Media and Theatrical Makeup


If your dream career is to create looks for theatre, film or television, then our courses will help you develop advanced make-up techniques to achieve your goals. From dramatic make-up for photo shoots to creating fantasy looks for film, you will learn all you need to know to get started on a lucrative career in the media make-up industry.

You will learn the practical skills needed at an advanced level in a variety of techniques across the following: media, special effects and camouflage make-up, styling and dressing hair, fantasy hair design, how to apply ready-made small prosthetic pieces and bald caps, monitoring and maintaining health and safety, client care and communication, how to style and fit a postiche, and the complex skill of airbrush make-up.

You will also cover: art and fashion photography, make up application, themed face painting, body art and design, shampoo and conditioning, the art of dressing hair, eyebrow treatments, and safety in the salon.

You will continue to work alongside industry professionals and creative partners on projects internally and externally, get the opportunity to participate in local and national competitions, plus gain work experience within the local community at venues such as the Marlowe Theatre.

Career Prospects

Beauticians and related occupations

Annual pay
Workforce change

The workforce is projected to expand by 1% over the period to 2024, adding 772 jobs. In the same period, 35% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 32,303 job openings.

Role description

Beauticians and related workers give facial and body beauty treatments, apply cosmetics and dress wigs.

Common tasks

Courses at Broadstairs College


November Open Day

Read more >

April Open Day

Read more >

Five students reach Worldskills Finals

Read more >


Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

Ramsgate Road
Broadstairs, Kent
CT10 1PN