Fashion & Photographic Makeup Artistry Course


If you’re looking to get ahead in the industry, then our 15-week Fashion & Photographic makeup course is perfect for you. From bridal makeup to exploring current makeup trends, you’ll learn all the skills you need to get started in your exciting new makeup career.


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If you’ve always dreamed of working in fashion, but styling isn’t your thing, then our Fashion & Photographic makeup course might just be perfect for you.

This exciting course will teach you about all aspects of makeup – both the practical and theory side of things, allowing you to gain a full understanding of everything involved in becoming a qualified makeup artist. From identifying contraindications to perfecting a smokey eye – you’ll leave with all the knowledge you need to excel in your exciting new career.

Additionally, successful graduates will also benefit from an internationally-recognised Level 3 VTCT Certificate in Fashion & Photographic Makeup, allowing you to establish your career as a makeup artist and maybe even catch the attention of some high-profile clients!

During your time on the course, you’ll study at Space Studios in Manchester, giving you an insight into the incredibly exciting world of TV and film, which often inspires students to enrol on our Full-Time Media Makeup Course to give them the opportunity to work in the world of TV and film.

So whether you’ve been dreaming of working on some of the best-looking models in the industry, or simply desperate to work for your favourite fashion brand – this Manchester makeup course will set the foundations for a very exciting career.


Course Content

Unit 1

Basic application of beauty makeup


Health, safety and hygiene 

Brow workshop 

Neutral makeup 

Smokey eyes 

Nude lips vs Red lips 

Camouflage makeup 

Colour theory

Unit 2

20th Century makeup trends

1920’s – 1980’s makeup

Looking at current makeup trends


Cut crease eye makeup 

Instagram makeup

Unit 3 

Editorial makeup

Photographic makeup

Makeup for catwalk

Avant Garde

Basic body painting

Unit 4 


Bridal makeup

Asian Bridal makeup


Website/business advice

Working in industry

Marketing for makeup artists