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

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 Course Start Dates:

Elstree Studios:  7-month ITEC Course starts on 7 June 2021 to 16 December 2021
2-year BTEC/ITEC Makeup Course starts 27th September 2021.

Longcross Studios 7-month ITEC course starts on 20th September 2021
2 year BTEC/ITEC makeup course starts 4th October 2021.

We're showing prospective students around for courses starting 2021 and 2022

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 make-up television industry through a training scheme.

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

See The Press Release

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. 

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

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

2 Year Makeup & Hair Course (ITEC Level 3 Diploma

1 Year Hairdressing, Barbering & Colouring ITEC Level 2 Diploma