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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

24+ Loan Amount: 3345.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This City & Guilds qualification builds your professional skills in media specialisms. You’ll gain high levels of occupational ability, taking part in work experience in the media industry and developing your independent style through competitions, photo shoots and theatrical work. 

Entry requirements

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:

  • a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above including English and/or Maths (grade 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.

If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject. 

Course Content

Mandatory units are:

  • Working with colleagues within the beauty-related industries
  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • Creative hairdressing design skills
  • Design and apply face and body art
  • Fashion and photographic make-up
  • Media make-up
  • Apply air brush make-up to the face
  • Apply prosthetics and bald caps

There is also a range of optional units.  The Hair and Beauty team will advise you on the most effective route to build your portfolio of skills.

You will also develop your skills in maths and English, which will support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills.

How will I be assessed?

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.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

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

What can I do after this course?

Further study
You could go on to further study in higher education and courses such as the Level 4 Working in the Theatre and Film Industry, where you will 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.

 

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Rachel Dennis

Rachel Dennis

All set for a career in film make-up

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.
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