The Iver Make-up Academy is based in the heart of Pinewood Studios, and is the leading industry based, independent Training School for Make-up, Hair and SFX Artists.
We are the only independent makeup school in the UK to be ScreenSkills Accredited. ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills body for the UK's screen-based industries. The aim is simple; to give our students access to the newest techniques and skills required to carve a professional career in their chosen field.
We are the sole Make-up Academy, whose students have been awarded multiple BAFTA Scholarship’s, for training on our Advanced Certificate Course. Students can apply to BAFTA scholarship for bursary up to a maximum of £10,000 towards Tuition fees.
Once you graduate from one of our full-time courses, you will be signed up with our agency, where we’ll help you to find work experience, short placements or paid work to consolidate your skills and get hands-on work in real industry roles. Our agency team offers this service free of charge to all Iver Make-up Academy graduates, and it is available to our current and previous students for as long as they need it!
Certificate in Make-up and Hair Artistry – 12 weeks
Our 12 week beginner’s certificate course in HDTV, film and theatre make-up and hair. This course excludes haircutting and barbering.
Foundation Certificate in Make-up and Hair Artistry – 14 Weeks
Our introductory training course covering HDTV, film and theatre make-up and hair, along with hairdressing and barbering techniques.
Intermediate Certificate in Make-up and Hair Artistry – 21 weeks
Our intermediate training course for HDTV, film, theatre, fashion & prosthetics make-up and hair, along with portfolio building & filming experience.
Advanced Certificate in Make-up and Hair Artistry – 30 weeks
Our most advanced Certificate course provides fully comprehensive training in all aspects of make-up, hair and prosthetics for HDTV, film, theatre and fashion combined with portfolio building and in-house filming experience.