is a technical level qualification for learners seeking a career as an employed and/or self employed theatrical media make-up artist. It will enable you to work with performers to a high level of occupational ability providing hair and make-up services in the media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries.
This qualification is based on hairdressing and beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK's beauty therapy professional association (The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology - BABTAC) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a professional theatrical media make-up artist.
Updated November 2019
A minimum of three GCSEs grade C including English and Maths. Or a Level 2 hair or beauty qualification and/or completion of a literacy assessment, along with an interview.
This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a professional theatrical media make-up artist including:
- Airbrush make-up
- Camouflage make-up
- Media make-up
- Fashion and photographic make-up
- Prosthetics and bald caps
- Anatomy and physiology
- Style and fit pastiche
- Fantasy hair designs for performers
- Creative hairdressing design skills
- Health and safety
- Client care and communication
Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare learners for employment as professional theatrical media make-up artist, learners may choose to further develop their skills base by undertaking advanced specialist qualifications at Level 4.
One day additional workshops run by professional beauty companies at a small cost to improve employability and skills.
Employment opportunities include professional make-up artistry, working with performers, theatre, film, photographic studios and national health service.
All students will need to attend a guidance session prior to application - please contact the Broadway Centre on 01792 284049 to arrange.
Students will be expected to follow the College's dress code and attend industry related trips at an additional cost. Purchase of a kit is essential to study on this course (cost to be confirmed - FCF funding is available depending upon personal circumstances).