& Makeup Academy

Our classes are coordinated by skill level and group specialties; Basic, Intermediate and Advance level.
Your choice camera or makeup product brand is welcome

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Because we are a household name in the photography & Makeup industry, you will get to have at least one live shoot of the choice course(s) you choose. E.g Model, Wedding, Concert, Studio photography, Makeup etc.

Summer beauty boot camp (SBBC)

Exciting makeup training program, specifically designed for teens between the ages of 13 – 17years. This program is held annually usually during the summer holidays between June and August

Professional Photography Course (PPC)

Our Professional Photography Course is designed for anyone wanting to become a Professional Photographer. .Recommended for beginners, intermediate, as well as anyone wishing to consolidate their knowledge and get a highly valued certificate, this sought after Course starts from the Foundations of Photography and combines a variety of specialised workshops in different fields with a step by step process and hands-on experience that builds up real skills.

Professional Makeup Course (PMC)

Introduction to Makeup Artistry 1 History of makeup Tools of the trade Products AwarenessColor Therapy Face features Makeup Hygiene Foundation Powder Application Techniques Introduction to Makeup Artistry II Identifying face shapesEye shapes Eyebrow shapes Measuring the eyebrow Lip shapes Introduction to skincare Contemporary looks Soft natural makeup Natural makeup for advertisements and…


Makeup Annual Scholarship Program

As part of our CSR, House of Shutteris Academy sponsors select makeup enthusiasts on a partial scholarship annually. This year’s scholarship is on! Apply for the AS Program and pay N100,000 only with N45,000 worth of products in your starter…


Advanced Makeup Course

The is a build-up on the basic makeup course. It emphasizes details in makeup application for photography and runway shows. Here, students are equally introduced to basics in special effects.…

Basic Beauty Makeup

Here, students are introduced to the fundamentals of makeup artistry. The modules covered in this course are; Introduction to Makeup Artistry I – History of makeupTools of the tradeProducts AwarenessColor…

Why Us Shutteris Glam

Choosing a make-up school can be difficult; with much time and money involved if the school is not right for you. Launch your make-up career with Nigeria’s leading make-up school. Studying professional make-up courses at a top make-up school like The House of Tara Makeup School will immediately get your career off to the…

Benefits Makeup

Helping others look their best can be fun and exciting. Chances are you’ve helped your friends and family apply makeup. If you enjoy experimenting with eye shadow palettes or swatching lipsticks, you should probably consider it as a profession. Here are the top 5 benefits of becoming a certified makeup artist and joining…


Conventional educational methods often leave you having to remember the concepts you were taught or trying to figure out how to apply them. Shutters Academy method leaves you applying what you learned naturally and without effort.
Study at Your Own Pace

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Features of Our Courses

Why Choose Us?

Shutteris Academy is a renowned Abuja course provider which has a reputation for first class training and support. As a student on a Shutteris Academy course not only will you learn from active amekup and photography practitioners with years of experience, you’ll also receive mentorship and advice after your course to help you reach your full potential.

Small class group size

We keep our classes small. With group sized between 5-8 students you will get maximum attention and plenty of one to one time from our tutors.

Central City in Abuja

We are just at heart of Abuja
2 Samuel Ladoke Akintola Boulevard, Garki 2, Abuja

Unlimited after course support

We offer an unparalleled FREE after course support. All of our students can contact Shutteris Academy at any time for help and advice, or feedback on your images.


1. Which Courses and Workshops Shutteris Academy offer?

Please visit this webpage, where you can see all our courses and workshops.

2. How do I make a booking?

Please choose a workshop/course and date from our calendar and click on “BOOK”. Fill in the online booking form with your details and choose a payment option to complete your booking.


Please check the level requirements before booking for advanced workshops as it is your total responsibility to book the right level. You can contact us at any time by phone or e-mail to be assessed on your photography level.

4. Is there a minimum age?

The minimum age to join our Academy is 16 years old (younger students can join with written authorization from parent/guardian, please contact us before booking)

5. Can I get a Certificate after your Training?

Yes, every student receives an e-certificate (PDF file) after workshop/course completion. If you require a print copy, you can request it as well.

6. I am a keen amateur and have been taking pictures for many years, which course shall I attend ?

We recommend starting with Digital Photography Level 1 for most students, even if you think you know your camera very well. On this workshop, you will learn to use the Manual Settings on your camera and really understand all the shortcut buttons and functions properly. If you have been taking pictures for a long time, but still use AUTO mode, P mode or SCENE modes, The Digital Photography Level 1 will be very good for you. Even if you have some knowledge, but are still unsure or need confirmation, you will be amazed on how much more there is to learn about what we think we know.

7. I think I am a good photographer; can I book the Digital Photography Level 2 without having done Level 1 before?

Yes, if you can use your camera in fully Manual mode and have a complete understanding of Lenses, Image Size and Quality, Advanced Exposure, Bracketing, Depth of Field, Motion Blur, Priority Modes and Focus you can come straight to Level 2.
Most people who come to Level 2 have done Level 1 before, and we’ll expect you to be fluent in the Level 1 Syllabus 

9. I have just got my camera and know nothing about it; can I still enrol in your courses?

Yes, some of our students bring the camera still in the box. It is great to learn the right way from scratch, so don’t worry about not knowing anything before the course. You will only need to charge the battery and also bring a memory card.

10. I don’t have a camera yet. Can I still do the course?

Ideally, you would learn with your own camera because different models vary a lot. When buying a camera you have to think about the size, weight, design, etc…
We have DSLR cameras which you can use free of charge during workshop hours. Please confirm availability via e-mail before booking the course.


If you would like to take the camera home for the assignments during your course, a refundable deposit of N100k plus N15k a day fee will be charged in advance.

11. Which camera do you recommend buying?

We recommend the following cameras kits on an entry level:
CANON 60D or 7D body + 18-200mm lens (Canon or Sigma) or Standard 18 to 55mm lens.
NIKON D7100 or D5300 body + 18-200mm lens (Nikon or Sigma) or Standard 18 to 55mm lens.


The cameras and lenses above meet all the requirements for great pictures, they are light and we chose an “all in one” zoom lens that is great for General Photography. It’s a light kit, ideal for travel.
Let us know if you intend to pursue a career in photography and we will be able to recommend the right equipment for the field you choose.

12. What do I need to bring for the classes?
13. Do we have a break during the course?

Our weekday and weekends workshops run from 10:30am to 4:30pm, with 10 minutes coffee/tea break and 1 hour lunch break. Our evening workshops run from 6:30pm to 9:00pm with 10 minutes coffee/tea break.
During the Daytime and Evening Workshops on Wednesday you are off with assignments
(Water – Coffee – Tea and Biscuits in our Studios are free).

14. If I cannot make it on my workshop dates, can I book another date or get a refund?

Bookings can only be rescheduled with 14 days (2 Weeks) notice and must be taken within three months from the original booking. If you decide to withdraw from a workshop, you must inform us at least 14 days (2 Weeks) before the first day of class. If given the minimum notice, we will refund your fees, less a N30k withdrawal fee for Weekend and Evening Classes and N50k for all other courses and workshops.
Our obligations to the professionals who teach at LSP dictate that no refund of payments will be made to you if you do not notify us of your withdrawal 14 days (2 Weeks) before the start of the workshop.
No refund of fees will be made for no-shows, for withdrawal after the workshop begins or for booking on to the wrong level.



We offer three major courses at House of Tara Makeup School;

BMC – Basic Makeup Course

AMC – Advanced Makeup Course

PMC – Professional Makeup Course

The courses are made up six modules as stated below;

  • Introduction to Makeup artistry I
  • Introduction to Makeup Artistry II
  • Contemporary looks
  • High Fashion Makeup
  • Theatrical Stage Makeup
  • Working as a freelance MUA

Potential applicants are encouraged to visit our office Shutteris galm to register. You will be given a tour of the makeup classrooms and provided with detailed information on the training programs and academic policies.

Our goal is to assist you in determining the best way to achieve your career objectives.

All applicants are to fill out an enrollment application form and submit a non-refundable registration fee.

Note that Parents with applicants below 17 years would sign a parental consent and would be given a curriculum tailored for them. Applicants should have a minimum of O ’level (GCE, WAEC, NECO) or IGCSE certification for international applicants.

Once accepted, you will be contacted by the School’s business unit to arrange a start date and tuition payment.


Helping others look their best can be fun and exciting. Chances are you’ve helped your friends and family apply makeup. If you enjoy experimenting with eye shadow palettes or swatching lipsticks, you should probably consider it as a profession. Here are the top 5 benefits of becoming a certified makeup artist and joining the exciting world of beauty.

  • Freedom To Be An Entrepreneur
  • Building Your Own Schedule
  • Getting The Opportunities to work with Celebrities
  • Opportunity To Earning Commissions
  • You Get to Network with a Host of Clients
  • An Opportunity To Create A Look That Puts A Smile On Your Customers Face

There are numerous career opportunities for makeup artists. Many makeup artists work with models, movie stars, and sometimes musicians. They transform these individuals and give them the look that they need for a performance, photo shoot, or movie set. Makeup artists also work with TV presenters and even politicians to ensure that they look their best before appearing in front of millions of people.

The truth is as a makeup artist, your job may not necessarily have you rubbing elbows with the entertainment elite, but it is certainly very fulfilling. These roles not only help a new makeup artist gain experience, it also helps them earn a substantial income. At House of Tara, our makeup artists work as sales-people applying their knowledge of makeup artistry to help women discover which beauty products complement their skin tone and face shape.


At Shutteris Academy, we understand the need to give back to our community. The Annual Scholarship program serves as an avenue to empower young people. The scholarships are given yearly. Interested applicants are to submit applications at the House of Tara International head office. Our in-house panel of beauty experts will review each candidate’s application and proceed to invite the top students for an oral interview at the Shutteris Academy office.

Following the interview, the successful candidates will be invited and given a scholarship. Content and nature of scholarship will be communicated every year.


42 Samuel Ladoke Akintola Boulevard, Garki 2, Abuja


BMC – Two-week intensive training on the rudiments of makeup artistry

AMC – One-month in-depth makeup training for Television, High-fashion and multi-cultural weddings.
PMC – this training consists of all the six learning modules in the makeup school curriculum. Students who register for this course get to learn all the courses in the BMC and AMC courses plus additional courses like Airbrushing, Men’s grooming, Vintage makeup, highlighting and contouring on different facial structures


Basic Makeup Course – N50,370

Advanced Makeup Course – N100,770

Professional Makeup Course – N152,100


Yes. We provide a starter pack for your products with items like a professional brush set, Six-shade powder palette


Yes, we do. We have classes from 10am to 4pm daily


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"It was fabulous! I enjoyed every minute of it and would recommend it to anyone who wants to become a real photographer. Thank you Shutteris Academy"
Emmanuel J.
"Shutteris Academy met all the hopes I had, and far exceeded my expectations. I cannot recommend it highly enough. If you are thinking of enrolling, stop thinking, and just do it!"
Eddie Johnson
"It was excellent! My way to look at things changed completely and my passion for the subject doubled. I am very grateful and deeply inspired. Thank you Shutteris Academy!"
Angela E.A.
Fantastic place! Shutteris Academy offers a great range of courses all taught by industry professionals. Recommended for anyone, from those wanting to start learning photography to people looking for training in a specific area. It's also based in a central location with good transport links.
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