Technical Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects & Make-up

Course Overview

Year 1:

- Working in make-up industry
- Anatomy and physiology for make-up artists
- Research, develop and showcase designs
- The art of applying make-up
- Hair artistry
- Creative make-up artistry

Year 2: Route 2

Cutting & Styling techniques for performers
Avant-garde hair & Make-up
Creative make-up design for productions & industry demands
Apply prosthetic pieces and bald caps
Special effects make-up
Create, dress and fit facial postiche
Body art for competition
Camouflage make-up
Media Make-up blogging
Create, cast small prosthetic pieces and bald caps
Wig dressing, fitting & maintenance

High standards of personal hygiene; be able to work effectively with others and be willing to carry out and receive all body treatments; excellent attendance is required; remove all jewellery, including facial piercings (in line with awarding body requirements); hair must be well groomed and if long it must be tied-up
Students must provide their own kits and uniform recommended by the college.

Students will be required to attend 35 hours work experience within the make-up/ hair industry throughout the year.
Please contact 0161 952 4892. Start date: 02/09/2019

Course Requirements

Students over 16 who wish to pursue a career in the media make up industry. You will need 5 GCSEs at grades 9 - 4 including maths, English and successful completion of Level 2 in Media make-up

Course Progression

Successful students’ progress on to the Technical Diploma in Make-Up Artistry TV/FILM , University or Employment

Course Assessment

Assessment is continuous by observation of practical skills, oral questions, on line test and assignments.

Course Finance

The course fees for academic year 19/20 are £3300.00

Additional Costs


Course Additional Information