Media Makeup (SFX)

media makeup course

Media Makeup (SFX)

The Media Makeup course is designed to train the student to efficiently use makeup in creative environments such as theatre and film. 

The course offers extensive skills in the expanding industry of makeup artistry.

This curriculum covers an expanse of makeup techniques including theatre, media and special effects.

Qualification Levels: CIBTAC Level 3 Certificate in Media Makeup. (MQF Level 4) QAN No. 603/2350/4

Students attending this qualification will cover:

  • health, safety, and security practices within the salon/working environment 
  • emergency procedures
  • how to communicate effectively with Clients
  • providing Client care
  • how to prepare for and provide media make-up; and create design plans  
  • an understanding of health and safety within the salon
  • an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary system

This course includes:

  • Special effects
  • Ageing
  • Character
  • Period make-up
  • Cuts, bruises, scarring
  • Bald cap and false hair application

The course consists of the 3 modules:

  • T101 Monitor and maintain health and safety in the salon
  • T102 Client care and communication in beauty-related industries 
  • P124 Media make-up

Career Opportunities:

This Certificate is a natural progression from Level 2 and Level 3 beauty therapy qualifications. It also provides progression to the Level 3 Diploma in Photographic and Media Make-up, Level 3 Diploma in Creative Make-up and the Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management offered by CIBTAC and other awarding organisations regulated by Ofqual. 

Frequently Asked Questions

6 Months (24 weeks). The Hours of Total Learning are 160. 


The lessons are held at the International School of Beauty Therapy, Portobello, Galanton Vassallo Street, Santa Venera, Malta (see map)  .

Fully face-to-face (Theory and Practice). During COVID lockdown, theory online learning is provided.

English and Maltese (depending on the applicants’ use of languages).

16 UK Credits / 32 ECTS

A school-leaving certificate and a CIBTAC Certificate. You will then be able to practise as a Make-Up Therapist.

Applicants should be at least 16 years of age. 

Applicants can either call the school on +356 21440424 or +356 79459032 or send an email to the Head of School on . We will gladly set up a meeting to show you around and provide you with any information required.

This course will have ongoing assessments and assignments, and feedback is given throughout the lessons. At the end of the course, you will sit a Practical Examination and a Multiple-Choice Paper.

Questions? Get In Touch With ISBT

International School of Beauty Thereapy

Triq Galanton Vassallo, Santa Venera, MALTA.

+356 2144 0424 // +356 79217171


Opening Hours: 8am to 5pm (Monday to Friday)

Questions? Get in touch with the International School of Beauty Therapy using the links below:

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