BTEC Diploma in Performing & Production Arts Industry Skills (Media Make-up) Level 2

Full Time

BTEC Level 2 Diploma Media Make-up (one year)

  • The Course

Level 2 Diploma in Media Makeup is a visual and exciting course giving you a taster into the world of a makeup artist. This is suitable for all students who have a passion for Fashion, TV, Film and Theatrical Make-up and production arts.You will be involved with lots of exciting, highly practical projects, live briefs, shows and lessons throughout your course. This course is made up of a selection of practical skills, written work and portifolo work and is a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts Industry skills with a makeup pathway.

  • Where It Will Lead

This course gives you progression options such as the Level 3 BTEC Production Arts practice (Make-up) course.

  • Course Requirements

You will need the minimum of 4 GCSE’s at grade D/3 or above including English language and maths. Though we will also consider a creative portfolio.

  • Study Programme

Media make-up is a rapidly growing profession within the film, industry TV and theatre, media, fashion and photography industries. There are increasing career opportunities, while new demands challenge the profession to high levels of creativity and expertise.

The course topics are as follows:

Cosmetic makeup
Photographic make-up and fashion makeup
Fantasy hair and makeup
Professional development plan
Theatrical makeup
Face painting
Themed hair and makeup for photoshoots/productions
Basic special effects


All units are assessed in a variety of ways : sketchbooks, written work, practical working, presentations

  • Time

This is a one year course, 10 hours a week over 36 weeks.

  • Facilities

You will be able to make use of the excellent facilities in the makeup studios and Phoenix Theatre. You will be using a wide variety of professional hair and make-up materials, tools and equipment throughout your course during your lessons and at college events. You will also work regularly with the Creative Faculty to assist in productions, competitions and external events.

  • Expenses

There is a makeup kit that needs to be purchased approx. £240. There will also be trip opportunities/competitions throughout the year and costs for these will be given at the time.

  • Visits

We organise various trips throughout the academic year that will allow you to develop as a make –up artist. You will be asked to contribute towards the costs of these trips. Residential, Theatre Trips, IMATS and the Prosthetics event.

  • Further Information

For more information about this course please contact:

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