Where is the best place to train for mua

Where is the best place to train for mua

26 posts
2 Oct 2009
Hi there i hope someone can help, i have wanted to do a make up artist course for a long time now, i started a beauty course when i was 17 but as it was in bradford collage and it was combined with hairdressing it was a nightmare so i didn't finish it, now i need to have done beauty at bradford before i can do mua there, so i was wondering if there was any short courses any where else that are any good and dont cost a fortune x hope someone can help xx Summer




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Posted 2 Oct 2009
Edited by Love 2 Jan 2010
DawnMUA
Make Up Artist
DawnMUA
hi summer, leeds city college (at thomas danby) do a quick but intensive course (2 days including practical with photoshoot on day 2) in fashion and editorial makeup for £250, it doesnt start til may next year though!

Posted 3 Oct 2009
ClaireShipman
Make Up Artist
ClaireShipman
You can be taught photographic make up in 2 days? That's the fumiest thing I've ever heard sorry lol even Kevyn Aucoin himself wasn't capable of that
Posted 3 Oct 2009
jesi
Make Up Artist
jesi
I have to agree.  If they're offering to teach you within two days, it's a rip off and waste of time unless you're doing it just to help with applying your own make up.  Are they offering a qualification with this?!  If so, it'll just be an attendance certificate I suspect.  I only did a part time years course at college but I carried on learning whilst working as an assistant and I only really do beauty make up.  For something more specialist, it'll take a lot more time and money!  
Posted 3 Oct 2009
makemeup
Make Up Artist
makemeup
im on my nvq3 doing media make-up did my nvq 2 last year, and iv not learnt as much as some people would think and thats after doing it for a year and a half at college and doing it in all the free time i have too, i would not advise a 2 day learing corse as i dont think they have much to offer. and im not sure meny people would use someone with only 2 days traning. a make-up artist is tyhe job i have wanted to do since i was about 12-13 and i never in a million year knew how hard it would be till i started college. May be you should look into the colleges around your area see what they have to offer hope that helped sammie
Posted 3 Oct 2009
lydiarachael
Make Up Artist
lydiarachael
The sillset website is good for finding local media courses
Posted 3 Oct 2009
DawnMUA
Make Up Artist
DawnMUA
im not saying that a two day course is all you ever need to be a makeup artist, but its a starting point. yes, from what ive heard it is an accredited course. there are other colleges in the area who do longer courses, but if you wanted a taster without spending a heap of money on the course then a short course may be ideal. i think that a post should be read properly without the assumptions.

Posted 5 Oct 2009
Thank you i'll be applying for the course at Thomas Danby as it will give me a good insight and hopefully after that Bradford collage will then take me on, as they wont at the moment because i dont have full beauty theorapy qualifications, so for me it's perfect. Dawn your a Star x thanks everyone for all your info x

Posted 6 Oct 2009
makemeup where do you study your level 3?

Posted 14 Nov 2009
makemeup
Make Up Artist
makemeup
blackpool, ansdell college only 6months left then im thinking of going to uni xx
Posted 2 Jan 2010
angelmakeupartistry
Make Up Artist
angelmakeupartistry
ClaireShipman

You can be taught photographic make up in 2 days? That's the fumiest thing I've ever heard sorry lol even Kevyn Aucoin himself wasn't capable of that



totally true, it annoys me the amount of "makeup artists" who have trained in one, 2 days or even a week#ff0000;">*,  total joke when we have to train for 3 years!  I know a girl that just woke up one day and did a days course and is now  a "makeup artist" grrrr!!!!  you need to pay your dues!!!xx

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#7030a0;">#ff0000;">*Comment : For the last year or so Purestorm has been requiring that new UK MUA registrants
either hold an NVQ Diploma or a Degree - or are registered on a formal Further Education course.
Short 'certificate' courses where anyone who pays a fee 'qualifies' are not accepted.

This is mainly as a result of Health & Safety regulations and the 'duty of care' aspect.

Posted 10 Jan 2010
Edited by Love 10 Jan 2010
angelmakeupartistry
Make Up Artist
angelmakeupartistry
i would go to the london school of media makeup or penny delamar in London, so expensive tho, so I went with cheapo college lolxx
Posted 10 Jan 2010
makemeup
Make Up Artist
makemeup
you can do your level 2 mediamake-up at college and do not need to do beauty as from september till xmas you cover beauty treatments then start with make-up basics. if you have done beauty then you can jump to level 3 media make up, i had not done beauty and started on level2 media i applyed for unio last week fingers crossed i get in xxx
Posted 22 Jan 2010
lydiarachael
Make Up Artist
lydiarachael
angelmakeupartistry

i would go to the london school of media makeup or penny delamar in London, so expensive tho, so I went with cheapo college lolxx


2nd!

If you've got the cash go to one of those schools - I went to a cheapo college and got treat like a naughty school for 2yrs lol (I'm in my 20s) Plus a few people got messed around getting their certificates and portfolio back, not good!
Posted 29 Jan 2010
I studied Design Media make-up at Peterborough regional college, 2 year course and iv worked in Cyprus at 4 star hotels national diploma all the way. vicks
Posted 29 Jan 2010
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