The London School of Media Make Up – The LSMM is the leading media makeup school in London. Our students are taught by top industry working makeup artists across all specialisms. Our syllabus covers Contemporary Fashion & Beauty, Casualty & Special Effects, Prosthetics, Airbrushing, Period Techniques & Character make-up, Hair Styling & Body Painting.
The LSMM Founder
The school was founded in 2005 by BAFTA award winning media makeup artist Jeanne Richmond. Jeanne built the makeup school with the vision of providing students with outstanding technical training alongside practical industry experience. This will prepare them for careers at the highest level. Jeanne brought in leading professionals to tutor her students and developed the pioneering in-house makeup agency. As a result, we support the students professionally upon graduation. In fact, this is something that is still unique to the school today. Rebecca Wordingham took over as Creative Director of the school in 2015. With her experience innovation and enthusiasm The LSMM is embarking on the most exciting period of its history to date.
Our programme of media makeup study combines techniques from film and television with the conceptual artistry and the commercial awareness of fashion & beauty make-up. Furthermore The LSMM has been providing makeup courses for over 12 years teaching the latest techniques with up-to-date product knowledge by top professionals.
In Collaboration with
The London School of Media Makeup is recognised by many leading Film, Television, Fashion & Beauty brands.
Why The LSMM?
Make-up without limits
We are the only make-up school to integrate all genres of make-up and train students for the Film & Television industries and also the Fashion & Beauty industries.
Working Make-up artists
All of our tutors at our makeup academy are working at the top of their specialisms.
Students receive life coaching & career development throughout and after the makeup artist course due to the fact that success is about more than technique alone.
Our studio is based in creative hub of like-minded creative individuals which is certainly an environment that prepares you for on-going success.
Guaranteed trainee experience
We guaranteed work experience as part of our Diploma programme. In addition, our students also have the opportunity to join our makeup agency upon graduation.
Each student will graduate with their own makeup portfolio. This will be shot by a professional fashion photographer. Each students final looks will also be created on professional agency models.
Small class sizes
We have a maximum of 10 students in a class to ensure that above all, the same time and energy is spent on each student.
All the products used during training are the most current and widely used in the industry. These include brands such as MAC, Bobbi Brown and Chanel. Estee Lauder, NARS, bareMinerals, YSL and Make Up For Ever. In addition we also work with special effects brands Mouldlife, PPI Illustrator, Bluebird and Kryolan to name just a few.
We prepare our students for the world of work with practical business training, including accounting, branding awareness, social media strategy & life as a freelancer.
The LSMM Makeup Agency
All our students are signed to our in-house makeup agency upon graduation. Indeed, we find this to be the perfect way to support your career upon graduation in all areas of make-up.
"Studying at The LSMM was the best start to my makeup career. The LSMM genuinely care about success in your chosen field, they share job opportunities, expertise & contacts. I would highly recommend the school to anyone looking to train in make up." – Anna Payne
We have a passion for make-up as a craft and for the accurate transferral of these skills onto our students. We regard make-up as an artform and a life long career choice.
Jeanne Richmond, Founder & Principal –
Having spent a career in the Film & Television industry both in the UK and the USA and always employing assistants and trainees on productions, I became aware that training standards were not consistent across the board. After teaching at two other schools I realised that a much more bespoke approach would benefit the students. Having smaller class sizes which makes a one-to-one approach far more possible. Work experience is vital both during the course and immediately afterwards so having a smaller group of students to place enables The LSMM team to ensure everyone gains valuable studio etiquette as well as building solid contacts within the Film, Television & Fashion industries.
I started the school over 10 years ago with this ethos and am happy to say we have gone from strength to strength. The LSMM is now in the capable hands of Rebecca Wordingham. Rebecca is experienced in all aspects of the industry, working in her own right as a make-up artist, as well as fulfilling her role as the Creative Director at The LSMM.
Our studio is based in a new creative hub in trendy East London. This is the perfect space for our students to grow as makeup artists, surrounded by like minded creative minds.