Makeup Courses

Start Date
Part Time

This exciting, intensive 1-year makeup course will enable you to develop the essential skills needed for a career in specialist makeup.

  • 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 Bald Caps
    • Health and safety
    • Client care.
  • Additional Costs

    Additional Fees

    £453.02  - new students - kits and tunic plus optional bag, you will also need to allow approximately £20 for wigs/accessories plus you will need to purchase an A3 sketchbook during the year  

    £185.35 - progression students from L2 makeup course, kits and optional new tunic £25.30

    (All costs subject to change).

  • Entry Requirements

    You must be 19 years old or over and have 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C / grades 9-4 (including English and Maths). Alternatively, you may have a Level 2 qualification in Hair & Beauty or Art & Design, plus 2 GCSEs at grade A*-C / grades 9-4 in English and maths or Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths. You must have a passion for the makeup industry and some makeup or hairdressing experience would be helpful. You need to be able to work well with people, have good manual dexterity, and good design and presentation skills. 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 the HND or HNC in Specialist Makeup, or into employment in hair salons, as a makeover demonstrator, or in TV or in the media 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 Adults 19+

Total fees £1,231.00

Part Time

Level 3

Location Isleworth

Start Date 02/09/2024

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

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