Creative Hair and Media Make Up Artistry - Level 3

This course will give you a vocational qualification which focuses on the development of underlying principles and practical skills required in the creative hair and media make up industry. The course will deliver a high level of occupational capability and provide a sound platform for progression within the creative hair and media make up industry.

The programme also includes studying maths and English towards GCSE grade A*-C (new grading system: 9-4) if you do not already have these grades.

What topics/modules are covered?

  • Working in the film, TV and theatre industry
  • The creation and presentation of a look book and an industry portfolio
  • Fashion and photographic make up
  • Media make up creative hair design
  • Create historical hair and make up looks
  • Apply body art
  • Camouflage make up
  • Media make up blogging
  • Avant-garde hair and make up
  • Cutting and styling techniques for performers
  • Specialist bridal hair and make up

What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade C (new grading system: 4) or above


  • A relevant Level 2 qualification


  • Industry related experience

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

All course offers will be subject to satisfactory interview and reference.

What can I do if I complete this course?

  • University
  • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
  • Employment

Career Path

  • Hair Stylist
  • Make Up Artist
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Salon or Spa Manager
  • Beauty/Make Up Consultant
  • Beauty Magazine Editor
  • Film/Media Industry Consultant

What qualification will I gain?

Creative Hair and Media Make Up Artistry - Level 3.

Start date



1 year.

Where will I be based?

The Balliol Building, Hugh Baird College.

Who is the awarding body?

City & Guilds.


Aged 16-18 Aged 19-23 and 1st full level 3 Aged 19+ Loan
Free Free £3,375

Financial Support

If you are aged 19+ you may be eligible for financial support to cover the cost of the course and/or travel, childcare and equipment expenses. Click here to find out more.



Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.

Last modified on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 09:22