Theatrical Special Effects Hair and Media Make-up - Yorkshire College of Beauty

Theatrical Special Effects Hair and Media Make-up

For aspiring MUA’s this VTCT Diploma is one of the most sort after qualifications in the industry and you will be given all the necessary practical and theoretical skills to prepare yourself for an exciting career as a professional theatrical and media make-up artist. This course opens the student up to a whole range of opportunities after completion, working in anything from theatre, to TV or even the film industry.

About this Course

This is a part-time course, delivered 1 day per week over 10 months. This course not only includes skills in make-up and beauty, but students will also learn about related health & safety, client care and communication skills.
This course aims to leave you ready to enter the industry straight after completion, so we make sure to leave you as a well-rounded make-up artist, not just able to create beautiful make-up looks, but able to handle all aspects of what a career in theatrical, special effects, hair and media make-up brings.

10 Months

1 day
a Week

Level 3

In Person

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  • We accept students aged 16 and over.

    The following is needed to enrol:

    • A good command of the English language for communication, reading and writing.
    • Successful interview with Training Manager
    • Photo Identification (ie passport)
    • Completed application and enrolment forms
  • Start date in the academic year.

    Attendance must be maintained above 95% in order to successfully achieve your Diploma.

    Register your interest, call our Admissions Team on 0113 250 9507 or email to register your interest and receive more information on our September and February intakes.

  • Level 3

    • Client Care & Communication in Beauty Related Industries
    • Monitor Health and Safety
    • Apply Airbrush Make-up to the face
    • Camouflage Make-up
    • Media Make-up
    • Style & Fit Postiche
    • Fashion & Photographic Make-up
    • Apply Prosthetics & Bald Caps
    • Design & Apply Face & Body Art
    • Creative Hairdressing Design Skills
  • On completion of your course, you can look forward to a very special ceremony.

    The award ceremony of special individual student awards will take place once everyone has been presented with their diplomas.

    The individual awards include:

    • Student of the year
    • Highest academic achiever
    • Most promising therapist

Advanced Learner Loan Funding Available

Success Story


In September, Florence graduated from the Yorkshire College of Beauty with a level 3 distinction in Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair and Media Make-up.

"When I first applied for the course I had no idea what to expect, I was brand new to the world of special effects and had never picked up even the most basic of products. On my very first day, I was acquainted with liquid latex which quickly became the greatest love affair of all time! I was truly blown away by every class. Not only did the college provide excellent tutoring before the pandemic, but they also managed to maintain this even through the toughest parts of lockdown. Everything they could have done for the students they did. I am so grateful to Janet and the rest of the team at the Yorkshire College of Beauty for making my time there so enjoyable. I would return in a heartbeat and will owe all my future successes to the College!"

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Call our Team on 0113 250 9507 or email to register your interest and receive more information about our courses.