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Make-up Artistry Level 3 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course commences in September and runs for one year. A timetable showing days and times of classes will be assigned at the start of the programme.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of a Level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy OR Level 2 qualification in Make-up Artistry.


You will achieve

You will achieve Make-up Artistry Advanced Technical Diploma Level 3.

Course overview

This course is perfect if you have a keen interest in and a real flair for the application of make-up.

You will learn the specific advanced skills which will be of particular interest if you wish to enter the film and TV industry as a Make-up Artist.

Makeup artists have the freedom to be as creative as they want. You can choose what you want to specialize in. Weddings and special occasions, photo shoots, TV and movie productions, the options are endless. Each model is a fresh new canvas that allows you to express yourself as an artist

This course is aimed at those students who have a keen interest and a real flair in the application of make-up. This course is perfect if you’ve developed some make up application skills and want to get the qualifications you need for a career as a professional make up artist, providing services within the media, fashion and photographic industries.

Course content

Course themes:

  • Fashion and photography
  • Media make-up and creative hair designs
  • Creating historical and make-up looks
  • Applying make-up
  • Camouflaging make-up
  • Instructing make-up

There will be continuous assessment of practical work, both on and off the job, oral questioning relating to practical work and written questions. You will be required to maintain and submit a portfolio of evidence of work produced. Assessments are based on the ability to do the job.

You will be required to purchase a uniform, fashion and photographic and media make-up kit. All kits are compulsory to attend the course and achieve the qualification. Further information will be provided on interview.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

  • Progress to other courses in college or university
  • Employment in the make-up industry

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk. about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.



For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Make-up Artistry Level 3 Full-time

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