Funding your course at Delamar Academy

Funding your course at Delamar Academy

We understand…

Courses at Delamar are quite different from a classic academic course, as our teaching focus is completely practical requiring extensive use of materials, state of the art facilities and top industry professionals. “Funding” is one of the most frequently Googled queries associated with “Delamar Academy”. We understand that our students come to us with different financial circumstances, so we have put together a list of varied funding options:


ScreenSkills Bursaries


What is it? Each year, government money is provided to ScreenSkills who enable people to train in the creative industries through bursaries. 100% funded courses are made available for creatives who want to get ahead in the Media, TV and Film industries. We currently have a wide selection of short courses are eligible for Government funded ScreenSkills Bursaries. This means that government money can help make-up & hair professionals improve their skills and consequently improve their employability. This is a fantastic scheme that we are really proud to be a part of. 

Click here to find out more and apply

Here are the courses eligible for Screen Skills Bursaries:


BAFTA Scholarship


What is it? Up to £12,000 funding towards our most extensive course, the industry respected 1 Year Cert HE Professional Make-up Design course, Advanced Complete Make-up Artist course or Complete Make-up Artist course. 


Applications for this scheme close on 26 May 2021. More information about this scheme is detailed here. 



Loans and Credit Cards 


We are not able to give any financial advice but encourage people to research their options with borrowing thoroughly. Delamar Academy accepts credit card payments. For interest free balances, this can be a helpful option. Resources like Money Saving Expert provide excellent information on the best offers. In the absence of the Professional Career Development Loan which stopped last year, there are plenty of other ways to receive help towards funding your course. 


Private Funding


Every year and for as long as we have been open, many students fund their course by working hard and saving up. If you are fortunate to receive help from family or your partner, this is great. We take payments from overseas bank accounts and several different accounts can pay for the same student’s course. 


Princes Trust


The Princes Trust provides funding up to £500, which can really help funding a short course here at Delamar Academy.




Delamar Academy Funding – International Options




We have had students from Sweden who have funded the course fees on their Cert HE Professional Make-up Design course, with government money. Please look at CSN – student funding.


Iceland, Gibraltar and Italy 


We have known students receive help towards their courses from various funds and schemes set up in their respective countries. We encourage you to research this independently.  



Delamar Academy Funding – What your course fee covers

Firstly, the excellent training from 10am – 4pm each day, in the light and airy classrooms of the Academy, based at the prestigious Ealing Studios.  All the materials, work stations, student’s kits and tutor time is covered. We also factor in the cost of professional photo shoots to our 7 Week Summer Course, Advanced Complete Make-up Artist and Cert HE Professional Makeup Design course. For graduates of all Delamar Academy Courses, our free aftercare is often considered as “priceless” – and not factored into the fees, but an added benefit of training here. We place graduates on the industry’s top films and TV productions, often within weeks of graduation – Star Wars being a top example, Downton Abbey and Strictly Come Dancing are all productions we have supplied new fledgling graduates onto, changing their lives and kick-starting their make-up careers. Obviously, the courses that prepare students best for these placements are the Complete Make-up Artist, Advanced Complete Make-up Artist and 1 Year Cert HE Professional Make-up Design course. Funding your course at Delamar Academy is an investment in career opportunity, mentoring and of course, the first class training. The Delamar Academy Agency is open to all graduates, for free and we have frequently provided opportunities for a decade after the graduate’s course has finished. 

We also host some of the most coveted Masterclasses in the industry, which are free for all our students and graduates who wish to attend. Brands like NARS, Kevyn Aucoin, By Terry, Bobbi Brown and Delilah have all come into the Academy to provide generous complimentary gifts and excellent masterclasses. In addition to luxury brands, we have also hosted an incredible array of artists and top industry professionals like Caroline Hirons, Mary Greenwell, Kristyan Mallett, Hannah Martin, Tina Earnshaw,  Sangeet Prabhaker and many more. You can read about our Masterclasses here. 


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