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Theatrical and Media Make-Up Artist

Aliases: Special Effect Make-Up Artist, Make-Up Artist

Industry/Sector(s): Beauty and Wellness


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Theatrical and Media Make-Up Artist is expected to perform include:

  • Applying airbrush make-up, camouflage make-up, media make-up, fashion and photographic make-up, special effects make-up, bridal make-up, etc. 
  • ​Managing and leading a team of professionals and helpers 
  • Performing skincare services
  • Preparing and maintaining the work area 
  • Consulting and advising the customers
  • Promoting and selling services and products
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It requires physical activity
  • Need to handle a team of professionals and helpers
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs may be available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours every day. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime is not required 
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization​

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1
  • Preferably, 8th or the ability to read/write and communicate effectively on the job role ​
  • Certified training for Theatrical and Media Make-Up Artist (programme aligned to BWS/Q0305 released by Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council)
KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Ability to prepare and maintain the work area 
  • Well-versed in skincare services 
  • Proficient in applying bridal make-up, airbrush make-up, ​fashion and photographic make-up, camouflage make-up, media and special effects make-up, etc. 
  • Competent to manage and lead a team of professionals and helpers 
  • Equipped to promote and sell products and services ​
  • Skilled in advising and consulting customers 
  • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology for skin treatments
  • Knowledge of principles and practice of skin therapies
  • Knowledge of basic ailments, contraindications, contra actions, treatment plans, etc. 

DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Able to work under high pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Good communication skills​
  • Training in skincare services, epilation services, manicure and pedicure, make-up services
  • Training in cosmetics/beauty products 
  • Training in anatomy, physiology, circulation, muscles, skin, nails 
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Schools across India 

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

For further guidance, contact your nearest Common Service Centre or Contact NCS Call Centre (Toll Free Number: 1800-425-1514)

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 3
Beauty and Wellness Quality Assurer
          ↑​
Salon Head → Entrepreneur
          ↑
Make-Up Trainer
          ↑​
Theatrical and Media Make Up Artist 
          ↑
Make-Up Artist

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 4
  • For candidates with experience –  Rs 18,000 to Rs 20,000 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1
​Generally, 18-24 months of experience as a Make-Up Artist ​is required
PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 4
  • Media houses
  • Fashion houses
  • Theatres
  • Movie production house
KEYWORDS 
  • ​Special Effect Make-Up Artist 
  • Special Make-Up Artist
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20155142.0415
Theatrical and Media Make-Up Artist​
ISCO 20085141Beauticians and Related Workers
NIC 200896020Hairdressing and other beauty treatment
QP ReferenceBWS/N0305Theatrical and Media Make-Up Artist
NSQFLevel 5
Not available
REFERENCES 
1http://www.nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/files/Theatre_media_and_special_effectsv2.pdf​
2
http://www.ccdisabilities.nic.in/page.php?s=reg&t=def&p=list_jobsNew​
3http://dget.nic.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/publication/Des-Div-5.pdf
4https://www.indeed.co.in/cmp/KAYLA-SPA-&SALON/jobs/Beautician-Unisex-Make-Artist-4e9b0f1e1fa8410e?q=make+up+artist​
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