Take the first step towards your makeup and hair career by visiting us this April (including the Easter Break) for the 2 year BTEC and 9 Month ITEC courses

Professional MakeUp Courses Based at Shepperton Studios

2 Year Professional Makeup Course

BTEC, Level 3 Diploma

Our most thorough training course, preparing you for a career as an artist in TV, film, stage and fashion.

9 Month Professional MakeUp & Hair Course

ITEC Level 3 Diploma

This course is ideal for individuals looking to change their careers or work around family commitments.

1 Year Hairdressing and Barbering Course

ITEC, Level 2 Diploma

An intensive course taught by Toni & Guy trained tutors to complete your training as a versatile artist.

Shepperton Studios

Brushstroke was the first makeup and hair school to provide courses from within a film studio. Our main training facilties are at Shepperton Studios, but we have additional facilities at Pinewood.


Working with celebrities means keeping their makeup and hair looking as it should - on and off-set.

Film, TV & Stage

The options for makeup artists working in film and TV are endless. Sci-fi movie set, west end stage show or favourite soap?

Productions Our Graduates Have Worked On

Get in Touch 

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The Best MakeUp Artist Training

Are you seeking a really varied and enjoyable job behind the scenes in the entertainment business? Take a close look at our makeup artist training. For nearly 3 decades the people behind Brushstroke makeup training have been running courses that help people create successful careers as artists in film, TV, stage and fashion. (The list of productions that our students and tutors have worked on over the years is too long to feature on this website but you’ll find notable productions on Our Students page).

Makeup artists play an important role in the success of a production helping directors, designers and performers realise their vision. Your chance to be part of it starts here – with the very best makeup artist training at Brushstroke.

Insightful and in-depth Training

We have a reputation for insightful and in-depth makeup artist training that turns our students into sharp and versatile professionals. Brushstroke professional training is of the very highest standard delivered by our tutors who are themselves professional makeup artists working in different parts of the entertainment world. Our students receive the amount of relevant practical, hands-on teaching that only a specialist training provider such as Brushstroke can provide.

As one of our makeup students, Katharine Scott says: “I know that without the sound teaching and continued support from everyone at Brushstroke, I would not be as confident as I am in my chosen career.”

Get on the Credits List

Our makeup artist training will give you every opportunity to get on the credits of some of the biggest films and most-loved TV programmes – just like many of our tutors and students. This includes international students who benefit from Brushstroke training through our diploma courses and short courses. Our purpose-built makeup training facilities are the largest in the UK and Europe and located within the dynamic film complex of Shepperton Studios. So you’ll be immersed in the world of entertainment right from the start.

A varied career and a good living awaits you as a school leaver or career changer. All you need is enthusiasm, a willingness to succeed. And of course Brushstroke makeup artist training.

Our Tutors

Proper professional training from our tutors will set you on the road to becoming a skilled makeup artist.

Leaving School?

Leaving school at 16 means you can train as a makeup artist with Brushstroke.

Changing Career?

Changing career to become a makeup artist is within your reach - with Brushstroke training behind you.

Makeup Artist Roles

Makeup artist roles differ depending on the industry - which one fits you?


Makeup qualifications and the best training for the entertainment industry.

Our Students

See what our students are working on once they leave Brushstroke


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