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43 Special effects makeup courses in the UK

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The next section features the top special effects makeup courses that are currently being organised in the UK.

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Introduction to Westminster Adult Education Service

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360 hours
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IELTS prep

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This a comprehensive course designed for the makeup artist who wants to develop the skills and knowledge required to work in media, events, retail...more

From £3,670
Advanced
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360 hours
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Introduction to South Thames College

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Advanced
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1 year
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Introduction This intensive course will enable you to develop the essential skills needed for a career in specialist make-up and hair. We have...more

From £3,301
Advanced
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1 year
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Add to shortlistShortlisted by 41 people
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1 year
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Foundation Degree (FdA) in Business

I decided to return to studying after leaving school after my GSCEs 8 years earl...more

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This course is designed to prepare you for a career in the competitive world of fashion, media make-up and hairstyling. Having mastered the advanced...more

This course might be free
Intermediate
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1 year
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Add to shortlistShortlisted by 52 people
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1 year
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great photography degree!!!

great course run by tutors who have up to date knowledge. Huge studio and cool d...more

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This course is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills to an advanced level through a variety of...more

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Advanced
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1 year
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Introduction to Ealing Hammersmith And West London College

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Advanced
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36 weeks
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All ielts staff at Acton campus

IELTS staff at Acton campus are fabulous. During my exam I started terrible pain...more

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Attendance - Full time three days a week over 1 year This qualification has been designed specifically to develop your practical skills to an...more

From £3,345
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36 weeks
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Add to shortlistShortlisted by 279 people
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36 weeks
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This course is ideal for candidates who are passionate about a career in the hair and media make-up industry. Develop your skills further to work as...more

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36 weeks
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Introduction to Solihull College & University Centre

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2 years
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This course is aimed at learners that are looking to start a career as a make-up artist. This course will show you how to apply and master...more

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2 years
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Introduction to West Herts College

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1 year
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Based in Hertfordhsire, West Herts College offers students a range of career-focused full-time courses, degrees, apprenticeships, and HNDs.

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Love it

Paul has a wealth of knowledge and skill and is very adaptable to your need for ...more

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This is a technical level qualification, ideal if you are seeking a career as an employed or self-employed theatrical media make-up artist,...more

This course might be free
Advanced
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1 year
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Introduction to Peter Symonds' College

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Advanced
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37 weeks
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Peter Symonds is a vibrant and positive place to study, maximising students’ academic potential and ensuring that students’ talents are nurtured.

The Level 3 Diploma in Theatre and Media Hair & Make-Up is a Technical Level qualification that provides you with the knowledge, understanding and...more

From £2,583
Advanced
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37 weeks
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Introduction to Newcastle City Learning

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Advanced
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12 weeks
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This qualification is about developing your creative make-up skills for fashion and photographic work in a way that enhances your own professional...more

From £216
Advanced
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12 weeks
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Add to shortlistShortlisted by 21 people
Online
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Beginner
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4 hours
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at Study365

Overview This fantastic Special Effects Makeup course has been created by a makeup artist with years of experience working on well-known...more

From £149£29
Online
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Beginner
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4 hours
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Add to shortlistShortlisted by 67 people
Beginner
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10 weeks
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at West Thames College

This 10 week course is held on Wednesday evenings from 6.30-9.00pm. It is designed to teach you the basic makeup skills required for working in the...more

From £460
Beginner
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10 weeks
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Add to shortlistShortlisted by 37 people
Advanced
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1 year
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at Eastleigh College
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Jewellery evening classes

I have attended the beginners and subsequently the advanced courses and have fou...more

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What does this programme involve? On this one year programme, you will learn about various aspects of hair and media make-up, such as: -How to...more

From £1,665
Advanced
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1 year
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Add to shortlistShortlisted by 407 people
Multiple levels
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Variable
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at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
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Brilliant course

I attended this course last Christmas and it was so good it has enabled me to st...more

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This special effects course will introduce you to many aspects of film and TV makeup designs ranging from natural beauty and HD ready techniques...more

From £1,635
Multiple levels
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Variable
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Beginner
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1 year
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The course allows students to develop skills in drawing and painting using media make up applications for theatre, TV and film. This course could...more

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1 year
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1 Year
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at East Surrey College
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Learning to draw and paint is fun!

In this course basic drawing skills through to watercolour are taught. Students...more

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You will produce avant-garde and commercial looks, including the hair styling and costumes to complement your make-up design. Develop your skills to...more

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Advanced
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1 Year
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Advanced
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1 year
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The course will provide you with knowledge on the underlying principles of creative hair design and a variety of media make up techniques. You will...more

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Advanced
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1 year
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Advanced
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1 year
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This programme will provide you with the practical skills to enable you to work in the theatre, TV or film industries or in a related field as a...more

From £3,345
Advanced
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1 year
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Add to shortlistShortlisted by 53 people
Beginner
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1 day
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The special effects and make up course covers: Introduction into special effects, hygiene, health & safety standards required for setting up skin...more

From £390£295
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1 day
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Add to shortlistShortlisted by 25 people
Advanced
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8 months
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at LCBT
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Personnel Fitness Level 2-Level 3

Great course lots of information to focus on the fitness health industry...more

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The Level 3 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up is a fantastic programme that mixes both the theory and practical skills needed for a career in the...more

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Advanced
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8 months
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