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Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client care and cosmetic products and equipment. The content of this qualification is comprised of all the required elements to work effectively as a make-up artist including airbrush make-up, camouflage make-up, fashion and photographic make up and media make up.
You will also have the opportunity to undertake a wide range of additional units to enhance your practical skills in both hair and make-up application/beauty techniques such as face and body art, prosthetics, styling and fitting postiches, wig services, fantasy hair design, production arts planning and many more related units.
You will achieve a qualification accredited by the awarding body VTCT. You will also attain certificates to add to your CV for enrichment workshops delivered by external companies popular to the Hair and Beauty industry. You will also study functional skills or GCSE's in English and maths.
Aims of the course
To introduce you to a range of professional skills and the underpinning knowledge required to enter into this versatile and rapidly expanding industry. Techniques delivered in this course relate to make-up application, specialist camouflage and airbrushing techniques, media and photographic hair and make-up, face and body art, retail skills, product knowledge and customer service.
This year-long qualification covers:
- Health safety and hygiene.
- Client care and communication.
- Airbrush make-up.
- Camouflage techniques.
- Media Make-up.
- Fashion and photographic Make-up.
- Hair and make-up application/beauty techniques such as face and body art, prosthetics, styling and fitting postiches, wig services, fantasy hair design, production arts planning and many more related units.
- You will also study functional skills or GCSE in English and maths.
You will have a personal tutor to guide and support you through the course. A weekly tutorial allows you and your tutor to develop individual learning plans that will assist in learning and in developing responsibility for your own learning.
You will be assessed through practical assessments and by building a portfolio of work throughout the year. You will be using e-portfolios and will be trained how to use the latest technology to manage your portfolio. Regular reports on progress are provided to parents/guardians of students aged under 19 years.
The programme is unit based and is delivered individually at different stages throughout the course. You will be assessed when you feel you are competent. There are three areas of assessment: Practical observation: you carry out the skill on clients Oral: you answer questions on your underpinning knowledge of the skill. Written: you will complete assignments and online exams. Regular reports on progress are provided to parents/guardians of students aged under 19 years.
This qualification will prepare you for employment as a make-up artist. You will also be eligible to join a professional association and gain insurance as a make-up artist.
Career opportunities as a make-up artist exist in a variety of contexts, including:
- Working independently/self-employed/mobile.
- Working at events/shows/exhibitions/carnivals/festivals.
- Theatre, film, print media, photographic studios.
Academic and non-academic required Four GCSEs (must include English) at grades A-C/4 and above.
You will meet with staff to discuss if this course is suitable for you and you will complete a free writing task that indicates an appropriate level of English ability.
Practical skills are delivered by experienced industry experts using tools and products recognised in the industry. Our skilled staff will utilise technology such as ipads and television viewing screens to support practical learning ensuring that you can view demonstrations and close up shots as many times as you need to during your practice. You will be able to gain realistic experience working on clients that book in to visit the T'ien make-up studio on-site.
There will be opportunities to venture out on educational visits and participate in professional training and workshops offered by external companies, and there will be competition work.
You will be required to purchase a uniform and a kit. All kits are compulsory to attend and achieve the qualification. Further information will be provided on interview. You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on: 020 3757 3000
Process for Application
Standard College Application