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Media Make-up (Diploma Level 2) at New College Swindon

Course description

VTCT Level 2 Diploma in hair and Media Make-up is a visual and exciting course giving you a taster into the world of a makeup artist. This is suitable for all students who have a passion for Fashion, TV, Film and Theatrical Make-up, as well as an interest in Art & Design.  You will be involved with lots of exciting, highly practical projects, live briefs, competitions, shows and lessons throughout your course.

Course content

Media make-up is a rapidly growing profession within the film, industry TV and theatre, media, fashion and photography industries.  There are increasing career opportunities, while new demands challenge the profession to high levels of creativity and expertise.


The units are as follows:


The art of photographic make-up

Follow health and safety practice in the salon

Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector

The art of dressing hair

Body art design

Apply make-up

Provide nail art

Themed face painting

Plaiting and twisting hair


Entry requirements

You will need the minimum of 4 GCSE’s at grade D or above including English language and maths. You could be asked to do an art based qualification alongside your course.  All students must be over the age of 16.  You will be invited to attend a portfolio interview with the course leaders.


All units are assessed in a variety of ways : performance portfolio, sketchbooks, essay-writing, report- writing & presentations and tested assessments.

Future opportunities

This course gives you progression options such as the Level 3 BTEC Production Arts (Make-up) course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 April 2016

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