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Makeup Design and Hairstyling - BTEC Level 3 Diploma West Thames College



Course info


This course is for students aged 16-18 years old who want a career as a makeup artist for retail, theatre or makeovers. This course is also suitable if you wish to go on to higher education.

You will study:

  • Day makeup
  • Period makeup
  • Makeup for performers
  • Special effects such as accidents and ageing techniques
  • An introduction to facial hair attachments, wigs, prosthetic pieces and body painting
  • Theory workshops
  • Skills development and functional skills.

You will be taught by highly qualified professional tutors who specialise in hairdressing and media makeup.

There will visits to local and West End theatre productions. You will have the opportunity to compete in national makeup competitions including World Skills and you will attend the International Makeup Artist Trade Show at Alexandra Palace. These visits will incur additional costs but financial assistance may be available.

You may wish to attend work placements in hair salons in your first year, and in theatres or with makeup artists in the second year. Communication between the college and industry enables employers and tutors to work together, enhancing your progression and quality of training.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Makeup Design and Hairstyling - BTEC Level 3 Diploma.

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees

Contact provider


08 Sep, 07 Sep, 09 Sep


West Thames College

London Road,



TW7 4HS, England

Entry requirement for international students

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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