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Theatrical and Media Make-Up VTCT Extended Diploma Level 3

Course Overview

This level 3 extended diploma follows on from the Level 2 Hair and Media Make-Up for Media and Theatre and includes more advanced techniques in make-up and hair styling for the fashion, photographic and media profession. You will be working on creating images for fashion shows, photo shoots and many of the drama productions in the college. You will be expected to join in with events often during unsociable and out of college hours in order to help out on these events and complete the course.

What topics are covered?

Mandatory units:

  • Photographic make up
  • Anatomy and physiology for make up services
  • Airbrush make up
  • Cosmetic make up science
  • Media make up
  • Style and fit postiche
  • Cosmetic camouflage make up
  • False eyelash application
  • Health and safety in the salon


Additional units:

  • Face and body art design
  • Create and cash small prosthetic pieces and bald caps
  • Individual lash application


As a full-time student at Bath College, you will follow a study programme consisting of a vocational diploma, maths and English, employability skills, volunteering and tutorial. Please visit our Study Programmes page for details.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to develop their skills in this vocational area.

What are the entry requirements?

  • Level 2 qualification in Hair and Media Make Up


  • Level 2 qualification in Cutting & Cosmetic make up (evening class)


  • Level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy & Cutting (evening class)


  • Good record of attendance and general reference from a tutor from your previous course
  • Interview during which you will be expected to take part in a basic practical skills test

What qualifications will I gain?

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Fashion, Theatre and Media Hair and Make-Up Studies.

Who is the awarding body?


How will I learn?

There will be classroom and practical salon work-based sessions. On-site theatre/production work out of normal college hours will be mandatory.

How will I be assessed?

Units are internally and externally assessed. Continuous practical assessment is used to teach and develop vocational competence. On completion of each unit you will be required to undertake an externally set theory paper.

What can I do after this course?

  • Level 3 Technical Diploma in Nail Technologies
  • University
  • Work as a freelance Make up artist: working with photographers, film production and media industries
  • Work as a Make up product house artist

Are there any additional costs?

Uniform and kit (discussed at interview).

Approximate cost £700.

What funding is available?

If you are aged 19 or over you may be eligible to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learning Loan to cover your tuition fees.

For other funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

What facilities are available?

The Academy

Which department is this course in?

Hospitality, Hair, Beauty and Spa Industries

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What else do I need to know?

You will need to comply with the following policies that are issued at enrolment:

  • Dress code
  • Code of conduct
  • Locker policy
  • Scissor / knife policy


A basic stationery pack will be issued to enrolled students.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contact Additional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: download the Full-Time Application Form and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

To find out more about the application process, please go to the How to Apply page.


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