Makeup Courses

Start Date
Full Time

This exciting 1-year makeup course will enable you to develop the essential skills needed for a career in specialist makeup. You will develop your skills and techniques such as the application of airbrush and fashion makeup. You will also study SFX and application of small prosthetics. You will develop your knowledge of historical hair and makeup styles and learn how to dress wigs. You will also have the opportunity to retake or continue your studies in Functional Skills or GCSE English and maths.

  • About the Course

    You will study:

    • Basic airbrush skills
    • Media makeup
    • Camouflage makeup
    • Fashion makeup
    • Photographic makeup
    • How to apply basic prosthetics
    • Creative hair styling
    • Facial hair and wigs
    • Health and safety
    • Client care.
    You may also study Functional Skills or GCSE English and maths.
  • Additional Costs

    Additional Fees

    New students - kits and uniform fees TBC, you will also need to allow approximately £20 for extra accessories nbsp; 

    Progression students from L2 makeup course will require a top up kit, fees TBC uniform.

    (All costs subject to change).

  • Entry Requirements

    At least 4 GCSEs at grade A*-C / grade 9-4 (including English and Maths), or a relevant Level 2 qualification at merit or distinction with functional skills in English and maths. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Progression

    You can progress to L4 Specialist Makeup, or into employment in retail, TV, Fashion, film, theatre and live performance as a trainee makeup artist.

  • Assessment Method

    Through continual assessment of practical and written work, some multi choice paper testing of knowledge, tasks and assignments. All students must be available for the yearly external verifier visit.

How to Apply

Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.


Course Info

Courses for 16-18 years

Full Time

Level 3

Location Isleworth

Start Date 02/09/2024

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical Special Effects Hair and Media Makeup

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