Lets make a dent in the growing, competitive world of make-up artistry

At the Rouge School, we are dedicated to delivering upto date, industry standard training, ensuring that when you leave us you are ready to succeed in your new career as a make-up artist.

Our mission is to nurture you to grow as an artist, allowing you the freedom to work creatively and express your skill in your own way.

All classes are held in our city centre salon, So Coco Rouge, every Tuesday and Wednesday evening, giving you an insight into life as a working make-up artist. Classes are based on a limited number of students to ensure you receive as much one-to-one training as possible from our experienced tutors. This not only enhances your skill level, but also helps build your confidence.

On course completion, each student is offered the opportunity of working in a professional photo studio with experienced models, to create an industry standard portfolio, essential for gaining work in this competitive field.

All Rouge School courses are accredited by the prestigious Beauty Guild

The MUA Pro Course

19 weeks, £2,000

The recommended starting ground for any aspiring make-up artist, the MUA Pro course covers all aspects of make-up artistry including basic hair styling. Alternatively, each module can also be taken individually.

Each practical session is focused on a specific technique and skills are continuously build on week by week until students are confident enough to work independently and creatively.

All students have the opportunity to attend a professional photoshoot with industry standard models on course completion, giving them the best start to begin their new career.

All kit and materials are included.

Topics include :-

• Basic make-up techniques

• Advanced make-up techniques

• Bridal make-up techniques

• Special effects make-up (SFX)

• Fashion styling

• Editorial/ Fashion/ Period hairstyling

• Bridal hairstyling

Introduction to Make-up

6 weeks, £650

The perfect introduction for those interested in a career in make-up, or for those looking to expand on their beauty or hairdressing business. Kit is not included, but can be added at an additional cost.

This 6 week course covers :-

• Knowledge of skin types, condition and skin care

• Professional base application

• Contouring and highlighting

• Professional eye and brow techniques

• Precise blush, bronzer and lip application

• False lash application

Advanced Make-up Techniques

5 weeks, £550

Designed for those with prior make-up qualifications and experience, this advanced course hones your skill and promotes creativity to ensure each student finds their own individual style. Kit is not included, but can be added at an additional cost.

This 5 week course covers :-

• Avant Garde make-up techniques

• Period make-up

• Body make-up

• Airbrush make-up

• Catwalk make-up

• Editorial make-up

• Male make-up

• Business skills

SFX Make-Up Techniques

3 weeks, £400

SFX is an essential skill for those wanting to expand into TV and Film work. During this course, you will gain knowledge of basic and more advanced techniques whilst using a wide range of tools. This course also covers vital subjects such as script breakdown, character design, call sheets and continuity.

Kit is not included, but can be added at an additional cost.

Fashion Styling

1 week, £150

Knowledge of fashion styling is now an essential tool for gaining employment as a freelance make-up artist in this competitive field.

This short course covers :-

• Working to a brief

• Presenting your design to a client

• Styling techniques

• Buying, borrowing and returning


3 week, £300

The majority of make-up artist positions now require a basic level of hair styling. This course is designed for new and working make-up artists wishing to add additional services to their business.

During this course we will cover :-

• Blow drying and heated equipment

• Working to a brief, continuity and recreation

• Editorial and commercial hair techniques

• Vintage and retro hair techniques

• Bridal and prom hair techniques

Portfolio Building

1 day, £250

A professional portfolio is vital for promoting your skill and gaining work in this competitive industry. During our portfolio building days you will work with in a professional studio environment with an experienced photographic team and industry standard models.

This is a great opportunity to have complete creative control of your images, a rarity when working as a professional make-up artist.

Attending The Rouge School has been an amazing experience. I learned so many new skills on my course and was given the confidence to try new things I never thought I would. Robyn & Sian are amazing tutors, approachable, supportive and very encouraging. They give you a really good insight into the industry and prepare you for a career as a Make-up Artist. I couldn’t recommend it enough.

Louise, 2016


I study make-up in college and felt I needed that one to one in-depth lesson to gain more skill, and I came away with so much. I was a bit nervous as I didn’t know what to expect but they made me feel so comfortable and they went out of their way to make me feel at ease and taught me so much. Not only did I go away with new skills I went away feeling so confident in myself and that is priceless. I will be coming back again soon, it was totally inspirational and I loved every minute of it.

Laura, 2014