Course Details

The Advanced Technical Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-Up Artistry provides you with the specialist practical skills and knowledge to equip you in seeking employment or progression within the theatrical and media make-up industry.

Entry Requirements

Completion of 1st year L3at a pass rate or above. Applicants are required to have achieved at least 4 GCSEs, to include: Maths (Grade A-C or 4-9), English (Grade A-C or 4-9), Art (Grade A-C or 4-9) or an alternative art related subject like Art & Design, D&T, Graphics, Textiles, etc. One other

Career options

Successful completion of this qualification will qualify you to work in a variety of positions: a theatre make-up artist, media make-up artist, make-up designer, product developer, entrepreneur and freelance make-up artist. You may also progress to Higher Education.

C&G L3 Adv Tech Dip Theatrical, Special Effects & Media Make-up Artistry

Five highlights

  • 1 We are graded Outstanding by OFSTED.
  • 2 Teaching and learning is our prime focus.
  • 3 Commitment to excellence in all we do.
  • 4 Respecting and valuing all individuals.
  • 5 Providing opportunities for all.

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 07.09.2020
  • 2nd year progression to fully equip learners with the skills required for hair and make-up artistry.


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Course code Location Course length Start date
BET225CF1A Chichester Campus 1 Year 07.09.2020

What you need to know

What will I study?

This is a very creative and art-based course and learners are constantly researching themes, concepts, techniques, influences and historical eras, producing creative pieces of work to reflect their interpretation. In the second year, students will cover the following: Cutting & styling techniques for performers Avant-garde hair & make-up Creative make-up design for productions and industry demands Apply prosthetic pieces and bald caps Special effects make-up Create, dress and fit facial postiche Body art for competition Costume and Prop Making Wig fitting

How will I be taught?

Lessons will be delivered in both theory and practical settings and will cover both theory and practical aspects of the subject. Most of the learning process will be student centered and will require 100% attendance to lessons, commitment, dedication and the ability to conduct independent research. Home study time (in addition to attending college) is also an essential part of your ability to complete the course; you will be required to set aside at least 2 days outside of your college timetabl

How will I be assessed?

Learners will be formatively assessed continuously and feedback will regularly be provided to guide students' progress. To gain this qualification, students must successfully achieve one externally set theory exam sat under examination conditions and externally marked exam as well as an internally and externally moderated practical synoptic exam.

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