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The Iver Make-up Academy


Welcome to The Iver Make-Up Academy, based in the heart of the world-famous Pinewood Studios.


We are the only independent Further Education training school for make-up, hair and SFX artists. Industry recognised and accredited by ScreenSkills Select, we offer opportunities to prepare students for a career in the screen industries.


The Iver Make-up Academy is the leading make-up and hair academy for industry-based courses in film, TV, theatre, and fashion. With a studio space of nearly 2,000 square feet within easy reach of London and the surrounding areas, we offer one of the highest-spec training centres in the country, in one of the hotspots of the global film industry – Pinewood Studios.


Our make-up courses range from two-day taster hair and make-up courses to a comprehensive 30-week Advanced Certificate in Make-up and Hair Artistry. We provide all our students with in-depth industry knowledge, plus the newest innovative techniques and skills required to establish their careers.


The staff at The Iver Make-up Academy are incredibly passionate about our work and provide expert tutelage across all our make-up, hair and SFX courses. We employ leading specialists in TV, film, theatre, and fashion to share their expert knowledge with students at the academy. The connections our graduates develop with industry leaders opens up pathways to obtain incredible professional opportunities throughout each and every medium.


Principal of The Iver Make-up Academy, Liz Tagg-Wooster, says of the opportunities here: “Our students have the chance to explore all the areas of make-up and hair that the film, TV, theatre and fashion industry requires. But we don’t just teach the practical skills; we also train them on the high standards of industry etiquette, continuity and script break down and how to work from a brief. All these aspects put together will produce great make-up artists.”


We can also offer our students unrivalled bursary and scholarship opportunities. We are the sole academy whose students have been awarded multiple BAFTA Scholarships for training on our Advanced Course, and we have a range of other options for prospective students.


Our graduates don't just benefit from our industry recognised courses, we also help them find real industry work experience and placements once they have finished their chosen course, at The Iver Academy Agency


So, if you’re looking forward to the next step towards a unique career, look no further than The Iver Make-up Academy. Contact us today to find out more.


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