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Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair & Media Make-Up Diploma

Level 3

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Key Info

Learning Area   Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   1 Year
Course Code   10011-CAM-22


Dates & Locations

Course Type   16-19, Adult
Location   Cornwall College Camborne
Start Date   05/09/2022

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 basic hairdressing, media make-up, wigs and postiche, 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
Provide Lash & Brow Treatments
Apply airbrush make-up to the face
Camouflage make-up
Fashion & Photographic Make-up
Media make-up
Style and fit postiche
Apply prosthetic pieces and bald caps
Design and apply face and body art
Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques
Creative fantasy hair design for performers
Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
Client care and communication in the specialist make-up related industry

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 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

You are expected to find an external industrial work placement 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 salon management 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).

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# Make-up # HairandBeauty # Theatre # Creative # Hair # Media # makeup2021

Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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  Profile

Alisha Dobson

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I was very nervous and excited to start college. I was living in Looe and nobody that I knew from my school was going to do the course that I was going to do, so yeah, I had first day feels, but it was great. I made friends really quickly and like everyone says it goes really fast, so enjoy it. I loved my hairdressing course and getting really hands on. Before I started college I spent the summer in a salon, just as an assistant, soaking everything up and watching lots. I also practiced things on my friends and family, even if it was just blow drying. I have very curly hair so I really enjoyed trying new things out on my own hair too. There are so many options with hairdressing, it’s really limitless.

I now have my own salon in South London called Bleach. I also do a lot of freelance work, which I have been doing for about 10 years now working in TV, music videos, touring with musicians and artists on their tours, lots of live TV and photo shoots and things like that. I have also been able to travel, all things I never even imagined I would be able to do, so your possibilities are endless.

If the freelance side of things is what you would like to get into be very well rounded. I think it’s played well for me that I can do everything from cutting, colouring and extensions down to perming and shampoo and sets. When I was at college I was like; “oh another perm!”, but all of those things really shape everything that you end up being able to do. They give you so many skills that you might think at the time you’re not going to need but you really will want them! Practice as much as possible and play around, your friends will get tired of having their hair done.

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