Theatrical Special Effects Hair & Media Make-up Lvl 3 Diploma | LBTA

ITEC Level 3
Diploma in Theatrical,
Special Effects Hair
and Media Make-up

This course qualifies for the Advanced Learner Loan

The main aim of the ITEC Level 2 Diploma in Hair, Photographic and Media Make-and the Level 3 ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects Hair and Media Make-up is to enable learner to gain the necessary practical skills and knowledge in order to provide Hair, Photographic and Media Make-up to the general public and to gain employment in the Hair, Photographic and Media Make-up Industry. 

What the qualification covers:
ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair and Media Make-up Units:
Fashion and photographic make-up
Media Make-up
Apply Prosthetic Pieces and Bald Caps
Creative Hairdressing Design Skills
Apply Airbrush Make-up to the Face
Design and Apply Face and Body Art
The Art of Dressing Hair
The Art of Colouring Hair
Monitor and Maintain Health and Safety Practice in the Salon
Client Care and Communication in Beauty Related Industries
The main skills the Learner will perform are:

Application of Fashion and Photographic Make-up – to include creating and adapting a design plan, using products, tools and techniques to meet the design plan; using black and white and colour and working to a budget
Application of Media Make-up - to include characters, ageing and casualty effects
Application of Prosthetic Pieces and Bald Caps - to include identifying the features and characteristics of the required prosthetics for the performers’ roles, including time management and working to a budget
Creative Hairdressing Design Skills – to include researching and developing ideas for creating an image for a total look and using and combining a variety of techniques and skills to present the image
Airbrush Make-up – to include applying Airbrush Make-up to the face and developing Airbrush Make-up design plans using research materials and resources
Face and Body Art - to include designing and applying face and body art using a variety of techniques, tools and equipment to suit the desired look
Dressing Hair – to include selecting and using a variety of styling products, tools and equipment in order to achieve the desired look
Colouring Hair - to include using temporary and semi-permanent colouring products and techniques

The Learner will also develop knowledge about client care and communication which is essential in order to work and be successful in the Theatrical/Media Make-up Industry

This qualification also provides:

The related knowledge and understanding required to perform the Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair and Media Make-up skills listed above

Assessment and Grading of the Qualification 
This qualification will be internally and externally assessed using the assessment of skills as set out below. Once all of the treatment evidence documentation, assignments and underpinning knowledge have been completed, the Learner will have a final practical assessment carried out by the ITEC External Examiner, who will also verify a minimum of all treatment evidence documentation and assignments

Course Fee: The qualification fee for the Level 3 is £2787.50 + VAT (£3345). There are no additional registration or certification fees. All students will be required to purchase a uniform and kit costing £200. Total fee: £3545 including VAT

You can finance this course through the Advanced Learner Loan or our finance instalment payment plan. (The £200 fee for the uniform and kit are not covered in the Advanced Learner Loan)

Flexible Study Options:  You can study for these programmes part-time with attendance at the Academy either on two days during the week or evening attendance or weekend attendance

Duration: 15 weeks if studied for 2 days a week or 30 weeks if studied over 2 evenings a week

Entry Requirement: A Level 2 Beauty qualification with Make-up is required and a good command of written and verbal English language is required
Opportunities for Employment 
The ITEC Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Hair, Photographic and Media Make-up includes the full skills and knowledge required to specialise in hair, photographic and media make-up services  

There are opportunities for a Hair, Photographic and Media Make-up Artist to find employment in a variety of areas: This Diploma qualifies Graduates to work as a freelance Make-up Artist; Graduates can also gain employment in Television and Media

Hair and make-up studio
Beauty salon
Production companies
Theatre companies
Hotels or resorts
Advanced Make-Up Artist working from home & mobile
Airbrush Make-Up Artist
Bridal Make-Up Artist (inc. bridal party, engagement & special occasions)
Professional Make-Up Artist in Film, TV, Theatre, Editorial & Fashion
Media Make-Up
High End Catwalk
Professional Body Membership and Insurance
Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance can be obtained via The Complementary Therapists Association ( and other Industry Associations who recognise the ITEC Diploma
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