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Higher Certificate in Advanced Theatrical and Media Make-up Techniques - Level 4Apply Now »

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Level: 4

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 36

Hours: 6.00

Start: 10/09/2018

Days / Times: Various 09:00 to 18:00

Tuition (£): 3345.00*

Exams (£): 95.00**

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course is ideal for experienced and qualified make-up artists who work unsupervised, possibly in a supervisory or managerial role, and have a high level of relevant knowledge and skills.

It is a one-year fast-paced course, ideal for anyone who would like to update or advance their make-up skills.

 

Entry requirements

100% attendance and punctuality for all sessions is a major requirement of this course.

Course Content

This course covers a wide range of skills and knowledge required for advanced techniques used within the theatrical and media make-up industry.   

This course develops practical skills in:

  • Creating and presenting a design plan in the fashion, theatrical, special effects and media make-up industry
  • Research in the fashion, theatrical, special effects and media make-up industry
  • Applying prosthetic pieces and bald caps
  • Creating and casting small prosthetic pieces and bald caps

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a range of methods including practical observation, oral questioning, written tests, assignments and preparing a portfolio of evidence. 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

A kit and uniform is required.  Details will be available from the curriculum team during the interviews.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

  • University courses in Media Make-up or Special Effects
  • Level 3 Beauty, Holistic or Nail programmes

Careers

Employment as a Make Up Assistant or in a film or TV position

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
** Exam - This fee is to cover the cost of registration with the relevant awarding body.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Rachel Dennis

Rachel Dennis

All set for a career in film make-up

With her sights set on a career as a make-up and prosthetics designer in the world of film, talented Rachel Dennis has already stepped into the spotlight.

She came third in the regional finals of the World Skills competition, having spent many hours creating a prosthetic of the Jabberwocky game character. At our 2014 Peak Awards, she also received the SENSI Hairdressing, Holistic and Beauty Therapy prize – sponsored by Pompadour – for her commitment and superb practical abilities.

Rachel went on to secure a coveted university place to study Advanced Media Make-up in Grimsby, one of only three accredited courses in the UK.

I first became interested in makeup design when I watched films like Lord of the Rings so I was delighted to hear that Derby College ran a specialist course in the subject. Winning the Peak Award completed a fantastic year and having the World Skills experience will certainly be good for my future CV.
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