This one-year course for 16-18 year olds is equivalent to 1.5 GCE A Levels. You can progress to a second year to earn the full Diploma which is equivalent to 3 A Levels. The course covers a wide range of hair and makeup skills, such as day and evening, character, period, fantasy, special effects, body painting, traditional hairstyling, and wigs. This is supported by studies in art, photography, costume and theatre. You will work in our newly refurbished, fully-equipped hair and makeup studios.
Qualification: BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Production Arts
Level: Level 3
Start Date: 07 September 2017
Your studies will include:
You will be taught by highly qualified professional tutors who specialise in hairdressing and media makeup.
There will visits to local and West End theatre productions. You will have the opportunity to compete in national makeup competitions including World Skills and you will attend the International Makeup Artist Trade Show at Alexandra Palace. These visits will incur additional costs but financial assistance may be available.
You may wish to attend work placements in hair salons in your first year, and in theatres or with makeup artists in the second year. Communication between the college and industry enables employers and tutors to work together, enhancing your progression and quality of training.
At least 4 GCSEs at grade A*-C / grade 9-5 (including English and maths), or a relevant Level 2 qualification at merit or distinction plus functional skills in English and maths. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This course is free for students under 19 years, however you will need to purchase kits and a uniform (£535.30). Financial support may be available to help with these costs. Please see our Fees and Concessions page or call 020 8326 2015 for further details.
“The tutors are industry professionals and their knowledge of the makeup industry is incredible. Throughout the two years on the course, I’ve built up lots of confidence and learned so much about makeup. I’ve also had the opportunity to be part of the makeup team for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games and was selected by Greg Cannon for the United Makeup Artists Expo.”