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Hair and Media Make-up

Course Code: HMU2
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Duration: One year
  • Course type: Full-time
  • Time of day: Daytime

What's it all about?

Do you want a job as a make-up artist in theatre, fashion, film, or TV? Maybe you want to work in a photographic studio or on a make-up counter, or run your own hair and make-up business? This City & Guilds technical certificate in make-up artistry will be a great way to get you there. Studying here at City College Plymouth, you’ll learn about client care and communication, how to apply make-up, hair artistry and how to best showcase designs.

Course information

The course covers:

  • how to apply basic day and evening make-up
  • creating a look based on a theme
  • creative make-up artistry for show purposes, including theatrical make-up
  • body art design
  • spray tanning
  • semi-permanent hair colouring, including colouring of a woven weft (hair extension piece)
  • photographic make-up application (applying make-up for photo shoots)
  • eye treatments, including shaping and tinting of brows and tinting and extending of lashes
  • client care and communication.

There are no specific entry requirements for this course, however if you have not achieved a grade 4 in GCSE Maths and English you will expected to work towards this alongside the course.

You will be assessed by an end of year online theory exam or a written assignment. You will also undergo practical assessments on your fellow students or members of the public.

Upon successful completion you may progress to a level 3 hair and beauty course at the College.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Hairdressing and Beauty Salon Managers and Proprietors


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