This course covers a wide range of make-up, hair and media techniques. The method of learning is by a mixture of practical and theory sessions. Your course may include one late evening a week.
What will I study?
The units you will study are likely to include:
- Day, evening and special occasion make-up
- Eye treatments
- Photographic make-up
- Body art design
- Creative make-up artistry
- Image design
- Client care and communication
- Health and safety
- Working in industry
- Anatomy and physiology
- Hair wefting
- Specialst make-up techniques.
All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for you if you have an interest in becoming a make-up artist and wish to gain a Level 2 qualification.
How is the course assessed?
Practical work will be assessed by some formative assessments and then a final end of course synoptic exam covering a range of treatments which will be graded.
Theory work is assessed using written and online external tests and some assignment work. You will also be required to prepare a portfolio of evidence.
Your Study Programme
If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme.
We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses)
Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.
You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of:
- The diverse range of techniques and trends in make-up, hair, styling and special effects
How to research, develop and showcase designs
- Health & safety requirements.
You will have the ability to:
Cut and style hair for performers
Use special effects techniques, prosthetics and postiche
- Use make-up and body art designs in a creative manner.
What is required?
Thorough communication with clients and colleagues to ensure they have a positive customer experience
Commitment to quality
- Aflexible and positive professional attitude.
The following items will need to be purchased prior to enrolling in September:
- Text books - approximately £30.00
- Uniform - Approximately £40.00
- Kit - Approximately £400
To enhance this course we arrange trips to trade shows and offer extra optional courses which will incur additional costs and would ask you to allow approximately £50.00 to cover these. Please ask your interviewer for more details.
Progression and Career Opportunities
Progression is onto the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-up Artistry course.
Entry Requirements for new students
Four GCSEs at Grade 3 (D).
Relevant experience may be considered as Adult students must have suitable work/life experience.
We recommend that you attend one of our exciting open events so that you can look around the department, the college and meet the tutors. You are welcome to do this before or after you apply.
These events have proved very successful in ensuring students and their families see the best of what the college has to offer such as our inspirational teaching areas, teachers, library facilities and places to eat.
Once you have applied our experienced Enrolment Team will consider your application carefully and will let you know, by email, if the College would like to make you a conditional offer based on you meeting the specified entry requirements. If your predicted grades or career aims suggest that an alternative subject area or course level would be more appropriate for you at this stage, we will contact you either by telephone, email or text. If you have told us that you have some additional support needs we will contact you to find out more so that we can help you.