Delamar Academy Newsletters
Each month we publish the Delamar Academy newsletter to keep you up-to-date with the latest news from the Academy, let you know how our graduates are getting on in the make-up industry, and other Academy and make-up related happenings. We also run competitions and share make-up hints and tips. If you'd like to subscribe, we'd love to send you a copy every month.
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"Before coming to Delamar, I had been working in PR for a number of years but had known for quite some time that I wanted a career that allowed me to be creative and work with my hands. I have never had anything to do with make-up before but I knew I was passionate about learning the skills to transform somebody's look as well as creating different characters for film and television. I knew I needed a course that offered it all, so I researched a number of schools in London and made appointments to visit on open days, with Delamar amongst my top three. After my interview and look around the school, I left Delamar instantly knowing that this was where I wanted to learn my craft. Although the other schools also offered what looked like a great curriculum and facilities, it was Delamar that gave me that feeling of really being part of a family, rather than just a number to fill the class. There are so many great moments during my 14 weeks at the Academy - I loved every minute of it and have made some life-long friends. I saw the course as an investment into my future so I acted as a sponge and soaked up as much advice and direction as possible. Each of the tutors were amazing and extremely talented. We were also lucky enough to be taught by Oscar and Bafta winners, who, in addition to being absolutely lovely, also passed on helpful, ground-level advice - the type that we could put into action in the here and now that would help us develop, both within our skill-set and etiquette within the industry. My favourite modules included period make-up and wigs, and casualty. Since leaving Delamar, I set out to get as much experience as possible in a wide range of areas. I have gained work experience in the wig departments of 'Priscilla Queen of The Desert', 'Rock of Ages', 'We Will Rock You', and 'South Pacific', as well as assisting on a one-night performance of 'Nosferatu' at Soho's Box Theatre which involved lots of prosthetics and casualty. I have designed the hair and make-up for a number of short films which have been invaluable for learning on the job, as well as working with a media production company on various commercial assignments to help bring in some money in - between my work experience. I have also worked as a trainee doing dailies on 'Effie' and Sky One's 'A Touch of Cloth' . I am currently doing work experience on the second series of BBC's 'The Hour' which has been amazing - I am constantly learning and developing my skills. Delamar was the best start to my career and the last ten months since it all began have really flown past. I honestly can't recommend it highly enough! "Laura Anderson