MAKUP founder Veronica McAleer is an internationally acclaimed, Oscar nominated and Emmy award winning Makeup and Hair Designer.

Veronica McAleer

Veronica McAleer


The MAKUP Academy for Film & Media Makeup offers exceptional yet affordable training in all aspects of hair and makeup design for film and TV. All students receive personal attention from Veronica McAleer, the internationally-acclaimed, twice Oscar nominated, Emmy and RTS award-winning founder.

With over 40 feature films under her belt on big budget movies such as Shakespeare in Love’, ‘The Da Vinci Code’, ‘The Tourist’ and ‘Assassins Creed and working relationships with actors such as Dame Judi Dench, Michael Caine, Keira Knightly, Colin Firth and Jennifer Connolly, Anne Hathaway and Paul Bettany’; 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 by the BBC-bred expert.

Why Choose MAKUP

  • 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

Benefits That Matter

  • A free set of makeup brushes
  • 7 professional digital portfolio images
  • an online CV template, so you can start your new career straight away
  • Automatic registration with MAKUP The Agency
  • Guaranteed work experience – Veronica’s students are currently receiving weeks of practical work experience in film, TV and theatre – much more than many similar organisations offer (many will promise, at best, one day)
  • Mentoring and aftercare – which is frequently not available after a student has left
  • References and referrals are all part of our support

Our Mission

  • We will provide you with the best possible training
  • We will always have your best interests at heart
  • We want you to succeed

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