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Hair, Beauty and Related Studies - VRQ Diploma in Special Effects, Theatrical Make-up and Hair (Level 3) at Hopwood Hall College

Course description

This course is for students who would like to work in the areas of theatrical, fashion, TV and photographic make-up.
You will gain real experience working on live projects and client briefs as well as entering competitions. This will give you the opportunity to show your creativity and ability to work under pressure.
This one year course will give you a recognised qualification that demonstrate your knowledge, creative skills and understanding of the industry. You’ll also have the opportunity to show your inter-personal skills and professionalism through work in our own commercial salon.

Course content

Health and safety, airbrush make-up, design and apply body art, fashion and photographic make-up, creative hair design, style and fit postiche, media and special effects make-up, prosthetic pieces and bald caps and competition work.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade C or above to include English and Mathematics OR BTEC Level 2 qualification OR NVQ Level 2 OR VRQ Level 2.

Financial information

No cost for 16-19 year olds.

Future opportunities

The next step after completing this course is to progress onto the Level 4 in Theatrical and Media Make-up, Higher Education or employment.

For further information on where this course can lead, speaking to a tutor can help identify the right pathways and destinations for your future. They can also refer you to the most relevant people for more targeted support and information should it be needed.

Further information

For more information please visit, pick up a prospectus from the Rochdale or Middleton Campus or call us on 0161 6437560.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hopwood Hall College directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course code: HABL3HBFR1


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