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Hair & Make-up Artistry

Have you been dreaming of working in the fashion – make-up industry? You can develop fashion and editorial make-up artistry skills as part of our full-time theatrical and media make-up course!

As well as fashion and editorial make-up, you will explore the many contexts of media make-up and hair design within the creative industries. You will be encouraged to take an experimental approach to application, materials and creative development to produce innovative and contemporary design work. This includes make-up and hairstyling for fashion editorial, wig work for theatre, TV, and alternative design contexts (eg, publications and the catwalk). To enable you to operate across design platforms, you will also be trained in photographic skills and digital publishing.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
1-2 Years
depending on Level
How your qualification is made up

Entry Requirements

  • Level 3 – Hair & Make-up Artistry Level 2 (Merit/Distinction) including GCSE English or maths grade 9-4
  • Level 2 – GCSE English and/or maths grade 9-4

What you will study

  • Working in Beauty Related Industries
  • Health & Safety
  • Client Care & Communication
  • Apply Make-up
  • Provide Eyelash & Brow Treatments
  • Create an Image
  • Art of Photographic Make-up
  • Body Art Design
  • Apply Skin Tanning Techniques
  • The Art of Colouring Hair
  • Make & Style a Hair Addition
  • The Art of Dressing Hair
  • The Creative Process
  • Developing Creative Practice
  • Responding to a Set Brief
  • Theatrical & Media Make-up
  • Researching a Specialist Industry Practice
  • Specialist Technical Skills Development
  • Specialist Creative Outcome

What's Next?

Further Study

  • Theatrical & Media Make-up FD


  • Special Effects Make-up Artist
Select your preferred study programme (subject). You can make 2 choices now and make a final decision in June. We will give you a conditional offer based on your predicted/actual GCSEs.
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