North London Makeup Academy (Elstree Studios)

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 32 Years of Professional Makeup

The 2 year BTEC Make-up and Hair Course is recommended for ages 16+ as a continuation of education from school, college or university.

Enrolling now for our 2 Year BTEC ITEC Diploma Course starting 26th September at Elstree Studios and 3rd October 2022 at Longcross Studios. To book a visit call: +44 (0) 1344 635 522 

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

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 Facilities
Makeup Photoshoot

Makeup Courses Offered At Our North London Academy:

Our North London facilities at Elstree Film & TV studios are taking on students for 2022 and 2023. 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.

In comparison to University, Brushstroke’s make up courses offer more practical hours of training along with industry-standard certification (see student’s achievements).

Brushstroke Make-up and Hair Academy offers interest free payment plans on our full time BTEC and ITEC courses.

You will NOT be required to pay the full fees before the start of the course.

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 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 2022-23 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)