Makeup Courses


Our Specialist Professional Makeup courses have an outstanding international reputation. To get a place on our Makeup courses, you must apply early and have an excellent portfolio.

We have exceptional success rates and many of our students are snapped up to work for the BBC, West End theatre productions, retailers such as Bobbi Brown, film productions and photoshoots for top magazines.

You'll get to work in our professional makeup studios and theatre, and learn from professional and award-winning teachers with extensive industry experience.

Key Facts

  • Our students have won the prestigious IMATS competition 5 times and the World Body Painting Championships twice!
  • Take part in UK and overseas exhibitions such as Clothes Show Live, IMATS and WorldSkills London
  • Our students were chosen to do the makeup for the London Olympic and Paralympic opening and closing ceremonies
  • Fantastic industry links with Illamasqua, MAC, Makeup Forever, L'Oreal and Charles Fox, ensuring that students use the best products.
West Thames College

One of the top 3 Colleges in London *

* Based on overall performance for students aged 16-18 across all levels in 2018-19

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