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Make-up Artistry - Level 3 Diploma


About the course

Looking to take your career in make-up one step further? With this course, you can become the expert make-up artist that you want to be.

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

You will develop skills across an impressive range of make-up techniques encompassing media, fashion and photographic make-up. This will include applying small, ready-made prosthetic pieces, camouflage make-up, airbrush make-up, and styling and fitting head and facial postiche (wigs and hairpieces).

You will also have the opportunity to gain skills in face and body art, and Mehndi skin decoration, as well as developing experience of instructing clients on make-up application.

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Make-up Artistry.

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.

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.

Further Information 1

You may need to pay for a kit and uniform depending on your financial circumstances.

My tutor has been very inspirational as she has worked in the industry

Simone Alalade-Bobb

Simone Alalade-Bobb

Subjects: NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Destination: University of Bedford to study Beauty and Spa Management Business Honours

Simone Alalade-Bobb has made it to the University of Bedford to study Beauty and Spa Management Business Honours. She plans after her degree to work on cruise ships using her skills in the Caribbean.

She said: "The course has really changed my life as when I was in school I was not interested in a lot of the subjects but I really enjoy this area. The teachers in the whole department are very inspirational as they have worked in the industry. I would recommend that you come and study here whether that is in hairdressing or beauty."

Course information

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01 January 1970

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Centre for Health, Social and Child Care building

Centre for Health, Social and Child Care

This Centre on Holloway Road is a Centre of excellence for Beauty Therapy, Child Care, Hairdressing, Health and Social Care and Supported Learning.

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