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Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair & Media Make-Up Diploma

Cornwall College Camborne LEVEL: 3 Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

If you would like to work in the theatre, film or television industry as a hair and make-up artist, or run your own make-up business, then our courses will give you the wide range of skills you need from applying simple make-up to more intricate, theatrical make-up, such as working with prosthetics and creating special effects.

To ensure you gain all the skills needed for a career as a make-up artist, you will need to start on one of our Level 2 courses. On successful completion you can go into employment or continue your studies at Level 3.

Our courses will put you on the road to a great future; we have developed our qualifications in partnership with industry professionals to ensure he knowledge you gain is not only relevant and current, but will set you apart in the workplace. Throughout your studies you will learn by completing practical activities and assessments based on real-life scenarios in our Koko commercial training salons. You’ll get the chance to take part in competitions, fashion shows and get some masterclass insights from visiting professionals.


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Ideal if:

You would like to provide make-up and hair services to the media, theatre, performing arts, fashion and photographic industries.

You’ll need:

Hair & Media Make-up Diploma Level 2, or Beauty Therapy Diploma Level 3 and GCSE English and maths at grade 4.

You’ll learn:

A variety of techniques to an advanced level, such as special effects and camouflage make-up, applying prosthetic pieces, airbrush make-up, working to client briefs, client care and communication and monitoring health and safety 'on set'.


To be assessed throughout your course as well as completing a final exam.

You’ll love:

The industry focus of this course; equipping you for a successful career in media hair and make-up.

You’ll go on to:

Further study at Level 4 or employment as a make-up artist working in media and TV,
photography, retail services within industry, or on-board cruise ships.

Careers in this industry 

- Television or film industry
- Department stores
- Photographic studios
- Catwalks
- Salons
- Cruise ships
- Freelance make-up artist


Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy


Theatrical, Special effects, Hair & Media Make-Up Diploma

Start Date

September 2019




1 year

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.