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The Mid-Term Breakdown

We are almost 2 months into our Autumn term here at the Academy.


The Delamar Connection

One of the best parts of graduating from the UK’s longest running make-up academy is the huge group of alumni already out in the industry ready to give you a helping hand.


Graduate Updates: September 2016

We are delighted to hear so many positive things from our graduates about the incredible projects and experiences they are being involved with. This month has been no exception!

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Penny Delamar

It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of our beloved Principal, Penny Delamar, on 5 September 2016.

Delamar graduate and tutor, Brian Kinney, has written a touching tribute;

‘Twenty years ago I happened upon a book at my university book store, "The Complete Make-Up Artist" by Penny Delamar. I'd never seen a makeup book that wasn't written by Corson so I bought it and absorbed it. 2 years later I decided to go to a proper makeup school where I might learn more than zombies. It turns out Penny Delamar had just such an academy in London. I knew the curriculum already and just felt this was for me. A question of cost was soon answered when all my earthly possessions were lost in a fire. An insurance settlement paid my tuition, and six months later I was living in London, beginning my first term. Penny was hard on me, but knew early on I was keen on prosthetics and persistent, if not "up myself," being a cocky American. I sat in her office and listened to endless stories, dirt on Dali to Dudley Moore, laughing out loud. In time I finished the year course and landed my first job, largely with the help of a handwritten note Penny sent me with. Eventually I moved to Los Angeles, but checked in with the Academy from time to time. By the time I paid a visit, the Delamar Academy had expanded tremendously, moved to the working lot at Ealing Studios, and Penny's daughter Leda and son Gideon had carried on the school's legacy. Last year I was not only honored to return to the school to lecture, but also to be included in Penny's book, now in the third edition. This year marks 30 years of the Delamar Academy. Today I finished my second day of teaching the first week of the 1 Year Professional Makeup Design Course at the Delamar Academy, almost seventeen years to the day from when I began that very course. Sadly, I've just received word that Penny passed away peacefully in her sleep today. My heart is heavy...I cannot imagine my life without Penny's influence and The Delamar Academy, who continues to guide me in the most unexpected and wonderful ways. Godspeed dear Penny, and thank you. You are loved and missed by so many, always.’ - Brian Kinney

Welcome To Delamar Academy!

Based at London's famous Ealing Studios, Delamar Academy has trained world-class make-up and hair professionals for the last 30 years.

Our talented former students have won many of the make-up world's leading honours, including 2 Academy Awards, 3 BAFTAs, an International Indian Film Academy Award, 3 Emmy Awards, a David di Donatello Award, a Vogue make up Artist of the Year Award, and a Fashion Finest Award.

Our graduates are working on many top films, TV dramas, West End shows, and musicals, as well as leading fashion shows and shoots.

We're the only independent training academy to run a make up course validated by a University (UWL), ensuring a degree-level standard of excellence to underpin the practical skills you need to work in the industry.

UWL is highly regarded for its practical courses, which develop and enhance student employability in the workplace. The emphasis is on equipping our students with the tools necessary to embark on a practical career.

Have a look now at our range of make up courses and contact us soon to start your career in Film, Fashion, TV, or Theatre.

Launch your make-up career now at the UK's leading school for make-up artists.