L3 1 Year Full-Time Course

Full-Time Media Makeup, Hair and Prosthetics Course

Level 3 Full Time Makeup Course

Professional Makeup Course

This full-time makeup course really is the course to rival all others.

This course covers all aspects of media makeup to allow you to work in whichever part of the industry you desire.

This year-long course will provide you with an internationally-recognised VTCT Certificate in Media Makeup, Hair & Prosthetics, allowing you to work within the industry. To help you to kick-start your career, we also include a professional photoshoot in our purpose-built studio to provide you with images for your portfolio.

Although it is not always possible, we encourage all of our students to participate in work experience to provide them with the confidence and experience they need in order to break into the industry.

Finally, not only will you gain the qualifications and experience you need to excel in your career, but you’ll also make some great friendships along the way – many of our ex-students have met some of their closest friends on our courses.

Course Dates & Info

Level 3 Qualification

Option One - Three Days Per Week

Start 16th Sept 2019
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
10am – 5pm

Option Two - Two Days Per Week - FULL

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

Course Price

£10,800 + VAT
(Payment Plan Available)
15% Deposit secures your place

Course Info

L3 Qualification
Onsite Parking
Small Class Sizes

What's Included

Makeup Provided
Hair block and kit provided
Makeup brushes included


Click on the Modules below for more information…

Unit 1

Unit 1 Covers the Following Modules:

  • Basic Makeup
  • Application of Bases/powders/concealers etc
  • Eye Shapes, Eyebrows
  • Lip Shapes & Colours
  • Facial Contouring
  • Nude Looks
  • Beauty Makeup
  • Makeup for Men
  • Camouflage and Corrective Makeup
  • Health and safety
  • 20th Century Fashion Makeup for TV Film and Photographic
  • Fashion/Editorial Makeup
  • Looking at Lighting and Working on set
  • Smokey Eye Makeup Looks
  • Creative Makeup/Festival Makeup
  • High-Fashion and Catwalk Makeup
  • Colour Theory
  • Design Sheets
  • Portfolio Building
  • Airbrush Makeup
  • Wedding Makeup
Unit 2

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 eye bags and old age stipple.

Making and Applying plastic bald caps.


Making flat moulds and running silicone pieces.

Body Painting Using all techniques including airbrushing, hard masking, stencilling, free handing, blending etc

Unit 3 & 4



Unit 3
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.

Unit 4

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

UNIT 5 & 6


Unit 5
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.

Unit 6
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

UNIT 7, 8 & 9

Unit 7
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…


Unit 8

Portfolio building, assessments and test papers.

Portfolio You will work on professional models and with a professional photographer to create several different looks for a professional portfolio. These images will be invaluable when you leave college.

Unit 9

Basic cutting and Barbering

One length cut,

Box layers

Long layers

One length bob and graduated bob

Uniform Layers

Short Graduation

Basic Barbering



Health and safety.

Payment Plan

Interest Free.
We offer Payment Plans on all
Long Courses to help you spread the cost.

Qualification Included

Level 3 VTCT
Qualification on Completion of the Course.
***Long Courses Only***

Free Portfolio Shoot

Professional Photographer.
Professional Images for your Portfolio
***Long Courses Only***

Free Onsite Parking

Free Secure Parking
We offer Free Secure Onsite Parking
to all Students at Space Studios.

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