Short Makeup 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.

About Our Short Courses

We’ve created our short make-up courses specifically for people at different stages in their life and career. 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 7 Month 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 7 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. Our 7 Month Make-Up and Hair course is well suited to international students because it offers 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

Professional training from our tutors and BTEC and ITEC assessors will set you on the road to becoming a skilled makeup artist.

Longcross Studios

Our South London training facilities at Longcross Studios creates exactly the right kind of environment for makeup training.

Elstree Studios

Our North London training facilities at Elstree Studios is right at the centre of the UK’s film industry – making this a great place to train.


If you have any questions about our makeup courses, we’re happy to help. Click below to see our FAQ section or call our head office.