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Hair, beauty and holistics - VTCT Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-Up Level 3 at Kirklees College, Huddersfield Centre

Course description

This is a technical level qualification for people seeking a career as a theatrical media make-up artist, providing hair and make-up services in the media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries.

Course content

• Apply airbrush make-up to the face

• Fashion and photographic make-up

• Design and apply face and body art

• Camouflage make-up

• Media make-up

• Style and fit postiche

• Create and cast small prosthetic pieces and bald caps

• Apply prosthetic pieces and bald caps

• Style and dress hair using various techniques

• Monitor and maintain salon health and safety

• Client care and communication

The purchase of a make-up kit is essential for this course. Personal appearance must reflect industry standards.

Entry requirements

Level 2 media makeup qualification and appropriate English and maths.


• Observations of practical ability

• Photographs of work

• Treatment plans

• Written assignments

• External tests

• Mood boards

• Online learning

• Portfolio completion

Future opportunities

Working in the theatre, television. TV, as a makeup professional / Progression to HE.

Further information

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 28 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year


  • More information
    • The Huddersfield Centre opened in September 2013 and is fitted with state of the art equipment.
      The new centre offers:
      Nine floors of classrooms and workshops, gym, training restaurants, hair and beauty salons, mock air cabin simulator, student services, ATM machines, free wi-fi and much more.