Media Makeup & Hair Level 3 Diploma

21161L0 | The Image Centre, Leigh
Start Date | Sept 18
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

If you want an exciting and rewarding career within the world of specialist Hair and Media Makeup then this course is perfect for you. Our highly creative programme of study will give you a fantastic opportunity to showcase your talents as a professional make up artist. Learners creativity , imagination and skills are developed by our professional hair and make up team who provide unparalleled support throughout the programme of study.

What will I study?

The course covers the specialist skills of Media Make up special effects, fashion and photographic make up, application of prosthetic pieces and bald caps, style and fit postiche (wigs, facial hair and hair pieces) and apply air brush make up. You will also learn cutting and styling techniques, avant garde hair and make up, creative make up design for productions and industry demands, apply prosthetic pieces and bald caps, special effects make up, create and fit facial postiche, camouflage make up, media make up blogging, Wig dressing, fitting and maintenance. As part of this programme of study you will participate in work experience to develop your employability skills.

How long is the course?

Full time for one academic year. All learners will be expected to attend work experience placements.

How will I be assessed?

Continual assessment to include research assignments, written tests and practical assessments.11Learners will produce a portfolio of specialist work.

What qualifications do I need?

Successful completion of Level 2 in the subject plus maths or English at grade C / 4.

What can I progress onto?

Employment as a highly professional specialist make up artist within the media industry. Progression onto Level 4 in Management and advanced Techniques in Beauty Therapy.

Other Information

All learners will be required to purchase a make up uniform, plus a specialist kit. If you are 16 18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more at If you are 16 18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more at There are also three College bus services available for 16-18 year olds travelling to Leigh College; Bolton, Farnworth and Westhoughton to Leigh College; Walkden to Leigh College and Warrington to Leigh College.

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Do I have to pay for my course?
FREE £3234.00 3F

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Course fees shown are per annum (unless indicated otherwise). Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

If you need advice on any financial support that may be available to you, please contact us on or phone 01942 761111

Wigan & Leigh College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this publication is accurate at the time of going to publication. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time. The College cannot accept liability arising out of such changes or connected to such changes, however it will undertake to minimise disruption to students.

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