Elstree Studios

(North London Academy

Located a 10 minutes walking distance from the train station. Our North London Facilities is ideal for makeup students on the

2 year BTEC, 1 year hairdressing VTCT and 7 month ITEC diploma courses.

Next Course Start Dates:

Longcross Studios 2 year BTEC/ITEC course starts November 30th, 2020.
7-month starts on 20th Sept 2021 (19th October fully booked. Modules available).

Elstree Studios. 2-year BTEC/ITEC  course starts on September 27th. 2021
7-month ITEC course starts:  8th March 2021

Open during half term for prospective students considering training 2020/21

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. 

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

Elstree Studios Showreel Highlights

John Maxwell Building – First Floor

Our training facilities are located on the first 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 2-year makeup course. 

Courses At Elstree Studios

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. We are currently taking bookings and accepting 50% deposit payments for 2021.

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.


Brushstroke Makeup Academy 2020-21 Prospectus

Get In Touch


Please complete the inquiry form and we’ll be in touch. We can give you more information over the phone and send you a prospectus. We would also love to show you around our facilities and discuss more about the course options available to you.

2 Year Makeup & Hair Course (ITEC Level 3 Diploma

1 Year Hairdressing, Barbering & Colouring ITEC Level 2 Diploma