Level 3 Theatrical and Media Make-Up

Level 3 Theatrical and Make-up

In 2019, 100% of our Level 3 Extended Diploma Media Make-Up students passed their qualification.

This course builds on the skills and techniques of Level 2 Hair and Media Make-Up, enabling students to learn about hair and make-up artistry in relation to the media industry. Students are able to gain realistic experience by contributing to the hair and make-up needs of projects and workshops of the Degree Level Film and TV Production students here at the College.

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Key facts

  • Start date: September
  • Duration: A full-time 1 year course.
  • Location: Melton
  • Fees: This course is fully funded for school leavers.

Your future

Students who successfully complete this course may wish to progress into employment within the industry of Media Make-Up.


Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s at Grade C/4 or above AND Level 2 Hair and Media Make-up. Adults are welcome to apply.

Why BMC?

Promotion is an important part of this qualification, in addition to client care, detailed consultation, and health and safety. To maximise the skills of our Level 3 students they are required to complete some relevant work experience in our brand new commercial Reflections salon, or elsewhere.

It is important that students gain as many employability skills as possible to prepare them for entering the world of work. Here at BMC we offer an excellent enrichment programme which includes opportunities to attend talks from visiting guest speakers and trainers from the industry. Students are also able to attend The Clothes Show and a number of trade shows throughout the year (some additional charges will apply).

BMC Hair and Media Make-Up students are also able to benefit from working alongside our Film and TV Production and Performing Arts departments. This gives students numerous opportunities to do the hair and make-up of cast members for a number of productions, boosting their assessment opportunities and broadening their experience, communication, and creative skills.

BMC is a VTCT approved centre.


  • Media Make-up.
  • Camouflage Make-up.
  • Fashion and Photographic Make-up.
  • Style and Fit of Postiche.
  • Fitting Bald-Caps and Prosthetic Pieces.
  • Applying Air Brush Make-up.
  • Face and Body Art.

English and Maths

English and Maths are very important for you during your studies and beyond. The Government has introduced new standards which mean that employers will be looking for these skills when you enter the workplace. BMC is committed to ensuring that our students leave us with everything they need to reach their goals and meet the expectations of the industry.

If you are under 19 and narrowly miss the English and/or Maths requirements of your course, don’t worry – BMC can offer you a suitable course at another level and you can take GCSE English or Maths alongside it. Learners will not be expected to take both GCSE English and GCSE Maths in the same year.

If you are under 19 and miss the English and/or Maths entry requirements of your course by more than one grade, BMC offers Functional Skills, an effective method to improve literacy and numeracy, for up to two hours per week.

Visit Us

If you like what you’ve seen so far, why not come along to our next Melton Campus Open Event?

This is a fantastic way for you to get a feel for what it’s like to be a student at BMC. You will get to meet our industry-expert teaching staff, tour our fantastic facilities and find out everything you need to know about courses at BMC.

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