VTCT Fashion and Media Make Up Artistry with Wigs (Adults) Level 2

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Enhanced Part Time Part time learning for 12 hours a week (sometimes more) with availability to grants.

Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
07 September 2021

*Enrolment open until
30 September 2021


34 weeks

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

To enter the course, you’ll need a minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above or an appropriate Level 1 Diploma qualification, AND a creative flair or evidence of art work.

In a nutshell

Do you have a passion for fashion, a keen interest in make-up and hair, and a love for theatre and film?

If you answered yes, Fashion and Media Make-Up Artistry with Wigs is the course for you!

Make-up artists devise and apply make up to convey a sense of drama whether it's in a film, theatre, photographs or music videos. The complexity and type of design will vary depending on the production and character, but good make-up artists can execute a wide range of looks across genre and period.

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 love learning new make-up techniques and experimenting with new looks

... you’re creative and hardworking.

What will I be doing?

As a make-up artist, you're responsible for applying makeup and styling hair for people appearing in films, television programmes, photo shoots or live events like concerts, plays and 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.

During the course, 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 of the course, you’ll gain the Level 2 Diploma Hair and Media Make-up.

What is expected of me?

To enter the course, you’ll need a minimum of:

  • Either 4 GCSEs grade D or above
  • Or an appropriate Level 1 Diploma qualification
  • AND a creative flair or evidence of art work.

You’ll need to be self-motivated, hardworking, numerate and have a friendly personality.

You'll be based on campus and there will be one evening a week where you’ll be required to attend college until 6.00pm. Work related experience is a compulsory part of the course and includes work placements in theatre settings.

What comes next?

Following completion of this course, you could progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical and Media Make Up, or go directly into employment or further education.

Working as a make-up artist, you'll find that there is no defined progression route. The freelance nature of the profession means that you may move between trainee make-up assistant, make-up artist, chief make-up artist and designer roles depending on your experience.

Additional information

During your course, you'll need to adhere to our dress code:

  • 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 purchase a uniform, makeup and hair kits, and pay for trips as a condition of your place on the course. The cost is payable in two parts:

  • September - Make Up Kit 1 and Brushes - £251.00, Uniform - £45.00, Hairdressing Kit - £87.00
  • January - Make Up Kit 2 - £96.00

*All costs are subject to change.

Crosskeys Campus
(Enhanced Part Time)
Start Date: 07 September 2021

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

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