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

Course Code: C3689
Campus: Castlereagh
Week Commencing: 10 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
08 Jun 19

If you are considering becoming a makeup 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 makeup artist including airbrush makeup for the face, camouflage makeup, fashion and photographic makeup, media makeup, face and body art and casting and applying prosthetic pieces. Learners will also benefit from engaging with the makeup industry, by participating in project based learning, fashion shows and theatre productions and by visits from guest speakers. Level 2 qualifications in Literacy, Numeracy are also part of the programme of study for students who have not achieved a Grade C or equivalent in these subjects.
Assessment on this programme will be by practical, written and online assessment. All assessments are carried out in English.

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

Career Opportunities / Progression

Makeup 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.

This course may facilitate the progression to an HNC/D in a Makeup related subject

Entry Requirements

Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at Applicants must be over 18 and provide photographic evidence of previous makeup applications, either practiced at home or as part of any other makeup training. All applicants must attend a pre-entry guidance session.


Tuition Fee


All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Other Information

You will be required to buy a Belfast Met uniform, costing approximately £40.00 and kit costing approximately £175.00 (if needed). Specific details will be given at pre-entry advice and guidance sessions.

Contact Information

Claire Collins, Tel: 028 9026 5070 or email: [email protected]