The Iver Make-up Academy provides the most outstanding industry-recognised training for the next generation of professional and highly skilled make-up, hair and special effects artists in the UK. It is regarded within the industry as the best and most comprehensive training available.
Taught by award winning industry professionals at the heart of the world famous Pinewood Studios, IMA Graduates are thoroughly proficient in all aspects of make-up, sfx, and hair. Their employability and career success speaks for itself.
Students travel from all over the world to take IMA courses.
Once you enrol as a student with us you become part of our team. We do not merely take course fees and teach; we continuously nurture careers for years after graduation. Taking time to provide a caring hub of support and ongoing aftercare with our free agency that places our graduates on a wide variety of jobs in theatre, film, fashion and events. For many years after graduating, The Iver Make-up Academy maintains an open door policy, we are here for any help or advice a graduate may need from job interviews to advice on techniques.
We work in small groups so that we have an excellent tutor to student ratio. The students are able to have constant hands on training with the best in the industry and we don’t only concentrate on the practical skills. Soft skills are vitally important in this competitive industry.
Each tutor is a working professional and selected for their particular speciality and experience. Only recently we had masterclasses with award winning Make-up and Hair artists Jan Sewell, Tina Earnshaw and Jeremy Woodhead. Internationally acclaimed Gorton Studios, headed by Multi Award winning Neill Gorton delivers our prosthetics courses. Ensuring the absolute best of the best.
Every year we send a high number of graduates to work on blockbuster film sets, music videos, commercial shoots, TV dramas, theatre productions and fashion shows. Through their tutors at the IMA, the students are introduced to the necessary network of contacts to help kick-start their careers in their chosen field. Many of these opportunities are provided by our tutors who take students onto their working teams.