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Media Makeup
Level 2

Hair & Media Makeup 


1 year


Barking Campus - Technical Skills Academy


Sept 2024


Adult 19+


Media Makeup

If you want to become a makeup artist for television, theatre, events, or fashion magazine shoots our Media Makeup courses are the place to start.

Develop your hair-styling skills and learn the art of professionally designing and applying make-up. You'll grow your portfolio by applying the knowledge you gain in hair-styling and beauty treatments.

On this course you'll:

  • Learn make-up techniques for day, evening and special occasions
  • Learn a range of makeup within the creative industries, including photo shoots and body art
  • Create character makeup
  • Enhance your face & body art skills
  • Apply cosmetic camouflage makeup
  • Enhance your overall design skills
  • Study hair styling and beauty units

You'll need to complete both written assignments and practical observations, as well as online exams.

Students will also build a portfolio of evidence throughout the course.

You will need to have GCSE Maths, English Language and two additional subjects at grade 3 (D) or above.

As part of the application process you will also be asked to explain why you want to study this course, so that we can ensure any course offer made aligns to your career goals.

The tutors on this course have outstanding knowledge and experience from working in the professional makeup industry, as well as valuable industry links to help you gain an insight into the industry.

There are many opportunities for you to work in realistic industry environments, thanks to our commercial salons.

You'll have many opportunities to showcase your work at college events, including our annual Inspiration Day and Festival of Success. There are also opportunities for overseas work experience, for eligible learners.

You can choose to develop your skills further on the Level 3 Media Makeup course.

Alternatively you may wish to broaden your knowledge and skillset by moving on to a Hair or Beauty Therapy programme.

Where it can lead to
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.

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