Train to be a Professional Make-Up Artist on the Complete Media Makeup and Hair Course


What is the best way to train to become a Professional Makeup and Hair Artist?

Hands-on practical experience!

Just like driving a car, you cannot fully learn the essential practical skills, understanding, and knowledge required to be a successful Media Makeup Artist simply by studying books, taking quizzes and watching videos. Our “Complete Media Makeup and Hair Course” focuses on providing you with the hands-on practical skills and insider knowledge you need to become a successful Makeup Artist (MUA).

Study under Professional Makeup Artist, Judy Neame, who has over 30 years professional experience. Learn and perfect your TV, film, photography, runway and stage, makeup and hair skills guided by a professional Hair and Makeup Artist.

The next “Complete Media Makeup and Hair” course starts on Tuesday, 21st September 2021.

Who can Train on The Complete Media Makeup and Hair Course?

The “Complete” course is ideal for you if you want a media makeup artist career in TV, film, fashion, photography or theatre. No makeup experience or formal qualifications are required to start the course, although you need good basic English speaking and writing skills.

Acceptance onto the course follows an informal interview, usually over the phone before visiting the Studio to speak with Judy in person. This process ensures you are aware of the commitment required to complete 9 months of intensive training and the course is the right one for you.

Whether you are looking for a career change, to refresh your current skills or a young person just starting out on your career, by the end of the course you will be equipped with skills and knowledge you need to be a professional Media Makeup and Hair Artist, including:

  • Knowing how to make the best of a face in TV, film and fashion photography
  • Character work for TV, film, and theatre
  • Prosthetics and makeup SFX (special effects)
  • Wig and facial hair, blocking, cleaning and dressing
  • Hair cutting and barbering
  • Hair styling – modern and vintage
  • Etiquette in the studio and on the film set (what to say, what to wear, customary rules and behaviour)
  • A personal working portfolio, CV, and business cards.

“The course and teaching at Centre Stage was wonderful, I cannot recommend it highly enough! It was brilliantly structured and taught me everything from period hair and make up (Ancient Egyptians through to Victorians) to the extremely modern and up to date hair and make up (make up for HD cameras and Photography, a must have for anyone wanting a career in hair and make up!)” – Cass Michael

With over 30 years experience in TV, film, fashion, and theatre, Judy Neame will be your lead tutor. She will teach you all you need to become a successful media makeup artist in this exciting industry.

Do you want to train to be a professional makeup artist?

Places on our Complete Course are limited. Don’t delay, contact Judy now!

How Long is the Course?

The CENTRE STAGE Complete Course (Modules 1, 2 & 3) is a Full-Time course lasting 9 months. The Course starts on Tuesday, 21st September 2021, studying 3 days per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday).

Centre Stage Makeup Studio will support you throughout the course and afterwards to help you become an established professional make-up artist (MUA).

“Any work Judy got hold of she was sure to let us know about it and put forward our CV’s to these companies. Judy got me my first ‘mother of the groom’ make up, which I am very grateful for. It was paid work and Judy let me use her studio and was there for extra support if I needed her.” – Abigail Robinson

There are limited places and class sizes do not exceed 10 students, ensuring plenty of one-to-one attention. So, hurry!


Call Judy at Centre Stage Makeup Studio to reserve your place!

Don’t forget to leave your name and contact number so we can call you back!

The Complete Media Makeup and Hair Course Structure

The CENTRE STAGE Complete Media Makeup and Hair Course – “the Complete Course (Modules 1, 2 & 3)” – is a Full-Time Course.

Tuition is in the Centre Stage Makeup Studio, Brownings Farm, Lewes Road, Blackboys near Uckfield, East Sussex TH22 5HG on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10.30am until 4pm with half an hour for lunch.

Tuesday, 21st September 2021 to Thursday, 9th December 2021 – Module 1. Makeup making the best of the face using correction (face-graph, all vintages and present-day, bridal, big-screen media, photographic, TV and stage)

Tuesday, 4th January 2022 to Thursday, 24th March 2022 – Module 2. Character work and special effects (progression of time, continuity, script changes and breaking down, life casting, prosthetics, etc)

Tuesday, 19th April 2022 to Thursday, 7th July 2022.  – Module 3. Further development of Modules 1 and 2 and hair creativity (modern and vintage styling, long hair up, wig blocking – cleaning & fitting, hair-cutting and barbering, etc)

On the course assessment day, you’ll pull together all the knowledge and skills you have learned throughout the course. Check out the video below for a peek into The Complete Media Makeup and Hair Course assessment.

Complete Media Makeup and Hair Course Assessment Day

“Judy is a great teacher, she has so much experience and is able to answer questions, give advice and shares endless tricks of the trade” – Lauren Saunders

Are you serious about creating a career as a Makeup Artist?

Class sizes are kept small and places on the Complete Media Makeup Course are limited.

Course Contents and Tuition Fees

The CENTRE STAGE Complete Media Makeup and Hair Course – the Complete Course (Modules 1, 2 & 3) is a Full-Time Course.

2021-2022 Complete Course (Modules 1, 2 & 3)
Next course: from 21st September 2021 to 7th July 2022

“The course is 3 days a week which is also great because you can work around the course at the same time. I currently work in a cafe 3 days a week which helps me pay for the course.” – Hannah Alderson

2021-2022 Complete Course (Modules 1, 2 & 3) Tuition Fees
2021 Module 1 Tuition Fee: £2.200
From 21st September 2021 to 9th December 2021
NOTE: The Studio will be closed between 9th December 2021 and 4th January 2022 for Christmas and New Year)

2021-2022 Module 2 Tuition Fee: £2.200
From 4th January to 24th March 2022

2021-2022 Module 3 Tuition Fee: £2.200
From 19th April 2022 to 7th July 2022

Total Tuition Fee for the Complete Media Makeup and Hair Course 2021-2022 (all 3 modules): £6.600

The CENTRE STAGE Diploma examination will be held in July 2022 (date yet to be determined)

Stage Payments 2021

A deposit of £550 per Module is payable on signature of Contract and enrolment and the balance due by equal instalments of £550 per module as follows:

Module 1: Deposit of £550 on enrolment and signature of contract followed by three equal instalments of £550 each 

Module 2: Four equal instalments of £550 each 

Module 3: Four equal instalments of £550 each 

Course Fee Discount
Students who pay on enrolment for the Complete Course (total tuition fees £6.600) will be entitled to a reduction of £600. The net amount payable in one single payment of £6.000 includes the requisite deposit and reservation for each Module.

Course Duration, Study Periods and Work Placements

The CENTRE STAGE Complete Course (Modules 1, 2 & 3) is a Full-Time course. It lasts 9 months with a short break between Modules (see below). The course consists of 3 days per week (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday; 10.30 – 12.30; 13.00 to 16.00) of practical work (“classroom study”) in the Centre Stage Studio plus a 4th day’s research work which candidates carry out as “home study” in their own time, bringing evidence of their work to the next session of in-studio practical work.

2021-2022 Complete Media Makeup and Hair Course

Module 1 : From 21st September 2021 to 9th December 2021

Module 2:  From 4th January to 24th March 2022

Module 3: From 19th April 2022 to 7th July 2022

Centre Stage Diploma Examination and Assessment – date to be arranged July 2022.

Arrange your course interview, call Judy now!

If calling out of hours, don’t forget to leave your name, contact number and the best time to call you.  Judy will call you back.

Student Work Placements

CENTRE STAGE is often solicited to provide “work placement” – student media makeup artists to assist on site during filming locations, in photographic studios, at wedding preparations etc.

The work is not remunerated but is important for gaining hands-on experience and for eventual inclusion in a candidate’s Curriculum Vitae. Work is short-term, generally over one or two days, and is often scheduled to take place during the breaks between each Module (see dates above).

Post-qualification Insurance

Newly qualified MUA students often experience considerable difficulty in obtaining appropriate and adequate professional insurance (Public Liability) cover during their early post-qualification period.

Judy Neame is a Life Member of NASMAH (The National Association of Screen Make-up Artists and Hairdressers) who have issued the following statement:

“…Our insurance broker, ACM Broking, 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”.

Sandra Exelby (Chairman of NASMAH) 3rd September 2016

For more information, or to arrange a course interview…

Contact Judy Neame at Centre Stage Makeup Studio

Why Choose Centre Stage Makeup Studio?

There are many makeup artist courses available, so why choose Centre Stage Makeup Studio?

  • Train with Judy Neame.  With over 30 years professional experience (14 of those as a Makeup Designer Chief at the BBC) Judy is a patient and understanding tutor who loves sharing her knowledge, experience and “tricks of the trade”.
  • Centre Stage Studio will give you full support to help you become established in the industry.
  • Small class sizes allow plenty of one-to-one attention to ensure your success.
  • A wide and varied range of makeup and products used for classes are provided as part of your course.
  • Student discount from approved retailers on a wide range of professional makeup products.
  • No previous experience necessary to enroll for the Complete Course.  Beginners are welcome and will receive all necessary support.
  • Experienced makeup artists may be present as a “refresher” – ask for details.
  • Course fees can be paid in instalments by prior arrangement in writing.
  • The course includes theory and essential hands-on training.  Theory classes are usually in the morning with practicals in the afternoon
  • If you are offered paid work as a makeup artist during the course we will ensure that you catch up on both theory and practical work, which you may have missed, in order to be ready for assessment.

Don’t wait any longer, course places are limited!

Call Centre Stage Makeup Studio now and arrange your course interview!