An Iver Academy student applying theatre makeup to a model


This 2-day taster course for beginners provides potential students a glimpse of how professional artists work behind the scenes. These insightful days are run by The Iver Make-up Academy’s award-winning tutors and cover several basic skills including simple character and SFX techniques.

Hopefully, you will leave us wanting to pursue a career in the media makeup and hair industry.

Should you decide to advance further and enroll in one of our full-time make-up courses, we will deduct the cost of this taster course from your enrolment fee.

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


  • Taster Course

    This course will take place over 2 days

    • Basic make-up and hair techniques
    • Basic SFX techniques
    • Basic character make-up techniques


    Please note we may occasionally change advertised tutors or vary the content of the course to suit the demands of the industry.

Course Tutors

Course tutors will vary according to filming commitments.


"After the taster weekend it was pretty clear to me that this was where I was supposed to be." Nabeel Hussain - Graduate

All the course tutors  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.

View our award-winning teaching team

Make-up artist applying make at Iver Academy
Model wearing Tasted Make-up and Character hair during a training course at Iver Academy
Hair artist applying character hair during a training course at Iver Academy


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

Starting your professional career as a qualified make-up and hair artist

At The Iver Make-up 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 full time course. With the exception of taster day courses.

Visit our aftercare page for more information on the ways we can help students find vital hands-on industry experience.

2 days tuition

This 2-day taster course for beginners is the perfect way for potential students to experience for themselves the first steps to becoming a make-up and hair artist.

Start: Oct 08 2022
Tuition & Dates

Oct 08 2022 - Oct 09 2022  

Saturday - Sunday

More dates coming soon !
Jan 01 0001 - Jan 01 0001  

Saturday - Sunday

Jan 01 0001 - Jan 01 0001  




inc. VAT

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