Surrey Makeup Courses

Longcross Studios, Surrey

Welcome to Brushstroke Makeup Academy, Surrey’s leading makeup school with top makeup courses for aspiring makeup artists. Located at Longcross Studios, home of NETFLIX, Brushstroke is the only makeup academy within the studio grounds. For 34 years we’ve provided unrivalled professional training in hair and makeup courses. Join us to embark on a journey to transform your passion into a successful career.

Why Take a Make up Course at Our Surrey Academy?

Located right at the centre of Surrey’s filmmaking scene, Brushstroke Makeup Academy at Longcross Studios opens doors to aspiring makeup artists. Only a stone’s throw away from the surrounding areas of Woking, Guildford, and Crawley, Longcross Studios positions you right at the centre of Surrey’s glamourous film and cinematic scene. Our academy offers an extraordinary chance to learn and thrive within an actual film studio atmosphere, surrounded by the dynamism of live productions.

Longcross is perfectly positioned for students travelling in from surrounding areas with its easy connectivity to major transportation routes, ensuring a hassle-free commute. Towns like Woking (roughly 20 minutes by car), Guildford (about 25 minutes by car), and Staines-upon-Thames (just 15 minutes by car) lie in close proximity, making Brushstroke Academy a go-to training institution for budding makeup artists within the area. The convenience of public transport further bolsters accessibility to our academy, cementing our position as the ideal place for immersive learning in makeup, beauty, and special effects against the backdrop of a genuine film studio setting.

Makeup Courses in Surrey
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Our Surrey Makeup Courses

We’re known for our accredited makeup courses, which not all makeup institutions offer. We also offer one of the most comprehensive makeup courses in the UK with our two-year BTEC Level 3 Makeup & Hair Diploma Course, the most prestigious course we offer, designed for individuals aiming to elevate their education in makeup and hair artistry. Ideal for students aged 16 and above, this course serves as an ideal progression from school, college, or university. Offering an intensive, hands-on learning experience, the course covers a wide range of subjects, including:

  • Period makeup and hair, exploring styles from various decades
  • Special effects makeup and prosthetics, crafting and applying facial hair and wigs
  • Advanced techniques in airbrushing, haircutting, and styling
  • Bridal makeup, afro hair styling, and fashion and photographic makeup and hair

Those who enrol will benefit from the unique opportunity to learn and practice in a real film studio environment, gaining invaluable insights into the industry. The course’s structure ensures a comprehensive understanding of both the creative and technical aspects of makeup and hair artistry, preparing students for a successful career in film, TV, theatre, and fashion. Here’s a few links to our courses:

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What are Professional Makeup Courses?

Why Choose Longcross Studios for Your Makeup Training?

Our make up courses provide industry-relevant training and are 100% tailored to the needs of the film, TV, stage, and fashion industries, ensuring students acquire skills that are in high demand.

Professional Environment: Training at Longcross Studios allows students to experience the dynamics of a live film set, enhancing their learning with real-world insights.

A Comprehensive Curriculum: The two-year BTEC program at Longcross offers a depth and breadth of knowledge unmatched by shorter courses, including optional qualifications such as the HNC Level 4 Certificate and ITEC Level 3 Diploma.

Aftercare and Support: Brushstroke Makeup School is committed to the success of our students beyond graduation. Our aftercare support includes opportunities to refresh skills and guidance on navigating the industry.

Brushstroke Building at Longcross Film Studios, Surrey

Student Testimonials

Absolutely loving my time so far at Brushstroke! I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do as a career but after coming to the open day I instantly knew. Never been happier to be here on the 2-year course. Definitely recommend to anyone who is looking to start a career in hair and makeup. The tutors are lovely and you make so many new friends along the way. Such a positive and supportive atmosphere in the studios!


2 Year BTEC Makeup and Hair Course

I attended the 7-month Makeup and Hair course at Brushstroke Academy, based at Longcross Studios and I loved every day of the course. The environment at the college is so welcoming and friendly, making it a great place to study. All the tutors are very encouraging and supportive throughout the course and I learnt so much from their expert knowledge and experience. Once I had completed the course the help and support I received from the tutors finding work has been amazing! I would highly recommend the courses at Brushstroke for anyone looking for a career in the Hair and Makeup Industry.

7 month ITEC Make-up & Hair Course

Graduate Success Stories

At Brushstroke Makeup Academy, we’ve always believed in the transformative power of high-quality training in launching successful careers. The accomplishments of our graduates are a real proof of this. Many of our students have left feeling a profound impact of our courses on their professional journeys. From working on makeup sets of major film productions to the creative backstage of West End theatres and the high-paced environment of fashion shoots, our alumni have made their mark across the spectrum of the makeup and hair industry.

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Enrolment & Contact Information

Spaces for our diploma courses commencing in 2024 are limited and filling up quickly. To secure your position or to schedule a visit to our academy please reach out to us at +44 (0) 1344 635 522 or via email at [email protected].

At Brushstroke we have a legacy of nurturing talent, and a track record of successful training and placements in hair and makeup. We also offer more training hours than most university courses and our students are taught by tutors who have outstanding experience in film, TV, stage, and fashion. To boot we also have some rather excellent reviews on Google from former students.

In a phrase, Brushstroke Makeup Academy is more than just a makeup academy – it’s a gateway to your future in the creative industries.

If it’s the best in-class training you’re after, then we would love you to join us for the 2-year BTEC Makeup and Hair Course, starting 30 September 2024 at Longcross Studios or 23 September 2024 at Elstree Studios.

Take a Look at Our 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)