Level 3 RSL in TV, Film & Theatre (Media Makeup & Hair)

This course ensures students are provided with a fully developed, rich curriculum of knowledge and practical experience to work in the industry. Throughout the course each student receives personal tutorials with their tutors and our course leader, to appraise, motivate and guide the learning process.


Here at Final Checks Academy we run a 2 Year Programme in Media Makeup and Hair specialising in TV, Film and Fashion in partnership with LEAD Performing Arts.

We are based in Romford (East London), 20 minutes from London Liverpool Street, we are also affiliated with Barking and Dagenham film studios, home to the biggest Netflix dramas and Blockbuster movies.

Over the 2 years you will receive highly trained lecturers and guest artists from around the world. You will gain the confidence in becoming a professional makeup and hair stylist. For further information on all of our lectures, patrons and guest artists, please visit our team page.

Graduates will receive full support when continuing to build working relationships in the industry.


Final Checks is an BAFTA accredited academy
• Direct industry training
• 100% work experience given
• Award Winning TV, Film and Fashion Tutors
• Our students were winners of the Professional London Makeup show for 2023

All our students will have the opportunity to work on TV/Film sets, Music Videos and
Fashion shows. Recent student work experience includes;
– London Fashion Week
– Little Mix, Featuring Nathan Dawe – Music Video
– KSI, Anne Marie, Digital Farm – Music Video
– KSI, featuring Craig David – Music Video
– BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing – TV Promo
– Lisa Eldridge’s Pop UP Stores London

You will receive the following professional makeup and hair kits from the biggest brands, your professional kit will be used within all training classes and TV sets including:

  • The Makeup Armoury Special Effects
  • Beauty Makeup Kit
  • Final Checks Makeup Brush Set
  • Hairstyling kit

Media make-up is a rapidly growing profession within the Film & TV industry, Theatre, Media, Fashion and Photography industries. There are increasing career opportunities, while new demands challenge the profession to high levels of creativity and expertise.


The RSL in production arts (makeup pathway) Course includes a comprehensive selection of classes covering all the Makeup and Hair training required to put you on set of a TV/Film, Theatre Production and Fashion Shoots.

By the end of your programme you will:

Know how to research a subject and use relevant reference material to fulfil a makeup brief

Have the professional skills and contacts to help you start your career in the makeup artist industry

Have a portfolio of work to help you with future employment

Worked on a professional set and gained valuable experience and confidence in a professional environment


On completing the course students will be able to perform to industry expectations:

  • Beauty  make-up application
  • Product and equipment knowledge
  • Basic Hairstyling
  • Fashion shows make-up looks: period, fantasy, high fashion, catwalk, bridal, commercial
  • Creative Character Makeup
  • SPX TV & Film Makeup
  • Basic Prosthetic application
  • Induction the freelancer industry (Business)


RSL Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Production is equivalent to 3 A Level and is both a nationally and internationally recognised qualification. A regulated qualification that carries UCAS points. Recognised in the industry for the highest level of training and development.


It is recommended that learners should have achieved a level of education equivalent to five GCSEs at grade A* – C or a Level 2 Diploma in Makeup.


Further training
Once learners have achieved their Level 3 RSL they can progress on to employment or equivalent qualifications at level 3 or other courses for example:

  • Advance Fashion and Media Makeup Course


Artist to find employment in a variety of areas:

  • TV & Film
  • Red Carpet
  • Theatre
  • Music Videos
  • Own Business
  • Freelancer


Programme title: RSL Extended Diploma in Production Arts Practice

Awarding body: RSL

Location: 1-5 High Street, Romford RM1 1JU

Delivery mode: Full-time ( 3 days per week)Course delivered by LEAD Performing Arts/ SCL Education at Final Checks Academy
Funded 16-18 yrs: In partnership with LEAD Performing Arts and funded by SCL.

Funded 19+ and EU Citizens : In partnership with LEAD Performing Arts and funded by SCL.

 (Associates Fees are not included)

Private Tuition Fees: £4500 Year 1 £4250 Year 2 (Payment plans /Scholarships/Bursary available from BAFTAs and ScreenSkills)
Equipment: Uniform and kit included.


Telephone: 01708 459644
Email: info@final-checks.com