6 Month Make-up & Hair

The Brushstroke 6 Month Make-Up and Hair Course is a great introduction to the basic techniques used in film, TV, stage and fashion.

Next course: 2019

Start date: 23 April 2019

6 Month Make-up & Hair

The Brushstroke 6 Month Make-Up and Hair Course is a great introduction to the basic techniques used in film, TV, stage and fashion.

Next course: 2018 – 2019

Start date: 23 April 2019

Fast-paced 6 Month Make-Up and Hair Course 

Our fast-paced 6 Month Make-Up and Hair Course covers an impressive range of skills in a short space of time. It’s an intensive course that will prepare you for working in film and TV with some attention to key fashion skills. This is perfect training for time-pressed students particularly non-EU internationals – more details on our short make-up courses page.

The syllabus comprises 4 key training areas:

Media Make-Up and Hair 

This is the major part of our 6 Month Make-Up and Hair Course because we teach the most important ‘media’ techniques you’ll need to work in film, TV and stage. You’ll create an iconic look across each key period, gain proficiency with bald caps, and work with wigs  head wraps and facial hair pieces. There’s also an introduction to special effects and prosthetics as well as important business studies – from script breakdown and continuity to finding work through CV development.

Airbrushing and Editorial Techniques 

The techniques we teach in this part of the 6 Month Make-Up and Hair Course are for editorial, fashion-related work. Students learn spray brush control for full make-up application including maintenance of the equipment itself.

Basic Hairdressing and Styling 

A part of our commitment to creating fully rounded make-up artists, this part of the syllabus focuses on men’s and women’s hairdressing and styling. Included are cutting, finishing, applying hair extensions and equipment care.

Direct Applied SFX Make-Up

Having learnt the basics of SFX in the media make-up part of the course, students are taught to create a variety of wounds and injuries using more advanced direct applied techniques.

More short course options:

3 Month
Fashion Make-Up & Hair

Editorial, session styling and bridal - just 3 of the modules on this course.

4 Month
Media Make-Up & Hair

A focus on skills aimed at the TV, film and stage industries.

5 Month
Make-Up & Hair

Ideal for students wanting to concentrate on working with celebrities and fashion.

Course Dates

23 April 2019 to 4 October 2019




Course Checklist

Course: Make-Up and Hair

Duration: 6 months

Times: Monday-Friday, 10.30-16.00

Complementary equipment: Brushstroke Make-Up and Hair Kit

Fees: £12,500 (deposit £3,000) balance of fees due four weeks before course commencing

Study progression: 1 Year Hairdressing, Barbering & Colouring (ITEC) or 2 Month Barbering (ITEC) or 3 Month Fashion


Check out all our BTEC and ITEC Make-Up & Hair courses.

Get in Touch 

Please complete the enquiry form and we’ll be in touch promptly. We can give you more information over the telephone or send you a prospectus. Best of all, we’d like to arrange for you to visit us, have a tour round our facilities and discuss more about the course options open to you.


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Our Tutors

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

Make-Up Artist Roles

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

Shepperton Studios

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

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