VTCT Level 2 Award in: The Art of Photographic Makeup

L2 Unit Award in: The Art of Photographic Makeup £450

You will develop creative design skills with the ability to plan and create different makeup looks

This award is a qualification that has been designed to develop your practical skills in providing photographic makeup services

You will learn about makeup for different facial features, skin types, eye and lip shapes, different facial characteristics, glasses and contact lens wearers as well as lighting and other photographic makeup factors. You will learn how to use professional makeup products, tools and equipment.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • maintain safe and effective methods of working when providing makeup service
  • use suitable consultation methods
  • position yourself and the client correctly
  • prepare workstation for photographic makeup application
  • carry out a skin analysis
  • provide clear recommendations to the client based on factors
  • prepare for body art design and application
  • provide aftercare advice

You will learn how to create the following:

  • makeup for black and white photography
  • makeup for colour photography
  • a period makeup
  • a bridal makeup
  • a fantasy makeup

Entry Requirements:

  • you will need to have a good command of the English language
  • the ability to complete work on time
  • commitment to the course which is achieved by arriving to every class and on time
  • a willingness to learn
  • a love of makeup

What to expect:

  • this course requires you to practice what you have learned regularly and to show your progress on Skype for your tutor to evidence
  • You will be required to complete 3 assessments at the academy when you are confident in your abilities
  • You will gain your practical knowledge in the classroom, and it is a requirement that you use our monitored online knowledge-based system on a regular basis

Course Duration and Times:

  • 3 days: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. These days can run consecutively or 1 day per week for 3 weeks. We do our very best to work with you in selecting the days that suits you best but this is not always an option due to other courses running at our academy

Age requirements:

  • minimum 16 years – with no upper age limit


  • L3 Course in: Fashion Photographic Makeup
  • Any of our level 2 or level 3 course units
  • L2 Diploma in Hair & Media Makeup