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Our makeup courses

Whether you are a complete beginner looking to kickstart your career in film & TV makeup industry, or an experienced professional keen to brush up on new skills, we have a range of hair, makeup and SFX courses to cater for everyone. Our industry courses cover the skills needed to work in the film, TV, theatre and fashion industries, and includes training for special effects makeup, wig dressing, airbrushing and more.We also offer a range of course lengths, from 2-day taster courses to comprehensive training over 30 weeks, plus bespoke hair and makeup courses to tailor your learning.

Advanced Certificate In Makeup And Hair Artistry

Full Time Courses

30 Weeks

Our most advanced Certificate course provides fully comprehensive training in all aspects of makeup, hair and prosthetics for HDTV, film, theatre and fashion culminating in business skills and live briefs to ensure you are industry ready. This is the only Independent Further Education Media makeup course accredited by ScreenSkills Select.

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Intermediate Certificate In Makeup And Hair Artistry

Full Time Courses

21 Weeks

Our intermediate training course for HDTV, film, theatre, fashion, and prosthetics makeup and hair.

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Foundation Certificate In Makeup And Hair Artistry

Full Time Courses

14 Weeks

Our introductory training course covering HDTV, film and theatre makeup and hair, along with hairdressing and barbering techniques.

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Certificate In Makeup And Hair Artistry

Full Time Courses

12 Weeks

Our 12-week beginners certificate in makeup and hair artistry for HDTV, film and theatre. This course excludes haircutting and barbering.

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SFX Workshop For Under 18’s

Short Courses

3 days

You will spend 3 days with special effects makeup artists who work in television and film learning to recreate a variety of makeup special effects . From open wounds to ageing and burns to blisters.

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Pro Course – 20th Century Wig Dressing

Top Up Courses

5 days

This course concentrates on techniques used in hairstyling from the 1920s/1930s/1940s and 1950s. Using pin curls, barrel curls, finger waves and rollers. Creative Skillset Bursary may apply.

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Pro Course – Afro Textured Hair

Short Courses

3 days or 5 days

Afro textured hair course delivered by Mo Iso . This course is for artists new to the industry and already established artists looking to elevate their skills. ScreenSkills Bursary may apply.

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Taster Hair And Makeup Course

Short Courses

2 days

This 2-day taster course for beginners is the perfect way for potential students to experience for themselves the first steps to becoming a makeup and hair artist.

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Bald Caps And Plastic Partings

Top Up Courses

5 days

Learn to create the perfect bald head using vinyl bald caps along with creating a natural head of hair using wigs with plastic partings.

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Timed Hair, Makeup And Sfx Projects

Short Courses

1 week

Improve your industry skills and perfect your timings with our project week.

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Beginner Haircutting And Barbering Course

Top Up Courses

2 weeks

Learn basic haircutting and barbering techniques in this two week intensive introduction course.

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Advanced Haircutting And Barbering Course

Top Up Courses

2 Weeks

This course is designed to develop a deeper knowledge of haircutting techniques applied in the film and TV industry.

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