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City & Guilds Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Theatrical and Media Make-Up Techniques

Kingston College


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What will I learn?

This course is ideal for experienced and qualified make-up artists who work unsupervised, possibly in a supervisory or managerial role and have a high level of relevant knowledge and skills.
This course covers a wide range of advanced skills, knowledge and techniques used within the theatrical and media make-up industry and will develop your practical skills. As part of the course you will:

  • Create, design and present a design plan in the fashion, theatrical, special effects and media make-up industry.
  • Research in the fashion, theatrical, special effects and media make-up industry.
  • Create and cast small prosthetic pieces and bald caps.
  • Apply prosthetic pieces and bald caps.

Our experienced staff are dedicated to the success of our students and will offer invaluable support every step of the way. Evidence for practical unis can be collected through your work in the industry and gathered over time for inclusion in your portfolio. This course is practical-based and assessed in a realistic working environment. Knowledge and understanding are assessed through assignments and online tests.

Students from this course have the potential to progress onto university to study a Level 5 diploma in Management Practice and Advanced Techniques in the Hair and Beauty or Make-up Sector, or enter employment.

What do I need to know?

Subject/level: Level 3 Make-up qualification. In addition, applicants should have four GCSEs at grades A*-C to include English and Maths, or an alternative level 2 qualification in Numeracy and Literacy. Applicants should be proficient in written English and should be working in the make-up industry. Applicants should be focused and committed to the course. 100% Attendance and punctuality for all sessions is a major requirement of this course as well as the completion of assignments, examinations and practical assessments to be completed for each practical unit.

Awarding Body

City & Guilds

Course info


Nationally recognised qualification

Study Hours

Variable - to suit the learner

Study mode




Total time for completion

No time limit

More info on price

Funding may be available for students aged 16-18. Loan options are available for students aged 19 and above. Price may vary depending upon individual circumstances.

Who runs this course?




Kingston College is a major provider of full time, part time and undergraduate courses in Kingston upon Thames. Situated in South West London, close to the River Thames in a thriving town centre, the College offers both academic and vocational courses from Levels 1 to 6 and provides students with a friendly, stimulating environment for study. Our historic market town has a vibrant centre packed with amazing shops, restaurants, coffee shops, leisure clubs and a multiplex cinema. It also has excellent transport links and central London is just 25 minutes away by train. Kingston itself is consistently voted as one of the happiest places to live in London. As providers of apprentice training across many industries, we have worked

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