About the School


Aqua Rosa Media Makeup School is one of the North West’s top training providers, offering makeup, hairdressing and prosthetic courses in Manchester.

The school is run by experienced industry professionals who have vast experience within the TV, film and media industry.


Our Campus

Our brand-new campus in Manchester offers truly exceptional facilities. Based at the North West’s largest film studio, our campus is a truly exciting place for those wanting to break into the TV and film industry. 

With 6 sound stages, one of which is the largest in Europe, Space Studios attracts some of the largest TV and film productions in the country, giving our students an insight into this exciting industry. 

Given our prime location, we are often the first to hear about work experience or trainee job opportunities, so we are able to provide our students with some invaluable work experience, as well as putting ex-students forward for trainee jobs to help them break into the industry.

Our purpose-built makeup studios have been carefully designed to provide our students with the very best training available. With an immense hair and makeup studio, filled with on-trend makeup products ensures our students have access to the very best training and facilities available. 

In addition to our makeup studios, we also have a professional photography studio for hire. Not only is this available for professional photographers and models to hire, but we also arrange photoshoots for our students to help them build their portfolios at the beginning of their careers.


Our Tutors

All of our staff and tutors have a wealth of industry experience, with each member of the team bringing something unique to the table. From specialists in cut creases and glowing skin to those on hand to give you business advice to help you launch your makeup career. 

We know how important it is to have continuity throughout your course, so you will have a core team of qualified tutors teaching your course, with the addition of working industry-specialists to provide you with an insight into their specialist niche, as well as helping you to build your contacts. 

Whether you’re looking at studying with us full-time, or would prefer to study at the weekend alongside your full-time job, we’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you have about our courses. So why not contact us today to discuss your new, exciting career?

I feel I have become more confident in my work and started to build up a great portfolio. The school teaches professional skills, helping you gain a great understanding of different techniques throughout the make-up industry. The school is based in a great location, media city, where all the staff make you feel welcome.

Hannah Mather
Ex Student, Part Time Media Makeup Course

If I could give this school 10 stars it still wouldn't be enough! I've learnt more than I ever thought I would and had more fun than anything else. I did the 25 week course and felt at home with my teachers and group right away! Made some great friends and my technique skyrocketed in what feels like the short time I was there!

Abigail Evans
Ex Student, 25 Week Media Makeup Course

I cannot describe how good the courses are, they are so in depth and informative within all areas of the makeup whether that be editorial, fashion, media or special effects. Suzie, the course tutor is brilliant, she is really helpful, knowledgeable about the industry and really helps guide you into launching your makeup career which ever area you want to go in to. Starting this professional makeup course with Aqua Rosa really has been the best decision I’ve ever made. I’ve met some wonderful people and made some life long friends. I would definitely recommend this school and course to anyone who has a passion for makeup. You would not regret it

Sarah Brown
Ex Student, Part Time Media Makeup Course

I studied on the Part Time Media Makeup Course and I can't put into words how much I loved it!
The course is extremely in depth, learning various aspects of media makeup for tv, film and theatre. Suzie teaches in a fun yet very informative way and is so patient! I've already met so many lovely people who all share the same love for make-up as I do.
Signing up to learn make-up in a professional way at Aqua Rosa was the best thing I've ever done, I'd 100% recommend! Super excited to see what happens next, thank you Aqua Rosa, you're the best!

Izzy Donson
Ex Student, Part Time Media Makeup Course

I recently studied here and completed the Saturday course. I absolutely loved it and did not want to leave. Suzie is amazing and will go above and beyond for her students. I would totally recommend for anyone looking to study media makeup, there is a wide range of courses fit to suit all.

Sophie Daniels
Ex Student, Part-Time Fashion & Editorial

I studied here (Full Time Media Make up and Hair) from January - August 2018 and had the best time here. Suzie was an excellent tutor and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. If you're looking for a course that teach you a really wide range of skills and give you a feel for the industry then this is a great course to do!

Megan Lewis
Ex Student, Full Time Media Makeup Course

I couldn't recommend this school enough! I did the full time media course and it was absolutely amazing. I learnt so much and met some fantastic people whilst doing it. The connections to industry made from the work experience I did through the school when I was there, has been so important and lead to me getting more work now that I've left.
Thank you Aqua Rosa for everything!

Laura Fletcher
Ex Student, Full-Time Media Makeup Course

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