Course Overview


Spring term: Tuesday 12 January – Tuesday 16 March 2021


10 Tuesday evenings 18.00-21.00


Rosemary Grose



This immersive, hands-on course gives you an insight into the fascinating world of prosthetics and special make-up effects through an informative series of demonstrations and practical sessions.

Your tutor, Rosie Grose, will introduce you to a range of basic materials used in the make-up effects industry. Through sculpting and mould-making procedures, you will learn to design, create and apply both casualty and fantasy effects make-up. You will be given the opportunity to understand and practice additional techniques such as hair punching and gelatine burns. The importance of professional practice with respect to set up and break down, as well as safe working procedures, will be established. Upon completion of this course, you will have acquired an appreciation of the fundamental skills needed in the creation of make-up special effects.


  • Hair Punching
  • Sculpting a Flat Piece
  • Flat Piece Moulds
  • Sculpting a Prosthetic Nose
  • Two Part Closed Moulds
  • Casting, Applying and Colouring Prosthetic Appliances
  • Gelatine Burns
  • Final Make-Up Application of Student’s Choice