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Prepare for a career in the industry with BCE’s leading courses in Make Up for Media, Film and TV
Develop your understanding of the cosmetics industry and further your skills in both theatrical and media makeup disciplines. Learn from experts and use industry-standard equipment and resources, discovering the art of makeup for film, TV and photography, or take centre-stage as the artistic lead on a theatrical production.
BCE Make Up for Media, Film and TV students study under industry experts to provide makeup for performances and productions
Level 3 students will gain insight, theory and practical skills to develop an industry-ready portfolio to embark on further study or a career in the industry
Our Make Up for Media, Film and TV courses will secure you the necessary UCAS points to progress to University and study at a number of prestigious institutions or help you prepare for a career in the industry
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Level 3 Make Up for Media, Film and TV
Level 3 Make Up for Media, Film and TV Makeup Duration: 2 Years
This level 3 diploma will introduce you to the basics of make-up application with a view to exploring different techniques needed in film and media and a chance to develop your own artistic abilities. You will have the opportunity to develop transferable skills, making them versatile and employable individuals whilst learning the importance and application of ethical and sustainable design principles; as well as developing a rich contextual knowledge and understanding of their developing creative practice and specialist vocational area. This course includes workshops with working make-up artists learning top tips from industry experts and a chance to do workshops with various makeup artists with varied skill sets and several trips a term to art galleries/cinema to inspire and assist with research projects.
- Media make up/photographic make-up, a chance to collaborate with media/fashion students
- Beauty fashion catwalk / Euphoria inspired looks
- Old Hollywood / learning the history of makeup
- Cuts and bruises / horror / workshops on prosthetics / cosplay inspired
- Drag / false eyelash applications
- Carnival make-up/ Pride parade
Average salary for makeup artists £39,000
Students who want to go university could gain up to 168 UCAS tariff points (the maximum for 3 A*s)
Students can progress into roles such as:
- Freelance Makeup Artist (MUA)
- Theatrical and Performance Makeup
- Special Effects Makeup
- Bridal Makeup
- Beauty Writer/Blogger
- Makeup Product Developer
|You will gain the following qualification:
L3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Creative Practices
Entry Requirements Level 3: Applicants must have 5 GCSE’s at grade C(4) or above or a Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design, Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 2 or Makeup Level 2. A GCSE C(4) or above in Art and Design is desirable.
All of our courses are free for 16-18 year olds and 19-23 if the funding criteria is met. To discuss this further, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“I would describe BCE as energetic, supportive and inspiring. If you see yourself having a successful career within the creative industry then BCE is the college for you.”.GoldenFormer BCE student and social media influencer
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Big Creative Training Limited (BCT) is an independent training provider based in Walthamstow. BCT opened in 2000 and offers creative industries programmes for 16 to 19, apprenticeships, adult courses and alternative provision. BCT is rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in all areas.
Big Creative Academy (BCA) is a 16 to 19 academy based in Walthamstow. The academy opened in September 2014 and offers study programmes for students aged 16 to 19 in subjects to prepare them primarily for further study or employment in the creative industries. BCA is rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted
Teachers have very good subject knowledge and industrial experience, as well as strong commercial links with practitioners and employers; they use these effectively to help inspire students and provide a strongly vocational context to their development.
All staff work closely with students to help them overcome any barriers to learning, to assure their health and welfare, to maintain good behaviour and a positive work ethic; as a result, students feel safe and are able to achieve their potential.