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Hair and Media Make-up Level 2 Diploma at Amersham and Wycombe College

Course description

This qualification has been specifically designed to enable you to learn both aspects of hairdressing and media make-up. It will provide you with the skills and techniques to enable you to provide services to a high level of occupational ability. Students work collaboratively with media and performing arts departments, TV studios, fashion, media, external events, and with the close proximity of lead practitioners many students gain professional work skills in industry, which can boost assessment opportunities and broaden communication, styling and creative skills.


Course content

Course content includes the opportunity to understand and experience a variety of techniques used in the world of media make-up through a creative and challenging curriculum and excellent facilities

Mandatory units;
Follow health and safety practice in the salon
Client care and communication in beauty-related industries
Apply make-up
The art of photography make-up
The art of dressing hair
Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector

Additional units
Cutting hair
Colour hair using temporary colour
Client consultation for hair services
Body art design
Design and apply Mendhi skin decoration
Themed face painting
Apply skin tanning techniques
Eyelash perming

Entry requirements

A minimum of 3 GCSEs grade D or above to include Maths and English. You will be required to bring a portfolio of make-up work or artwork to your interview.


The course will be assessed using a variety of methods including the following:

Oral question
Written assignments
Case studies
Evidence of prior learning
Witness statements
Forms of multi-media
Themed assessment day
End of Year workbook

Financial information

Uniform & Shoes
Black lever arch file
Additional accessories

Future opportunities

Make-up Artist, theatre designer, costume designer, theatrical wigmaker, films, fashion, television, theatre, live music, photographic shoots, music videos, network and independent television, advertising, portrait photographers, weddings, demonstrator, educator, performance character make-up, medical treatments, wig manufacture, facial hair manufacture, prosthetics, bald caps, body art, character teeth, face painting, camouflage, special effects, sculpting, prosthetic Fabrication (Foam latex, silicone) beauty and glamour make-up, working with actors and directors, mortuary make-up, consultant, head masks, construction make-up, digital make-up, modeling agencies, high definition, hairstyling, plaster casting, artistic representation, stage and theatrical make-up, cosmetic science, cosmetic legislation, visual and aesthetic, historical make-up, skin care, postiche fitting and styling, permanent make-up, cruise ships, animatronics.
Depending on their experience and confidence within a sector and interview this qualification provides suitable progression opportunities to the Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical Special Effects Hair and Media Make-up and then the HND in Theatrical, Media & Special Effects Make-up

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 January 2016
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