Make-up Artistry is an exciting and creative industry providing endless opportunities across all sectors of the industry. Our courses prepare you for the best possible start.
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About Make-up Artistry
If you’re looking for a new, exciting and lucrative career as a Make-up Artist, then look no further. Here at the London School of Beauty & Make-up, we want to help turn those dreams of fashion shoots, catwalk shows, film, television and freelance work into a reality and with our comprehensive, hands-on make-up courses. We’ll help launch you into one of the most creative and rewarding industries in the world.
The London School of Beauty and Make-up has long been revered as one of the best makeup schools in Europe for learning high fashion, photographic and media make-up techniques, a reputation earned through an engaging, intensive and time efficient curriculum. Taught by some of the world’s leading international make-up artists, you can be confident in the knowledge that the advice you receive will be invaluable throughout your career.
Our make-up courses take place within a professional studio environment, with practical make-up lessons at the core of each module. We are delighted to be able to work with a product from leading make-up brands that will help to broaden your knowledge and strengthen your skills.
Once your make-up application skills have been perfected through the Make-up Principles Award, you can then progress onto our advanced levels in fashion, photographic, runway and media make-up. During these specialised programs, you will be offered the unique opportunity of working on your own photographic shoots alongside a top fashion and beauty photographer and professional models from leading London Model Agencies.
The journey does not stop there, once you’re ready to start applying for make-up jobs, there will be an opportunity for you to join the exclusive LSBM Events Team that will enable you to expand your CV, adding both corporate, fashion and tv/film work to your makeup portfolio. Finally, through our close connections within the industry, we will assist you in any way we can to help transform your artistic talent, into a fun and successful career in the industry you love.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What Make-up Qualifications can I study at LSBM?
The London School of Beauty & Make-up offers the MASA Make-up qualifications, which are endorsed by Habia (Hair and Beauty Industry Authority) which guide the learner fluidly from concept to reality. Together with Make-up Art Standard Authority (MASA), LSBM has devised a three-stage approach to complete training in Fashion and Beauty Make-up, consisting of the Award, Diploma and Advanced Diploma of accreditation for those serious about starting a career as a Professional Make-up Artist. Each unique module is composed of intricate elements of visualisation, design and practical skills. Students can enrol on the prestigious 12 week MASA Advanced Diploma, or alternatively study each stage separately as a stand-alone unit, enhancing their previously attained knowledge and skills step by step. Successful completion of all three stages will provide an excellent grounding and the necessary practical and interpersonal skills to pursue a career in the Make-up industry, be it as a professional Make-up Artist, working in the arts or entering the corporate world of big name brands.
What is MASA?
The Make-up Art Standards Authority (MASA) are an awarding body recognised by HABIA that provides the best possible standards and practices in Make-up Artistry education, for those interested in becoming a successful professional. MASA Executives have decades worth of industry knowledge under their belts and have worked hard to collaborate this knowledge into what they believe is the best course out there for starting your career in Make-up Artistry.
What is the difference between MASA and other industry qualifications?
The MASA & LSBM Make-up Artistry Courses are the ultimate programmes for those wishing to enter the arenas of fashion, media, bridal or freelance Make-up Artistry. You will gain current skills in Bridal, Creative Fashion, Beauty, Photographic, Media Make-up, Hair Styling and Advanced Nail Art. Our courses will equip you with the knowledge, technical skills and more importantly the confidence to enter this exciting industry, whilst meeting employer expectations and educational guidelines.
Focusing on Make-up Artistry as an art form and taught by industry leaders and certified educators, our make-up courses go beyond the classroom, bringing the industry to you via celebrity master classes, research outings and professional photo shoots. Our MASA Make-up Artistry courses focus on the detail of shape, colour and texture in relation to Make-up design from the past to present. In addition to technique, industry knowledge and personal development, we pride ourselves on preparing you for the industry with networking events and extensive portfolio development.
Our support does not stop after you have graduated, not only do our Alumni have the opportunity to gain invaluable work experience through the renowned LSBM Events Team, Alumni are also able to take advantage of our fantastic affiliation with the Artistry Network. The Artistry Network is an online portfolio sharing platform, where you can view the latest jobs and assisting opportunities while also receive invaluable business advice.
Does The London School of Beauty & Make-up help me build my portfolio?
Professional photo shoots with a professional model & photographer are provided within the MASA courses at Diploma level and upwards. These shoots provide each student with the opportunity to start building their portfolio to showcase their work and skills. One to one sessions with the Head of Make-up incorporated into the courses as standard to discuss long term ambitions and career aspirations. #LSBM also offers each successful graduate the opportunity to join our prestigious and highly sought after Events Team, providing further opportunity to work at industry related events, shows and shoots.
How are the MASA Make-up courses assessed?
Each student enrolled in a MASA Make-up Artistry course is continually assessed throughout their course via on-going lecturer assessments and set portfolio work. There is an end, of course, the practical make-up exam for the MASA Award & Diploma.
Will I be able to get jobs after the course?
As a highly respected school of excellence, LSBM is regularly approached by industry leaders and well-known brands who are seeking the skills of qualified Make-up Artists and Therapists. The school receives numerous job placement requests each year, all of which are cascaded to our Graduate Alumni.
Where are LSBM graduate alumni working now?
Successful graduates have gone on to work as Freelancers in the diverse sectors of TV and Film, Bridal, Theatre, Catwalk, Fashion Editorial, Music, Retail, Corporate Cosmetic Houses as well as in the fields of teaching and training, both here in the UK and overseas.
What is the LSBM Events Team?
We encourage all LSBM Alumni to join our renowned events team on completion of their course. Gaining valuable industry experience in the disciplines of Make-up Artistry and Beauty Therapy, our events team have worked on numerous high-level projects since its evolution in 2012. The LSBM Events Team not only allows you to develop your portfolio and CV, but it also provides excellent networking opportunities at prestigious City Events and first-hand experience in the fields of corporate, fashion, retail and freelance industry related work. Joining the Events Team is not mandatory, however, is advisable as part of your development as a new Make-up Artist or Beauty Therapist.
Membership of the #lsbmeventsteam allows you to fit in around your work commitments and you only attend the jobs you wish to attend. Often members of the Events Team have made industry contacts, leading to paid roles. Events that LSBM students have supported are LFW, Children in Need, Vogue House Boardroom, Goldsmiths MA Filmmaking Group, 118 188 Beauty Campaign, (BBC) The One Show, Miss Teen Queen and Miss London City UK, ITV, Elite Model Management, Great Ormond Street, The Shangri-La at The Shard, Thomas Lyte at The Burlington Arcade, Sky TV and many more. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Enrollment and Fees
Enrolment for each course is completed online with a 20% deposit required to confirm your place on the course. The remaining fees must be paid in full one month prior to the course start. Due to the duration of each Make-up Course, there are no instalment payments available.
For students who would like to meet the team and have a facilities tour prior to enrolling on a course, we run a series of Open Days throughout the year and also offer 121 interviews. Please contact the Education and Artistry Team on 020 7776 9766 for further information.
I am an International Student living outside of the UK, am I able to enrol on a MASA Make-up Artistry course?
Individuals visiting the UK on a visitors visa are able to undertake our 2-week or 4-week MASA courses. Should you wish to study a course over 4 weeks in duration, you will need to obtain a student visitors visa. All international students from outside EU are required to pay our International Students Administration Charge Band A, B, C or D as stated in the course fees.