We have been teaching people the skills and showing them how to BE Make-up Artists for over 16 years.

Based near the heart of the media industry, Manchester, we are multi award winning and very highly respected in industry for the quality of training we provide, we offer a range of full and part time courses to suit everybody – each taught by renowned freelance make-up artists and designers.

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Why train with us?

First on the block

Established in 2000, we are the original and most respected make-up school north of London.

Our tutors are Make-up Artists

Our team of tutors all actively work in all areas of the industry.  They have the knowledge, skills and contacts that is worth it’s weight in gold.  Together, they have over 300 years experience!

We care. Really.

Your journey starts when your course ends.  We’re here to help and guide you for as long as you need us to.  Really.

What our students think…

Joanna Tudda

I loved my time at the school and it set me up for an extremely busy life working in industry, I never stop working.

Joanna Tudda
Georgia Joseph

Loved every minute at School of Make up! It gave me the confidence to do what I love to do and gave me the skills to move forward in the industry with amazing tutors! Highly recommend this college!!!

Georgia Joseph
Liz Lacey

For anyone thinking of doing this i can say 100% to go for it. I had so much fun everyday, working with amazing people and it gave me so much confidence. I am a new person because of doing this course.

Liz Lacey

Worldwide Reputation

We don’t just train people that live in the UK, people travel from all over the world to train with us.

Our courses

We have full and part-time courses covering every aspect of the make-up industry from 2 weeks to 6 months.  Whether you want to work in Fashion, TV, Film, Theatre, Bridal or Special Occasions, we have the course for you.


The TV and Film based Make-up Artist is what we refer to as the multi skilled artist.  These courses will give you the necessary skills to work in all areas of the industry.


This area of industry is highly exciting, fast paced and extremely desirable. Working in the Fashion Industry as a Make-up Artist covers many areas of work including photo shoots, catwalk shows, music videos and many more.

Special Occasions

This area of make-up has seen a huge explosion in popularity over the last few years. Offering make-up for weddings, nights out, proms, events and occasions is in very high demand today.

Need more information?

Don’t hesitate to call us on 0161 9145454 or email us and we’ll be happy to answer any questions.  If you’d like to visit us, use the booking calendar below.

Come in to see us

We encourage people to visit us to see what we do and if it’s right for you.  It’s a totally informal visit and you are welcome to bring family members, or a friend so you can really get a feel for who we are.

You can book your own appointment using our calendar.  If there isn’t an appointment that’s good for you, just give us a call on 0161 9145454 or email us and we’re sure we’ll be able to arrange something that fits around you!