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Theatrical Make up & Special Effects

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LOCATION & START DATE
Cornwall College Camborne - 9 September 2024
LEVEL
Level 3 Levels Explained
DURATION
1 year of 36 weeks, approximately 3 days a week.
LEARNING AREA
Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Full-time

Theatrical Make up & Special Effects

close up of model with eyes made up theatrically This course is aimed at those who already have experience within the make-up industry and would like to develop their skills as a Professional Make-up Artist for Film, Theatre and TV. It has been specifically designed to develop practical skills to an advanced level through a variety of techniques. You will be shown will how to apply and master specialist make-up techniques and work with artificial hair for a broad range of creative and dynamic industries.

You will cover every aspect of advanced make-up techniques for film, television and stage alongside other media purposes. This comprehensive course covers hair styling, media make-up, character make-up, prosthetics and special effects.

The course is for one year, approximately 3 days a week.

What you will learn

Students on this course also get to develop their work-based skills; recognising the importance of professional practice. At this advanced level you will cover the units:

• Apply Make-up (if no prior qualification)
• Provide Lash & Brow Treatments (if no prior qualification)
• Apply airbrush make-up to the face
• Fashion & Photographic Make-up
• Media make-up
• Apply prosthetic pieces and bald caps
• Design and apply face and body art
• Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques
• Creative hair design
• Provide Tanning application (if make-up prior qualification)
• Camouflage make-up (if make-up prior qualification)
• Working with colleagues
• Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon

You will also be expected to take part in competition work, demonstrations from visiting guest speakers and work experience.

Our tutors are industry professionals and they will demonstrate the practical techniques as well as best practice so that you can be sure that you are equipped with the skills and know-how to perform these services independently.

Entry requirements

You will need a Level 2 hair & media make-up qualification, or relevant prior qualification and a real interest in the make-up industry. You should be enthusiastic to learn a variety of advanced practical skills and the associated knowledge, which will develop your employment opportunities within the make-up industry.

As with all media make-up professions, you will need to create the right impression with your clients and must therefore be professional, courteous and discreet. Excellent communication skills are essential.

This is an intensive, knowledge-based course and we do look for enthusiasm and motivation to succeed on the course.

Work experience

It would be a great to take up opportunities for various industry work placements while on the course. This will help you gain valuable work experience to help you develop a career in this exciting industry.

Assessment

You will be assessed whilst providing treatments in the salons/studio. You will be required to provide models for some of these assessments. Assignments, written papers and online tests will also be used to test theoretical knowledge and understanding.

Progression

Afterwards, you may wish to progress on to the level 4 qualification or use your new qualification to gain employment in industry.

Career possibilities include employment in the media make-up and hairdressing industries with opportunities for self-employment. Examples could include working in theatre, TV or film (although more experience at higher Levels are beneficial for film and television)

Furthering your training in specialist subject area’s at university level.

Cornwall College Camborne

Cornwall College Camborne

Our Camborne campus has served as a vocational training hub for nearly a century. The iconic Tamar tower and the ‘big top’ that covers our construction and engineering provision, are landmarks known throughout the area. This legacy, combined with an exciting modernisation programme, has made Cornwall College Camborne the home of cutting edge facilities, dynamic learning experiences and fantastic student spaces. Open and modern learning areas, electric vehicle training labs, esports gaming facilities, chill out areas, an award-winning restaurant and plenty more besides, makes this the perfect place to have your #careercollege experience.

Read more on the exciting developments at St Austell & Camborne


Students on this course also get to develop their work-based skills; recognising the importance of professional practice. At this advanced level you will cover the units:

• Apply Make-up (if no prior qualification)
• Provide Lash & Brow Treatments (if no prior qualification)
• Apply airbrush make-up to the face
• Fashion & Photographic Make-up
• Media make-up
• Apply prosthetic pieces and bald caps
• Design and apply face and body art
• Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques
• Creative hair design
• Provide Tanning application (if make-up prior qualification)
• Camouflage make-up (if make-up prior qualification)
• Working with colleagues
• Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon

You will also be expected to take part in competition work, demonstrations from visiting guest speakers and work experience.

Our tutors are industry professionals and they will demonstrate the practical techniques as well as best practice so that you can be sure that you are equipped with the skills and know-how to perform these services independently.

You will need a Level 2 hair & media make-up qualification, or relevant prior qualification and a real interest in the make-up industry. You should be enthusiastic to learn a variety of advanced practical skills and the associated knowledge, which will develop your employment opportunities within the make-up industry.

As with all media make-up professions, you will need to create the right impression with your clients and must therefore be professional, courteous and discreet. Excellent communication skills are essential.

This is an intensive, knowledge-based course and we do look for enthusiasm and motivation to succeed on the course.

It would be a great to take up opportunities for various industry work placements while on the course. This will help you gain valuable work experience to help you develop a career in this exciting industry.

You will be assessed whilst providing treatments in the salons/studio. You will be required to provide models for some of these assessments. Assignments, written papers and online tests will also be used to test theoretical knowledge and understanding.

Afterwards, you may wish to progress on to the level 4 qualification or use your new qualification to gain employment in industry. Career possibilities include employment in the media make-up and hairdressing industries with opportunities for self-employment. Examples could include working in theatre, TV or film (although more experience at higher Levels are beneficial for film and television) Furthering your training in specialist subject area’s at university level.

Cornwall College Camborne

Cornwall College Camborne

Our Camborne campus has served as a vocational training hub for nearly a century. The iconic Tamar tower and the ‘big top’ that covers our construction and engineering provision, are landmarks known throughout the area. This legacy, combined with an exciting modernisation programme, has made Cornwall College Camborne the home of cutting edge facilities, dynamic learning experiences and fantastic student spaces. Open and modern learning areas, electric vehicle training labs, esports gaming facilities, chill out areas, an award-winning restaurant and plenty more besides, makes this the perfect place to have your #careercollege experience.

Read more on the exciting developments at St Austell & Camborne


Dates & Locations

16-19 Adult
  • Location - Cornwall College Camborne
  • Start Date - 9 September 2024
  • Tuition Fees: £3345.00 - FREE for school leavers*
            
    *Please note - Fees apply to adults and HE students only. Only the most common fees scenario is shown. Actual fees may vary depending on your personal situation. Please contact us for further information.

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Fees apply to adults and HE students only. Only the most common fees scenario is shown. Actual fees may vary depending on your personal situation. Please contact us for further information.

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