BA (Hons) coursesMake-up for Media and Performance

Guest Lecturers & Industry Links

The course maintains regular links with the make up industry and has a panel of advisors who meet with course team to discuss new make-up innovations to ensure that the course continues to offer relevant studies. The course also invites industry specialists to come and give lectures to students on specific areas of interest.

Honorary Fellow & Guest Lecturer

Nick Dudman: Prosthetic, Special Effects Artist

AUB makes the award of Honorary Fellowship to persons who have made a significant contribution to the field of arts, design, media or performance in a professional capacity or an educational role and in 2013 Nick Dudman was the recipient of the fellowship. Nick Dudman is a multi award-winning Oscar nominated prosthetic and special effects make-up designer. Nick captivated students with his inspirational seminar ‘A career in film; including 10 years working on Harry Potter’. Nick reflected upon his significant contributions to the film industry with over thirty years experience and his notable successes ‘Batman’, ’Interview with a Vampire’, ‘The Phantom Menace’ The Mummy Returns’ and ‘The Fifth Element’.

Stella O’Farrell: Film & Makeup Designer

After a Fine Arts degree, Stella trained at Granada TV and a Hair & Makeup Artist and is a recognised Hair & makeup Designer for television and film. Stella’s broad range of work encompasses period and contemporary productions including special effects. Her production credits include ‘Upstairs Downstairs’, ‘Kavanagh QC’, ‘Acts of Godfrey’, and ‘The Hide’.

Kristyan Mallett: Prosthetic, Special Effects Artist

Kristyan has worked in the industry as a prosthetic makeup artist for over ten years and has extensive knowledge in special effects. Kristyan has worked on many productions for Advertising, TV and Feature Film. Whilst visiting AUB Kristyan demonstrated a full face prosthetic application. Credits include, Feature Film’s include, ‘World War Z’, ‘Batman Begins’, and television credits include, ‘Dead Ringers’, ‘Demons’, ‘Downton Abbey’, ‘Misfits’, and ‘Great Expectations’.

Michelle Court: Fashion Makeup Artist (Court-On-Camera Makeup Agency)

Michelle is a professional Makeup Artist with over ten years experience in commercials, fashion, editorial, celebrity and beauty makeup. Michelle demonstrated airbrushing techniques for photographic makeup and also delivered a seminar based on promotional skills. Michelle and has had her work published in GQ, Harper’s Bazzar, Vogue Italia and Rankin’s Hunger Magazine.

Gilles Paillet: Prosthetic, Special Effects Artist

Gilles recently visited the Arts University as a visiting tutor and brought with him a wealth of industry experience in foam latex. Gilles is an accomplished industry professional and has worked with British and American productions with credits including ‘Doctor Who’, ‘The Sarah Jane Adventures’, ‘Being Human’, ‘Harry potter’ and ‘Jim Henson’s creature shop’.

Industry Liaison Groups (ILG)

The Industry Liaison Group is a group which comprises members of the course team and significant external expertise, including major employers and staff from accrediting organisations. The ILG meets at least once each year but, more importantly, supports regular contact between the course team and its chosen representatives from industry and its profession. The expectation is that the ILG will inform curriculum development, and offer professional advice on developments within the discipline. This enables the Arts University to ensure that courses continue to be professionally relevant, and to produce graduates who are able to meet the changing demands of the creative industries. The ILG has no formal powers, and does not approve the course or its outcomes. It advises the course team on the profession, and employer requirements, to ensure that graduates are well prepared. However, the course team retains responsibility for the course, as approved by the University, which also has to meet the national requirements for academic honours or foundation degrees. Industry specialists who are interested in participating in the ILG for this course should contact the Course Leader – Sara Taylor on