At Sussex Make-up Academy we pride ourselves in being the leader in all hair and make-up courses.  We regularly update our courses so please do check back.  Alternatively, you can stay up to date by subscribing to our newsletter here 


Our FULL TIME COURSES run over four weeks, Monday to Friday 9am – 3.30pm with a half hour lunch break each day.  These courses are extensive and provide you with all the knowledge required to start your career as a Hair and Make-up Artist.

As well as being extremely hands on, you will be covering some theory to help you progress throughout your course and will be provided with a course manual before the start date.

Please note that we offer 0% interest on all payment plans.  We have kept these plans as simple and easy as possible.  Once each course has been paid in full, your course will run.  Unfortunately we are unable to run courses until they have been paid in full.

Please note that all of our Full Time courses provide you with an accredited Diploma Industry recognised certificate enabling you to acquire public liability insurance and is recognised by top brands offering discounts to hair and make-up artists.


Our INTENSIVE courses are our most popular courses.  Each Diploma is an Intensive one week hands on course.

Prior to your course start date we provide you will an extensive manual which has everything that you will cover on your course plus more.  We advise that you look over your course manual before your start date and bring a pen and paper with you to make your own notes.

As well as teaching you hair and make-up, you will be given lots of business advise and suggestions in to the next step of your career.


Please note that all of our Intensive courses provide you with an accredited diploma certificate which is industry recognised enabling you to acquire public liability insurance and is accepted by the top brands offering discounts to hair and make-up artists.


Our MASTERCLASSES consist of one day short courses in specialised subjects aimed at advancing your hair and make-up skills and are perfect refresher courses.


From Asian Bridal and Cosmetic Camouflage, they also include Editorial and Photographic and Creative Make-up.  We also include Celebrity Masterclasses run by top Hair & Make-up Artists in their field.


We keep our Masterclasses as varied as possible but if we haven’t included something you would would like us to offer please do get in touch to let us know.  We are happy to add the course that you need with specialist tutors on that subject.


Please note that all of our Masterclasses provide you with an Industry recognised certificate with our accrediting body logo on it enabling you to acquire public liability insurance and is recognised by top brands offering discounts to hair and make-up artists.


Unable to train at our training centre? Let us bring our courses to you.

We offer ONLINE COURSES  in Beauty, Nails, Eyelash Extensions, Eyebrow threading, Facials, Waxing, Tanning, Massage and more.

Each online course can be accessed through our website and are available for you to access and work your way through them at your own pace.


All Online Courses are Accredited and you will be supplied  with a certificate on completion.


Please note, payment plans are not available for any of our online courses.


Our SPECIAL EFFECTS COURSES are one day, three day and five day intensive courses taught by working specialists in their field.   We are lucky enough to have two tutors available to teach these courses who regularly work in Film and Television.


As well as teaching from our premises, we are able to offer these specialised courses to your workplace if you are a college already offering Hair and Make-up courses, please contact us with your requirements.


All SFX courses are certified by us and your tutor.



We are happy to be able to offer you a payment plan to help pay costs of all courses.  This is at 0% and simply works by you paying off your course on a weekly or monthly basis at what you can afford.   Once your chosen course has been paid in full, it will run at the dates / times agreed.  For more information please contact us.

We never cancel any of our courses – Once you have booked on to your chosen course, this will run whether or not someone else books on as a one to one course.

Our class sizes are kept small (maximum 6), enabling us to offer you a much greater level of personal attention from make-up artist to student.

Whether you are looking for a full-time change of career or work to subsidise your income we look forward to sharing our many years of professional experience with you.