20 Week Makeup Course

Full Time Media Makeup, Hair and Basic Prosthetics Course

Full Time Makeup Course


20 Week Media Makeup Course

During your time on our 20-week media makeup and prosthetics course, you will work towards a VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Media Makeup, Hair Styling, Fashion & Editorial Makeup, enabling you to launch your career in this exciting industry.

Whether you’re an aspiring TV/Film makeup artist, or would prefer to work on fashion shoots – this course will provide you with all the skills and knowledge you need to excel in your chosen career path.

This course includes:

Makeup in Class

A Set of Makeup Brushes

A Professional Portfolio Shoot

A Full Hair Kit

Based at Space Studios in Manchester, you’ll gain great insight into the TV and film industry whilst you study. Where possible, we try to send our students on work experience placements to provide them with the confidence and experience they need to thrive in the industry.

Course Dates & Info

Level 3 Qualification

Option One - Three Days Per Week

16th Sep 2019 – 11 March 2020
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
10am – 5pm

Option Two - Two Days Per Week

2nd May 2019
Thursday & Friday
10am – 8pm

Course Price

(Payment Plan Available)
15% Deposit secures your place

Course Info

Level 3 Certificate
Free Onsite Parking
Small Class Sizes

What's Included

Makeup Provided
Hair block and kit provided
Makeup brushes included

Course Breakdown

Course and Unit info

Course Content

– Basic make-up Looking at the face, shape, colour, skin type and tone.

– Application of Bases/powders/concealers etc, eye shapes, eyebrows, lip shapes/colours. Facial contouring.

– Nude looks, beauty make-up and Make-up for men, corrective make-up.

– Health and safety

– 20th Century fashion makeup for TV Film and Photographic

– Fashion/Editorial Make-up, looking at lighting and working on set.

– Smokey eyes, glamorous Creative looks using materials other than make-up.

– High Fashion and Catwalk makeup.

– Colour theory, design sheets and portfolio building.

– Airbrushing, cosmetic airbrush work including for high def.

– Bridal industry makeup.

– Instagram looks. Get that glow…

SFX Casualty effects and basic prosthetics
Applying basic materials such as directly applied wax, gelatine and silicone. Including colouring, and finishing.
Wounds using applied prosthetic pieces, both gelatine and silicone. Including colouring and blending for a realistic finish on camera.

– Bruising, Illness, death and shock.
– Skin disease, Bondo Scars, dirtying down.
– Applying facial pieces and old age stipple.
– Applying plastic bald caps.
– Character Make-up for Theatre, film and TV
– Makeup for men and women in theatre.
– Contouring, old age and facial hair.
– Blocking out eyebrows and changing eye shapes.
– Applying beards, moustaches, eyebrows, sideburns on face. Measurements for having facial
hair made. Fitting a lace beard, moustache, sideburns and eye brows.

Industry studies
You will learn all about working on the set of a TV program or film, a photographic studio and theatre production. Working to briefs, mood boards, continuity, set etiquette and Script breakdown…

Applying wigs.
Getting hair prepared and ready for a wig. Learning how to do a cling film wrap and
measurements to have wigs made.
Applying 3/4 wigs, toupees, wefts and hairpieces.
Blocking wigs and general wig care.
Knotting and basic wig making techniques.
Prepping and measuring techniques.
Applying beards, moustaches, eyebrows, sideburns on face. Measurements for having facial
hair made. Fitting a lace beard, moustache, sideburns and eye brows.
Applying and removing hair extensions.

Hair styling, basic blow drying, curling straitening, rollers (wet and dry) pinning, backcombing, use of tools and equipment, use of products.
Plaiting of all kinds.
Hair styling for Bridal
Hair styling for TV and Film.
Catwalk and fashion Hair styling, including Avant Garde

Period hair and make-up
20th Century and historic fashions of hair styling and makeup techniques including 1920’s-
1980’s 18th century, Egyptian, Edwardian, Grecian, etc
Period makeup for Theatre
Period makeup for TV and Film
Portfolio building, assessments and test papers.

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We only have 8 spaces per course, so book today to avoid disappointment!