I have read a few threads on here but I am still unsure, so I am after some advice, please.
Firstly, I will of finished college as from the end of June, and I want to do a MUA course. I have looked into, and most seem to be in London, I don't really want to have to travel/live there until I have done the course. Although I have looked into local ones, there really isn't that much that I can find in the Midlands.
Qualification 1: Beauty Make-Up professional Diploma Beauty Make-Up Diploma entitling you to use the letters "SAC Dip" after your name.
Qualification 2: NCFE Level 3 Beauty Make-up Professional AwardThis Course leads to an NCFE Level 3 Award Certificate for successful learners. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. You can read more about NCFE and our awarding bodies here: #ed1d6d; text-decoration: none;">Awards
Can anyone give me advice if these are recognised qualifications for being an MUA??
Would a home course be a suitable way of learning ? I am very capable of doing loads of different styles of make up, to what I think is already a good standard. - My make up on my profile is all done by myself.
Just as an aside, as important to becoming an MUA as the creative and educational side is the business side:
* Do I need to offer hair too?
* How much is insurance?
* How much is kit?
* What kind of work will I do and what kind of work CAN I do (lots of fashion in London, but less elsewhere, for example)?
* How much do I need to earn from it and what rates should I charge>
* How will I develop a portfolio?
* How will I get enough clients?
Just thought I'd mention all of this in the hope it's useful Good luck
I have just returned from an exhbition in Manchester with my wife who wants to do a similar MUA course as you discribe. We have found a place in Stcokport that does recognised/certifcated courses...check out their website as see if it's any good for you. www.schoolofmakeup.co.uk
Seems like a very professional setup have a look..
You can do make-up courses at lots of colleges, they usually last one - two years and the qualifications will be recognised . You'll be able to find lots of work experience while your doing the course to
Some places offer short courses (6 weeks - 12 weeks I think) but these can end up costing loads of money.
hope this helps xx