We are showing prospective students around this March for our 2 Year BTEC & 9 Month ITEC courses 


Shepperton Studios

Our head office and main training facilities at Shepperton Studios create exactly the right kind of environment


Working in fashion as a make-up artist includes shows, photoshoots, online and in print.

SFX Prosthetics

Wounds, scars, bald caps and prosthetics – welcome to the world of special effects make-up.

What could you be working on with Brushstroke training behind you?

Film, TV & Stage

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


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

Pinewood Studios

We have additional facilities at Pinewood Studios

The Best Make-Up Artist Training

Are you seeking a really varied and enjoyable job behind the scenes in the entertainment business? Take a close look at our make-up artist training. For nearly 3 decades the people behind Brushstroke make-up 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).

Make-up 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 make-up artist training at Brushstroke.

Insightful and in-depth Training

We have a reputation for insightful and in-depth make-up 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 make-up 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 make-up 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 make-up 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 make-up 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 make-up artist training.

Our Tutors

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

Leaving School?

Leaving school at 16 means you can train as a make-up artist with Brushstroke.

Changing Career?

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

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Make-Up Artist Roles

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


Make-up 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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