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Fashion, Theatre and Media Hair and Make-up Studies Level 3 Diploma at South Essex College

Course description

This course will give you the knowledge, practical experience and confidence to pursue a career in the make-up industry as a professional make-up artist for theatre, video or television.

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Course content

  • camouflage make-up
  • application of airbrush make-up
  • photographic make-up
  • health and safety
  • design and apply face and body art
  • cosmetic science
  • create and cast
  • false lashes
  • media make-up
  • anatomy and physiology
  • style and fit postiche
  • maths and English

Entry requirements

  • Hair and Media Make-up Level 2 Diploma, maths at grade four or above and English at grade four or above, or equivalent
  • successful attendance at interview event and satisfactory references
  • you will be required to purchase salon wear, equipment kit, textbooks and consumables


Your work will be assessed through a mixture of practical tasks and supporting written material. Your progress throughout will be supported by regular ongoing feedback.

Financial information

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Future opportunities

  • you are prepared for employment in the make-up industry

Further information

  • you will support various performances throughout the course
  • visit external performances and venues
  • work with other learners from other performance disciplines

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 November 2018
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