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Hair and Media Make-up

Course Code: HMU2

Level: 2
Subject area: Hair & Beauty
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

About the course

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.

What you'll learn

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.
Entry requirements

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.

What's next?

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

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: HMU2

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £750

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is free for this age group
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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