Theatre and Performing Arts body makeup


During this one week course you will learn how to apply and cover tattoos with a variety of products and methods, how to sculpt muscles with highlighting and shade, how to apply suntan and sunburn and how to design and apply body art.

Throughout this course you’ll be able to view your work under professional studio lighting on a HD screen, and will be able to get valuable feedback from our experienced tutors.

By the end of the course you will have the vital skills needed to create a range of body art and body painting looks for today’s media industry. 

Entry requirements: Must be aged 18+ 

Course Payment: A full payment is required to secure a place on this make-up course. We have several options to help fund your make-up course including interest free payment plans, bursaries and loans.

Please note that we regrettably have limited places for this course, so it is advisable to apply for your course early to avoid disappointment.


  • Body Make-up

    This course will take place over 1 week.

    • Application  and  covering of tattoos
    • Sculpting the body using highlight and shading
    • Design and practice of body art


    Please note we may occasionally change advertised tutors or vary the content of the course to suit the demands of the industry.

Course Tutors

Our fantastic course tutors have a huge passion for their job, and they have amassed years of experience working with the latest products and techniques used in today’s industry. Our tutors regularly work in the TV, film and fashion industry, and you will be learning from them in the friendly, informal atmosphere of our practical, hands-on training workshops. As we’re based at Pinewood Studios, our studios are right in the heart of the UK’s film industry, so there really is no better place to immerse yourself in the craft.

All our class demonstrations are projected onto an HD screen, allowing every student to have a close-up view of the action. Students are encouraged to practice all the new techniques they learn with our tutors, who will then view & assess their finished work on an HD screen under studio lighting conditions. Our tutors will then provide constructive feedback on each completed task to help students learn and improve their skills.

View our award-winning teaching team

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All the tools, make-up and materials needed to complete this course will be provided during each lesson. Professional make-up kits can be purchased from us if you would prefer to have your own kit, but this is not a requirement.

Starting your professional career as a qualified make-up and hair artist

At The Iver Academy, you don’t just benefit from the best tutors in the industry; our placement agency helps students find real industry work experience and placements once they have finished their chosen course. Your placements will be relevant to the skills you have learned. This is a free service that is available to all graduates of our courses.

Visit our aftercare page for more information on the ways we can help students find vital hands-on industry experience.

1 week tuition

Learn the art of body make-up in this one week introductory course, including muscle sculpting, temporary tattoo application and body art.

Start: Jul 08 2019

Start: Nov 11 2019

Start: Mar 16 2020

Tuition & Dates

Fully Booked

Jul 08 2019 - Jul 12 2019  

Monday - Friday

Fully Booked

Nov 11 2019 - Nov 15 2019  

Monday - Friday


Mar 16 2020 - Mar 20 2020  

Monday - Friday



inc. VAT

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