Make-up School, Birmingham, UK

The Academy offers exceptional yet affordable training in all aspects of hair design and makeup. All students receive personal attention from Veronica, who is still very much active in the industry, having worked this year with Paul Bettany on the hair and makeup design for the TV series 'Manhunt: Unabomber'.

The Academy offers two 16-week Intensive Set Ready courses per year aimed at beginners and improvers. We offer one day Taster sessions and also regular, free Open Days for anyone wanting to find out more.

MAKUP boasts an incredible track record as all graduates to date have received extensive work experience in TV, film and theatre. In addition, two alumni have won National Competitions and one has been accepted on the Creative Skillset HETV trainee finder scheme.

The MAKUP Academy has been awarded 'Best Effects Makeup Training Provider - UK & LUX Excellence Award for Period Hair & Makeup Styling - UK. in the LUX Intl Health, Beauty & Wellness Awards 2017.

award winning makeup artist

Why MAKUP Academy?

  • All of the training at MAKUP is practical because Veronica feels strongly that being a makeup artist is a practical vocation
  • MAKUP doesn’t just have a celebrity award-winning makeup artist attached, Veronica is the founder and primary trainer at MAKUP
  • MAKUP is more affordable than any other course. Veronica is able to provide this level of training so inexpensively because she does most of the training herself and does not have the overheads incurred in employing a team of trainers
  • A 16 week course at MAKUP costs only £7,995
  • Competitors’ prices range from £2,000-£4,500 more for less time spent training
  • Students benefit directly from Veronica’s award-winning experience, reputation and industry contacts
  • MAKUP provides a small teaching environment of only 8-10 students per class
  • Continual days spent training on the same module ensure retention and progression. There is no need to pack up your station, it is your’s for the duration of the course
  • To succeed, a professional media makeup artist needs a broad set of skills plus our Triple A Star training – focussing on *Ability, *Aptitude and *Attitude

“I’ve worked with Veronica for over ten years, during which time she has created some extraordinary makeups for me. It has been a great loss for me that she has left the business, but it will be a great gain for any serious student of film makeup.”

Paul Bettany (2014)