Elstree Studios

(North London Academy)

Located 10 minutes walking distance from the Borehamwood train station, our North London Facilities are ideal for our makeup students on our Makeup Courses with National and International Qualifications

BTEC (Level 3 Diploma), ITEC (Level 3 Diploma), VTCT (Level 2 Diploma), and BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND Level 5)

Celebrating 31 Years of Professional Makeup

Next Makeup Course Start Dates:

Elstree Studios: 2-year BTEC/ITEC Makeup Course starts 26 September 2022.

7-month ITEC Makeup Course starts 07 February 2022

Longcross Studios: 2 year BTEC/ITEC Makeup Course starts 03 October 2022.

7-month ITEC Makeup Course starts 12 September 2022

We’re showing prospective students around for enrolment in 2022 and 2023. To book call:
01344 635522

“Brushstroke Open New Training Facilities at Elstree Studios…” 

Read the full press release:→ find out more

Our premises within Elstree followed by Longcross.

About Elstree Studios

Elstree has a long and glorious history in film and TV with films dating back to the 1920s. It is the birthplace of the Starwars Trilogy and host to epics like Indiana Jones and home to some of the most well-known shows on British television including Little Mix The SearchDancing on IceThe Crown, Strictly Come Dancing, The Voice, The Voice Kids, Celebrity Juice, A League of Their Own, The Chase, Pointless, Room 101, Have I Got News For You? and many others.  With such a close connection to film and TV, is easy to see why Elstree studios is the perfect setting for Brushstroke’s makeup training facilities. Training with us at Elstree studios you will immerse yourself with the best-in-class right here, at the heart of all the action.

bbc collaboration

Brushstroke now in collaboration with the BBC encouraging diversity within the makeup television industry through a training scheme.

 “Elstree Studios is pleased to welcome Brushstroke Makeup and Hair Academy to the Elstree Studios production village. It provides a great opportunity for aspiring Makeup Artists or Hair Stylists to be trained at the famous Studios”.

See The Press Release

Elstree Studios Showreel Highlights

John Maxwell Building – 2nd Floor

Our training facilities are located on the second floor the Maxwell building. The building includes a wig room, main office, and training facilities. The studio have canteen and bar facilities on site for students. The courses that run from this facility are the 7-month makeup and hair course, 2-year BTEC Makeup and Hair course and the HND Level 5 Diploma Course. 

Brushstroke’s makeup and hair courses offer more practical hours training that Universities do. They also offer industry-standard certification (see student’s achievements).

Makeup Courses Offered At Our North London Academy:

Our North London facilities at Elstree Film & TV studios are taking on students for 2021. This is a great way to immerse yourself in a world-famous film studio environment. As the number 1 film studio in the UK, it’s a great place to learn new skills within our facilities.

Getting to Elstree Studios 

Based within the town of Borehamwood, surrounded by a buzz of activity from restaurants and shops, Elstree Studios has been the home to some of the most successful enduring films and television since 1926. Travelling to Elstree studios is quick and easily accessible from surrounding areas also Central and north London.

Getting To Elstree

By Air

Excellent motorway links to the international airports Heathrow, Gatwick, Stanstead and Luton along with the local airfield at Elstree.

By Rail
Fast service from central London (Farringdon and Kings Cross) to Elstree and Borehamwood Station.

By Road
Nearby links with  motorways, M1 (junction 6A), M25 (junction 23) A1 (1 mile), giving easy access to all parts of the country, airports and cross-channel routes to Europe.


Elstree Studios

Parking and Accommodation at Elstree Film & TV Studios


Students have the option to purchase short term or long term parking permits at Tesco www.yourparkingspace.co.uk which is next door to Elstree studios this is only a 2 minute walk away. Also, there is free daily parking for up to 3 hours.

Hotels and Accommodation:

You can book hotels and accommodation on the following websites:

Brushstroke Makeup Academy 2021-22 Prospectus

Makeup and Hair Diploma Courses

HND Level 5 Diploma: Performing Arts- Makeup

7 Month Makeup & Hair Course (ITEC Level 3 Diploma)

1 Year Hairdressing, Barbering & Colouring VTCT Level 2 Diploma

2 Year Makeup & Hair Course (BTEC/ITEC Level 3 Diploma)