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Theatrical and Media Make-up Diploma Level 3 (Technical Qualification) at Bradford College

Course description

The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical and Media Make-up is a Technical Qualification aimed at 16-19 learners who are in a full-time Level 3 education programme and wish to pursue a career as an employed and/or self-employed make-up artist, providing hair and make-up services in the media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries.

Course content

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and Health and Safety. You will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to provide a wide range of creative make-up services in media, theatre and fashion and photographic settings. You will also style and fit hair pieces and apply false eyelashes as well as understand the related cosmetic science that underpins the subject.

You must achieve all mandatory units:

  • Health and Safety in the Salon
  • Cosmetic Make-up Science
  • Media Make-up
  • Style and Fit Postiche
  • Photographic Make-up
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Make-up Services
  • Airbrush Make-up
  • Cosmetic Camouflage
  • False Eyelash Application.

Problem solving and research skills will also be developed.

Entry requirements

Level 2 Diploma or equivalent qualification in Hair and Make-up. Four GCSEs at a minimum of Grade C/4 including English and Mathematics.


You will learn practical skills in excellent purpose-built training salons working in a commercial training environment. Practical knowledge will be supported by theory lessons. Assessments of practical skills will be graded Pass/Merit/Distinction in a range of unit assessments and summative synoptic assessments. You will be required to produce a developmental portfolio and complete two external exams graded Pass/Merit/Distinction.

Future opportunities

You will develop communication and customer service skills, an awareness of environment sustainability and commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 March 2018
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