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The Central School of Makeup (CSMU) is proudly in association with Backstage Artists Agency.  Backstage Artists are a collective of Senior, Junior and Assistants across Hair, Make-up and Manicure specialising in Beauty, Media and Creative with the inclusion of a Bridal division.  

We're committed to development.  Backstage Artists (BA) was created as a pathway for CSMU students to step forward into the industry with confidence.  We take the time to understand our artists, and work closely with them to build a relationship and develop their artistic talents.

The school offers students - who have completed Foundation Level and Creative//Fashion Training - the opportunity to gain real life experience through the Agency.  With the provision of work experience opportunities and our support, students will gain hands-on experience in multiple environments, building their confidence as they go.

Once an artist is no longer in development, they have the option to join Backstage Artist as a freelance artist. 


Backstage Artists senior artists recent credits, affiliations and placements include working with Suzy Perry and Ortis Deley Birmingham Rep, Baftas, Ricoh Arena, London Fashion Week, Cyssan, ASOS Marketplace, Cyssan.London, Sky Arts, Atlantis Models, Studio Karro, Rambert X Peaky Blinders,  Loreal Talent Acquisition,  Selfridges - Gucci, Charlotte Tilbury, Pat Mcgrath, Harvey Nichols, Vogue Italia, Style Birmingham Magazine, Traycie Allen, Depixym,  Alan Sharman Modelling Agency, Mob Magazine, Birmingham Pride,  Midlands Fashion Awards to name a few.

Alongside the support of the Agency, our student success speaks for itself! We have had numerous graduates from the school now actively working in the industry in retail for brands such as MAC, NARS, Hourglass, Urban Decay and Charlotte Tilbury. We have seen graduates win awards; enter the world of Fashion, Editorial and Commercials; and have since gone on to work for major brands across the UK.  Some graduates are even in-demand celebrity MUA's, on speed-dial for some of the UK's most famous faces.  

We couldn’t be more proud of their success!

Here are just two examples of previous graduates websites who trained with us over the few years.

Naomi Halliday

Sarah Hunston

Jennifer Lee

Steph Morgan

Suzi Gee


Lisa Little

We encourage all our graduates to join the agency on completion of their course and offer full support and guidance to kick start your make-up career!


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