Theatrical and Media Makeup (6010)

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2016
The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Make-up Artistry (360)  is aimed at learners that are looking to start a career as a make-up artist.  Learners could progress into employment, onto an Apprenticeship, or further their studies by taking other qualifications at Level 3.

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Media Make-up Artistry (540) provides you with specialist practical skills and knowledge which will equip you to seek employment or progression within the Media Make up Industry.

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-up Artistry (540)  provides you with specialist practical skills and knowledge which will equip you to seek employment or progression within the Theatrical and Media Make up Industry.


These technical qualifications can also form part of the City & Guilds TechBac – an exciting new framework for learning designed to give 14 - 19 year olds the technical and professional skills needed to progress from FE onto an apprenticeship, into university or into the modern jobs market.

To ensure learners develop the wider workplace skills required by employers, TechBac goes above and beyond the technical qualification. It combines an accredited project qualification, practical work experience and critical skills development, brought to life via the TechBac Skills Zone, an innovative online learning hub giving learners the opportunity to practice and develop their skills anytime, anywhere.

Find out more on TechBac.
This qualification is suitable for anyone over the age of 16 years.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England

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General Information

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications, centres/colleges will need to provide their learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete the practical and theoretical aspects of the qualification.

Centres and providers work with local employers who will contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training. Employers will provide demonstrations and talks on the industry and where possible work placements will also be provided by the employers.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 2

Learners interested in the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Make-up Artistry will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks.
 
Compulsory topics include:

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

What Careers Can This Lead To?

This qualification could lead to a job as a make-up artist working in one of the following establishments:

• Photo shoots
• Magazine and publication shoots
• Department stores
• Make-up stores
• Salon

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Make-up Artistry (6010-20)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019
Coming Soon (July 2017 - Sept 2017)

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Make-up Artistry

  • Accreditation No: TBC This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 360 - 360 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2018 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 3

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Media Make-up Artistry (540) qualification covers a very wide range of skills and knowledge required for working in the media make-up industry.

These are compulsory areas: 

  • Working in the film, TV and theatre industry
  • Create historical hair and make up looks
  • Media make up creative hair design
  • Fashion and photographic make-up
  • The creation and presentation of a look book and industry portfolio 
  • Apply body art
  • Camouflage make up

Optional areas include:

  • Cutting and styling techniques for performers
  • Avant-guard hair and make up
  • The evolution of cosmetics and retail 
  • Specialist bridal hair and make-up
  • Media make-up blogging

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-up Artistry (540) covers a very wide range of skills and knowledge required for working in the theatrical and media make-up industry.

These are compulsory areas:

  • Cutting and styling techniques for performers
  • Avant-Garde hair and make up
  • Creative make-up design for productions and industry demands
  • Apply prosthetic pieces and bald caps
  • Special effects make-up
  • Create, dress and fit facial postiche
  • Body art for competition

Optional areas include:

  • Camouflage make-up
  • Media make-up blogging
  • Create, cast small prosthetic pieces and bald caps
  • Costume design and prop making
  • Wig dressing, fitting and maintenance

 For more information, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Achievement of the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Media Make-up Artistry (540) demonstrates to an employer that you have the necessary advanced technical skills to be employed as a Make-up Artist.

This qualification could lead to a job as a:

• Photographic makeup artist
• Editorial makeup artist
• TV makeup artist
• Video makeup artist
• Freelance make up artist
• Specialist bridal makeup artist

Achievement of the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-up Artistry (540)demonstrates to an employer that you have the necessary advanced technical skills to be employed as a Theatrical and Media Make-up Artist.

This qualification could lead to a job as a:

• Theatre makeup artist
• Film makeup artist
• TV makeup artist
• Makeup designer
• Product developer
• Entrepreneur

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Media Make-up Artistry (540) (6010-30)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Media Make-up Artistry (540)

  • Accreditation No: 601/7501/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 540 - 540 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2018 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-up Artistry (540) (6010-31)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-up Artistry (540)

  • Accreditation No: 601/7514/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 540 - 540 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2018 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

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