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Becoming industry ready is essential this 3-week short course includes live briefs, talks from industry professionals, script breakdowns, continuity, CV writing workshops, understanding TAX and PAYE and soft skills workshops.  Designed to future proof and prepare you for working in the media industry, this course will help you to develop bridges to industry.

Understand the organisational skills required as well as putting together hair and make-up looks for filming is a must and will solidify your skills. You will experience the process of getting from script to screen. Students will do a final script and continuity breakdown, design character looks and prepare the wigs, facial hair and prosthetics and then work in real-time to fully understand how to work on set.

At the end of the 3-week short course, you will have learnt the industry techniques to successfully work across a range of media including HDTV, fashion, theatre  and films. You will also have received valuable feedback from your tutors and had Q and A sessions with a professional film crew.

Entry requirements: Must be aged 18+ and have completed one of our long courses, or equivalent qualification from another make-up school.

Course Payment: A full payment is required to secure a place on any 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.


  • Industry Ready

    This course will take place over 3 weeks.

    This includes Live briefs, Business and Soft Skill workshops to prepare you for your career in the industry.

    • Final Filming project script breakdown
    • Understanding the business of being self-employed including Tax, invoicing, C.V writing and interview techniques.
    • Presentations from a professional actor and director 
    • Understanding Soft Skills and Make-up department paper work
    • Further script breakdown and continuity live briefs.
    • Real-time. Livebrief, filming day
    • One to one feedback sessions and individual assessment 
    • Graduation and presentation of certificates 

    This course is also a part of our most Advanced Certification in Make-up and Hair Artistry

    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.

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All the tools and materials needed to complete this course will be provided during each lesson. 

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.

3 weeks tuition

Develop your professional skills and gain an understanding of business and etiquette in the media industry.

Start: Mar 28 2022 Start: Jul 18 2022 Start: Nov 28 2022
Tuition & Dates

Mar 28 2022 - Apr 14 2022  

Monday - Friday

Jul 18 2022 - Aug 05 2022  

Monday - Friday

Nov 28 2022 - Dec 16 2022  

Monday - Friday



inc. VAT

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