It is an intensive and in-depth practical course, particularly suitable for those wishing to change their career or for those passionate about using make-up in a creative environment.

No previous make-up experience is necessary: This qualification takes you from the basics to advanced skills.

  • Application of fashion (Photographic, cat walks) make-up - to include creating and adapting a design plan, using products, tools and techniques to meet the design plan, black and white and colour and working to a budget

  • Application of media (working in TV and Films) make-up - to include characters, ageing, and casualty effects

  • Application of theatre make-up - to include lighting, principle of colour, historical period  make- up, theatrical and character make-up

  • Understand the key differences between working in Film, TV, Theatre, and Fashion

  • Know how to research a subject and use relevant reference material to fulfil a brief


    Acquire the professional skills and contacts to help you start your career in the media industry


7th September 2020
5th October 2020
2nd November 2020
11th January 2021


Students work through a comprehensive syllabus addressing the key make-up techniques required by professional artists working in these industries inspired and guided by true professional. 

Classes are taught through practical demonstrations and one-to-one attention on each student’s work. Students work on each other, mannequins and models with a very practical and hands-on approach from day one. The focus is on developing students’ practical skills.

Class times are 4 hours per day (Monday to Thursday) continuously over 6 months.

These courses are taught and assessed by academy’s principal educator Alex Volpe with more than 30 years’ experience as Hair and Makeup Designer in Films and TV  and visiting artist.


The course is organised in units and some can be taken individually:

  • Beauty Make-up

  • Fashion Make-up

  • Character Make-up

  • Special make-up Effects

  • History of Hair & make-up in fashion & media

  • Bald Cap Application

  • Hair Facial application and Laying on of loose hair

  • Airbrush make-up application

  • Business and department management


Whenever students will fail to pass individual units, extending the length of the overall course because of certificated illness or in need to elaborate the units further (unless due to student negligence such as willingly not attending the classes), the academy will support the student for the completion of the course.


At the end of the course after passing all required units, a Diploma by iTEC International qualification and London Academy Hair & makeup Malta will be issued.


Work experience can be available on a flexible basis throughout the duration of the course on makeup assignments outside the Academy.






The light and airy classrooms of London Academy are located within the enchanting Spinola Bay in St. Julians.

In our spacious classrooms, you will have your own personal workstation – including professional lighting and equipment.



The cost of the class is of 5450 euros including makeup brushes kit and essential palettes for the course.

An initial payment of 1450 euros at enrolment and a balance of 4000 euros 1 week before the starting date.

Or with the option of an initial payment of 2450 at enrolment and 6 instalments of 500 euros each.

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