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Our makeup courses

Whether you are a complete beginner looking to kickstart your career in film & TV makeup industry, or an experienced professional keen to brush up on new skills, we have a range of hair, makeup and SFX courses to cater for everyone. Our industry courses cover the skills needed to work in the film, TV, theatre and fashion industries, and includes training for special effects makeup, wig dressing, airbrushing and more.We also offer a range of course lengths, from 2-day taster courses to comprehensive training over 30 weeks, plus bespoke hair and makeup courses to tailor your learning.

Pro Course – 20th Century Wig Dressing

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5 days

This course concentrates on techniques used in hairstyling from the 1920s/1930s/1940s and 1950s. Using pin curls, barrel curls, finger waves and rollers. Creative Skillset Bursary may apply.

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Bald Caps And Plastic Partings

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5 days

Learn to create the perfect bald head using vinyl bald caps along with creating a natural head of hair using wigs with plastic partings.

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Beginner Haircutting And Barbering Course

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2 weeks

Learn basic haircutting and barbering techniques in this two week intensive introduction course.

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Advanced Haircutting And Barbering Course

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2 Weeks

This course is designed to develop a deeper knowledge of haircutting techniques applied in the film and TV industry.

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Facial Hair Application And Styling Course

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1 Week

Learn a variety of different techniques for applying and dressing facial hair, including laying on hair and HD lace application.

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Period Makeup, Hair And Wig Work Course

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3 Weeks

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.

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Advanced Hair Artistry And Wig Work Course

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4 Weeks

Learn the professional techniques to create period hair styles, from the design, creation and application of wigs and hair pieces for men and women.

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Theatrical Makeup Course

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1 Week

Our industry short course covering all the basic skills you need to create professional hair and makeup looks for theatre and the performing arts.

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Airbrush Makeup, Body Art Course

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1 Week

Learn the art of body painting and airbrush makeup in this one-week introductory course, including muscle sculpting, temporary tattoo application, and body art.

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Further Prosthetics Makeup Fx Course

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3 Weeks

Our 3-week prosthetic module is brought to you by industry professionals who alternate between teaching and working on set. In an intense 3-week module, participants will learn a large variety of skills. This course takes you through the fundamentals of lifecasting, sculpting, mould making and application needed to create bespoke prosthetics.

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Special Effects And Prosthetics Application

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2 Weeks

Learn how to create and apply wounds, burns, scars, ageing and many other special effects for film and TV in our introduction to special effects makeup and prosthetics course.

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