Graduate Success

2017 Graduates have gone on to work on the following: 2 x British Film Institute internship programme with Lucas Films. 2 x Skill set internships, TV branch and 1 x Skill set internship, film branch. Trainee placements on Murder On The Orient Express, Will, Harlots, Loose Women, The National Wedding Show, Phantom of The Opera, Black Mirror, Holmes and Watson, 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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"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."       Rebecca Cole, Make-Up Artist - Bridget Jones' Baby, Woman in Gold, Maleficent.

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.    Jenny Watson - July 2016 Graduate - Currently Trainee - Darkest Hour - Feature Film

Things have been hectic since leaving The Iver  and I would like to say thank you. I was beginning to wonder if I had done the right thing by changing career but this last month has been particularly life changing. 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.      Nabeel Hussain - July 2016 Graduate - Currently Trainee - Holmes and Watson - Feature Film

Rachel Hallum - 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! 

Jo Best - The training I received, both practical and theoretical, has proved time and time again to be a solid foundation on which to build my skills. I don't think I've ever been in a working situation where what's being asked of me hadn't been covered to some degree. Whenever I'm having trouble I still get out my notes from the course. It's been great to know that Shaunna and Liz are just an email or call away with advice or even just to touch base!

And many more.... 



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.

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 finishing in April 2014, 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.

Emma Tomlinson 




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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