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.

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 A* to C or 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 really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

Myles Fisher

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