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Make-up Artistry Technical Level 2

Cornwall College St Austell LEVEL: 2 Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

If you would like to work in the theatre, film or television industry as a hair and make-up artist, or run your own make-up business, then our courses will give you the wide range of skills you need from applying simple make-up to more intricate, theatrical make-up.

This Level 2 Technical Certificate in Make-up Artistry aims to provide you with a range of essential technical and practical skills and knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or further training within the make-up Industry.

As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement. For more details please click here.


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Ideal if:

You are looking to begin a career within the makeup industry.

You’ll need:

GCSE English and maths at grade 4.

You’ll learn:

This qualification covers all the core skills you will need to progress to further learning and training, or to enter the world of work within the make-up industry. You will study the following mandatory content:

  • Principles of working in the make-up industry
  • Anatomy & physiology for make-up artists
  • Research, develop and showcase make-up and hair artistry designs
  • The art of applying makeup
  • Hair artistry
  • Creative make-up artistry



You will attend theory sessions that will support the knowledge and understanding.
Candidates will also be expected to work independently producing research material, evidence and assignments.

Practical assessment will take place throughout the year and there will be an externally set assignment and theory exam.

You’ll love:

Taking part in masterclasses led by leading industry experts and training in our professional salons.

You’ll go on to:

On successful completion of the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Make-up Artistry you could progress into employment as a make-up artist or progress onto our Level 3 Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair & Media Makeup Diploma.

Careers in this industry 

- Television or film industry
- Department stores
- Photographic studios
- Catwalks
- Salons
- Cruise ships
- Freelance make-up artist


Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy


Make-up Artistry Certificate

Start Date

September 2020


St Austell


1 year full-time

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