Course Information

A Level 3 Media Make Up qualification will give you the key knowledge and skills to become a MUA and develop your career in a wide range of businesses. This is a course that mixes the both practical and theory side that are needed for a career in the media make up industry. This qualification is perfect for those interested in becoming a MUA for fashion shoots, movies or TV, as well as those looking to start a freelance career offering a wide range of looks.

“If you are looking for a really professional & friendly place to study then the best place in Manchester is MIBA. I’m very happy I did my Make up Course here & the teacher is amazing & so professional with her industry/teaching background”
– Laura Bracegirdle

This course is suitable for those who already hold a Level 2 in Media Make Up, as well as beginners who are dedicated to learn and reach an advanced level of skill. A Media Make Up course will require commitment throughout, a make up kit will be required for all sessions and models will be also needed for some sessions.

Course Content

  • Working with colleagues within the beauty related industries
  • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon
  • Creative hairdressing design skills
  • Design and apply face and body art
  • Fashion and photographic make-up
  • Apply airbrush make-up to the face
  • Camouflage make-up
  • Apply make-up
  • Provide eyelash and brow treatments
  • Provide self-tanning
  • Media make-up

*Course content may change subject to awarding body

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Weekly Classes

Classes run Monday – Friday with slots of 10:00-15:00 OR 18:00-21:00.

The course can take up to 23 weeks, your classes will involve both practical and theory work, with hands on support and guidance from your tutor throughout. Each week you will work on different topics for your course and will need models throughout the course.

Tutor Support

As well as support based in our classrooms, your tutor is also there for you throughout the week. MIBA prides itself on building relationships with all learners.

We have a support group in which you can seek out advice from your tutors, as well as receive/give support and inspiration to fellow learners.

Portfolio Work

Throughout the course you will be building your own portfolio through means of practical and theory work.

Your tutor will help you build evidence for your portfolio, including giving you knowledge for theory, and allowing you to develop and implement the skills to collect practical evidence.

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MIBA works with The B2W Group to secure Advanced Learner Loans Funding for our courses.

You will apply for an Advanced Learner Loan of £3,345 to cover course fee for Level 3 Media Make Up through MIBA.

An up-front cost isn’t required for this course. Find out more about Advanced Learner Loans for Media Make Up through the Government website.

We ask that learners are committed to attendance, communication and dedication throughout the course. You will be expected to practice and revise in your own time as well as attending weekly sessions. A good standard of English is also required to successfully complete a course with MIBA.

If you have any further questions on funding, childcare, travel, parking etc. then please refer to the FAQ’s.

Please contact us with your name, number and what course you’d like to enrol on.

Once you have chosen the correct course, we will invite you in for enrolment on site with us where you will complete the sign-up documentation then we will issue you with the learning and funding information letter.

You are most welcome to come for a tour and to discuss the courses in more detail.

What you will need in your Make-up kit: (These are the basic products you will need in industry and to complete the Level 3 Media Make-up course)

  • Cotton wool
  • Tissues
  • Cotton buds
  • IPA
  • Face primer
  • Foundations
  • Blusher
  • Bronzer (No shimmer)
  • Highlighter
  • Setting/translucent powder
  • Eyeshadow (Matte and Shimmer)
  • Concealers
  • Eye primer/base
  • Gel eyeliner
  • Pencil eyeliner
  • Eyebrow pencil/powder/gel
  • Mascara
  • Disposable mascara wands
  • Lip pencils
  • Lipstick/lip palette/lip gloss
  • Blending brushes (eyes)
  • Brushes/Sponges

If you purchase a ready-made kit, you will receive some of these items within that kit. However, you can purchase/build your own kit.

Discount codes are available from your tutor to purchase individual items from various brands to build your kit. Kits are available from brands such as Mac, Illamasqua, Pierre Renè, Sleek and many more. (For more information on brands, speak to your tutor)