Lewes studio
Lewes Studio

At Sussex Make-up Academy we offer intensive and hands-on vocational training, for all areas of the make-up industry. Unlike other make-up schools, our training doesn’t stop in the classroom. We take pride in being able to offer our students genuine business set up support and advice, mentoring plus work experience in a variety of areas, some of which are fully paid. We know how invaluable these experiences are and it also gives our students an opportunity to put their newly learned skills into action, under our guidance.


We have an excellent team of working hair and make-up artists and each tutor brings with them a wealth of experience across the industry, ensuring our students receive first class training from day one.  Meet Our Team


Our courses run from Lewes, East Sussex, with excellent links to London and the local area. Our classes are kept small which allows us to fully focus on each individual’s learning. We also teach specialised courses on a 1:1 basis. We are offering payment plans with a 0% interest rate, and once the course is fully paid, it will run.


Professional Courses


  • Different courses to suit your requirements, from 4 weeks full-time professional courses to shorter, more specialised courses
  • Small class sizes (maximum of 4 students) to maximise your learning.  This enables us to offer you a much greater level of personal attention from make-up artist to student
  • Specialist tutors who are experts in their field, who will not only broaden your level of skills and knowledge but will also give you a wider understanding of the industry you will be working in
  • Part-time courses so that you can train for your new career around current commitments
  • 1 day masterclasses for working make-up artists looking to further their careers
  • Individual support once your course has finished and opportunities for shadowing work/work experience within your chosen field. Please read our blog to see what current and past students are getting up to. For example for the past two years SMA has been sharing paid work opportunities with Eurosport with current or past students

  • Sussex Make-up Academy is an Recognised Training Centre by The Guild, providing accredited courses
  • Each one of our past student can join our private Facebook group dedicated to support, job offers and tips shared between Make-up artists. Opportunities such as free masterclasses or professional photoshoots will be discussed and announced in that group