Theatrical, Special Effect and Media Make-up Diploma Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This exciting course covers all aspects of media make-up that you see in theatre productions or on film sets. In your first year you focus on media make-up techniques, developing significant skills. In addition to this programme we have developed a second year of education with a Level 3 Media Make-up Pre-Degree course. This second year enables you to develop your creative approach to texture, 3D casting, video, drawing techniques and special effects. You will gain a greater understanding of this diverse industry, often by working with industry professionals in order to further prepare you for progression to our outstanding BA (Hons) Media Make-up course at University Centre Somerset at our Taunton campus.

Subjects may include:

  • Fashion photography make-up
  • Media make-up
  • Design and apply face and body art
  • Monitor health and safety
  • Camouflage make-up
  • Working with colleagues within the beauty related industries
  • Applying Prosthetic pieces and bald caps
  • Airbrushing make-up
  • The art of colouring hair
  • Style and fit postiche

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through written coursework, practical assessments and your portfolio of work including a final exam.

Progression Options

On successful completion of the course you could progress to the Level 3 Media Make-up Pre-Degree course, one of our hairdressing or beauty qualifications, the BA (Hons) or FdA in Media Make-up at University Centre Somerset or find employment in the industry.

Course Summary

Course Title Theatrical, Special Effect and Media Make-up Diploma Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 4 range including Maths and English, or a
relevant Level 2 qualification with a Merit profile. Entry will also be subject
to a successful interview.

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I found the entire experience of studying my Level 2 course really rewarding, that I decided to further my knowledge by completing a Level 3 course. I’m continually learning new skills and it’s really helping my professional development in the workplace.

Amanda, ILM Leadership & Management Level 3

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