Starting up as a Freelance Make-up Artist (Online Short Course)
This unique course teaches the business skills required to build a lucrative career and succeed in the world of freelance makeup artistry. This professional short course dissects all aspects of the industry, how it works and how to work successfully within it, the information often only touched upon on practical courses...
Taught by: Lucy Gibson.
This unique course teaches the business skills required to build a lucrative career and succeed in the world of freelance makeup artistry. This professional short course dissects all aspects of the industry, how it works and how to work successfully within it, the information often only touched upon on practical courses. It has been designed for new and aspiring makeup artists looking for information on how to navigate the world of freelance makeup artistry, as well as for more seasoned artists looking to improve their current careers.
This in-depth course reveals the secrets it takes makeup artists years of industry experience to learn. Find out how to build an effective portfolio, how to promote yourself within the industry, how to negotiate fees, gain agency representation, build your kit and much more. You will also work through the course to build a personalised and workable career plan, based upon your own unique style, strengths, circumstances and career aspirations.
(This course is aimed at those wishing to pursue a career in makeup for bridal/private clients, fashion, celebrity or commercial work. It does not cover the world of TV and film makeup artistry.)
The course includes:
- Choosing a makeup career path
- Promoting yourself within the industry
- Building a portfolio
- Building a kit
- How to gain assisting work and what is expected
- Working with agencies
- Registering as self-employed, tax, insurance and more
- Negotiating rates and when to work “for free”
- Social media and website building
- Test shoots and editorial
- Artist/Client relationships
- How to find work and retain clients
- You'll receive full and comprehensive notes and a personalised career plan to take away.
Why choose an LCF online learning short course?
Our online learning short courses allow you to experience London College of Fashion wherever you are in the world. The real-time chat sessions are fully interactive allowing you to communicate easily with the tutor at the same time as fellow students. You will participate in the live classes each week and you will undertake weekly assignments to be completed in your own time.
Please make sure you are available to participate in the live online chat sessions which are run to UK time.
All online learning courses include weekly chat sessions with your tutor and other students on the course, which are conducted through an interactive seminar (called Blackboard Collaborate). The chat sessions will include text and voice/video chat, as well as an opportunity to 'share' your tutor's desktop so that s/he can navigate you through websites, powerpoint presentations and other work. These sessions are essential to attend each week, so please check the times of the course when you book and take into account any local time differences.
You may also be required to undertake weekly assignments between sessions. These will be housed on our Workflow website, along with additional resources and discussion forums which can be used to interact with fellow students in between classes. You may be expected to dedicate between one - two hours a week to these self-study projects. A full technical specification is listed in 'Materials'.
Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.
Please book as early as possible. This will allow us enough time to provide you with login for the online short course learning software.
When making your booking do not tick the 'If you DO NOT hold a UK/EU/EEA passport click here' box as this is only relevant for classroom courses. If we send you an email telling you to present your passport to us, please ignore this email, as it does not apply to you.
If no dates are available for this course please 'Make an enquiry' using the link below and we will contact you when new dates are published.
Lucy Gibson’s makeup work spans the fashion, celebrity and commercial industries, where she spends a lot of her time working with music artists in particular. Past celebrity clients include the likes of Rita Ora, Haim, Marina and The Diamonds, Katy B, Kelis and many more. Her work has appeared in the pages of Vogue, Tatler, Marie Claire, Wonderland and Dazed and Confused, while commercial clients range from Vivienne Westwood to Nike. So far her career has taken her from backstage at Glastonbury to Moscow’s Red Square, as well as Fashion Weeks in London and Paris where she has assisted the likes of Alex Box and Lucia Pieroni. Lucy also runs the makeup blog for makeup artists at MascaraWars.com and loves having the opportunity to meet and teach the makeup artists of the future at LCF!
In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please have the following materials/equipment for the first class:
- Notepad and pen
In addition to the materials listed above, you will need:
- A recent computer with a recent operating system
- An up-to-date web browser. (It would be advisable to ensure you have access to two separate web browsers eg Safari and Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome and Internet Explorer)
- Microphone (a headset with microphone/headphones is recommended)
Finally, a good broadband connection is also recommended. (Mobile data 3G/4G or a mobile dongle might not provide sufficient bandwidth).Further information on the online learning system requirements.