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Media Make-up

Subject Overview

Are you interested in a professional career in Media Make-Up?

Make-up artists prepare make-up and hair for anyone appearing in front of a camera or a live audience in film, television, theatre, concerts, photographic shoots or fashion shows.

As a make-up artist, you could create anything from a natural look for TV presenters and guests, to period wigs and make-up or complex special effects such as scars and prosthetics.

You could work alone, as an assistant to a senior colleague or as part of a make-up design team. Depending on the job, your tasks might include:

  • researching and designing make-up and hairstyles to suit the production
  • working to detailed notes or a rough design brief
  • applying 'corrective' make-up for a natural look
  • hair tidying and styling
  • fitting wigs, hairpieces and 'bald caps'
  • applying prosthetic make-up to completely change a performer's appearance
  • making notes and taking photographs to keep continuity
  • standing by on set to re-do make-up and hair
  • keeping work areas and equipment clean and tidy.

You would work closely with production designers, costume designers, camera and lighting crew and performers.

Make -up Specialist Winner Jen Hunter 1gPast student wins Make up Specialist of the Year 2014! Find out more here.

CourseCourse Code
Media Make-up (with Hairdressing) Diploma Level 2
Media Makeup Artistry Advanced Technical Diploma Level 3