Tel: +4420 7499 5771
Course Title

8 Week IMA Fashion, Photographic & Media plus Dressing Hair Course

Course Dates

09/01/23 - 03/03/23

8 Weeks, 30 hours per week
Monday to Friday10.00-17.00


Cost: ₨385,400.00*
Deposit: ₨77,080.00*
*Applicable taxes extra



Course Description

Our eight-week Fashion, Photographic and Media make-up plus Dressing Hair course is designed for those who are seriously considering a full-time career in the high fashion and media make-up industry. This course includes all of the elements offered in our other courses within one course. If you are looking for an intensive all-encompassing make-up course then this is the ultimate course for you.

What is included this Course:

  • All Makeup & Hair Products
  • All skin care Products
  • All Disposables
  • IMA Registration Fee
  • IMA Foundation course notes
  • First External IMA Exam included
  • All Photo-Shoots

Who Is this course for?

It takes you from the beginner’s foundation level through to Creative skills in Fashion, Photographic and Catwalk/Runway (with no previous experience required) and then onwards to media, film and theatrical make-up. All of our make-up courses are designed to give the student as much time applying make-up and hands-on experience as possible.

There is no need to undertake a separate foundation module prior to starting this 8 week course as it is included within the first two weeks all the basic elements required.

Over the following weeks students will spend each day under the instruction of some of the world’s top international make-up artists both from India and London who will be handing over all the latest techniques and looks in various aspects of high fashion, photographic and media make-up.

Course Agenda

All lessons take place in a professional working makeup studio in central Mumbai. A typical day is broken down into demonstrations from the make-up artist and followed by practical sessions while working in pairs.

The creative curriculum covers; High Fashion, Editorial, Photographic and Catwalk/Runway looks, followed by TV, Film, Black & White Photography Makeup, Fantasy, Theatrical, Period styles, Air Brushing, Showgirl, Special Effects such as false beards & moustaches, ageing, cuts, bruises and scarring. You will also have five days in dressing hair with a hair session stylist for up-styles, blow-drying and platting.

During this all-encompassing course, you will take part in both colour and monochrome photographic shoot on an agency model and shot by a professional fashion photographer to help start off your portfolio.

  • Leading Fashion brands are provided for our classrooms. Including; MAC, Huda Beauty, Kroylan, PAC, Morphe, Bobbi Brown, NARS, Inglot, Anastasia Beverly Hill, Make-up for Ever, Laura Mercier…
  • The minimum age for entry to this course is 18 years
  • Brushes are NOT included. You will require Professional make-up brushes. You can buy our LSM PRO Brush set & cleaner when booking a course online.

Please note: You will be required to bring a digital photographic device(phone/camera) to keep a record of your work. Please backup your photographs regularly during the education.
Please note: Male students are required to supply a female model to work on.
Please note: All students will be working on each other. If you have problematic skin, or you cannot be worked on for any other reason, you will be required to bring in a model to replace yourself.

Foundation Level

  • Tools of the trade and product knowledge
  • Cleansing Procedures
  • Hygiene and Safety
  • Skin analysis, Face shapes and Skin tones.
  • Warming and cooling colours (the colour wheel)
  • Colour-Correcting and Concealing
  • Correct application and choice of foundation
  • Highlighting, shading and blushers techniques
  • Achieving perfect lips
  • Application and blending of Eye makeup (Colour Wash, Block Eye, Smokey Eye and Socket Line)
  • Application of Eyeliners (Liquid, Cake, Gel, Crayon and Kohl)
  • Eyebrow Shaping
  • The application of false eyelashes both individual and strip
  • Client consultation techniques
  • Building your make-up kit
  • This part covers Both; Day and Evening looks and Special Occasions plus traditional & natural Bridal
  • Consolation techniques
  • Trial
  • Individual & Strip lashes
  • Primers and Setting sprays
  • Total look with a veil & deputta
  • Business and self-marketing

Bridal (from tradition to natural)

  • Consolation techniques
  • Trial consultation
  • Individual & Strip lashes
  • Primers and Setting sprays
  • Total look with a veil & deputta
  • Business and self-marketing
  • Asian and Arabic Bridal Make-up
  • Contouring, Highlighting and Shading
  • Powder Baking & Eye-guard
  • Perfecting lipstick and eyebrow
  • Cut Crease Eyes & Halo Eyes
  • Glitter Application – Glitter Liner
  • Big Bold Winged Liner – Arabic Inspired

Creative Level: Fashion, Photographic & Media Level 

  • Catwalk / Runway
  • Creative Make-up
  • Colour Photographic Makeup
  • Studio Photo-Shoot with Models
  • Editorial looks
  • Glamour Make-up
  • Aqua colour
  • Graphic Eyeliner
  • Skin Finishes: Matte, Glossy, Dewy
  • Face Shapes and Bone Structure
  • Cut Crease Eyes
  • Cutting The Crease with Concealer
  • Glitter, Shimmer and Pigments Applications
  • Creative Blusher
  • Creative Lipstick
  • Power Eye Brow
  • Ombre Lipstick
  • The use of creams and textures.
  • In-doors and Out-Door Photography makeup Tips
  • Live TV and Film
  • HD Makeup
  • Etiquette for Studio and Shows
  • Showgirl
  • High Fashion Fantasy
  • Body painting
  • Stencilling
  • Airbrush Makeup
  • Period makeup (Renaissance, Victorian, Elizabethan)
  • Different region period makeup (Geisha, Kabuki, Egyptian)
  • Special Effects (Cuts, Bruising, Moustache, Beard Application, Bleeding etc.)
  • More info about products knowledge
  • Portfolio building

Hair Diploma

  • Styles / Techniques
  • Blow Drying
  • Sectioning
  • Back Brushing / Combing
  • Up-style – using ‘Donut’
  • Pony Tail
  • 3-Strand and ‘Fish-tail’ Plait
  • French Pleat
  • Chignon
  • Pin-Curls
  • Rag Curls
  • Victory Rolls
  • 60’s Beehive
  • French Plait
  • Latest Fashion styles

IMA International Make-up Association

Make-up Application Certificate

Day, Evening & Bridal make-up
There are six components to the qualification:

  • Attendance
  • Evidence of practical skills
  • Theory paper
  • Coursework
  • Evaluation
  • External examinations

Each student will need to pass two external examinations in order to obtain this qualification. There will be a separate ‘brief’ for each external examination:

  • Day make-up
  • Evening make-up

make up ima qualification

Fashion / Photographic / Media Make-up Diploma

Catwalk, Fashion, Black & White Photography, Male Grooming, Period Styles, Special Effects and Hairstyling

There are four components to the qualification:

  • Attendance
  • Evidence of practical skills
    • Face sheets / Hair sheets
    • Variations
    • Photographs
  • Portfolio
  • Coursework








IMA Hair Diploma

There are components to the qualification:

  • Attendance
  • Evidence of Practical Skills
  • Hair Sheets
  • Variations
  • Photographs
  • Portfolio
  • Dairy







Towards the end, or a few months later, depending on the date of your course of there will be a short multiple-choice question paper set by the IMA (International Make-up Association) examination board, as well as a practical exam overseen by an independent examiner from the IMA.

Students will be given a brief to follow and asked to demonstrate their skills in a day makeup look followed by an evening makeup look. They will also be asked to complete a project at home in their own time. Once the project is handed in and passed, they will receive the prestigious IMA certificate.

Students who are continuing onto the creative and media diploma courses will be judged and marked by the IMA solely on the work they have achieved in class without a further examination.

To find out more about the examination process please have a look at our qualification page.

LSM Pro Store Cleaning Soap by Da Vinci ₨930.00

Cleaning and Maintenance of the brushes

Metal box with a content of 40 g

Our special soap for cosmetic brushes, based on vegetable oils, and comes in a practical round metal box. Through its reconditioning action, it keeps natural hair and synthetic fibers smooth and elastic. Your cosmetic brushes can feel damaged especially if product remains in the body of the hair and the remaining cosmetics become hard. This can take away the suppleness and make the hair break.

For regular maintenance i.e. washing out all make-up residues, is recommend so we especially developed a cleaning soap which is based on pure vegetable oils with reconditioning effect.

Cared for in this way the brush hair will retain its elasticity and remains robust and smooth for a long time.

Do you accept overseas students?

Yes, we take students from outside of India.  An overseas student is someone who lives outside of India and requires a visa.

London School of Makeup India