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Make-Up Artistry Level 3 Diploma at Heart of Worcestershire College

Course description

Are you passionate about make-up and looking for a qualification to take you to a professional level? If the answer is yes, then this is the course for you. Our Diploma in Make-up Artistry Level 3 will introduce you to a range of exciting make-up services. Sculpting prosthetic make-up for special effects is just one of the many aspects of this exciting course. Using fashion trends, social history, and cultural variety as your inspiration, you will use a range of materials to create spectacular and innovative personal projects. Let your mind whisk you away – and your hands follow! This is a hands-on course and you will have the opportunity to get involved with a range of specialist make-up techniques. You will learn how to apply everyday, special occasion and bridal make-up. You will also learn how to create make-up for media, special effects, camouflage, photography and fashion shows. We will even show you how to apply airbrush make-up and small prosthetic pieces. You will also learn how to provide make-up lessons for clients. In addition to practical training, you will also develop your knowledge and understanding of health and safety, client care and communication, and the promotion of products and services to clients. Every January, we organise an Enrichment week full of workshops, talks and training activities. From Henna training and sessions on Airbrushing to visits from top makeup companies such as Benefit, our Enrichment week is an excellent opportunity for students to top up their skills and explore a range of new topics. We even offer trips to places such as the MAC studio at Birmingham’s Bullring and the IMATS show in London.

Entry requirements

You will have, or be expecting to achieve, five GCSEs at grade C or above in a range of subjects including English, or a relevant NVQ Level 2 qualification. A level 1 OR level 2 qualification in Hairdressing is also required. You will be invited to an interview where you will be expected to demonstrate your commitment to the course.


You will work on different units in the make-up studio and create a portfolio of your work. You will be awarded credits for each completed unit.

Future opportunities

From body painting for festivals to specialist make-up for burns-victims, make-up artistry is a valuable and artistic skill. You could use your qualification to become a Make-up Artist for Film, TV, Theatre or Fashion. If you would like to progress to higher education, you may want to consider a Foundation Degree in Make-up Artistry and Special Make-up Effects or a BA (Hons) in Specialist Makeup.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heart of Worcestershire College directly.

Last updated date: 29 September 2016

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