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Specialist Make Up City and Guilds Level 3 at Barnet and Southgate College

Course description

For men and women seeking a career as make up artists in photographic and specialist make up areas of the industry and/or working for skin care and make up companies.

Course content

* Health & Safety * Relevant anatomy and physiology * Promoting products or services to clients * Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business * Cosmetic make up - camouflage * Creating and interpreting fashion and photographic make up including avant garde, advertising and retro * Functional Skills * Competition and show work * Compiling and interpreting a portfolio of images * Creating a total image * Presentation skills * History of make up * Industry knowledge and skills make up for current demands and aspects eg., TV/film/internet plus understanding industry schedules, call sheets, booking forms.

Entry requirements

GCSE English and Maths, plus an artistic subject are required at Grade A-C plus Level 2 Beauty Therapy/Media Make Up or equivalent. A satisfactory reference. Good dexterity skills and a good standard of oral and written communication are required. Level 2 Literacy and Level 2 Numeracy is required.


By a range of methods including assignments, written tests, presentations, oral questions, practical assessments on external models to include functional skills, show/competition work, portfolio of evidence including photographic and moving images.

Future opportunities

Employment as a freelance make up artist or with a skin care and/or make up company or progression to HE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barnet and Southgate College directly.

Last updated date: 25 January 2016