Here at DFMA, we are constantly moving with the industry and the times, and we are so pleased to be able to offer a new VTCT course! The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Fashion, Bridal, TV and Media Make Up is the perfect qualification to gain in order to take your first steps into our world!


At DFMA, we pride ourselves on the fact that we are one big family, and family are always around to give you a helping hand. So, not only will you be gaining nationally recognised qualifications, but you will have the full support of our globally recognised industry experts during your course, and afterwards, too!


DFMA is part of the industry, made by the industry, for the industry. These courses are industry elite, so grab your brushes and let us help educate you to reach your full potential!


  • One to one mentoring throughout your course

Learn from the best with DFMA’s top tutors and mentors. At DFMA we only let you train with the top artists in the industry. This includes make up artists for Love Island, Vogue, A-list Celebrities, Channel 4, ITV, top cosmetic brands and so much more

  • DFMA Brush Set

15 piece, high quality, vegan, DFMA PRO brush set. This set includes a range of brushes for all applications.

  • DFMA Face Charts

A booklet of high quality face charts in a carry case suitable for holding mood boards and inspo photos, too!

  • DFMA Tote Bag

Perfect for carrying your face charts, notebooks and mood boards throughout your course and for future work opportunities.

  • DFMA PRO Name Badge

  • Full Professional Photo shoot

A full photo shoot with your styled model on the last day of your course

  • 4 Digital Pro Images

4 of your shoot images to add to your digital portfolio

  • Detailed handbooks for you to keep, covering the fundamentals of make up artistry

  • Industry recognised DFMA certification, VTCT government diploma and airbrushing certification

  • Discounts with major brands

This includes Bobbi Brown, MAC, NARS, Urban Decay, Charlotte Tilbury, Rodial and Smashbox. You’ll also have the chance to apply for pro cards with selected brands!

  • Expert business advice and networking opportunities

At DFMA, we will continuously be by your side to help with all your business enquiries. You’ll learn all you need to know throughout the course and we will also provide business events and workshops after the course to help you out, too!

  • Online virtual brand events and masterclasses

No matter where you are, you can join in on keeping your skills updated with top brands!

  •  VIP in-person brand event invites

Head to one of our brand partners stores for a private masterclass evening of make up training, personal shopping and HUGE discounts.

  • Job opportunities and work experience

Our graduates have gone onto working at London, Paris and Milan Fashion Week, for Netflix, Channel 4, top cosmetic brands, SyCo Music Videos, Musician MUA touring, bridal artistry opportunities and SO much more with our PRO AGENCY. You will get access to this as soon as you graduate and will be able to access the opportunities for LIFE.

  • Priority access to events with celeb mua’s

You’ll be first in line for tickets to events with the likes of Vanessa Davis, Mimi Choi, Davinia Fermi, Mady Kennedy and more.

  • Finance Option Available


10am – 5pm

Monday 10th May – Monday 27th September 2021 (21 Mondays)

Monday 13th September 2021 – Monday 7th February 2022 (With a break in between for Xmas & NY)

Course covers:

  • Full flawless face
  • Dramatic transformation
  • On the spot corrections
  • Product knowledge
  • Eye shapes tips and tricks
  • Face shapes
  • Contouring
  • Highlighting techniques
  • Colour correction
  • Flawless body make up and corrections
  • Skin types
  • Skin textures
  • Skin tones
  • Foundation matching for colour and texture payoff
  • Correction and concealing
  • Full bridal looks
  • Transferable bridal looks
  • Event/prom/red carpet full make up
  • Perfecting brows
  • Classic make up look
  • Vintage makeup look
  • Commercial make up
  • Asian make up
  • Individual lash application
  • Full strip lash application
  • Camouflage make up for face, body, and hands
  • Make up for black and white photography
  • Creative fashion gem stone applications for face and body
  • Make up for black and white photography
  • Perfecting the winged eyeliner
  • Retail training link products
  • How to promote products and services in a salon or make up bar
  • Client communications and care
  • Design and apply mehndi skin decorations
  • How to display, understand and promote products

  • Introduction to airbrushing
  • Equipment knowledge
  • Design an image
  • Set up
  • Environment
  • Health and safety
  • Model care
  • Assemble equipment
  • Disassembling equipment, clean and care
  • Product knowledge
  • Airbrush control
  • Prepping the skin for make up application
  • Concealing with your airbrush
  • Applying foundations
  • Different coverage and techniques
  • Colour mixing
  • Colour matching
  • Contouring and highlighting
  • Flawless face cover
  • Blusher coverage and techniques
  • Bronzer techniques
  • Bridal looks

  • Casualty prosthetic
  • Application and
    removal of small
    ready made
    prosthetic pieces
  • Stippling effects
  • Body art
  • Body airbrushing
  • Adornments
  • 3D looks and



Putting a little away every month or when you can with us soon adds up and we are happy to hold a place for you on your chosen course until you have saved the amount needed to cover your costs, or you can just pay the remainder 60 days before you are due to start your course.

We know it’s hard to pick a course which is going to determine your future and career, so we want to make it as easy as possible for you!

DFMA is not like any other make up academy and this VTCT course will stay true to our pro course training, values and rewarding nature! We like to fast track our students into the industry, which is what sets us apart from any other college or school! To help make things a little easier for you, we’ve put together a list of burning questions to help you completely understand what this course has to offer:

Why should I do a VTCT at DFMA?
A VTCT is a nationally recognised qualification, so partnering that with a world-renowned makeup school is the perfect combo! Unlike standard colleges, we are able to put our own DFMA stamp on the course, tailoring it to you and the current, ever changing industry. At DFMA we are adamant on helping you throughout your journey into the industry, no matter what you want to do! We are the industry, so we can understand how it can be daunting to take a leap into this fast-paced world, so we are right by your side to guide you on your exciting journey! Once you are part of the DFMA family you can rely on us to get you where you want to be, fast tracking you into a career or job placement soon after the end of the course. Our graduates have worked for Paris Fashion Week, gained scholarships with the BBC and are also working for MAC, Charlotte Tilbury and Laura Mercier, to name a few! So, whatever you want to do, we are right by your side.
What makes DFMA different to a standard college?
At DFMA we are passionate about keeping our students completely updated with current trends and our tutors are actively working in the industry – so they know what’s what! With DFMA you’ll not only receive a government recognised qualification, but also a DFMA certification which is internationally recognised by cosmetic houses and industry experts! You’ll also receive incredible aftercare which you won’t find anywhere else, including DFMA exclusive job opportunities, VIP masterclass event invitations with top make up brands and 24/7 advice and support from your tutors and fellow students! Your opportunities with DFMA will be for life, so the end of your course would be just the start of your journey with us. We are passionate about helping our students get into the industry, therefore we don’t just send you off into the wild! We will be with you every step of the way with business advice, work opportunities and constant training through our masterclasses.
What qualifications do I need to do this course?
To take part in this level 3 course, you will either need a level 2 VTCT qualification, any college or university qualification, to have completed a 4 week plus course with DFMA previously or a Maths and English GCSE.
How long is this course?
This course will run for one day a week for 21 weeks, 1 week will be for the industry renowned DFMA INDUCTION style learning and 20 weeks for VTCT DFMA . This course is intensive, fast tracking you into the industry once completed. It’s the fastest government recognised diploma you can do that feeds you directly into work and opportunities.
You will need to practice at home to keep your skills up and you’ll need to ensure you attend at least 90% of the course. It will require the utmost determination and dedication from you for us to then be able to add you to our no fee agency books – and for you to receive the famous DFMA unlimited aftercare!
What will I learn?
Scroll up to our ‘course contents’ section to see what this exciting course contains!
How much is the course and what are my payment options?
Contact us HERE for more information about prices and funding.
When does it start?
Monday 14th September 2020 and every Monday thereafter until 21st December 2020, you will then break and commence again January 11th 2021 until February 8th 2021
What do I need?
You will be sent a kit list to ensure you have all the right tools from day one. We have brands on site and skincare for you to use, we provide the majority of your tools in house but do recommend a personal make up kit for future clientele.

See what’s included in the course sections.

I'm ready to become an MUA! How do I apply?
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