VTCT Diploma in Hair and Media Make-Up Level 2
Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Mode of Study
02 September 2020
Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above to include either Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language; or an appropriate Level 1 Diploma qualification in the relevant vocational area.
In a nutshell
This course is designed for those with an interest in theatre or film make-up and specialises in developing the necessary skills to work in beauty salons and the world of film and theatre.
This course is for you if...
...you're interested in becoming a make-up artist
...you have a special interest in theatre or film
...you’re creative and hardworking
What will I be doing?
As a make-up artist, you are responsible for applying makeup and styling hair for people appearing in films, television programmes, photo shoots or live events like concerts, plays or fashion shows. Hairdressing plays a big part of this course and the industry employs multi-talented individuals who are able to apply makeup and style hair in one shoot.
You'll learn basic hairdressing techniques and specific media make-up skills including:
- Make-up for stage
- Ageing for stage
- Special effects
- Work placement
- Wig making
- Basic hairdressing
- Using hair pieces
- Fashion make-up
- Photographic make-up
- Period make-up
- Face painting
- Body art design
- Nail art application
You’ll be assessed via practical and themed assignments, a portfolio of work and multiple-choice test questions. Upon completion, you’ll gain:
- Level 2 Hair and Media Make-up
What is expected of me?
You’ll need a minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above to include either Maths/Maths Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language; or an appropriate Level 1 Diploma qualification in the relevant vocational area.
You'll be based on campus and there will be one evening a week where you’ll be required to attend college until 7.30pm. Work related experience is a compulsory part of the course and includes work placements in theatre settings.
What comes next?
Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical and Media Make Up, employment or further education.
- Tunic with trousers and black sensible shoes must be worn in the salons
- Hair must be neatly tied back from the face and make-up worn for a professional image
- No visible piercings
- Only a wedding ring is allowed to be worn in the make-up room
You’ll be expected to pay for trips and purchase a uniform, make-up and hair kits as part of the course.
The cost of this course is approximately £711.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Call 01495 333 777 to speak to our Student Recruitment team
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