With this qualification, a career in theatrical special effects could be yours. You will study a variety of units including creative hairdressing design, fashion and photographic make-up, airbrush make-up for the face, camouflage make-up and how to apply prosthetic pieces.
As part of your studies, you will be required to complete work experience to support the development of your skills and behaviours to enable you to succeed within the industry.
You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications and practical aptitude. You will need:
You will have an interview and initial assessment in maths and English and will attend a skills test. You will also be required to present a current portfolio of work at your interview. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment. If you are successful, you will be allocated a place to study.
We may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject.
You will study creative hairdressing design, fashion and photographic make-up, airbrush make-up for the face, camouflage make-up and how to apply prosthetic pieces.
You will also develop your skills in maths and English, which will support your progression to further study or employment.
You will be assessed through a range of methods including practical observation, oral questioning, written tests, assignments and preparing a portfolio of evidence.
Maths and English are assessed through a controlled assessment and a GCSE involves a final exam.
A kit and uniform is required. Details will be available from the curriculum team during the interviews.
You could consider a Level 4 programme where you would also continue to develop your skills in maths and English.
CareersYou can work as a make-up artist for the film and TV industry or as a stylist for the fashion industry.
The future is looking good for newly qualified beauty therapist Saffron Limb. The former Derby College student has completed her advanced apprenticeship and is now working for Studio5 Beauty – the Ilkeston salon where she was once a client. Saffron took her level 3 Beauty course at Derby College and highly recommends it to other people wanting to train as beauty therapists. Saffron would like to run her own salon one day but for the time being she is very happy learning all she can from her experienced colleagues and taking courses in the latest beauty treatments. She enjoys nail art most of all and find her job rewarding. She likes to see clients leave the salon happy because of what she has done for them.
She said: "The Beauty faculty at the Roundhouse is modern and well equipped and has everything you need to prepare you for a good job in beauty therapy."