Why study Theatrical Media Make-Up?

Explore the world of professional make-up artistry, learning first-hand how to provide industry-standard make-up across a number of creative endeavours. Whether providing make-up to the stars of film and television or taking centre-stage as artistic lead for a theatrical production, at BCE you will learn each discipline using equipment and resources informed by top-level industry expertise.

The course will cover a range of topics including; film and television, theatrical, and photography make-up disciplines, cosmetic science, anatomy and physiology for cosmetics, as well as air-brush make-up. Covering all areas of interest across the subject your teaching will cover everything from hairpiece fitting and applying false eyelashes, to the science that underpins the cosmetics industry.

Studying a Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical and Media Make-up can lead to a number of careers in the entertainment and arts industries – growing your artistic vision, your understanding of industry-standard equipment, and giving you the industry connections and hands-on experience you need to begin your career in the world of professional make-up artistry.

Open Events:
Wednesday 11th December 2019
Wednesday 15th January 2020
Wednesday 12th February 2020
Wednesday 18th March 2020
Wednesday 22nd April 2020
Wednesday 13th May 2020
Wednesday 17th June 2020
Wednesday 15th July 2020

Age Requirements
All BCE courses are for learners aged 16-23 as of 31 August 2019.

However, if you have a learning difficulty and/or disability with a valid Education and Healthcare Plan, you can study with us up to the age of 25.

Level 3

You will learn how to use industry standard make-up equipment and artistic processes, understanding the key underpinnings of all artistry disciplines – media (film & television), photography and theatrical. You will understand the science that informs the art, learning about ethics, anatomy and physiology, complexion and chemistry. You will utilise your skills in creating your own make-up show reel and final production, using all the resources available at Big Creative Education.

What you will learn:

  • Theatrical make-up
  • Photography make-up
  • Media make-up
  • Cosmetic Science
  • Basic Airbrushing
  • Facial hair and wigs
  • Health & Safety and Client Care
Course entry requirements:

Applicants must have 5 GCSEs at grade C (4) or above (including Art & Design) or a L2 Diploma in Art & Design, Beauty Therapy

Course duration and start date:

The course will begin in September 2020 and lasts for one year

What qualification(s) will I receive?

  • Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical Media Make-Up

Learners with a grade 3/ D in GCSE English and/or Maths will complete a GCSE re-sit alongside their course.

Learners with a grade 2/E or below in English and/or Maths will work towards achieving their Functional Skill qualification alongside their course.

Progression Opportunities

The course is specifically designed for people who are looking to gain a career in areas such as make-up artistry, theatre production, creative arts, cosmetic science and fashion. We encourage a minimum one year of study to maximize your experience and portfolio and opportunities to progress to an apprenticeship or university.

Will I receive support throughout my course?

At Big Creative Education, we pride ourselves on offering support to all of our young people throughout their programme.

We have a number of learners who have a range of support needs from specific learning difficulties, or autistic spectrum disorders to mental health conditions, amongst others. If you currently have a valid Education and Health Care Plan or a Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA), you will be entitled to government funded support from your local authority to ensure we help you achieve the best from your learning.

If you wish to discuss any aspect of learning support, please do not hesitate to contact Lauren (Entry Level to Level 2) or Shayne (Level 3) on 020 8498 3300.

For more information about the support we offer to learners please click here

How will I be taught and assessed?

All of our courses are vocational which means they are designed to compliment learners with a visual and kinaesthetic learning style.

As a result, you will be assessed via a range of both practical and written assignments.

What happens after I submit an Application?

Once you have submitted your application online, you will be contacted via post and email with an interview appointment. Our interview evenings happen on a monthly basis so you will never wait more than 30 days for an appointment.

Your interview is an opportunity for you to showcase and discuss your creative skill set with our industry professional tutors. We actively encourage applicants to attend their interviews with either a portfolio of work (if you have it) or an audition piece (if you’re applying for Music Performance or Performing Arts).

At the end of your interview you will receive a conditional offer for September subject to achieving the entry criteria. This will also be confirmed in writing so you have something to keep as a reminder.