The Full Make-up Diploma Course

Limited Edition, Code: MU07
7 Week IMA Foundation/Fashion/Photographic/Hair/Media & Special Effects Make-up Diploma.

The ultimate course for those who are serious about a career in high-fashion and Media Make-up Artistry.

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Full Make-up Diploma Course
Code: MU07
7 Week IMA Foundation/Fashion/Photographic/Media & Special Effects Makeup Diploma.

The ultimate course for those who are serious about a career in high-fashion and Media Make-up Artistry. This course will take you through all levels of make-up application from beginner to advanced and pro as you learn variations that cover Beauty, Bridal, Fashion and Photographic, Theatre & Stage, Special effect make-up.

This is our best selling course as students enjoy learning about all aspects of make-up artistry allowing them to have plenty of work opportunities in the industry. It gives you the tools and experience you need to choose an area of specialty from what you learned at London College of Make-up. 

Train from London College of Make-up, offering the most recognized make-up qualification by recruitment companies in the Middle East; The IMA (International Make-up association qualifications)

You will learn from Global guest artists on the course learning various skills and techniques.

Our students gets access to many brand discounts including the MAC Pro card, Kryolan cosmetics, DermalogicaGrimas and many more.

You will also gain entree to future masterclasses, events and work opportunities through our College.

It is suitable for beginners and experienced artists requiring a refresher.


The course covers:

1- Foundation Makeup Course:

  • Hygiene, health and safety.
  • Prevention of cross contamination and Covid-19 safety measures.
  • How to build and present your make-up kit.
  • Product research and awareness.
  • Brushes and tools knowledge
  • Market and business awareness for the beauty & bridal industry
  • How to set career goals and build your beauty business
  • How to market your services and expand your client base
  • Portfolio building knowledge and skills
  • Full client consultation: skin analysis, face, eye & brow.
  • Skin types and conditions
  • Skin care products and making the right choice
  • Skin preparation: cleansing, toning and moisturizing.
  • Colour-wheel theory and identification.
  • Colour correction and camouflage (warming/cooling).
  • Choosing and application of foundation.
  • Concealer choice and application.
  • Learning textures: cream, powder, matte, satin, shimmer, gloss and glitter
  • Understanding the science behind mixing textures
  • Anatomy & Contouring: facial geometry and bone structure.
  • Powder application.
  • Sun kissing , blusher, bronzing, shading, and highlighting
  • Application of eye makeup (9 techniques).
  • Eyebrow products and eyebrow shaping with make-up
  • Pigments, Pencils, liners and mascaras
  • Application of false lashes both strip and individual.
  • Lipstick application.
  • Natural Make-up
  • Day and Evening Make-up.
  • European Bridal Make-up (English Rose).
  • Ethnic Make-up
  • Mature Skin
  • Men’s Grooming
  • Theory and practical exams.

2 - Creative Makeup Course:

  • Learning textures: cream, powder, matte, satin, shimmer, gloss and glitter
  • Asian Make-up with cut crease and contouring.
  • Arabic Make-up with contouring.
  • Catwalk smokey eyes.
  • Editorial Make-up
  • 1960s vintage Twiggy make-up
  • 50s vintage make-up : Marylin Monroe’s iconic look.
  • Eyebrow concealing/blocking with Avant-garde make-up
  • Ombre and graphic eyeliner make-up
  • The effect of lighting on make-up.
  • Color Photographic photo-shoot
  • Monochromatic make-up.
  • Product research and awareness.
  • Brushes and tools knowledge.
  • Market and business awareness for the Fashion industry.
  • How to set career goals and market your services
  • Portfolio building knowledge and skills.

3- Photographic, Theatrical and Media:

  • Airbrushing Make-up: Airbrush equipment and tools
  • How to use, clean and look after an airbrush machine.
  • Application of foundation, blusher/contour and eye make-up using an airbrush machine
  • Working with stencils and body art prints
  • Face and Body Painting
  • French Revolution Stage Makeup
  • Pre-Renaissance Stage Makeup
  • Geisha Stage Makeup
  • Kabuki Stage Makeup
  • Ancient Egyptian Stage Makeup
  • Monochrome / Black & White Photo Shoot.

4 - Special Effects Makeup Course:

  • Health & Safety for Special Effects
  • Realistic colour choice and texture effects.
  • Ageing
  • False beards & moustaches / stubble.
  • Cuts, bruises and scarring.
  • Bullet wound
  • Burns to third degree.
  • Spots / Blemish.
  • Pigmented Mole with hair
  • Open Bleeding Wound
  • Severed Finger
  • Cold Sore /Scab
  • Sweat and Sunburn
  • Slit wrists and slit throat
  • After an IMA course, you will be required to complete a portfolio/file and sit an examination which you must pass at 80% to gain your qualifications. An external examiner will come from London to evaluate the students in practical and theory tests.

The International Make-up Association



  • No previous experience required.
  • Casual dress code.
  • A good Level of English is required.
  • You are only required to bring your own set of professional make-up brushes.
  • You will practice with a class-mate therefore you must be willing to have make-up applied on you as well as applying it to others.
  • Photographic evidence of make-up will be required for all students.
  • The minimum age for entry to this course is 18 years – no exceptions.
  • There is no upper age limit.



  Dates & Timings:


7 Weeks – Full Time Course.
Monday To: Friday (10 Am – 05 PM)


  1. Start: (06 March 2023), End: (19 April 2023) [Register Now]



1- IMA Make-up Application Certificate.

2- IMA Fashion, Photographic and Media Make-up Diploma.

3- LCM Asian & Arabic Makeup Certificate.

Accredited by: KHDA & QAD

Dubai, United Arab Emirates



All the Make-up is supplied by the College

At LCM we only use the best of products and equipment in the industry to provide you with the finest learning experience. A vast range of top make-up brands are supplied for class use.  Learn more!

Student Discounts

  1. MAC Pro Card: Once you finish your make-up course and receive your qualification, you will be eligible to apply for a MAC Pro Card which offers a 40% discount.
  2. Kryolan Discount Card: Once you finish your make-up course, you will get a customized Kryolan Discount Card which offers a 20% discount on all the SFX Make-up products.
  3. Dermalogica, 15% discount for LCM Students.

College Location & Facilities

  • Our college is located in the heart of Dubai Knowledge Park. It is an educational free trade zone campus that provides facilities for training and learning institutions.
  • It is easily accessible by Metro (10 mins. walk )
  • It is easily accessible by Tram ( 3 mins. walk )
  • It is easily accessible by Bus ( 1 mins. walk )
  • Valet Parking services & Street Parking are also available. 

Portfolio Building (2 Professional Photo-shoots)

During the course you will have one Studio Color photo-shoot and one Monochrome photo-shoot with Professional Models. Teaching the high standards of working professionally in a studio environment.


Career Opportunities

1- LCM is the only college providing work opportunities for our graduates with MAC cosmetics to be one of the MAC Makeup artist via Alshaya group in UAE, On completion of your course with the College, LCM will forward & recommend your name to apply for a full-time role with MAC Cosmetics in UAE.

2- LCM offers work experience through our close connections with the Beauty industry, Fashion shows, Magazines, TV, Dubai Opera, and many more.

3- We have a variety of contacts to who we forward the details of our students to once they finished the course.

4- The graduates will be contacted directly by the company/employer if there is any job placement with them and for their recruitment.

5- You will get access to the Group of “London College of Make-up Careers” on Facebook

6- Internships for Top graduates with London College of Make-up.

Our Qualifications are truly international

We provide an industry benchmark for make-up artists and those who want to employ make-up artists.
Most fashion make-up houses who employ pro staff would require a recognized independent qualifications to show that the employee has the standard level of understanding in hygiene, application and client care.


You will receive the following items by the college for your course:

  • All Make-up Products are supplied by College.
  • Free 12 Piece Professional Brush-Set.
  • Registration with IMA.
  • IMA Make-Up Application Book (Red).
  • IMA Fashion/Photographic/Media Book (Green).
  • IMA Course Notes Book.
  • IMA Examination.
  • Portfolio Building (2 Photo-shoots with Professional Models).

Total Course Cost was: AED 20,000 

 * Now with offer: AED 18,000

Save AED2,000 with Early-Bird Discount if you book before 20 of Feb 2023.


(*) Excluding Taxes 


How To Register for this Course

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Note: The college takes bookings on a first-come first-serve basis and seats are only booked once a payment is made.


Call For Inquiry

+971 4 454 7 686


Fill out the E-form and submit it online.


To complete your booking please pay a 50% deposit of course fees, Payment can be made by any of the following:

  • Online Payment Link by: Visa or MasterCard (Debit/Credit) cards
  • Bank transfer / Account deposit.
  • ATM cash deposit.
  • Cheque payable to: “London College of Make-up FZ-LLC”.
  • Cash payment – at the college.


Approval & Confirmation:
Once your application has been approved and we received your payment, we will reply to you with a confirmation of your booking.

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ADE 16,000

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ADE 9,000

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