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Media Make-up Level 3 at Craven College

Course description

This is an industry recognised course which is perfect if you want to be a Make-up Artist for film/theatre / tv, a Prosthetics/Special Effects Make-up Artist, Fashion Make-up Artist or a Wig/Hairpiece Specialist. We have a fully equipped Theatrical and Media Make-up Studio, Prosthetics Workshop and state of the art Fibre Glass Suite for the making of specialist, film grade prosthetics.

Our Level 3 (A Level equivalent ) courses are all taught in our fully equipped theatrical and media make-up studio, prosthetics workshop and state of the art fibre glass suite for the making of specialist, film grade prosthetics. You will be supported by industry professionals with specialisms in theatre make-up, wigs, hair, hair punching for prosthetics, wig knotting for small facial postiche and airbrushing techniques. One member of our team was one of the only four make-up artists to become part of the prestigious team for writing the standards which form the basis of all make-up qualifications in the UK.

Whilst completing industry style assignments, you will have the opportunity to use the latest innovative products and techniques from the sector. You will also work closely with photography, media, fashion and performing arts in College on project based assignment opportunities which will broaden your horizons and allow you to tap into even more resources to help you build a professional portfolio.

Course content

  • Make-up for Performers
  • Period Make-up for Stage & Screen
  • Special Effects Make-up
  • Hairstyling & Dressing Performers
  • Production Arts Workshop
  • Make-up Application Skills & Creative Uses in Performance
  • Make-up Using Prosthetics
  • Make-up Application Skills & Creative Uses in Performance

Entry requirements

  • 5 GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C) or Media Make-up Level 2 (Merit/Distinction) including English, maths & art/design technology GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C)


Practical and written assessments.

Financial information

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Future opportunities


Your choices may include:

  • Fashion & Editorial Make-up FD
  • Prosthetic Make-up Effects FD


Your choices may include:

  • Make-up Artist for Film / Theatre / TV
  • Prosthetics / Special Effects Make-up Artist
  • Fashion Make-up Artist
  • Wigs & Hairpieces Specialist

Further information

At Craven College we want you to be successful both during your time here at College and anything you decide to do after College.

The support services within College exist to help support you to get the most out of your course:Craven College Support

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 August 2018
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