• LevelLevel 3
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration1 year
  • Awarding bodyCity & Guilds


This course is designed for anyone wishing to develop their skills to become an advanced hair and media make-up artist. You will study working in film, fashion and photographic makeup, media makeup, creative hair design, historical makeup looks, body art, bridal hair and makeup and media makeup blogging. You will learn by practical demonstration and be required to demonstrate your skills on clients in the beauty academy salon to allow for assessment of your skills.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.

Modules will include:

  • Working in Film
  • Fashion and Photographic Make-up
  • Media Make-up
  • Creative Hair Design
  • Create Historical Make-up Looks
  • Apply Body Art
  • Camouflage Make-up
  • Specialist Bridal Hair and Make-up
  • Cutting and Styling Techniques
  • Avant-Garde Hair and Make-up
  • Media Make-up Blogging
  • The Creation and Presentation of a Look Book and Industry Portfolio

You must complete a minimum of 30 hours work placement.

September - June

Entry requirements

You must have four GCSEs and grade 4 (C) or above including maths and English and a relevant Level 2 Vocational qualification.

You will learn by practical demonstration and will work on each other.

You will be required to demonstrate your skills on clients in the beauty academy salon and media studio to allow for assessment of your skills.

You will be assessed through observation of your skills and on-going assessment.

There will be an end exam to check your knowledge.

You can progress onto the Level 3 VRQ Diploma in Hair and Media Makeup course.

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into further education.

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333.

Additional financial support may also be available for full-time students.

You will also need to purchase a kit and uniform along with a sketch book.

You are required to purchase a uniform and a kit. You can purchase your kit here.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.