Level 3 Makeup Artist Diploma (MUA)

This all-in-one beauty diploma is your first step to becoming a professional makeup artist.

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Due to high capacity this course is temporarily unavailable until January 2023.

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Overview

Makeup is not only about increasing someone’s confidence, but also a way of expressing creativity. It’s an art in and of itself, and with the right techniques, skills, and knowledge, there are so many ways you can accentuate certain features, or complement aspects of the face using colour or shading.

In this Makeup Artistry Diploma course, you’ll explore everything from colour theory and face shapes to skin types and physiology. Through step-by-step guidance and video tutorials, you’ll become an expert in producing makeup looks for day, night and special occasions, whilst receiving support and guidance from beauty professionals. This course is perfect for any beautician looking to learn a new skill, whether you work freelance, in a salon, or spa – and you can work at a pace that suits you.

What will I learn?

  • How to run your own business, interact with clients, and promote your services
  • Health and safety legislation, and the types of insurance you’ll need
  • The anatomy and physiology of the hair, skin, skeletal, eyes, muscular, and lymphatic systems
  • How to create stunning makeup looks using professional techniques
  • What makeup to use to suit different face shapes
  • Which products you’ll need, and how to apply them
  • Aftercare and maintenance advice

What you'll learn

Unit 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
Unit 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
Unit 3 - Skin Healthcare
  • Skin Types
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Disorders
Unit 4 - Foundation Makeup
  • Introduction
  • Basic Colour Theory
  • Face Shapes
  • Skin Types and Characteristics
  • Product Knowledge and Application
  • Aftercare and Contra-actions

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Course Outcome

Once you have passed the course, your diploma certificate will be available for download via the online portal. You have lifetime access to the portal so you can return at any time.

How is this course assessed or examined?

Assessed via videos submitted to your tutor and an online assessment at the end of the course.. Once you’ve achieved the desired pass percentage, you’ll move on to the next module. Units and tests can be retaken at any time to strengthen your knowledge.

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.

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Why study beauty courses with Oxbridge?

At Oxbridge, we’ve got a fantastic array of different beauty therapy courses, helping you build your skills and hone your talent. So whether you want a grounding in beauty basics or you’re looking to venture into a specialism, we can help!

Our online beauty therapy courses offer the same experience as traditional classroom environments. However, the flexibility available means that distance learning can best suit your needs at home.

Once enrolled, you’ll find fantastic support from everyone at Oxbridge. Our standards are incredibly high and show in our equally high student pass rates. So why not get in touch with our learning advisers for advice?

What qualifications do you need to be a beauty therapist?

All beauty therapists must hold a level two qualification as a minimum; however, a level three qualification is the best option if you want to jump head-first into the industry.

level three beauty therapy course will give you a well-rounded education on all things beauty related.

Once you’ve secured this and spent some time in the industry, you’ll likely want to specialise in a specific area that may require additional study. As there are so many pathways you can take, you can build a unique career by investing in specific courses.

What does a beauty therapist do?

From understanding and analysing skin so you can provide the best facial care and massage techniques, to makeup artistry, and nail care, beauty therapy is exceptionally far-reaching.

Training in beauty therapy brings you into an exciting and varied industry, where job satisfaction is high, every day is different, and there are no limits to where your talents can take you.

We’ve gone into more detail about where a qualification in beauty therapy can take you – read our post here.

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