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

Course Code: C3689
Campus: Castlereagh
Week Commencing: 11 Sep 17
End Date: 09 Jun 18

If you are considering becoming a make-up artist in TV, film, photography, fashion or the theatre then this is the course for you! This one year course will equip you with the advanced skills you need to prepare you for a career creating glamorous looks and special effects. You will learn all the required elements to work effectively as a media make-up artist including airbrush make-up for the face, camouflage make-up, fashion and photographic make-up, media make-up, face and body art and casting and applying prosthetic pieces. Learners will also benefit from engaging with the makeup industry, by participating in fashion shows and theatre productions and by visits from guest speakers.  Level 2 qualifications in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT are also part of the programme of study if you have not achieved a Grade C in these subjects.

This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability.

This course session is currently closed for enrolment/applications – it may be offered at a later date – please continue to check our website for updates.

Entry Requirements

Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria. 

You will be required to buy a Belfast Met uniform (cost £36.00) and kit (cost £175.00) – specific details will be given at pre-entry advice and guidance sessions. Applicants must be over 18 and provide photographic evidence of previous make-up applications, either practiced at home or as part of any other make-up training.


Tuition Fee


All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Other Information

Make-up artist opportunities exist in a variety of contexts, including: beauty salons, independent/ self-employed/mobile/home-based settings, theatre, film, television, print media, photographic studios; National Health Service, product manufacturing and training.

Alternatively you can progress to the HND in Make-Up Artistry or HNC in Fashion and Photographic Make-Up.

Contact Information

Tel: 028 9026 5070 or email: [email protected]