Level 3 Diploma in Fashion, Theatre and Media Hair and Make Up

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

Further Details


College 16-18,Adult


Hair & Media Make-up

Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 1 Year

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 2583.00
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Course Code


Course Overview

This one year course is aimed at those who want to be introduced to a range of skills in theatrical and special effects hair and make-up. If you haven’t studied media make-up before and are new to the industry, this qualification will give you skills in specialised aspects of industry practice. This course is a practical application of skills and will gain you an A level equivalent qualification, suitable for employment in junior positions within the industry.

Course Requirements

4 GCSE’s at Grade 4 or above (including maths and/or English Language).

What you will Learn

This course will enable you to gain more advanced practical skills and knowledge in order to provide Hair, Special Effects including prosthetics and bald caps and Media Make-up to the general public and to gain employment in the Hair, Photographic and Media Make-up Industry.

There are opportunities for a Hair, Photographic and Media Make-up Artist to find employment in a variety of areas that include Hair and make-up studio, Beauty salon, Media, Production companies, TV/Movies, Theatre companies, Hotels or resorts.


As part of this qualification you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format.

Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms:
Observed work
Witness statements
Audio-visual media
Evidence of prior learning or attainment
Written questions
Oral questions
Case studies


Level 2 Diploma’s in Manicure, Pedicure and Waxing or Beauty Specialists.
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Make-Up (Tech)
Foundation Degrees in Fashion and editorial make-up or Media Make-up. (with the necessary UCAS points you may need to study the Extended Diploma)

Career Options

Potential empoyment could be found working as a professional Makeup Artist in theatres, photographic studios, print media, film, independently or in a or home-based or mobile setting.

Mandatory Units

Apply airbrush make-up to the face
Camouflage make-up
Media make-up
Fashion and Photographic Make-Up

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

Extra Costs Involved

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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