6 REASONS TO BECOME A MAKE-UP ARTIST

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Whether you’re that friend who does everyone’s make-up before a party, or you love picking apart celeb looks from the red carpet, you’ve probably thought about a career as a make-u ...MORE


A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A MAKE-UP ARTIST

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Life at The Iver Make-up Academy doesn’t end with graduating. Because students have the chance to train under working designers from TV and film, theatre and fashion industries, th ...MORE


A GUIDE TO PROSTHETICS IN FILM

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Since the beginning of filmmaking, the role of make-up artists has been crucial. Skilled artists are responsible for enhancing the look of actors and actresses for the big screen ...MORE


Our Principal Liz has been working busily behind-the-scenes to organise a brand-new Prosthetics module for Iver students. From this January, experts from Gorton Studio have taken o ...MORE


Airbrushing is an essential skill for any make-up artist to have. From achieving perfect-looking skin to creating amazing hair and body art, students at the academy are always thri ...MORE


We’re really happy to announce that our Advanced Certificate in hair and make-up has been selected as one of the eligible courses for BAFTA’s UK scholarship. It’s our most compreh ...MORE


LOUISE COLES - MAKE-UP ARTIST

Thursday, May 3, 2018

  Louise trained at the renowned Greasepaint Make-Up school and came to tutor for two weeks of our filming project. We grabbed a quick word -   What inspired you to become an ...MORE


OFF TO LEON...

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Tutor Christine Vidler took 13 students along to make up the staff for the launch party of a special new restaurant. Fast food chain Leon were launching their latest branch on Sha ...MORE


5 MINUTES WITH CHRISTINE VIDLER

Monday, December 4, 2017

Image courtesy of Warpaint magazine Christine Vidler has over 35 years’ experience working in the fashion and TV film industry. As well as being part of the teaching team at The ...MORE


Breaking into the industry can be tough for aspiring hair and make-up artists. It takes time to build your reputation and network - so for newbies just starting out, there’s a lot ...MORE


5 MINUTES WITH TAMSIN BARBOSA

Thursday, October 12, 2017

  With over 26-years’ experience working in the film industry, make-up and hair artist, and Iver Academy Vice-Principal Tamsin Barbosa, knows a thing or two about what it takes ...MORE


MAKE-UP FOR BEAUTY OR FILM, WHICH IS FOR ME?

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    For school leavers considering a career in the make-up industry, there’s plenty of things to think about. But where should you start? A great way to assess your options and ...MORE


THE IVER MAKE-UP ACADEMY KIT

Thursday, September 7, 2017

  The Iver Academy Make-Up kit which is included in the cost of your full time course is worth £1500   It is compiled of around 250 items and has been carefully collated to gi ...MORE


WHERE WE ARE / WHAT'S HERE

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Iver Make-Up Academy is based at Pinewood Studios which is just outside Uxbridge, West London at the end of the Piccadilly and Metropolitan tube lines of the London Underground ...MORE


MY FIRST JOB IN FILM

Friday, July 7, 2017

A group of members from My First Job In Film attended the organisation’s first ever Academy day earlier this month in Soho, benefiting from one-to-one career advice and a rare op ...MORE



Sir Richard Branson, Jamie Oliver and Lord Alan Sugar all left school at the age of 16. Not having a degree didn't stop them – so why should it stop you? Should I go to University ...MORE


ROMAINE BOWMAN

Thursday, March 30, 2017

This week our students reaped the benefits of tutoring by wig expert and make up artist Romaine Bowman. Romaine has a love of art and creating - sculpting hair and special FX and h ...MORE


TUTOR JANE MAIER - MY JOURNEY

Thursday, March 9, 2017

I was persuaded by my father to go to university rather than art college, even though art was my passion. With my English degree, advertising and marketing was an obvious career ch ...MORE


DIRECTOR - MARCUS DF WHITE

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR Marcus DF White is our go to man for filming week here at The Iver Make Up Academy.   Here's a little bit about him.   BAFTA and RTS nominated and Award win ...MORE


To Professional Beauty at the Excel Centre in London's Docklands.  The Iver Make Up Academy spent two days (Sunday/Monday) at stand 74, fortuitously located opposite the Warpaint l ...MORE


OPERA WIG MASTERCLASS - PAM LAMB

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Pam Lamb visited our students at The Iver Academy for an Opera Wig Masterclass.     Pam started life in the theatre as a classically trained ballet dancer with Sadlers Wells and ...MORE


BECOME A MAKE-UP ARTIST

Monday, February 20, 2017

Tamara studied at the renowned Greasepaint school of make up and spent a day with the students, showing some fashion looks and discussed how to become a successful make-up artist. ...MORE


NATIONAL THEATRE VISIT

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The students at the Iver Academy had a day out from Pinewood last Friday.   The students were invited for a tour of the National Theatre Costume Department.  The costume departme ...MORE


HAIR BY SAM MCKNIGHT

Monday, February 6, 2017

To Somerset House to see the Hair by Sam McKnight exhibition.    Sam McKnight was one of the original 1970’s session stylists,  and one of the first hairstylists to have a care ...MORE


The Iver Academy is proud of it’s partnership with the National Film and Television School over in Beaconsfield, Bucks. Open since 1971 the NFTS now has some 220 full time students ...MORE


GREASEPAINT - WHAT HAPPENED AFTER....

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

As we get asked so often we thought we should clarify how The Iver Make-Up Academy came to be.  After the sad death of Greasepaint founder, Julia Cruttenden, Greasepaint unfortunat ...MORE


STUART BRAY

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

      Stuart Bray tutors further prosthetics at the Iver Make-Up Academy and gave us a little insight into his life in film.   I liked monsters as a kid and that led me to w ...MORE


KAREN MASON

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Karen Mason has worked as a hair and make-up artist for more than 20 years becoming one of the most sought after make-up artists in the UK. Working with international designers, ...MORE


SHAUNNA HARRISON

Thursday, October 20, 2016

We grabbed a few moments with tutor Shaunna Harrison from her busy schedule to get an insight to her world.   Currently I am teaching special effects and prosthetics at the theat ...MORE


My name is Nabeel Hussain, I am now a trainee hair and make-up artist from the Iver Make-up Academy for Film, TV and Theatre, graduating in May 2016. Previous to this I had a caree ...MORE


THE IVER MAKE UP ACADEMY BURSARY

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Great news from us here at the Iver Make Up Academy!  We are now able to offer a generous bursary for one make up and hair student for our 14 week foundation certificate course ru ...MORE


ALEX VOLPE

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Hair and make-up designer, Alex Volpe, has worked with some of Hollywood’s and the UK’s biggest names during his 24 year career in the industry along with over 10 years of experien ...MORE


TUTOR - LISA PICKERING

Friday, September 23, 2016

    Lisa Pickering is a renowned hair and make up artist who trained at the BBC and has worked in both film and television over many years.   Lisa came to Iver Make Up Academ ...MORE


ACCOMMODATION

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Iver Academy is based at Pinewood Studios, Iver, Bucks.  Should you be unable to commute to us here there are lots of options in terms of places to stay. There are a range of ...MORE


PROSTHETICS/SFX JOHN SCHOONRAAD

Friday, September 9, 2016

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HOW TO BECOME A MAKE-UP ARTIST

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Being a successful make up artist is certainly never boring, in fact it can be very exciting!  Although you do not need any qualifications to begin, a creative eye is a must.  Be ...MORE


AND NOW TO WORK...

Friday, August 26, 2016

After working incredibly hard studying the many disciplines required in how to become a professional hair and make-up artist, our graduates are ready to put all their knowledge int ...MORE


Iver Academy were lucky enough to be invited to participate at Fashion Undressed based at the Southbank Centre.  Take a look at this article from Seen Magazine.       http://se ...MORE


PROMS

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Katie and Christine   Academic Consultant Christine Vidler has been working with BBC Proms for 17yrs now and has got to know everyone from conductors to soloists on the perform ...MORE


ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

Friday, July 1, 2016

An Ab Fab time was had in studio A last week in preparation for the release of the above film. Hilary and Marcia from our office volunteered their faces and were cast as Edina and ...MORE


THE 1920S

Thursday, March 3, 2016

This was the age of the flapper and the time of economic prosperity post the first world war so people wanted to look glamorous again.   The bob became a popular hairstyle and fi ...MORE


TASTER WEEKENDS

Monday, February 22, 2016

Our taster weekends are designed to give you a real feel for what you would be learning should you decide on one of our longer courses.    In go the curlers.   Over the two da ...MORE


WEEKEND FASHION

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

On our weekend fashion course you learn in small groups with plenty of hands-on experience. These courses run once a month over a weekend so would perhaps suit someone working full ...MORE


BALD CAP

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Today the students learnt how to apply a bald cap. Tutored by Renata Gilbert and modelled by the lovely Franziska, you can see from the photos below the various stages of applicati ...MORE


EYE EYE ITS FURTHER PROSTHETICS!

Friday, January 22, 2016

In Studio C, Iver Academy students enjoyed 2 weeks of Further Prosthetics which is a different kind of make up skill to learn. Week one with tutor Stuart Bray was teaching face ca ...MORE


NEW BEGINNINGS

Thursday, January 7, 2016

A happy new year to everyone. It's been a busy first week back for us in the office here, with lots of deliveries and sorting of kits, to make sure everything is ready for Monday ...MORE


QUICK CHANGE

Thursday, December 10, 2015

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THURSDAY DRAG!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Students (and models alike!) enjoyed a masterclass from visiting MUA and Illamasqua educator Helen Roche.  After a demonstration the students were let loose on their models and cam ...MORE


A DAY OF PROSTHETICS

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Students have been in the safe hands of tutor Renata Gilbert today where they are learning the art of foam latex application which was used on films like Mrs Doubtfire and The Elep ...MORE


THE IVER AGENCY

Friday, November 20, 2015

The Iver Agency is keeping our graduates really busy. ...MORE


BODY PAINTING

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Body Painting with award winning artist Mona Turnbull ...MORE


OPEN DAY!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Thanks to all the visitors to our open day yesterday. ...MORE


HALLOWEEN HOW TO'S

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Want halloween makeup that looks like it stepped off the set of a horror movie but isn't too tricky? We've got you sorted… ...MORE


BLOOD , SWEAT AND CHOCOLATE

Thursday, October 22, 2015

With Halloween just around the corner The Iver Agency phones are constantly buzzing. The Academy students are not only creating gruesome looks. ...MORE