Short Make-Up Courses

Dynamic short make-up courses for film, TV, stage and fashion

Short makeup courses for people new to the industry and those wishing to top up their skills.

Short Make-Up Courses

Dynamic short make-up courses for film, TV, stage and fashion

Short make-up courses for people new to the industry and those wishing to top up their skills.

Brushstroke Short Courses for Make-Up and Hair Artists

We’ve created our short make-up courses specifically for people at different stages in their life and career. Some are like taster courses such as the 4 Month Media Make-Up and Hair because they’re perfect for people new to the wonders of make-up and hair artistry. Be warned though, you’ll be so motivated by these short make-up courses you’ll want to join a longer one straightaway after!

We have more specialist courses – for example the 3 Month Fashion Make-Up and Hair. These short make-up courses concentrate on specific skills and techniques so they’re ideal for people already working as artists in the industry and wanting to stay at the top of their game. It’s important to broaden your skills as a make-up artist – for Jo Chang, Brushstroke’s 6 Month Make-Up and Hair course was an important step towards helping her break into different parts of the industry.

International Students

Brushstroke is accredited at Premier status by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC) for its commendable areas of operation.  ASIC is an independent body providing accreditation services for independent, further and higher education colleges. ASIC accreditation helps students and parents make a more informed choice and will also help a school, college, university, training provider or distance education provider, demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high quality institution. 

Our ASIC accreditation means non-EU nationals can apply for a student visitor visa to study on a course in the UK for maximum of 6 months. Students from all over the world choose to study with Brushstroke and benefit from our professional training because they are then ready to work in film, TV, stage and fashion all over the world. Both our 6 Month Make-Up and Hair and 5 Month Make-Up and Hair courses are well suited to international students because they offer basic training within the required timescales.

Your Make-Up and Hair Kit

As with our diploma courses, we give all our students their own Brushstroke Make-Up and Hair Kit – equipping them, right from the start, for a future as professionals in the film, TV, stage and fashion industries. There is also an Additional Equipment list (heated rollers, training heads, etc) which students buy separately.

Looking for more extensive Make-Up and Hair Training?

Our longer courses equip students with the depth of specialist knowledge, practical skills and understanding to help them pursue a career as professional make-up and hair artists. These courses have the added benefit of enabling students to achieve BTEC and ITEC diplomas.

Our Tutors

Proper professional training from our tutors will set you on the road to becoming a skilled makeup artist.

Shepperton Studios

Our head office and main training facilities at Shepperton Studios create exactly the right kind of environment


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