Discover how to research, apply and create realistic period makeup and hair looks including 1920s, 1940s, 1960s, 1840s and 1900s styles on this industry short course.
Learn the basics of period makeup, hair and wig work on our 3 week short course. Designed to teach you the skills you need to work in today’s HDTV, film and theatre industries, this course covers a range of different professional techniques from applying wigs and hair pieces, to setting and styling the finished look.
The course will begin with teaching you how to accurately research historical looks. You’ll also gain experience in preparing and applying a range of hair pieces including switches, clusters, wefts and full wigs. The final stage of this short course gives you the chance to create a range of period hair and makeup looks including 1920s, 1940s, 1960s and Edwardian looks. 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 this short course in period hair and makeup you will have the skills to successfully create period looks for TV, film and theatre. You will have gained experience creating iconic period makeup and hair looks and will know period hairstyling techniques including pin curling, marcel waving and finger waving.
Entry requirements: Must be aged 18+
Course Payment: A full payment is required to secure a place on this 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 course will be provided during each lesson.
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.
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