Avant-garde Professional Makeup Application Techniques


This course involves, pushing makeup students to go beyond the “norm”. This course is inventive and radical, encouraging students to get inspired by culture, arts and media. This course is benchmarked at level 3.

Who is this course for?

The Avant Garde Makeup course has been specially developed as an advanced makeup course for current professional makeup artists or those that have completed our Introduction to Professional Makeup Application Techniques. course or another Training Academy equivalent who are ready to take their artistry to the next level.

What will I learn during this course?

This professional Makeup course provides a clear insight and training for success in creative Makeup fields. Each student is guided by an experienced tutor, throughout.


Research and designing different Makeup looks. 
 using all different Makeup (pigments, super colour, aqua colour)
 Using different materials (feather, beads, stones, paper) 
 Being creative in terms of using colours and materials
 Create looks with a professional finish.
 MUAWW certificate awarded upon completion of the course. 

What can I do with this course?

Students will be able to work within the industry and cater to clients who require Creative Makeup, editorial and fashion looks


Only £500


The online course will be assessed through a series of written assignments, which will be marked by your specialist course tutor. All coursework must be completed before you can receive your certification.


The course duration is between 6 months to one year depending on the course you chose. You may start at any time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines


The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. You will receive your course materials online that you can printout.


At the end of the course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by Makeup Academy Worldwide (MUAWW). The course itself has been designed by Makeup Academy Worldwide to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. This means Makeup Academy Worldwide have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out. The completion of the course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit’s summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. The courses depth and study have been benchmarked at Levels 1-3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.


I had a great time learning at the make-up academy. I didn't realise quite how much work was going to go into not only our lessons, but the work and research we had to do at home. We learned so much in 6 weeks including tips and tricks when doing make-up, and learning that you don't need to use the same brand of product as a make-up artist. Our tutor was Leigh, and I have to say, I gelled with him straight away. He was fun, hilarious and very interesting. He pushed us to the limit and was always telling us how we could improve and giving constructive criticism without putting us down. The best part of the make-up academy is knowing all your hard work pays off and you are rewarded a certificate at the end. I really enjoyed my time at the make-up academy and I'm hoping to go back to complete a few more courses.
“Rachael Moody 2015”
When i first started my ocn with the mua i was excited yet had no experience or confidence when it came to applying make up. The course tutor was v welcoming and friendly which was a great help. The course overview was explained and each week i went through the criteria. intially i was afraid to even touch a clients face but didnt take long to overcome this. Each week i practiced and went through various looks and techniques. I absolutley luved my course and it has given me a brillant knowledge and skill which i hope to progress on through practice and time.
“Jodie Kearney 2014”
It has been , and is, great working with Lee Lyle-Toal , from knowing you and your company, Make-Up Academy NI for two years now. You and your company have helped my staff and members of Star Theatre Company/Media group so much ,and we were really pleased when our Lee and Andrew , John and others benefited from your make-up and styling expertise in training. You and your staff show great patience with disabled people and so we, who look after disabled actors and artists, would especially highly recommend your company to folk in the industry and indeed the public in general. We were especially glad when we all benefited in our film making from the interview with yourself and getting a look around your fabulous premises in Belfast.
Best wishes as always,
“Marion Kenny at Star Theatre Company/Media
Arts Co-ordinator/ A.Dir 2014”