Theatrical & Media Makeup

Develop your understanding of the cosmetics industry and further your skills in both theatrical and media makeup disciplines. Learn from experts, using industry-level equipment and resources, how to provide makeup for film, TV and photography, or take centre-stage as the artistic lead on a theatrical production.

This Level 3 Diploma will give you an in- depth understanding of not only makeup application, but also develop your knowledge of cosmetic science, anatomy, physiology, hairpieces, and airbrushing.

Level 3 Theatrical and Media Makeup
  • Health and safety in the salon
  • Cosmetic makeup science / dermatology
  • Media makeup
  • Photographic makeup
  • Anatomy and physiology for makeup services
  • False eyelash application

You will gain the following qualification:

  • VTCT Level 3 Extented Diploma in Theatrical and Media Make Up
Progression Routes

BCE Theatrical and Media Makeup students can progress to a degree related to Art & Design, Makeup Artistry and Theatre Production. Students can also progress to industry via retail, creative industries or freelance, or to a BCE Events Assistant Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have 5 GCSEs at grade C(4) or above or a Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design, Beauty Therapy NVQ Level 2 or Makeup Level 2. A GCSE C(4) or above in Art & Design is desirable.
All of our courses are free for 16-18 year olds and 19-23 if the funding criteria is met, to discuss this further please email


Vocational success rate for Academy learners


of BCE Level 3 learners progress to University


of BCE apprentices progress into careers in London’s creative economy