Are you looking to launch a career in Film and TV specialising in SFX Makeup?

Investing in the right courses that develop your skills to get you on the right track is a good place to start.


Seventa Makeup Academy and Exilian FX have come together to present the Introduction to SFX Makeup. These Courses provides students with the essential standards and skills required for SFX working either independently as a freelancer or as part of a production crew, in the theatre, for a film or TV production.


We offer a personalised learning adventure that is a complete experience from start to a successful future. 

You will take your training with Award Winning artist and qualified SFX tutor Ian Massa-Harris.

Ian is a specialist in Prosthetics, SFX, Historical, Character and Theatrical Makeup. He started his career in theatre & fashion but his talent and passion sent him towards specialist makeup.

His skill set includes: Lifecasting, Flat Moulding, Sculpting, Fibreglass Cores, Prosthetic Application, Airbrush, Body Painting, Body Art, Fashion, Character, SFX, Make-up Lead, Crowd Make-up, Basic Hair, Basic Wig Dressing, Theatre, Still Photography, TV, Ad-campaigns, Cat-walk, and Fashion Photography & Events.


Ian has worked with personalities to include, Sir Ian McEllen, Eleanor Bron, Samatha Bond, Alison Steadman, Imelda Staunton, HRH Princess Royal, Christopher Biggins, Gok Wan to mention but a few.He currently teaches & demos Media, SFX and Prosthetics to Degree, BTEC and City & Guilds levels (III, IV & V) at various colleges in the UK.


Ian frequently demos at trade shows such as IMATS & UMAe. He has worked for Mr Dashbo, Mehron UK & PS-Composites and is also a senior artist with Seventa Image. He recently joined ExilianFX Studios as a Makeup Designer and Senior Artist.

Ian is currently brand Ambassador for Mehron UK, a branch of Mehron Inc. He is sponsored by Mehron & Ben Nye through Treasure House of Makeup. Ian originally trained with Kryolan in Theatre & SFX and was mentored by the Ex Wig and Makeup Master of the Royal Opera House – Ron Freeman. Ian has also attained the following qualifications: BSc Hons, Dip Opera Performance, ENO Baylis Programme Knack, FHT Associate, City & Guilds III, ITEC III and Level 3 – Award in Education and Training (PLTS).

At Seventa Makeup Academy all of their classes are intensive short courses enabling you to fast track your career in makeup and beauty and SFX learning with multi-award winning artists. 

Seventa Makeup Academy breaks with convention, giving you the possibility to create and develop your own study programme and build specific skills based on your interests or specialist career aspirations.

Seventa Makeup Academy develops your talent and ability to be strong, powerful, confident, inspired and focused on an independent career in makeup.