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Fashion, Theatre and Media Hair and Make-up Studies (Beauty) Level 3 Diploma at Furness College

Course description

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your skills as a professional make-up artist working with performers and photographers to a high level of occupational ability, to enable you to provide hair and make-up services in the media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries.

Course content

Units studied include:

•           Apply airbrush make-up to the face

•           Camouflage make-up

•           Media make-up

•           Style and fit postiche

•           Fashion and photographic make-up

•           Client care and communication in beauty-related industries

•           Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon

•           Apply prosthetic pieces and bald caps

Functional Skills form part of this qualification and will be assessed at the relevant levels.

Entry requirements

A Level 2 in Beauty Therapy or Level 2 in Hair & Media Make Up.


You will be observed throughout the course by your tutor whilst practicing the skills learnt in class. All students will have to sit an end of unit exam for each unit to successfully complete the course.

Financial information

All students are expected to purchase the college Kit and uniform to complete practical assessments.

Future opportunities

This course provides advance  skills and techniques for a career as a makeup artist or students who wish to work in television and theatrical productions. It also provides a sound platform for further learning at university, such as a degree (BA Honours) in Fashion Styling and Make Up for Media.

Further information

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How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 March 2016
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