Masterclass and Sonia Friedman Productions are seeking applications for a Wigs, Hair and Make-up (WHAM) Intern, to work on the London production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

This is an exciting development opportunity for someone who wishes to gain practical experience of working in a theatre WHAM department, as well as wider industry insight. The trainee will be fully integrated into the show by working across performances, rehearsals and maintenance calls.

The nature of this opportunity, and the funding to support it, means that we have a strong preference for candidates under the age of 25, and who are resident in the London boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, City of London, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster. We will, however, consider all candidates.

Interested in enrolling on one of our industry-leading courses?


Our next Open Day is Saturday 27 April, from 11am to 1pm

Join us for an informative Open Day experience. You will be able to see demo’s of Makeup, Hair, SFX and Prosthetics techniques. Chat with our team and learn how to launch your career as a Media Makeup Artist. The multi-award-winning tutors who will be at the Open Day are: Tamsin Barbosa, Renata Gilbert, Joceline Andrews, Christine Vidler, Stuart Bray and Mona Turnbull. You will also be able to ask questions to find out everything you need to know about our industry courses. Meet IMA Principal Liz Tagg-Wooster.


Not only will you have the opportunity to chat to our passionate staff and find out what makes The Iver Makeup Academy such a great school for training film, TV, theatre and fashion makeup & hair artists, but you’ll also be able to see the wide variety of skills Iver Makeup Academy students can learn on our courses.

Theatrical Media Make-Up is an exciting career for people who are creative and have a passion for hair and beauty in the performance and media industries. It is a competitive career but with the right skills, experience and hard work you can open up a world of opportunities.

On this course you'll be introduced to the artistry of hair, make-up and special effects make-up for the stage. Working closely with our Performing Arts department and through external work experience you will develop and refine your creative skills and build your portfolio of work.

Only available to those who are joining at aged 16, this course is a stepping stone to a backstage career in the theatre and related industries.

You will study a wide range of skills in set design, costume, lighting and sound along with stage and production management. This course will give you the foundation you need to pursue a career in the performing arts industries. Students typically progress into apprenticeships, Higher Education or direct entry into the profession.

The BRIT School offers extensive theatre facilities, giving you the chance to learn and develop a wide range of practical skills. The course is staffed by experienced theatre professionals and much of the learning is delivered through work on fully realised productions. The experience you will gain on this course will prepare you for a career in Production Arts and production design. At the end of the two year course you will achieve a UAL, Level 3 Extended Diploma in Production Arts, equivalent to three A levels.

Want to start your journey towards an exciting career in professional hair and make-up? Interested in using your skills for TV, theatre or photography? Our Hair and Media Make-up college course will get you working hands-on to give you an excellent foundation in these areas for further study and for future jobs in the media make-up industry.

Working in this field not only requires creative flair and technical ability, but you must also like working with people, have patience and value attention to detail. This make-up and hair course will guide you through practical training such as applying make-up, body art design, skin tanning and hair styling, as well as arming you with essential knowledge for effective client care and best health and safety practice.

By completing this course, you will set yourself on the way to a wide variety of careers in the industry. Demand is rapidly increasing for professionals who can provide creative hairdressing and make-up skills in a range of areas, from screen and stage productions to photographic work and face painting.

An in depth and accessible theatre career CPD for all teachers, educators and those who work directly with young people.

Brought to you by Get Into Theatre and ATG Creative Learning, Work In Theatre is a nationwide careers programme to improve access to theatre careers for young people and emerging artists across England, Scotland and Wales.

Our Teacher Conference 2024 offers online CPD for teachers, educators and those who work directly with young people. We will explore the myriad of modern careers available within the professional theatre industry and the varying routes into it - in order to offer the best advice and support for your aspiring students, complement careers services in school and deliver informed and dedicated theatre-careers lessons for young people.

Participants should expect:

Celebrate UK National Careers week and bolster your industry knowledge by joining Get Into Theatre, ATG Creative Learning, our industry guests (to be announced shortly) and educators nationwide, in this one-off digital conference on Monday 4th March 4.30pm-7.30pm.

All attendees will also be sent a Work in Theatre teacher resource pack to support learning back in the classroom.

This programme supports young Black creators (aged 18-24) to access the funding, training, tools and resources necessary to take their creative business to the next level. It takes more than skills to succeed, so we’re providing a grant between £100 - £250 to 60 individuals with a passion for art, short stories, poetry, photography, music, short films and much more.

Do it Now Now is collaborating with Comic Relief to allow 60 young Black creatives to experience a holistic training programme, complete with funding to support your entrepreneurial endeavours. We’re working with influencers, content creators, creatives, and finance and entrepreneurship experts to create a bespoke programme of support for a group of high-potential, young Black creatives that we expect to take the creative sector by storm in the next few years.

Voltage Revolution’s ‘Creator Fund’ will provide 60 London or Glasgow-based young Black creatives with grant funding between £100 to £250 and bespoke support valued at over £2,500 per person. We will help each of you build financial resilience and operational readiness, increase your chances of building a successful creative business and create a sustainable future for yourself.

We have three fully-funded (free to you) opportunities you can currently apply for before 3 March 2024:

If you’ve ever dreamed of working in hair and make-up for film, TV and theatre, this is the course for you. Our Theatrical Media Make-up college course will teach you the specialist techniques you need to get started on your way to an exciting career in a range of creative and dynamic industries.

Our Level 3 media make-up course covers every aspect of advanced make-up techniques for stage and screen alongside other media purposes. Studying in our cutting-edge make-up studios at University College Birmingham, you will learn basic hairdressing, media make-up, wigs and postiche, as well as cosmetic camouflage and applying airbrush make-up.

Thanks to our excellent links with the industry, you will have the chance to gain real-life experience on work placements with theatre companies and a range of other practical opportunities. On completing the course, you will have a wealth of options for working within the industry or taking on further study towards your ideal career.

Take a guided tour of the National Theatre and discover the secrets of one of the most iconic buildings on the South Bank.

Led by one of our expert guides, our 75-minute tour takes you on a journey behind the scenes to see what’s being made in our on-site carpentry, props and scenic painting workshops, and discover how we create our world-class productions.

You’ll also explore the design and unique features of this renowned building, including our auditoriums.

Children aged 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. We regret that we are unable to accommodate children under the age of five on Guided Tours, this includes babies and children in pushchairs.

If you have specific access requirements, please contact us at the email address listed below.

For the hearing impaired (including hearing aid users) the Contego system, an easy-to-use wireless listening device, is available for use on Guided Tours. Please inform us at the time of booking if you would like to use the Contego system.

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Media Make-up Artistry provides you with specialist practical skills and knowledge which will equip you to seek employment or progression within the theatrical and media make-up industry.

This qualification is aimed at you if you are looking to work in the theatrical and media make-up industry. This qualification covers a very wide range of skills and knowledge required for working in the Theatrical and Media Make-up industry. Achievement of this qualification demonstrates to an employer that you have the necessary advanced technical skills to be employed as a Theatrical and Media Make-up Artist. You are likely to choose this qualification if you want to cover all of the advanced skills and knowledge needed to work as a Theatrical and Media Make-up artist. The areas covered in this qualification will give you a wider range of advanced techniques and also further progression or employment opportunities.

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