Aftercare is important too and the TMS Agency was established to give students a kick start to their careers. Jobs on offer are exclusive to TMS graduates and can vary enormously, generally ranging from production companies shooting commercials, pop promos or short films, to photographers shooting look books or fashion. Graduates are not cherry picked, instead this works on a first come, first served basis with opportunities promoted on the website and social media pages.
The courses are aimed at make-up artists aiming to work in the fashion sector of the industry. Jacqui’s knowledge and experience is a real strength to the teaching delivered on the programme, as she knows the industry inside out and teaches well. The courses are clearly defined and are structured into four sections.
Bronze – 1 Day Taster Class £200
An entry level day, this taster offers the student an opportunity to view the facilities, watch demos and then practice make-up application under Jacqui’s supervision and guidance. All products and brushes are supplied for this class. Fundamentally this is a chance to see if this is the right course for the student and allows Jacqui to do Q&A sessions alongside gaining new skills. It’s a great value option, as if students then book onto either the Silver or Platinum class, the cost of the taster day will be deducted.
Silver – 5 Day Beginners Course £995
This is a five day intensive course offering two demonstrations on a daily basis to allow students to achieve two make-up applications each day. Following the demo, students work in pairs practicing to build up their technical ability and all student work is supervised by the watchful eye of Jacqui. All skincare and make-up products are supplied for this course and students will learn the basics of health and safety, skin care, make-up applications to include contouring, highlighting, foundation selections, natural and dramatic make-up. Structured to be intensive and in-depth covering a wide selection of techniques, the course also includes a brush set and a shopping day to build up the students’ kits, which give them an opportunity to visit pro makeup stores and receive a generous discount that they would struggle to access on their own. On completion of this course, the student will be able to work in the fashion, editorial, makeover and bridal industries, and it’s also a good investment for anyone wishing to embark on a career in Makeup Retail.
Gold – 4 Day Advanced Course £1250
Running over four days, this offers the student the prospect of gaining more in-depth creative skills to build into the skills they have previously gained on the Silver training programme. This schedule includes editorial themed makeup including cut crease and glitter style designs, and students get a brush set, a photographic shoot and a shopping day.
Platinum – 10 Day Combined Course £2000
A cost-effective option that combines the Silver and Gold courses, students cover all the work in the Silver and Gold from beginner to advanced during a two week period at a saving of £245.
I enjoyed the session I attended at TMS. A good quality teacher, Jacqui is very knowledgeable about her subject and she shares this freely with her students. These courses are designed for individuals and small group learning which in turn offers plenty of 1:1 training. For more information, contact TMS at www.themakeupschool.co.uk