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Advanced Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair and Media Make-up – Level 3

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.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Beauty
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
The Roundhouse

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/advanced-diploma-in-theatrical-special-effects-hair-and-media-make-up-level-3
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Course Information for Students

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 to 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:

  • a minimum of five GCSEs at grade D or above including English and Maths (grade C/4 or above) and Science
  • an Intermediate Diploma in the chosen subject to a Merit or Distinction standard

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.

This course will be delivered on-site.

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

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.

Further study

You could consider a Level 4 programme where you would also continue to develop your skills in maths and English.

Careers

You can work as a make-up artist for the film and TV industry or as a stylist for the fashion industry.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Hairdressing and Beauty Salon Managers and Proprietors

£29005

Hairdressing and Beauty Salon Managers and Proprietors

Beauticians and Related Occupations

£15223

Beauticians and Related Occupations

Hairdressers and Barbers

£13284

Hairdressers and Barbers

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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DCG Success Stories

Rachel Dennis

Rachel Dennis

All set for a career in film make-up

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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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:55 pm