Level 3 Hair, Make Up & Prosthetics for Media, Editorial & Fashion

We love the exciting world of hair and make up for fashion, media and photographic work. There is a wealth of opportunity for Make-up Artists to travel the world, work on remarkable projects, work with amazing people and design fantastic pieces of work.  This course is for you if you love it too!  Spend a year with us honing the skills you will need to move into the fashion, media and photographic make-up and hairstyling industry. Explore your creative potential  in special effects make-up, making and using prosthetics, air brushing techniques and fantasy hair design. Level 3 students are all guaranteed a GOLD application to move onto our brilliant HNC/D Hair and Make-up programme where our students have worked with practitioners such as Neill Gorton and Stuart Bray.


Course Content

Areas studied on the course will include:

  • Production Arts Workshop
  • Make-up application skills and creative uses in performance
  • Make-up for performers
  • Special effects make-up
  • Making prosthetics and their use
  • Fantasy hair design for performer
  • Developing work skills


Work experience is an essential element of this course and you will be encouraged to take part in a variety of educational visits throughout the year and supporting local productions will be a compulsory element of this course. We will ensure that your training fits your personal requirements. Some units are delivered through blended learning packages and online support.

Candidates will be expected to work independently producing research material, evidence and assignments. Additional qualifications may be possible, such as Job Search, Interview Skills and Functional Skills.

Entry Requirements

This Diploma is suitable for applicants who have:

  • Four GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above , including Maths or English
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up, plus either Maths or English at Grade C/4 or above.
  • L2 in Art & Design plus either Maths or English at Grade C/4 or above
  • Level 2 in either Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy plus either Maths or English at Grade C/4 or above.


Applicants also require a good level of computer skills, access to the internet and a genuine interest in the fashion and media industry. This qualification is not suitable for candidates under the age of 16. All applicants will be interviewed to judge their suitability for this programme.


One year programme – September start. Attendance is two/three days per week at College.


On completion of the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Production Arts – Make Up, learners may wish to progress onto higher education courses, such as a Foundation Degree. Alternatively, applicants could progress onto a career in the media and entertainment industry as a hair and make-up artist for film, television and theatre. Specialist career advice is available throughout the course.

Additional Information


Kingston Hall Road Centre

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