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Professional Make-Up Techniques - An Introduction

Arts University Bournemouth

2 months
319 GBP/full
319 GBP/full
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Enter the world of professional creative make-up with this 10-week Professional Make-Up Techniques - An Introduction course from Arts University Bournemouth designed for beginners or those who wish to sharpen their skills.


Taught in our state-of-the-art professional make-up studios, this Professional Make-Up Techniques - An Introduction course from Arts University Bournemouth is ideal for the beginner wishing to enter the field of professional make-up and is designed to develop your knowledge of the make-up industry.

Programme Overview

The focus of the course is on practical workshops to give you plenty of hands-on experience, whilst also developing your theoretical knowledge of make-up applications and techniques. This will enable you to gain a fundamental understanding of the subject; developing skills in areas such as bridal; evening and day make-up application and make-up for photo-shoots.

Your course will also cover related anatomy and physiology, cleansing, toning and moisturising, face shapes and corrective make-up techniques.

As your make-up skills progress you will explore a variety of styles including day, evening, special occasion make-up and false lash application. You will also examine various skin types and understand the importance of health, safety and hygiene. Your tutor will also advise on how to prepare for a design consultation and how to keep accurate records.


  • Discover the tips and trick of make-up transformation
  • Introduce the basic make-up skills in all aspects of make-up applications
  • Appreciate the theory of health and safety in relation to the role of the make-up artist
  • Create an understanding of different skin tones and face shapes
  • Identify colour theory and its importance in the make-up industry

Programme Structure

Courses Include:
  • Health and Safety in the make-up industry
  • Skincare
  • Corrective make-up
  • Day make-up application
  • Evening make-up application
  • Bridal make-up
  • Smokey eyes
  • Play with colour
  • Bold lip
  • Application of false lashes

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Places on our Short Courses are limited so we advise that you enrol as soon as possible to secure a place. 




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This introductory course assumes students possess no previous knowledge and is suitable for beginners, or those with some previous experience who wish to improve their skills.
  • Your own set of professional make-up brushes (at least 10-12), personal cleanser, toner and moisturiser. tissues and cotton wool/buds, personal make-up (primer, foundation, concealer, powder, blusher, contour a range of eye shadow colours, eye and lip pencils, mascara, lipsticks/glosses, lip balm) strip lashes, glue, eye shadow primer and also disposable mascara and lip wands. Towel, makeup palette brow pencil/powder
  • Please contact the Short Course Office for further details on equipment, if required.
  • Students are welcome to bring a camera to record their work during the course.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    319 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 319 GBP for the full programme during 2 months.
  • National

    319 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 319 GBP for the full programme during 2 months.

Living costs for Bournemouth

700 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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