With this qualification, a career in make-up artistry could be yours. You will study a variety of units including researching, developing and showcasing designs, the art of applying make-up, creative make-up artistry and hair artistry. You will also develop your communication skills during consultation with clients.
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 taster session. 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.
You will study a variety of units including researching, developing and showcasing designs, the art of applying make-up, creative make-up artistry and hair artistry.
You will also develop your skills in maths and English, which will support your progression to further study or employment.
You will be assessed by a range of methods including:
Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.
A kit and uniform are required for the programme. Details will be made available during your interview.
You can progress to a Level 3 Theatrical and Special Effects, Hair and Media Make-up course where you will continue to develop your skills in maths and English.
You could pursue a career as a make-up artist for the film and TV industry or as a stylist for the fashion industry.
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.