Your Study

Your ‘BOOK’

At the end of the training year, you must have completed what we call your ‘Book’. This is like a ‘portfolio’ to record and show off your work.

Every week and then daily, towards the end of the training, by way of photo sessions, your work will be photographed in order to gradually build up your ‘Book’.  These sessions will be carried out in our very own photo studio with our very own professional photographer.  Any external photo shoots that may occur, (within the bounds of our training agreements), can also be included to help complete your Book.

Please remember that your Book is essential for your future.  It must be of the highest professional quality whilst portraying your artistic universe. This is applicable for both the 9 month and the 2 year trainings.



The Exam:

In order to receive the Academie’s Diploma,( ’ Master’ or ‘Hair and Makeup’), students must obtain an average mark of 12/20, have a serious, diligent attitude and show professionalism throughout their training.

This mark is made up as follows:

1/3 continual assessment (Trainers)

1/3 final exam (Jury)

1/3 Presentation of your Book to the Jury


The Jury is made up of 10 referenced professionals and a President. The President of the Jury is Mme Serena Bonnefoy, who as well as being the Director of the agency ‘B Agency’, is also Acte Academie’s sponsor.



A ‘starting-out’ kit is proposed by the Academie, at a reduced rate, thanks to the collaboration with our partner ‘The Beauty Store’. You will also receive a ‘student card’, which will give you generous reductions in their boutique throughout the whole of your training.

Some of the brands available are: Mac, Kryolan, Fardel, Lcn, Proaids, Mouldlife, Esprit Composite, Bumble & Bumble, Zuca, Parisax, Sibel, Sinelco, Ultron, Cover Line, Skin Illustrator, Fishbach & Muller, Cantoni…


Financial help:

- Fongecif, Afdas


- regional scholoship

- Job event

- preparation of student

- Facilitation of payment from Academie


You will be expected to frequently practice on your own models. In doing so, you gain on experience and precision and optimize your progress assuring a better quality when it comes to the photo shoots. It is extremely important that you choose models that are compatible with the style of your work and photos. To help make this easier for you, you can consult the Academie’s intranet, giving you access to a list of models as well as publicity flyers.

*(pour la carte il faut mettre le nom de la ville ‘Lille’!)*



Acte Academie is situated in the heart of the beautiful city of Lille, in the north of France. Lille is also the renowned destination for the Eurostar from London St Pancras and Brussels.

The school itself, is found at Place Cormontaigne, a stone’s throw from the Metro, Cormontaigne  Line 2 and bus stops for the Line 12 or Citadine buses.




The Academie disposes of an ‘eating-space’, which is equipped with a micro-wave, tables etc…In addition, within a very short walking distance, there is a large selection of bakeries and mini-supermarkets.  Also within walking distance, is the University’s student restaurant, which of course students have access to. Not forgetting the Metro (Lille’s underground), is just next to our school, enabling easy access to the city centre.



For those who need advice about staying in France and how to get a student visa, please consult the following web site:


Why Lille?

-55 minutes from Paris

-30 minutes from Brussels

-1h30 from London

-45 minutes from Antwerp

-historically, Lille has been considered as the textile capital; even now there still are a large number of textile based companies’ Headquarters in and around the metropolis:

Décathlon, Domyos, LaRedoute, 3 Suisses, Promod, Damart, Blanche Porte, Camaieu, Kiabi, Cyrillus, Tape à l’Oeil, Vertbaudet, Stella McCartney Kids…

-Lille is also the birth place of large Retail Leaders :

Auchan, Décathlon, Boulanger, Leroy Merlin…

-there are a large number of communications agencies, studios and photographers…

-cultural projects :

Lille 3000, Maison de Mode, le Louvre Lens, Art point M

-Cinéma and animation studios.

Ankama, le Fresnoy, France 3 prod, RTBF, Télé Melody, Wéo, Grand Lille Tv, zen TV, Pôle Image, La Cité Numerique…

-big University City

-not forgetting, reasonably priced lodgings!!


How to register :

You pass an interview with management to explain your motivations.

This interview will guide you to the most suitable training project. Each student makes an entrance test based on the culture of our business.

After a favorable opinion, an appointment is set to validate your registration.

When to register :

From January, the registration deadline will be arrived as soon as the maximum numbers are reached. (20 students per class).

Internship discovery :

Discoveries courses are offered to discover the Academy of the Interior, to participate, all you need to do is to make an appointment, fix a date with manager.