Makeup and Hair Course for International Students in London, UK

6 Month ITEC Level 3 Diploma

This course is for international (overseas) students only

Enrolling now for Longcross Studios: 16 September 2024 to 13 March 2025

(course runs for 23 weeks)

(limited spaces available) 


Showing prospective students around (including school holidays) for enrolment in 2024 & 2025. The 2-year BTEC Make up & Hair Course starts 23 September 2024 at Elstree Studios or 30 September 2024 at Longcross Studios.


NOTE: Spaces are limited for diploma courses starting in 2024.

For availability or to book a visit, call +44 (0) 1344 635 522 or email us at [email protected] 


3 - Day Special Effects Taster Course

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Full time practical training within a film studio


6 Month Course Fees (For International Students Only)


Deposit: £2,000

Fees:  Deposit + 4 instalments of £2,250


6 Month Makeup Course Details and Start Dates

Qualification: ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Fashion, Theatre, and Media Make-Up

Duration: 6 months

Longcross Course Dates:

16 September 2024 to 13 March 2025

15 September 2025 to 12 March 2026 

Training times: Monday-Thursday, 10.30-16.00

Students may be required to attend 6* Friday’s for ITEC preparation classes

Fees: Deposit £2,000 followed by four instalments of £2,250. Once we have received your initial deposit of £2,000 we can send you a letter of acceptance for your short term study visa application.

Interest free payment plans are available on all our full time BTEC and ITEC courses.

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

A deposit is required to secure your place, followed by the remaining balance divided into termly payments or instalments spread over the duration of the course.

Included: Brushstroke Make-Up and Hair Kit

Excluded: Make-up brushes, Exam fee, Photographer’s fee (portfolio) and additional equipment (see list)

6 Month Makeup Course Syllabus 

Below are the course modules for our 6 Month ITEC Level 3 Diploma.  Please note that the order of the modules can be subject to change.

The Course Syllabus Includes:

  • Basic makeup and hair techniques for film, TV, and stage
  • Period Makeup and Hair, focusing on one iconic look for each period.
  • Working on each other and using real hair lace wigs, human hair, and training heads
  • Theatrical Makeup and Hair
  • Camouflage make-up including covering tattoos and balancing skin tone
  • Business Skills – continuity, script breakdown, budgeting and CV writing
  • Directly applied make-up special effects techniques using a range of specialist products and flat moulds to create a variety of realistic wounds and injuries.
  • Spray brush control and technique including full make-up application
  • Colour matching, highlighting, contouring, concealing and correcting
  • Maintenance and cleaning of compressor and spray brush
  • Basic fashion make-up techniques
  • Contemporary stylised period make-up and hair techniques
  • Make-up for upcoming seasons and the latest fashion trends
  • Session styling for hair
  • Smokey eyes: working with different shapes and colours
  • Red carpet and celebrity make-up
  • Glamour make-up for photographic, editorial and catwalk
  • Working with different materials and creating different effects ie, feathers and gold leaf
  • Matte, gloss and wet make-up
  • Personal fashion portfolio development
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