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Media Make-up Artistry Advanced Technical Diploma level 3 at Leicester College

Course description

This level 3 technical diploma in make-up artistry aims to provide you with a range of essential technical and practical skills and knowledge which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the make-up industry. You will also be required to complete 36 hours' external work experience and an employer involvement programme. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.

Course content

This qualification covers all the core skills you will need to progress to further learning and training, or to enter the world of work within the make-up industry. You will study the following: working in the film, TV and theatre industries; the creation and presentation of a look book and an industry portfolio; fashion and photographic make-up; media make-up creative hair design; creative historical hair and make-up; apply body art; camouflage make-up; specialist bridal hair and make-up; cutting and styling techniques for performers; avante-garde hair and make-up; and media make-up blogging.

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required. Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19 who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


You will be assessed informally during your course leading up to formal assessments. These will be an externally-set and externally-marked written exam and an externally-set, internally-marked and externally-moderated assignment. The synoptic' assignment is a practical-based assessment which will require you to identify and use a selection of skills, techniques, concepts, theories and knowledge you have gained throughout the year.

Financial information

Material fee £120.00. Uniform £60.00Kit costs £250All costs subject to change.

Future opportunities

This qualification will allow you to progress onto a higher education qualification in make-up artistry. This qualification could lead to a job as a make-up artist working in one of the following establishments: photographic studios, department stores, make-up stores, salons or you could also work as a freelance make-up artist.

Further information

You apply for your chosen course via UCAS Progress (if your school is subscribed). Alternatively, you can complete the Leicester College application form available on our website. You will need details of your qualifications and employment history, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you. For more information contact our Customer Service Centre on 0116 2242240 or visit

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 September 2018
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