Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy & Makeup

VTCT Diploma in Fashion, Theatre and Media Hair and Make Up Studies - G141

Conway Park Full Time Level 3 Duration 36 weeks

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This course explores all aspects of creative, theatrical media makeup from camouflage makeup, complex skill of airbrushing and media makeup to applying ready-made postiches and prosthetic pieces whilst creating fantasy hair designs.

You will develop a wide range of technical abilities and skills in a busy, fast-paced environment while gaining crucial experience of working with theatre productions and professional clients in the industry.

You will develop skills as a professional make-up artist, which will enable you to provide hair and make-up services in the media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries.

This course is fast paced, creative and fun! You will need to be highly motivated and flexible to prepare you to work in industry led placements.

Course Details

You will learn the following:

  • Apply airbrush make-up to the face
  • Hair Styling
  • Wedding Make up
  • Special effects camouflage make-up
  • Media make-up
  • Fashion and photographic make-up
  • Apply small prosthetic pieces and bald caps


Entry Guidelines

This is a study programme for students that are 16-18 years.

Relevant Level 2 qualification at Pass or above or minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (A*-C).

Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report and/or satisfactory reference.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Equipment Required

You will be required to wear a uniform (black t-shirts and trousers) and a full black shoe. Our recommended supplier is Gear. You will also be required to purchase a kit which will be discussed at interview. More information will be provided during the application process and you may be eligible for a bursary to help pay for your kit and uniform.

Assessment Method

You will be assessed in a variety of different ways;

  • practical observations
  • exams
  • assignments
  • photographic portfolio
  • Reflective journal
Additional Information

Are you aged 16-18?

Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A*-C in english and maths (grade 4 and above)
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips.
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If you are aged 16-18:


This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

If you are aged 19+ and living in the Liverpool City Region (inc Wirral), many courses will be free. If you are aged 19+ and live outside the Liverpool City Region, this course may be free. Terms & conditions apply.

If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

Fee : £2583.00

This is a full level 3 course

The fee quoted is for the academic year 23/24.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services via our online enquiry form


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