Birthday Gift Worth £280 For All Full-Time MUA Students

Happy Birthday Centre Stage Makeup Studios

Doesn’t time fly when you are having fun?!  Judy Neame opened her first makeup artist training studio in Blackboys, East Sussex in 1992 – that’s 25 years ago this year!

Judy is known throughout the industry as a patient, caring and probably most importantly, an outstanding professional makeup artist and tutor.  Over the years, she has shared her expansive MUA knowledge and introduced hundreds of people to the art and business of media hair and makeup.

Could you be next?

To celebrate 25 years training media makeup artists, all students enrolling in the full-time Complete Media Makeup and Hair Course 2017-18 will receive a birthday present to kick start your professional makeup kit!* 👄

*You’ll receive:
1x Makeup Forever Flash Colour Case
1x Ben Nye Essential Eye Pallet
1x Ben Nye Fashion Shadow Pallet
1x Ben Nye Theatrical Shadow Pallet
and a set of concealer pencils! (This little lot retails for over £280!)

Happy Birthday Centre Stage!! 🍸

To request an enrolment interview or tour around the studio, simply contact Judy.  You can leave a message for her on 01825 890080 (don’t forget to leave your phone number so she can call you back!) or send an email via the contact form.

Discover more about the Complete Media Makeup and Hair Course at:

Why Choose Centre Stage Makeup Studio?

Students say:

Not only can I highly recommend how much is covered and how much I have learnt within the course duration but the amount of experience I have been put forward on by Judy Neame herself on film sets and photo shoots. I have gained now an IMDb account from the work I have done and promised future works with film producers and directors once I have qualified.

Judy is a wonderful teacher with the fantastic mix of vast amounts of knowledge, a fun and entertaining teaching style and a very kind and relaxed nature that instantly makes you feel comfortable and encouraged.

It took me years to really find the perfect course that offered everything from period makeup, to special effects and hairstyles and I found it in Judy. She really understood where I was going with my ambitions and was supportive, yet strict at the same time.


  • Train with Judy Neame.  With over 35 years professional experience, Judy is a patient and understanding tutor who loves sharing her knowledge, experience and endless “tricks of the trade”.
  • Receive full support during and after the Complete Course to help you become established in the industry.
  • No previous professional experience is necessary to enrol for the Complete Course.  All are welcome and will receive necessary support.
  • The small class sizes allow plenty of one-to-one attention to ensure your success.
  • The course includes theory and lots (and lots…) of essential hands-on training.  Theory sessions are usually in the morning with hands-on practical work in the afternoons.
  • And many more…  Contact Judy for a tour.

To request an enrolment interview or tour around the studio, simply contact Judy.  You can leave a message for her on 01825 890080 (don’t forget to leave your phone number so she can call you back!) or send an email via the contact form.

*👄 Only students who successfully enrol on the Complete Media Makeup and Hair Course are eligible for the free birthday gift.  The course is FULL-TIME studying in the Studio in Blackboys, Uckfield, East Sussex 3 days per week (Tues-Thurs). Further work outside of Studio lessons is required and expected.  Eligible students may apply for a Career Development Loan to help with course fees.  For more info about CDL’s click here. 

FAQ about the Complete Course can be found here.

Insurance for New Makeup Artists – Is Public Liability Insurance Required [Video]

Insurance for new makeup artists - is public liabiilty insurance required? Judy Neame, Principal of Centre Stage Makeup Studio explains.

New Makeup Artists often struggle to obtain adequate Public Liability Insurance. Is public liability cover required when newly qualified?

In this video Judy Neame, Principal and Lead Tutor at Centre Stage Makeup Studio in East Sussex explains why public liability insurance for new makeup artists is highly recommended. A text transcript of the video is below for those who prefer to read.

Do New Makeup Artists Need Public Liability Insurance?

Insurance for New Makeup Artists – Is Public Liability Insurance Required?

Video Transcript

Hello from me, Judy Neame, and welcome to the CENTRE STAGE MEDIA MAKE-UP AND HAIR TRAINING STUDIO here in East Sussex.
Once you have successfully finished our Complete Course and obtained your CENTRE STAGE Diploma, you will become a newly-qualified makeup artist.

As such, you will have already invested much time and effort and money into your training, equipment, and future career.
If you plan on setting up your own business or working as a freelance MUA, public liability insurance is to be highly recommended.

What is public liability insurance?

Whenever you work with people, there is always the risk that someone may make a claim against you for damage or injury.  Public liability insurance covers the costs of the claim for harm to another person or damage to property.

No matter how experienced or careful you are, there’s always a possibility that something can go wrong. You, and the people you are working with are only human!

Imagine, you are working with a bride on her most special day and despite patch tests and trial runs, she reacts to the foundation you used on the day.  Or you’re working on a film production, It’s busy with people dashing in and out and your kit has been moved from where you had safely put it to somewhere else, less safe.  In the rush, someone trips over it and falls…

Meeting just the legal costs of a claim, let alone damages can be financially crippling.

So, while public liability insurance may not be a legal requirement, it is certainly to be highly recommended.  Indeed, many productions, salons and other organisations who hire freelance makeup artists insist that they have their own public liability insurance.

Newly qualified MUA’s often experience considerable difficulty in obtaining professional Public Liability cover during their early post-qualification period, particularly in the first two years of professional life.

Many insurance companies will not provide insurance cover without evidence of appropriate training (which you will have had here at CENTRE STAGE) but also experience, which can of course only come with time.

The “CENTRE STAGE Complete Media Makeup and Hair Course” not only covers the business elements of working as a media makeup artist but I, myself, am privileged to be a Life Member of NASMAH (The National Association of Screen Make-up Artists and Hairdressers).  The Centre Stage Makeup Studio “Complete” Course is recognised as appropriate training for insurance purposes by NASMAH, who have written to me to confirm that (and here I quote):

…Our insurance broker has Centre Stage Media Make-up and Hair Training Studio on their training facilities list as being recognised by NASMAH as having the required standard of training for students to obtain insurance when they finish their courses.
Our Association would have no hesitation in recommending …Centre Stage Media Make-up and Hair Training Studio to up-and-coming artists wishing to train in the Art of Film and TV Make-up and Hairdressing“.

I do encourage you to consider very carefully this extremely important aspect before enrolling for any course tuition.

Here at CENTRE STAGE, you will not only have first-class “hands on” training but also the assurance that you will be eligible to request adequate insurance cover for your future professional work.

I do hope that I shall have the pleasure of meeting you here at CENTRE STAGE.
Please do not hesitate to contact me, Judy Neame, by telephone, e-mail or voice-mail.  You will find all these details on our website.

Want to train as a Media Makeup Artist?

Discover more about the Complete Media Makeup and Hair Course here.