Make-Up Diploma Courses

Professional make-up diploma courses for film, TV, stage and fashion

Brushstroke make-up diploma courses (BTEC and ITEC) will take you from basics to advanced so whatever your interest – special effects, fashion, celebrity, hair, barbering and wigs – you’ll have the right make-up training behind you.

Make-Up Diploma Courses

Professional make-up diploma courses for film, TV, stage and fashion

Brushstroke make-up diploma courses (BTEC and ITEC) will take you from basics to advanced so whatever your interest – special effects, fashion, celebrity, hair, barbering and wigs – you’ll have the right make-up training behind you.

Brushstroke Make-Up Diploma Courses

We offer 4 make-up diploma courses for people wishing to work as professionally trained artists in film, TV, stage and fashion. Whether you are a school leaver or career changer Brushstroke diploma courses can train you to be a successful make-up artist in the entertainment industry. We don’t just focus on make-up – we include hair styling skills too so you can be sure of getting fully rounded and professional training at Brushstroke. For example, our 1 Year Hairdressing and Barbering Course is also an ideal extension to our 2 Year Make-Up and Hair training, thereby developing your skills even more.

Students on our diploma courses train with some of the very best make-up tutors in the business. They leave Brushstroke with wide ranging skills meaning they (and their future employers) can have every confidence in their abilities.

We reveal the details of each syllabus nearer the start of each term time. This ensures we remain right up to date with our training and able to make the best tutor bookings on all our diploma courses.

Your Make-Up and Hair Kit

At the very beginning of each course, we give all our students their own Brushstroke Make-Up and Hair Kit. This means we know that you start off with the key items you need as a make-up student. There is also an additional equipment list (heated rollers, training heads, etc) which students buy separately.

Choose your Brushstroke Diploma Course

Click on the links below to find out more about each Brushstroke diploma course. Then we look forward to hearing from you and arranging a visit to see our facilities and discuss your training options.

2 Year
Make-up & Hair

BTEC, Level 3 Diploma

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

9 Month
Make-Up & Hair

ITEC Level 3 Diploma

The ideal course for those wanting to change career or work round family commitments.

1 Year
Hairdressing & Barbering 

ITEC Level 2 Diploma

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

2 Month
Barbering

ITEC Certificate Level 2

A valuable set of skills for the film, TV, stage and fashion industries.

Brushstroke’s Ready for Work Make-Up and Hair Training

We send our students out into the world ready and prepped as make-up and hair artists. We want them to enjoy themselves and have the confidence in their ability to work in such a busy and demanding industry.This is the 7-point career training that you can expect as a Brushstroke student:

  1. Film, TV, stage and fashion-focused training: skills and techniques we know that students need for a successful career.
  2. Training by specialist tutors: professional, successful artists in their own right currently working in the entertainment business.
  3. Life-long learning: being on hand with support and refresher courses for our students after they qualify.
  4. Well-stocked, purpose-built workshops and make-up training facilities within the working environment of Shepperton Studios.
  5. Portfolios, CV and personal presentation guidance.
  6. Practical business training: tips to help students manage their new working lives.
  7. Real-work experience opportunities through our working tutors and industry contacts.

Brushstroke is accredited by

Looking for short Make-Up Courses?

We have a range of short make-up courses. Start with our ‘taster’ make-up and hair training courses to get you more acquainted with the kind of techniques you’ll need. Or you can top up or add to your existing skill-set with our refresher courses.

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.

Make-Up Artist Roles

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

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