Level 3 Diploma Theatrical, Special Effects and Make-Up - Cambridge Regional College
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Level 3 in Theatrical, Special Effects & Media Make-up Artistry

Level 3 in Theatrical, Special Effects & Media Make-up Artistry

Course Information

Cambridge Campus, 02/09/2024
Level: 3
Start Date: 02/09/2024
Location: Cambridge Campus
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Type: Full Time
Code: MV1ADTMM3
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About the Course

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Theatrical and Media Make-up provides you with specialist practical skills and knowledge which will equip you to seek employment or progression within the makeup artistry within Film, TV, theatre and media makeup.

This qualification is suitable for anyone over the age of 16. A well-groomed and professional appearance is essential as you will be working with the public and need to present a professional image. Great importance is also placed on reliability requiring regular attendance and punctuality. You will be advised of any materials you will need to purchase for your course when you attend the Welcome Event/Progression interview. This qualification covers a very wide range of practical skills and knowledge required for working in the within Film, TV, theatre and media makeup industry.

The programme opens up career opportunities as a hair and makeup artist either working in fashion, television or other media areas, usually working freelance.  There are also opportunities available for progression onto Higher Education and further study either at HNC, HND or degree level, depending on prior experience and qualifications.

Achievement of this qualification demonstrates to an employer that you have the necessary advanced technical skills to be employed as a trainee Make-up Artist working in film TV and/or theatre.
This qualification could lead to a career in the following areas:
Theatre make-up artist
Make-up artist or Film and/or TV
Trainee Makeup artist/wig specialist in film/TV or theatre
Make-up designer


There will be optional extra-curricular activities at an additional cost. These may include visits to course appropriate venues, professional workshops and residential visits.

Kit and Uniform - You will need to purchase a kit and uniform before the start of the programme, the Level 3 mandatory kit and uniform will cost around £800 subject to change slightly with inflation. There is also up to £100 of optional extra’s and further details will be given to you at the Welcome Event.

Work placement in the commercial environment is part of your course, which helps you to develop real life working skills and employability.

Progression

Achievement of this qualification demonstrates to an employer that you have the necessary advanced technical skills to be employed as a Make-up Artist working in film and/or theatre. The programme opens up career opportunities as a hair and makeup artist either working in fashion, television or other media areas. There are also opportunities available for progression onto Higher Education and further study either at HNC, HND or degree level, depending on experience and qualifications

Entry Requirements

You will need to be over 16 and have achieved a full Level 2 in Beauty Therapy or a Media Make up qualification, a good reference and a successful interview.  Each candidate will be considered on their experience, suitability and previous course references showing good attendance and behaviour and a genuine interest in the make-up industry. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview. In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.

Assessment

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs. As with all our programmes, this course includes tutorial sessions and individual reviews, giving you individual time with your personal tutor. You may also be required to study and achieve further qualifications in English and Maths if you have not already attained a satisfactory grade in these subjects

How to Apply

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply through the CAP application system, scheduled to be available shortly.

You can also apply through our online application form, or download a copy from our website www.camre.ac.uk/apply. The application form can also be found in the back of our full-time prospectus. If you need any help with applying, please contact our Cambridge Admissions Office on tel. 01223 418448.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a Welcome Event. At the Welcome Event you will meet the tutors and get the chance to learn more about college and your course. You will also have a discussion with one of our tutors who will look to make you a formal offer for September.

Disclaimer
Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information is correct, some details may be subject to change. Cambridge Regional College reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient.

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