Graduate Success

2017 Graduates have gone on to work on the following: 2 x British Film Institute internship programme with Lucas Films, 6 months placements 2 x Skill set internships, TV branch- 2 year placement and 1 x Skill set internship, film branch, 1 year placement. Trainee placements on: The Danish Girl, The Mummy, Bridget Jones' Baby, Murder On The Orient Express,Holmes and Watson, Will, Harlots, Loose Women, The National Wedding Show, Phantom of The Opera, Black Mirror, Stan and Ollie, Transformers, The Royal Opera House, Matilda ... due to Non Disclosure Agreements many other work placements can not be mentioned.

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Overview

Rachel Hallum - The Danish Girl, Bridget Jones' Baby, The Mummy, Holmes and Watson, Tomb Raider

Training under Iver Make-up Academy tutors - the best decision I have ever made! It was a big decision to change career but from the first time I visited on open day I knew it was definitely the right one and I could not wait to start. Having active industry based Make-Up Artists and Designers as our tutors meant we were taught the most up to date techniques in a professional and friendly environment as well as benefiting from their wealth of knowledge, skill and experience. The course content is fantastic covering a wide range of skills and the learning atmosphere is kind, supportive and encouraging. To be taught by these tutors was a privilege and truly inspiring. Having an in house agency means there are lots of opportunities to gain invaluable 'on the job' experience and practice your new skills. Having completed the 15 week make-up and hair course for theatre, TV and film with airbrushing, I was so incredibly fortunate to be offered the opportunity by one of my tutors from the course to become her crowd trainee on a feature film in which she was the crowd supervisor. This was the most amazing and invaluable experience offering me a fantastic opportunity for continued learning and an incredible insight into the industry. I cannot thank them enough for the training, contacts and opportunities that have arisen from doing the course. I have so much respect and thanks to all of the tutors who made the course what it is, some of which I am proud to say I have been lucky enough to work with. Thank you! 


Rebecca Cole, Make-Up Artist - Captain America, Victor Frankenstein, The Party, Bridget Jones' Baby, Woman in Gold, Maleficent, The Crown.

"Just wanted to thank you for the help in finding two make up artists to assist me...they were polite, efficient, great set etiquette and their skill level was impressive. They followed instruction well - I expected nothing less from Students from The Iver Make-up Academy."      

Emma Tomlinson -  Avengers, Age of Ultron, Doctor Strange, Florence Foster Jenkins ,Jason Bourne 

I want to thank you for a truly brilliant course. The standard of lecturing was superb and I made some really great friends too. The tutors were fantastic and extremely supportive all the way through and upon leaving. Since graduating, I was very fortunate to land a full time hair/make-up trainee role on the set of Avengers 2. This is all thanks to the tutors work connections and recommendations. I felt confident in the role from all the skills I acquired during my training.

 Jenny Watson - July 2016 Graduate - Trainee - Harlots, TV Drama , Trainee - Darkest Hour - Feature Film

I had the best time ever at The Iver Make-up Academy. The facilities are fantastic and the location is amazing. Being at Pinewood Studios! However, the most valuable part of The Iver Academy is the tutors and staff. Everyone is so friendly and helpful and the tutors really are the best of the best and impart their wisdom in a way that made me feel confident in my abilities and my future after Iver. The care doesn't stop when you leave, as well as the agency which is great, the staff and tutors also recommend students for some great jobs (including my current trainee role on a feature film!). I really can't recommend Iver enough, it is an amazing school where you learn so much and make friends for life. In my opinion it really is the best way to start your career in Hair and Make-Up.   

Nabeel Hussain - July 2016 Graduate -  Trainee - Holmes and Watson - Feature Film-Skillset trainee programme on going.


Things have been hectic since leaving The Iver  and I would like to say thank you.  Exactly a year since I was getting ready to come on your Taster Course. I have enjoyed many opportunities including work experience at the RSC in Stratford, the National Wedding Show in London, Birmingham and Manchester, a tough but incredible experience. I worked as a Trainee for a few days on an ITV period drama which was amazing. Last week I took a call offering me my first proper trainee job, a 10 week film. I am in shock, excitement, relief and now fear. All the feelings I wanted because they remind me why I changed careers and embarked on this crazy journey. Along the way the tutors reminded me that I needed to be patient and something will come. I am continuing to be calm and build my confidence. The Iver Academy created a nurturing and supportive space giving me strength to keep going. Thank you all for helping me on this path. I will keep you posted.      

Mathilda Austin-November 2016 Graduate- Trainee Feature Films ( currently titles unavailable due to NDA) 

I began training at The Iver Make-up Academy in April 2016, and for the following 7 months began to learn the essentials about the industry, taught by incredible tutors who, importantly, are all current working make up artists. Since graduating in November 2016 I have been working on various projects, focused mainly in TV & film, including daily trainee work in big crowd rooms. Recently I have been fortunate enough to have got the role of Main Team Trainee on a major Disney film. The Iver Make-up Academy have helped massively to get many of my past jobs, gain invaluable contacts and are the reason I am on my current job now. "

Kashiya Hinds-December 2016 Graduate- Skill set trainee -Feature Film ( currently title unavailable due to NDA)

After attending the open day, witnessing the passion towards their work and to share their expertise amongst all the tutors & staff was clear to see, it was inspiring. That’s when I knew this was the right school for me to and I haven’t regretted my decision since. Throughout my training I not only learnt valuable practical skills to develop as a professional hair and make-up artist, I gained an understanding in the importance of discipline and having the right attitude towards work. This really helped prepare me for the world in the industry outside of Iver. Most importantly, you are not forgotten once you graduate! Iver Academy really takes pride in helping their students fulfil their true potential and will always be there to support you. I am currently working as a trainee in crowd on a major film and embracing every moment. The Iver Academy has opened doors of opportunity for me and I will always be grateful.

Kelsey McIlgrew- April 2017 Graduated-  Work experience feature Film ( title unavailable due to NDA), Front of camera MUA for reality TV show ( title unavailable due to NDA), Holland Park Opera, various commercials.

Having had a previous career in finance, I was convinced that I had missed my opportunity to peruse my dream career in makeup and hair artistry, but one call to the wonderful ladies at the Iver Make-up Academy and I was proven otherwise, and signed up to the next 30 week class. Every teacher was supportive and encouraging and was still working in the industry which gave me a head start once the course had finished, I had cutting edge knowledge of all the new products and techniques and left already having contacts in the industry! Since the course has finished I have jumped straight into working with the BBC, assisting on commercial shoots and working at the Holland Park Opera. I am loving every minute, and The Iver Make-up Academy helped open this door full of possibilities for me.

Faith Johnston - http://www.faithmakeup.com/cv.html  

What drew me to the Iver Make-up Academy, was not only the curriculum but the fact that all of the tutors have had extensive careers in the industry and are still active makeup and hair artists.

Each one is carefully selected for their incredible skill-set and their endless capacity to support and nurture.  It is refreshing to be around extremely accomplished and talented individuals who wish to impart their knowledge and wisdom. Studying there is a rare opportunity to learn from the best!

 The on-going support I receive is phenomenal. I have spoken to many other artists in the industry who trained elsewhere, and they receive little or no help after completing their course.  I still feel I can call up, or pop in to ask for help and advice – without fail, it is given with enthusiasm and care.

I am confident that I wouldn’t be in the position I am, without the calibre of training and support the Iver Make-up Academy provided.

 



 

And many more.... 

 

Services

Our opportunities for all our students range from short placements shadowing an artist on a feature film or television production, to working on make-up design and styling as the sole make-up artist on a short film. Work experience for students is often available during the course itself, and these opportunities continue through the agency once the course has ended.

 

 

 

Work Experience

Below are some of the productions that students have recently worked on:

Darkest Hour - Feature Film

Holmes and Watson - Feature Film

Will - TV Drama

Harlot - TV Drama

Nutcracker - Feature Film

Royal Opera House - Stage

Matilda - Stage

Murder on The Orient Express - Feature Film

Raid on Entebbe - Feature Film

Iceland Christmas Commercial - TV

Star Wars - Feature Film

Les Miserables - Stage

The Mercy - Feature Film

Age of Ultron - film

Billy Elliot - Theatre

Alice through the Looking Glass - Feature Film

Beauty and The Beast - Feature Film 

The National Wedding Show - Fashion

London Fashion Week - Fashion

 

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