On 24th February 2016 the AUB Makeup for Media & Performance course were delighted to welcome Makeup effects and Creature Designer Nick Dudman. Nick has a phenomenal list of credits including, The Harry Potter series, Star Wars, Batman and the Mummy Returns, to name a few.

As our Honorary Fellow and having visited the department on several occasions, Nick managed to take time from his busy schedule to officially open the new Makeup building and studio space. Following a tour and the grand opening, a drinks reception celebrated the highly anticipated space and gave our students an opportunity to speak to Nick about his work.

Concluding the evening, Nick completed an inspirational talk, discussing his career and in particular achievements to date in designing the hit Sky series Penny Dreadful. The discussion included fantastic visual images, portfolio and industry advice.

Nick’s presence was extremely inspiring and gave the students an insight into his professional career and furthermore opened the new space in style.