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The Central School of Make Up

// IMA 5 W E E K // Beauty, Fashion, Photography & Hair - Deposit Paid Today

£790.00 GBP

Course fee | £3,110 Deposit | £622 Type | Full Time Course Time | 8 Weeks

The complete Make-up Artistry Course.  

Next dates:  31st January 2022 - 11th March 2022

This course is ideal for anyone who is considering building a career in Beauty & Bridal and in the more commercial area of fashion and beauty make-up, such as photography and runway.  You will learn everything from how to create flawless skin to hairstyling techniques, through to the more creative style of fashion make-up. 

There is an emphasis on building a strong technical ability in the application, attention to detail and good product knowledge.

This course includes all of the elements offered in our 10 Week Diploma, with the exception of Special Effects and Theatre based make-up. If you are looking for an intensive all-encompassing make-up course, then this is the ultimate course for you.

On entry into the course, we will take you from the beginner’s Foundation level through to Hair  (with no previous experience required) and onwards to Creative skills. All of 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 5-week course as it includes within the first two weeks all the basic elements required.

 Over the following weeks students will spend each day under the instruction of top specialist make-up artists who will be handing over all the latest techniques and looks in various aspects of high fashion, photographic and media make-up.

The creative curriculum covers; high fashion/editorial, photographic and catwalk looks, followed by TV, film, black & white, fantasy, body painting, airbrushing, burlesque/vintage, modern Asian bridal.

You will also have five days in dressing hair with a hair session stylist for up-styles, bridal, events, occasions and shoots including blow-drying techniques and platting.

During this all-encompassing course you will take part in both a colour and monochrome photographic shoot on an agency model and shot by our professional fashion photographer Garazi to help start off your portfolio.

You will also be invited to other work experience opportunities, where you will be assisting or responsible for preparing models on set.

You will need to take photographic evidence of your work daily, therefore you will need a good camera on your smart phone, or a digital camera.

*All premium branded and professional products are supplied in the studio for your course. We use brands such as MAC, Kryolan, Glossier, Make-Up For Ever, Chanel, Dior, NARS, Charlotte Tilbury and more. All equipment, products, skincare, disposables and hygiene products are provided for you.

Additional Information

You will be invoiced the remaining balance of £2488 14 days prior to your course start date. 

Payment Plans are available (spread across 3 payments) or Interest-Free (spread across 12 months).  Contact us to find out more information. 

Please ensure that you read the Terms & Conditions and complete the booking form prior to paying your deposit.

For information about our Covid policies or our FAQ Covid questions click here.

*During this course you will be invited to an exclusive MAC event whereby you will receive an elevated 35% Pro Discount whilst in store.

Terms and Conditions apply.

**The course does not include hair cutting or colouring.

Course dates and Timetable
Day of week Times Start Finish
Monday - Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm 31/01/22 11/03/22
*Please note all students will break for half term 21st February for one week.

Tools of the trade & product knowledge

Cleansing procedures

Hygiene and safety

Skin analysis, face shapes and skin tones

Colour-correcting and concealing

Warming and cooling colours (the colour wheel)

Correct application and choice of foundation

Highlighting, Contouring plus the use of blushers

Achieving perfect lips

Application and blending of eye make-up

Day Make-up

Evening Make-up

Smokey Eyes

Vintage Make-up

Bridal Make-up

Application of eyeliners (liquid, cake, crayon and kohl)

Eyebrow shaping

The application of false eyelashes both individual & strip

Client consultation techniques

Building your make-up kit

Creative Level

High Fashion/Catwalk/Creative


Airbrushing (2 days)

Studio Photo Shoot


Modern Asian Bridal (Cut Crease)

Pop Art & Aqua colour

Colour Photoshoot

Photographic & Media

Show girl/Drag

Concept makeup


Body painting/Face painting


Monochrome photo


Period makeup (1960’s, 


Hygiene and Safety

Structure of the hair

Use of equipment

Product training

Plaits – Three Strand and Fish Tail (Catwalk looks)


Basic Blow

Drying techniques

Advanced Blow Drying to create root lift and curl

Roller set and Root movement theory

Pin and Rag curl sets


Pony Tails

Tonging / electrical curling, and different methods

Finishing of hair plus texturing

Twisting and pinning hair


Dressing of long hair – Chignon, French Pleat, Classic bun

Back combing/brushing

Correct use of hair pins

Finger Waves (Vintage techniques)

Victory Rolls




Becky Hunting

Stephen Manton 

Sameera Ghaffar-Manan

Laura Rachel

Michaela Wiggen

Nives Bradley

Astrid Kearney

Lisa Little 


Career Opportunities

Fashion & Photographic Work (photoshoots)

TV, Film, Commercials & Music videos

Specialist Make-up Artists for Body Painting, Creative, Airbrush

Brand Pro-Teams/Training

Backstage Catwalk

Celebrity Artistry

Freelance Artistry

BridalEvent & Occasion Artistry

Cosmetic Companies


Business owner


IMA lifelong registration

Examination Fee

IMA assessment book

Comprehensive IMA course notes

Beauty hygiene pack


PPE Pack including a visor and disposables

Brush Set 

Colour Wheel 

Stainless Steel Pallet & Spatula

ISOCLEAN Brush Cleaner 

These are available to purchase from our store as a starter pack or individually in our shop

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