Our media makeup course is the perfect introduction to the basics of makeup and hair for HDTV, film, and events.
Our media makeup course has been designed to give you a thorough introduction to makeup and hair to suit the needs of today’s media industry. The course covers all the vital skills required to create a range of professional looks including media presenter, red carpet events and male grooming looks.
During our course, you will learn how to master professional hairstyling techniques using heated rollers, tongs, straighteners and blow dryers, and how to apply hair pieces and clip-in extensions. You will also study the correct use of products and tools, facial anatomy and the principles of shading and highlighting for a wide range of media roles, including makeup for different skin tones, and young and mature skin. Health and safety practices will also be a very important part of this course. Throughout this 3 week course, you will be able to view all your work on a monitor under studio lighting conditions, and you will be assessed on all skills, from application techniques to creativity.
At the end of the 3-week short course, you will have learned the makeup and hair techniques to successfully work on media presenters in TV, film, and events. You will also have gained experience putting together finished looks under different lighting conditions.
Entry requirements: Must be aged 18+. 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 passion and dedication to learn and can prove a level of artistic ability.
Course Payment: A full is required to secure a place on any makeup course. We have several options to help fund your makeup course including interest-free payment plans, bursaries, and loans.
Included: All the tools, makeup and materials needed to complete this basic media makeup course will be provided during each lesson.
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 the media makeup 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