Level 3 Makeup Artist Diploma (MUA)

Our course code: NB019

Course fee £325 or from £25 per month

Enrol on this course

Are you looking for creative outlet or want to turn your passion for beauty into a career? On this Level 3 Makeup Artist Diploma, you’ll dive into the colourful world of cosmetics and master techniques such as the cut crease, smoky eye and airbrush look. Whether for a special occasion, the media or stage, you’ll learn all the necessary skills to work across different sectors and promote a range of makeup services. To do this, you’ll cover the foundations of colour theory and face shapes, as well as the science behind cosmetic productsEnrol today to become a specialist makeup artist! 

What to expect on this Level 3 Makeup Artist Diploma?

When you enrol on this MUA course, we’ll first introduce the foundations associated with working in the beauty industry. For instance, you’ll learn the importance of interacting with clients, promoting your services, and being effective at work. Secondly, you’ll gain some insight into the body, its systems, and skin healthcare.

Moving forward, we’ll introduce you to the world of makeup and how to create the perfect look. To do this, you’ll explore basic colour theory, face shapes and skin types, as well as the benefits to wearing makeup. Next, you’ll consider various makeup products, and how to apply makeup for day, night and special occasions. Finally, we’ll touch on aftercare advice to offer clients to maintain and remove their makeup correctly.

Who is this online makeup course ideal for?

Our Level 3 Makeup Artist Diploma was created for aspiring makeup artists or students looking to study beauty therapy at a higher level. The course covers everything you’ll need to be able to work as a makeup specialist when you complete the course. So, whether you want to work in a salon, a spa, or even offer your own makeup services, you can.

Key Takeaways

  • Professional makeup artist course designed for aspiring beauty therapists
  • Learn techniques and treat clients to a stunning makeup experience
  • With this course, you’ll be able to apply for professional insurance
  • Gain insight to advise clients about makeup techniques and artistry
  • Add makeup artistry to your service offering and become your own boss
  • All your assessments are completed and submitted online
  • Study at your own pace anytime, anywhere, anyhow

Discover the secrets to makeup perfection by learning the key elements of colour theory, face shapes, and skin types.

  • Study with winners

    We’re an award-winning learning provider and have been recognised for our cutting-edge learning techniques.

  • Get insured

    By completing this course you will be able to gain insurance to work on clients.

  • At your own pace

    Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

  • Awarding body: IPHM (International Practitioners Of Holistic Medicine)
  • Our course code: NB019
  • Official Qualification Title: Foundation Makeup Course

Study Hours


Study Method

Your course will be studied through distance learning, meaning you can learn the course at a time and place that suits you. Your course materials will be available to you online via tutorial videos and eBooks. Tutor support is available by email, so help is only a click away!


Course Duration

  • 31 video tutorials guiding you through every aspect of every treatment.
  • 4 easy to follow downloadable eBooks in 29 units, designed to enhance your progressive learning techniques
  • Easy online learning via your mobile, tablet and PC
  • Full support and guidance from working professionals


As you progress, you’ll be assessed at the end of each unit via multiple choice questions that test your understanding. Once you’ve achieved the desired pass percentage, you’ll move on to the next module. Units and tests can be retaken at anytime to strengthen your knowledge.

Course Outcomes

Once you have passed the course, your Diploma Certificate will be available for download via the portal and stored for you. You have lifetime access to the portal so you can return at any time using your tutorials and eBooks as a reference.

Additional Information

Official Qualification Title - Foundation Makeup Course

Difficulty - Level 3

Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

Course Content

1: Foundation
  • Personal Standards and Practice
  • Hygiene
  • Effective Communication with Clients
  • Business Promotion
  • Preparation of the Work Area
  • Health & Safety Legislation
  • Insurance
  • Being effective at Work
  • Promoting Products & Services
  • Retail Specific Legislation
  • Reception Duties
  • Taking Payments & Methods
2: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Hair Structure and Removal
  • Cells and Tissues
  • The Skin
  • The Skeletal System
  • The Muscular System
  • Blood & The Heart
  • The Lymphatic System
  • The Systems
  • Anatomy of the eye
3: Skin Healthcare
  • Skin Types
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Disorders
4: Foundation Makeup
  • Introduction
  • Basic Colour Theory
  • Face Shapes
  • Skin Types and Characteristics
  • Product Knowledge and Application
  • Aftercare and Contra-actions

Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for the specified duration of your course.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!