Our intermediate training course for HDTV, film, theatre, fashion, and prosthetics makeup and hair.
Enrol on our brand new full time intensive Intermediate Makeup and Hair Artistry course and discover where your passions lie within the makeup and hair industry. Gain experience in makeup, hair styling, prosthetics, airbrushing and hairdressing to help you on your chosen career path within the film, TV, theatre and fashion industries.
From character makeup and gory prosthetic wounds, to body painting and catwalk looks, you’ll learn all the professional skills you need to build a career in the industry. Throughout this 21 week course you’ll be assessed on all skills, from application techniques to creative period looks and project timings. The Intermediate Makeup & Hair Artistry course is priced lower than the Advanced course as it does not include the Advanced Hair Artistry module, Advanced Barbering or the Industry Ready module and is therefore of a shorter duration.
Our course tutors are extremely passionate about their industry, and you will learn from their endless knowledge. They have many years’ experience working on some of the best known films and TV productions in recent years. They will introduce you to the latest products and techniques that are relevant to today’s industry, so you can be sure you will be learning from the best.
At the end of your 21 weeks, you will possess the professional skills required to start your career in the media makeup industry. You will know how to work from a brief, break down a script, follow continuity and organise a crowd call. Design and make prosthetics and special effects, create beauty and period makeup and hair looks, work with wigs and facial hair and be proficient with an airbrush.
Holidays of one to four weeks will be scheduled during your course at appropriate times and, therefore, the duration of your time with us will last from 22 to 25 weeks.
Entry requirements: Must be aged 18+ and pass an interview. You don’t need to have any previous makeup experience as the course starts with the basics and builds from these skills. All we ask is that you have a certain level of artistic ability and a passion and dedication to learn.
Course Payment: A 20% deposit is required to secure a place on this makeup course with the full balance due 6 weeks prior to the course start date. We have several options to help fund your makeup course including interest free payment plans, bursaries and loans.
Starting your professional career as a qualified makeup & hair artist
At The Iver Makeup 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.
Please note that we regrettably have limited places for this course, so it is advisable to apply for your course early to avoid disappointment!
Formal training is a must if you are serious about a career in Media Makeup, Hair and Special Effects. Once you have decided which course is right for you, take a look at the options below. If you need any more information or advice we are here to help.
- BAFTA Scholarship
- ScreenSkills Bursaries
- IMA Interest-Free Payment Plan
- IMA Bursary
- Financial Help for Adult learners from Northern Ireland
- Other Grants and Benefits
- Princes Trust
- CSN-Student Funding
- Overseas students
- Graduate Advice
Find out more here about funding