Part Time Media Makeup Course

One day a week – 1 year (42 weeks)

Part Time Makeup Course

42 Week Media Makeup Course

If you’ve been dreaming of launching a career as a makeup artist, but can’t commit to full-time education, then we’ve got the solution for you.

Our part-time media makeup course is the perfect makeup course for those wanting to take the first steps into an exciting industry in their spare time. The course runs every Saturday for 42 weeks, to give you the chance to study towards a new career whilst still in full-time work.

During your time on this course, you’ll learn everything from theatrical makeup to editorial makeup, providing you with the skills you need to launch your career as a media makeup artist. Every student who successfully graduate from this course will be fully-qualified to work in the media, with a Level 3 VTCT Qualification in Media Makeup, allowing them to venture into the exciting world of film, TV, theatre or fashion – to name just a few!

In addition to studying one day a week, we also require students to complete coursework outside of college hours in order to complete all of the theory required for the qualification.

So if you’re looking for a part-time makeup course in Manchester, then look no further.


Course Price

£4400 + VAT
Flexible Payment Plan Tailored to You

Course Dates

11th January 2020

What's Included

Makeup Provided
Hair block and Kit provided
Makeup brushes included

Course Info

Qualification Included
Free Onsite Parking
Portfolio Shoot

Unit 1
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. Camouflage and 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 Starting with the basics of cosmetic airbrush work including for high def.

Bridal industry makeup.

Unit 2

SFX Casualty effects and basic prosthetics application

Applying basic materials such as directly applied wax, gelatine and silicone. Including colouring, and finishing.

Wounds using applied prosthetic pieces. Including colouring and blending for a realistic finish on camera.

Bruising, Illness, death and shock.

Skin disease, dirtying down.

Old age stipple

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

Unit 3 & 4

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.

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.

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

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.

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