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Choose media make-up at FutureSkills. Based at the epicentre of the modern media hub, MediaCityUK, our outstanding facilities will help support you throughout your creative journey.

Our aim is to ensure you gain the knowledge and experience you need to grab any opportunity and go wherever your career may take you. You will build skills in make-up artistry as well as core professional skills such as self-promotion, business and fashion forecasting within the cosmetics industry, evening and fashion photographic makeup, bridal hair and makeup, hair skills including weft and wig making, body art and festival glitter. Once you have mastered all of these skills you will move on to TV makeup and visual special effects including prosthetics.

Many of our students go on to work within the industry up and down the country in various sectors. Perhaps you’ll be working on the set of the next big movie production.

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Get the gig with our creative music courses. Designed to develop your skills and experience to take your creativity to the next level.

The gig might be the job, the session or the tour; whatever it is, our goal is to ensure that you gain the knowledge you need to grab any opportunity and go wherever your career may take you. If you’re looking to become a cutting-edge producer, composer or performer then you’re going to love the kit that we have. At FutureSkills we have everything from fully kitted out recording studios to a bespoke performance space. We truly have everything you need to make the next big hit.

Did you know The Smiths formed just down the road from FutureSkills in the heart of Salford?

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Do you want to produce a radio advert? Or perhaps a TV show?

If you are a creative individual and have a passion for film-making, producing and generating projects from live briefs then our creative media course is the pathway for you.

Our courses provide an excellent foundation in media production and you’ll be taught key elements of digital media and content creation that will help you to succeed in future study or employment. The media industry is a fast-paced and ever-growing industry. Whilst studying with us you’ll develop the very best skills through the use of our fantastic kit. We have everything from a broadcasting suite and TV Studio, to fully-kitted out iMac Suites.

If radio is more your thing, you’ll have the chance to use our industry-standard radio studio. You never know, you could be the next host on our college radio station.

Did you know we’re located only a stone’s throw away from the BBC and ITV?

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Navigate to one of the course areas under 16-23, Higher Education or Adult and select the area you would like to study.

Find the course you are interested in and click the “Apply” button at the bottom of the page.

Repeat steps 1 & 2 for each course you want to apply for all applications can be found in “My Applications“.

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