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Put the finishing touches to your professional portfolio with our 3 week short course that includes in-house filming experience,portfoliio building, script breakdowns and continuity, CV writing workshops, understanding TAX and PAYE and soft skills workshops.  Designed to give you hands-on industry experience, this course will help you to develop your portfolio with additional fashion and on-set filming projects.

This course will give you the opportunity to shoot high quality fashion looks with a professional photographer to add new images to your portfolio. You’ll also gain experience putting together hair and make-up looks for filming, and will take part in an in-house filming project to solidify your skills. For this project you will also do a final script breakdown, meet and fit the actors, prepare the wigs, facial hair and prosthetics and spend a full day on set with the crew and professional actors working in real-time.

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 and films. You will also have new professional photography to add to your portfolio, and will have received valuable feedback and comments from your tutors and the professional film crew.

Entry requirements: Must be aged 18+ and have completed one of our long courses, or an 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.


  • Portfolio Building and In-House Filming Project

    This course will take place over 3 weeks.

    • Fashion looks for portfolio building with professional photographers to create images for your portfolio
    • Final filming project script breakdown
    • Presentations from a professional camera operator, actor and a professional director
    • Final filming project, meet and fit actors
    • Final filming project, preparation of wigs, facial or prosthetics
    • Real-time filming day on set with professional actors and film crew
    • Viewing of rushes
    • Filming feedback sessions with the director
    • Feedback from actors
    • Individual assessment and tutor feedback

    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. Professional 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.

3 weeks tuition

Develop your professional portfolio and gain on-set experience with our in-house filming project.

Start: Nov 16 2020

Start: Mar 29 2021

Start: Jul 26 2021

Tuition & Dates

Fully Booked

Nov 16 2020 - Dec 11 2020  

Monday - Friday


Mar 29 2021 - Apr 16 2021  

Monday - Friday


Jul 26 2021 - Aug 13 2021  

Monday - Friday



inc. VAT

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