United Makeup Artists Expo The UKs Professional Makeup Artist Trade Show That Listens


  • Par for the Course

    Choosing the right course for you - whether it be your first foray into make-up education or a topping up of your skills - is worth taking the time to get right.  At UMAexpo we have some of the top educators and colleges around pitching up to lend a hand - here's who you should look out for.


    The Makeup Artist Academy - Stand A3

    Amanda Green, make-up artist and designer to some of the most famous faces in theatre, film and TV, has created specialist intensive professional make-up courses for serious learners of the real art of make-up.  Whether you're interested in Fashion, Prosthetics, Film & TV or a mixture, the Academy has tutors and courses to suit you.

    Vita Skills - Stand B1

    Offering a VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Make-Up Artistry or a VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Fashion and Photography Make-Up, Vita Skills specialise in innovative training courses with plenty of flexibility.  Choose from a full-time class schedule or flexible part-time around your current job.

    Creative Media Skills - Stand B3

    Based in the thick of it at Pinewood Studios, CMS run targeted film masterclasses on the doorstep of some of the biggest films made in the UK.  Learn from artists at the top of their game, passing along their lifelong skills and knowledge, in specific fields which include hair, make-up, costume, props, greens, stunts, art department and more.


    BASC - Stand C2

    The British Association of Skin Camouflage are on hand to educate artists in the life-altering practice of skin camouflage.  BASC is an independent association which aims to alleviate the psychological, physical and social effects that an altered image can have on someone’s life by the simple application of specialised skin camouflage products.  Learn more about their wonderful work here.

    Brushstroke - Stand D4

    One of the most established schools, Brushstroke is based at Shepperton Studios and is celebrating 27 years of top quality training.  Their aim has always been to work as closely with the industry leaders as possible, offering well-balanced and well-rounded courses which are regularly updated in line with industry requirements by professional input.

    NASMAH - Stand D9

    The National Association of Screen Makeup Artists and Hairdressers should be a destination for you.  Check in for the latest news and updates from the team, enquire about insurance or sign up for their masterclasses.

    BECTU - Stand E1

    As the UK's media and entertainment trade union, career development courses available through BECTU are provided at low cost.  In most cases the courses on their bespoke list are open to members and non-members, with the programme reflecting the training needs identified by their membership.

    Leicester College - Stand E4

    Offering everything from Asian Bridal Make-up Certificates to a Media Make-Up Artistry Advanced Technical Diploma, the tutors and courses at Leicester College have excellent variety and experience of producing talented graduates.

    Bolton University - Stand E6

    As one of the top make-up educators in the north of England, Bolton University favours small teaching group on a compact, friendly campus.  Their Special Effects for Film and Television course has a well-earned reputation as one of the top SFX courses.


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