Makeup Courses Birmingham

The MAKUP Academy offers exceptional yet affordable training in all aspects of hair design and makeup for film and TV. Veronica McAleer, the internationally-acclaimed founder, originally trained in makeup and hair design at BBC Pebble Mill in Birmingham. She has worked on over 40 films and countless television programmes. Veronica has designed hair and makeup for 26 feature films working with actors such as Dame Judi Dench, Michael Caine, Keira Knightly, Colin Firth and Jennifer Connolly.

Veronica’s level of expertise means that she truly is the best possible teacher in this field at the moment. Now is a golden opportunity for serious students of film and TV makeup to be trained in Birmingham by the BBC-bred expert.

In 2016, Veronica decided to downscale her on-set work and to set up the MAKUP Academy in The Custard Factory, Digbeth. The Custard Factory is the most powerful collection of creative and digital businesses, independent retailers and event venues outside London. Along with its sister project, Fazeley Studios, it forms the heart of Birmingham’s creative and digital district.

MAKUP provides top-quality, intensive and above all practical makeup artist courses in Birmingham. Students receive professional portfolios when they graduate, unique training on set etiquette and continuity skills, and relevant industry work experience. All of these features further enhance the students’ prospective career opportunities.

At the MAKUP Academy Veronica also provides the most cost-effective hair and makeup courses in Birmingham and the UK. Other organisations providing similar professional makeup courses yet charge between £2,000-£4,500 more for 1-2 weeks’ less training. These organisations are based around the country and many are not as centrally-located, nor easily accessible as Birmingham, where the MAKUP Academy is based.

MAKUP delivers: free Careers Talks at Birmingham schools or colleges with demonstrations and cost-effective Student Workshops. We also regularly run free Open Days and inexpensive Taster Courses.

For example, as part of their Behind-The-Scenes industry interaction programme – which enables young people from all backgrounds to have access to a creative professional – students from Lyndon School in Solihull, welcomed Veronica into their school last year. Lyndon School teacher Mr Spurr spoke after the visit “The workshop was a really unique occasion to be a part of. It allowed our students to peak behind the curtain to see one of the many creative jobs that can be found in the film industry. A number of students have expressed an interest in pursuing a career in ‘practical crafts’ in films, with make-up being a popular one.” Hearing Veronica’s tales from inside Hollywood, coupled with the hands-on workshop, the students had a great introductory taste of life as a make-up artist.

Our Birmingham based makeup training courses are ideal for anyone considering a career as a professional makeup artist, or looking to build on the skills they already have. Our 16 week Intensive Set Ready Course offers essential makeup training by Veronica, an award-winning industry expert. By studying The Art of Illusion – Blood and SFX, Introduction to Prosthetics, Period Makeup, Hair and Wigs, Facial Hair and Knotting, Haircutting, Blow-Drying and Mens Barbering, Contemporary Hair and Makeup and vital Set Etiquette pupils learn everything they need to know to start work immediately on-set.

Get in touch with us and register today.