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Entry Requirements

Level 2 qualification in Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy or combined. A trade test may be required along with a formal interview.

Who is the course for

This course is ideal for candidates who are passionate about a career in the hair and media make-up industry. Develop your skills further to work as a hair and make-up stylist on photo shoots, TV or theatre production. This will enhance your portfolio, while building your confidence and experience in both aspects.

Course Content

Course units include:

  • Media, special effects and camouflage make-up
  • Create full body art designs
  • Period hairstyles
  • Creative hair design
  • Fashion & photography make-up.

Study Methods

There will be group practical and theory projects which will work towards your final assessments. There will be a variety of guest speakers, visits/trips and demonstrations will take place throughout the course and the opportunity to attend master classes.

Students will need to complete work experience as part of the course and take part in internal and external competitions/shows.

How is the course assessed

Practical skills will be observed by the tutors and knowledge will be checked throughout the course using written questions and completed assignments.

Where next - Further Studies

Foundation degree course in media make-up, production or any associated art degree course.

Where next - Job Opportunities

You can gain employment as counter staff for cosmetic houses e.g. Lancome or Mac or as a session stylist working on photo shoots for film, TV or theatre production.

More Information

For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last updated: 9 November 2016.

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:

Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Hayes Campus: Course Starting Mon 04 September 2017

Starts: 04/09/2017

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Hayes Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00