Canterbury College - Media and Theatrical Make-up
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Media and Theatrical Make-up


Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities

Do you want a career in the beauty industry? We can give you the skills to put clients at ease.

A career in beauty and media make-up could take you in many different directions, from working on cruise ships to creating special effect make-up looks on film sets.

You will be taught by a range of knowledgeable staff who specialise in the subject you will be learning, and lecturers who have industry experience, having worked for leading skincare and nail brands and within TV and Theatre.

Students will learn advanced make-up techniques for film and TV work, stage, catwalk and other media such as photographic shoots.

  • Special Effects Technician 
  • Freelance Make-up Artist
  • Theatre, Film and TV Make-up Artist
  • Bridal Make-up Artist 
  • Commercial Training Salon 

Career Prospects

Example: Hairdressing and beauty salon managers and proprietors

 Annual pay
£10,920 - £26,000
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.

Across the UK the workforce is projected to expand by 24% over the period to 2027, adding 6,410 jobs. In the same period, 83% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 22,470 job openings.

Role description

Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of hairdressing salons, beauty treatment and similar establishments.

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Entry requirements

Our entry requirements allow any student to apply enrol and progress in their studies with us to achieve their full potential.

You will apply for your chosen pathway and at the interview you can discuss what entry criteria you need for each level.

Once you have your GCSEs we can ensure you are enrolled on the best level for you to progress and succeed at College.

Please see our Group entry requirements

What's next?

Step 1 - Apply

Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway

Step 2 - Interview

We will contact you with appropriate options for conducting your interview, either online or in person.

At your interview, we will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. It is also your opportunity to make sure that the pathway meets your goals and ambitions.

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Our advice and guidance team can be contacted to help you understand your next steps at College.

Courses at Canterbury College

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Why people love Media and Theatrical Make-up

Maddie Wells

Maddie Wells

"I am really enjoying my course so far. I have used the skills I've learnt and built my confidence to now being able to run my own small business as a freelance Make-Up Artist."

Ellie Breeze

Ellie Breeze

"My Media and Theatrical Make-up course has helped me to build my skills in designing my own unique make-up styles and I have applied to go to University."

Halle Rees

Halle Rees

"My course has helped me to build on my make-up skills and support me with my next step in progressing onto Level 3, where I look forward to learning even more hair & make-up for TV & runway."

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111