Fashion & Photographic Makeup Artistry Course


If you’re looking to get ahead in the industry, then our 20-week Fashion & Photographic makeup course is perfect for you. From bridal makeup to exploring current makeup trends, you’ll learn all the skills you need to get started in your exciting new makeup career.


During your time studying at Aqua Rosa, you’ll work towards an internationally-recognised Level 3 VTCT Certificate in Fashion & Photographic Makeup, allowing you to establish your career as a makeup artist.

This course will teach you about all aspects of makeup – both the practical and theory side of things. From identifying contraindications to perfecting a smokey eye – you’ll leave with the knowledge you need to excel your exciting new career.

Based at Space Studios in Manchester, this makeup course will give you an insight into the exciting world of TV and film, inspiring many of our students to consider enrolling on our full-time Media Makeup Course.


Course Content

Unit 1

Basic application of beauty makeup


Health, safety and hygiene 

Brow workshop 

Neutral makeup 

Smokey eyes 

Nude lips vs Red lips 

Camouflage makeup 

Colour theory

Unit 2

20th Century makeup trends

1920’s – 1980’s makeup

Looking at current makeup trends


Cut crease eye makeup 

Instagram makeup

Unit 3 

Editorial makeup

Photographic makeup

Makeup for catwalk

Avant Garde

Basic body painting

Unit 4 


Bridal makeup

Asian Bridal makeup


Website/business advice

Working in industry

Marketing for makeup artists