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Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair and Media Make-up

Course Code: HMU3
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: City and Guilds, Diploma
  • Duration: One year
  • Course type: Full-time, Part-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:

  • client care and communication
  • how to apply make-up
  • creating an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector
  • creative make-up artistry for show purposes
  • body art design.

You will be required to have achieved at least four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, have a level 2 hair and beauty qualification, or prior knowledge of working in a salon environment.

You will be assessed by an end of year online theory exam and a practical exam.

Upon completion, you may wish to advance onto a degree-level programme or pursue employment in the sector. Alternatively, you may choose to enhance your skills further with our Level 2 courses in Women’s and Men’s Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy.

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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