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Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-up Diploma Level 3

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Mas­ter your skills for a career in film, edi­to­r­i­al the­atre or spe­cial effects make-up through cov­er­ing a range of top­ics includ­ing: air­brush­ing, cam­ou­flage, fash­ion and pho­to­graph­ic make-up, styling and fit­ting a pos­tiche, wig ser­vices and the advanced dress­ing of wom­en’s hair. You will gain exten­sive work expe­ri­ence at local the­atres, ama­teur dra­mat­ic groups and fash­ion shows.


Entry Require­ments

A Hair and Media Make-up Diplo­ma Lev­el 2 or Beau­ty Ther­a­py Diplo­ma Lev­el 2 qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

Lev­el 3 is a con­tin­u­a­tion from the Lev­el 2 Hair and Media Make-up course. You require this knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence in both Hair and Make-up from the Lev­el 2 qualification.

What­ev­er your results, we want to assure you that exten­u­at­ing cir­cum­stances will be con­sid­ered should you not have the grades indi­cat­ed above. 

We will review each appli­ca­tion on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suit­able for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effec­tive 6 weeks to suc­cess pro­gramme’ that oper­ates from the first day you start your course. This includes sup­port such as (but not lim­it­ed to):

· Allow­ing you to change cours­es if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks ‑sub­ject to availability

· Mov­ing you between course lev­els if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too easy / too hard sub­ject to availability

· One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to ensure you are pro­gress­ing and achiev­ing well

Our course enquiries and admis­sions team are avail­able at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any fur­ther questions.

Poten­tial Future Career

After suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this course you will be able to progress to uni­ver­si­ty to study a Media Make-up or a Spe­cial Effects Make-up degree. You could also enter employ­ment in the­atres, TV stu­dios, cos­met­ic coun­ters and on cruise ships.

Course Con­tent

You will study a range of units including:

  • Apply Air­brush Make-up to the face 
  • Cam­ou­flage Make-up 
  • Media Make-up
  • Style and Fit Postiche 
  • Fash­ion and Pho­to­graph­ic Make-up 
  • Apply Pros­thet­ics and Bald Caps 
  • Client Care and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion in Beau­ty-relat­ed industries 
  • Mon­i­tor and main­tain health and safe­ty prac­tice in the salon

Addi­tion­al Units:

  • Cre­ative Hair­dress­ing Design Skills 
  • Cre­ate and cast small pros­thet­ic pieces and Bald Caps or Body Art Design (these may be sub­ject to change)

Course Trips

There may be enrich­ment and trips planned for the aca­d­e­m­ic year, these will also be at an addi­tion­al cost, again Learn­ers will be made aware of cost and details well in advance of the trip/​event. All enrich­ment is sub­ject to change.


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