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Foundation Level
The first and most important part of learning anything new is the Foundation Level. All new aspiring make-up artists will need to know the basic and classic styles of make-up in order to progress their skills on to more advanced or creative techniques.
During this 2 Week Monday – Friday, 10 Week Saturday, 10 Week Sunday, 10 Week Monday or 9 Week Wednesday Evening you will learn many of the key stages to Make-up Artistry and more. You will learn the art of Day Make-up, Evening, Smokey Eyes, Vintage, Bridal, Contouring & Highlighting, False Lashes, Colour Theory, Business & Freelance Advice, Health & Safety, Skin Analysis plus all the fundamental application techniques.
Your teacher will guide you through each process, enabling you to become competent in make-up to Bridal Artistry level, Cosmetic Retail Artistry and/or Freelance Make-up.
Our courses are designed to be less theoretical and more ‘hands-on’ meaning delegates will be practicing their new skills and looks daily, working on each other during afternoon workshops after a morning of demonstrations by specialist fully teacher trained make-up lecturers. At the end of your course you will be examined by an International Make-up Association Examiner to gain the prestigious IMA qualification.
2 Weeks
Full Time

20/03/17 - 31/03/17

05/06/17 - 16/06/17

07/08/17 - 18/08/17

11/09/17 - 22/09/17

20/11/17 - 01/12/17

Mon - Fri
10.00am - 5.00pm

Cost: £880
Deposit: £176


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10 Weeks
Saturdays

29/04/17 - 01/07/17

09/09/17 - 10/11/17

Saturdays
10.00am - 4.30pm

Cost: £815
Deposit: £163


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10 Weeks
Sundays

02/04/17 - 25/06/17

24/09/17 - 26/11/17

Sundays
10.00am - 4.30pm

Cost: £815
Deposit: £163


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10 Weeks
Mondays

20/03/17 - 12/06/17

*Excluding Easter Monday and May day Bank Holidays

Mondays
10.00am - 5.00pm

Cost: £880
Deposit: £176


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9 Weeks
(eve)

29/03/17 - 24/05/17

31/05/17 - 26/07/17

06/09/17 - 01/11/17

08/11/17 - 17/01/17

Wednesdays
6.00pm - 9.00pm

Cost: £660
Deposit: £132


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Creative Course, including Professional Photoshoot
Once you have completed the IMA Foundation Level, often graduates wish to strengthen and increase their knowledge and skill by taking the creative make-up course. This includes learning the skillful techniques and looks of fashion, photographic, editorial, catwalk, airbrushing and creative make-up. You will be immersed into this exciting industry. Taught the art by industry specialist guest make-up artists who will inspire you to be your most creative. At this level the guest artists will start to introduce new techniques and products. Such as aqua colours, glitters, pigments, crystals, stencils and feathers. We want you to experience the 'real' world of fashion, therefore we send you on a photoshoot with top fashion and beauty photographer Garazi, models from Birmingham’s most sought after model agency Alan Sharman Ltd and session hairstylists. Kick starting your professional portfolio and gaining you the industry experience whilst still training.
2 Weeks

03/04/17 - 18/04/17

19/06/17 - 30/06/17

25/09/17 - 06/10/17

Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: £1,230
Deposit:£246


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10 Weeks

29/04/17 - 01/07/17

18/11/17 - 27/01/18

10 Saturdays
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Cost: £1,230
Deposit:£246


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Combined Makeup Courses: IMA Foundation Certificate & Creative Course including Photo shoot
If you know that you do not want to limit yourself to just one area of artistry and plan to work in multiple areas of the industry such as Freelance Bridal, Cosmetic Retail, Fashion, Catwalk or on Photoshoots then this exciting and intensive make-up course is for you.
This 4 Week Monday – Friday or 20 Week Saturday incorporates the 2 Week IMA Foundation Level Course or, if taken part time, 10 Week Saturday IMA Foundation Level Course, plus you will then stay on to complete advanced artistry by completing 2 Weeks of Creative Make-up or 10 Week Saturdays Creative Make-up. This is a popular course for those who are serious about a career in the world of Freelance Make-up. Available Monday to Friday for 4 weeks or Saturdays over 20 weeks enabling you to study at a time that suits you.
4 Weeks

20/03/17 - 18/04/17

* Excludes Good Friday, additional day added

05/06/17 - 30/06/17

11/09/17 - 06/10/17

Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: £2,075
Deposit: £415


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20 Weeks

09/09/17 - 03/02/18

20 Saturdays
10:00am - 4:30pm

Cost: £2,075
Deposit: £415


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Combined IMA Foundation Level Make-up & IMA Diploma in Hair Styling
Become Bridal and Freelance ready with this combined Make-up and Hair Styling 3 Week Course. All established Make-up Artists know that having the skill of Hair-up, Blow Drying and Styling will ensure you become ‘in demand’ and increase your earning potential within the industry. This 3 Week course is split into two sections; with two weeks of Make-up Artistry on the IMA Foundation Level Course gaining you the IMA Foundation Level Certificate plus one week of hair styling techniques gaining you the IMA Diploma in Dressing Hair. Not one to be missed if you are considering a career in the largest and fastest growing Wedding industry.
3 Weeks

13/03/17 - 31/03/17

08/05/17 - 26/05/17

Mon - Fri
10.00am - 5.00pm

Cost: £1480
Deposit: £286


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IMA Photographic and Media Make-up Diploma
The complete Artistry Course! Our Eight Week IMA Photographic and Media Make-up Diploma course is designed for those who are seriously considering a career in the high fashion media make-up industry. This course includes all the elements offered in our other courses within one course. If you are looking for an intensive all-encompassing make-up course, then this is the ultimate course for you. It takes you from the beginner’s Foundation level through to Creative skills (with no previous experience required) and onwards to media, film and theatrical make-up, plus the IMA Diploma in Hair. During the eight weeks, you will partake in two photoshoots to kick start your professional portfolio with top fashion and beauty photographer Garazi and professional models from top model agency Alan Sharman. All our make-up courses are designed to give the student as much time applying make-up and hands-on experience as possible. There is no need to undertake a separate foundation module prior to starting this 8 week course as it includes within the first two weeks all the basic elements required. You will spend the first two weeks on Foundation Level, weeks three and four focusing on Creative Make-up, weeks five to seven will be Media, Theatrical, TV & Film and Special Effects. During the final week you will learn the art of Hair Styling. On completion, you will be industry ready and able to offer all key elements of Artistry giving you the chance to build a career around the many areas of the business.
8 Weeks

05/06/17 - 28/07/17

Mon - Fri
10.00am - 5.00pm

Cost: £3,950
Deposit: £790


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IMA Diploma in Dressing Hair
An essential add on course for all new Make-up Artists. This Course is ideal for those who wish to offer the art of hairstyling alongside their make-up artistry. Perfect for Bridal, Fashion, T.V. & Film, client based or for those who are currently hairdressers, yet feel that they need to fill the growing demand for hair-up either for their freelance work or salon environment. Learn ‘on-trend’ Hair-ups, Blow Drying, Instagram worthy Hair Styling and more. Increase your earning potential, become in demand within the industry and add another service to your freelance business.
*Please note: No previous hair experience is necessary for this course. This course will not include cutting and colouring.
5 Days

13/03/17 - 17/03/17

08/05/17 - 12/05/17

24/07/17 - 28/07/17

30/10/17 - 03/11/17

Mon - Fri

10.00am - 5.00pm

Cost: £600
Deposit: £120


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One-to-one Bespoke Session
If you are looking to simply gain the skills to apply your own make-up, build confidence, try out new looks or discover make-up for the first time then this tailor-made session is for you. You will spend two hours in the privacy of our professional make-up studios with just you and a teacher, with full use of all our beautiful premium branded products such as Chanel, Dior, Estee Lauder, MAC, Nars and many more. The session is bespoke to you and can cover a variety of key looks for you to apply to yourself. From celebrity contouring to the art of the smokey eyes, evening make-up, DIY bridal make-up, vintage eyeliner, mature beauty, teenage beauty, new trends, make-up refreshers. After a consultation, you will be guided by our expert Make-up lecturer on your chosen look and be offered advice and help to select the correct products for your make-up bag, colour matching and much more. This makes the ideal Make-up Lovers gift or perfect pick me up treat to yourself.
2 Hours By arrangement By arrangement

Cost: £130


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