Course: Diploma in Management Practice and Advanced Techniques in Theatrical and Media Make-Up Level 4

Study Level

Level 4


Lowestoft Campus


1 Year


The City and Guilds Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Theatrical and Media Make-Up Techniques has been designed to help you progress within the media make-up industries. This course will provide you with the progression techniques and understanding needed to help you start your career as a theatrical, editorial, media, fashion or freelance make-up artist.

You will be taught by industry professionals who will provide you with the advanced skills needed to enter employment or go onto higher education.

You will study a selection of make-up units from creating and casting small prosthetic pieces and bald caps, applying prosthetic pieces and bald caps, managing the creation of a hair style collection and hair and scalp specialist services.

Other modules you may study include:

  • Principles of studio photography
  • Making and testing beauty therapy products
  • Creating and casting small prosthetic pieces and bald caps
  • Applying prosthetic pieces and bald caps
  • Managing the creation of a hair style collection
  • Researching fashion, theatrical, special effects and media make-up industry
  • Chemistry of hair and beauty products
  • Physiology of ageing

This course is practical-based and assessed in a realistic working environment. Knowledge and understanding are assessed through assignments and online tests.

The cost of this course is £5,421, with loan options available. For further details please contact the Admissions team on 0800 854 695 or email A student kit will also need to be purchased for £550.  


To apply for this course you will need to have successfully completed Media Make-Up, Beauty Therapy or Hairdressing at Level 3.

Your entry will be assessed based on previous experience, initial aptitude test results and from discussing your goals and aspirations. You will need a reference from your tutor or employer and should take pride in your appearance, enjoy communicating with people, have enthusiasm, dedication and a mature attitude.


For each mandatory and optional unit chosen, you will be required to complete an assignment. The assignments will cover: practical tasks, presentations, demonstrations, and knowledge and understanding of tasks.


These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of roles within the hair and beauty sector including:

  • Professional media make-up artist
  • Theatre, film, print media, photographic studios
  • Product manufacturing and training
  • Salon owner/manager
  • Training provider