Fashion, Theatre and Media Hair and Make-Up Studies - Level 3 Diploma


About the course

Looking to take your career in make-up one step further? If you'd like to work as a make-up artist in this exciting field, this course could be for you.

You need to have a Level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy or Make-up and a Level 1 qualification in English.

You should have a keen interest in beauty therapy, as well as good interpersonal skills and a good reference.

You will also be interviewed for a place on the course.

Make-up: You will develop your skills across an impressive range of make-up techniques encompassing media, fashion and photographic make-up.

This will include:

  • camouflage make-up
  • airbrush make-up
  • styling and fitting head and facial postiche (wigs and hairpieces).
  • face and body art
  • Mehndi skin decoration

You will also gain experience of instructing clients on make-up application.

Maths and English: If you do not already have GCSE A* - C in Maths and English, you will have to complete GCSE or Functional Skills in these subjects.

Work experience: As well as working in the College¿s own hairdressing salon, you will be required to undertake a period of work experience.

You will be assessed on the practical work that you do in the hairdressing salon, as well as through observations, online tests, assignments and oral questioning. You will also complete an ePortfolio.

As well as providing a route into employment or self-employment as a Make-up Artist, you can also pursue study and careers in other areas of the beauty industry.

Career opportunities as a make-up artist exist in a variety of contexts, including:

  • Beauty salons
  • Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based
  • Theatre, film, print media, photographic studios
  • National Health Service
  • Product manufacturing and training
  • Hospitals/care homes

Oasis Hair and Beauty Academy ¿ professional support for our students

As a City and Islington College student, qualified at Level 3 or above, you will be invited to join our Oasis Hair and Beauty Academy. Delivered in partnership with VTCT, Goldwell, Dennis Williams, Eve Taylor and Shooting Beauty, this exclusive membership offers you continuing professional development, business support, networking and product discounts to help you take your career or business forward.

I am grateful for my time at the College

Patrick Oozageer

Patrick Oozageer

Subjects: Fashion with Textiles FdA and a BTEC Diploma in Fashion

Destination: Now working for Alexander McQueen

He said: “When I started the Fashion and Textiles course at City and Islington I did not know how to draw technically. The course opened me up to a wider range of skills and I was able to significantly develop my drawing, plus my IT ability.

“I am grateful for my time at the College and I have kept in contact with many of the teachers and I still come in to speak to and work with students.”

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