Longcross Studios

(South London Academy)

Located 30 seconds walking distance from the Longcross train station our South London Academy is 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 Studios2-year BTEC/ITEC Makeup Course starts on 26 September 2022

7-month ITEC Makeup Course starts on 07 February 2022

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

7-month ITEC Makeup Course starts on 12 September 2022

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

Our premises within Longcross followed by Elstree.

About Longcross Studios

Longcross Studios was established in January 2006. The film studios have achieved remarkable success with blockbuster productions such as Batman 2020, Death on the Nile, Mission Impossible, Murder on the Orient Express, Doctor Strange, Fast & Furious 6, Captain Phillips, World War Z,  Call The Midwife, John Carter, and The legendary James Bond Skyfall. Longcross Studios has some of the largest stages and workshops in the UK used for creating blockbuster sets. There are a variety of back lots which make exceptional space for special effects in feature films. The Slip Pad measuring 150 feet in diameter was used for the Clash of the Titans set. There is also a straight and level road (400 meters in length) used extensively for SFX vehicle testing and the construction of film sets.

bbc collaboration

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

Building 12, Longcross Film Studios

It has been our long-term aim to expand and offer Brushstroke Makeup Academies in both the north and south of London. Our decision to move to Longcross Film Studios, one of the UK’s large film studios, is part of that aim. Our new home at Building 12, Longcross Film Studios (South London academy) provides students with plenty of space to practice with a larger self-contained building than our previous facilities at Shepperton. Students also benefit from direct access to the academy from Longcross railway platform on the Reading to Waterloo line, via the studio security turnstile and straight into the studios, with a 30-second walk to the Brushstroke building.

Longcross Studios Key Stats

  • Film stages ranging from 4,225 to 42,000 sq ft
  • 200 acres of backlot
  • 2¼ mile test track
  • 150-year-old manor house 
  • Nine-hole golf course
  • Off-road course and high incline slopes
  • 120 offices, workshops, and costume storerooms

Getting to Longcross Studios 

Longcross Studios is easily accessible from London and surrounding areas.  Whether you’re traveling in by car or using public transport you’ll find very easy getting here.

Getting To Longcross By Car From London On the M3

1. At junction 2, exit onto M25 toward A320/Gatwick Airport/Woking/M23
2. Exit M25 at junction 11, exit toward A320/Chertsey/Woking
3. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto St. Peter’s Way/A317
4. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Guildford Rd/A320
Go through 1 roundabout
5. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Holloway Hill/B386
Continue to follow B386
6. Turn right onto Kitsmead Ln
7. Turn left onto Chobham Ln

Traveling to Longcross By Train

The train service to Longcross studios brings you right to Brushstroke’s training facilities (you can see our building behind the South Western Railway Train in the picture). It’s a quick journey from London.  Below are some common traveling times:

  • Hammersmith: approximately 1 hour
  • Waterloo: approximately 46 minutes
  • Richmond: approximately 30 minutes
  • Reading: approximately 34 minutes
  • Staines: approximately 12 minutes

Students staying at our student accommodation, all you will have to do is take the train from Staines train station to Longcross station. It’s 3 stops away with direct access from the platform via the studio’s security turnstile and the school is directly opposite. For those of you driving, Longcross is situated the other side to Chertsey to Shepperton Studios (our former home for 30 years) and is easier by road with access from the M3, M25 and A roads. There is ample free car parking within the studios.

Brushstroke Makeup Academy 2021-22 Prospectus

Makeup Courses At Longcross Studios

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

1 Year Hairdressing, Barbering & Colouring ITEC Level 2 Diploma

✨ Last few spaces remaining on our 7-month ITEC Make-up and Hair Course starting on 7 February 2022 and short module courses at Elstree Studios Contact Us
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