Evening & Saturday CoursesMake-up & Special Effects

Make-up for Film, Television and Theatre

This very practical course will develop your understanding of the different products, materials and application processes used within the performance, film, theatre and television industry.

The course is ideal if you are interested in exploring professional Make-Up and want to experiment with a wide variety of looks and styles, appropriate for all types of media.

Course participants will work on each other, experiencing working with different face and eye shapes, skin types and textures, developing practical application techniques.  Topics covered will include historical Make-Up styles (1950’s and 1960’s), water-based Make-Up, ageing using shading and highlighting, and fashion Make-Up with glitter. Additionally you will be introduced to special effects Make-Up: basic prosthetics and accurate casualty effects using wax and gelatin to create cuts and burns.

Taught in our state of the art Make-up studios by Sophie Monro who is a professional member of the ‘Make-up for Media and Performance’ team at the Arts University, this course will give you the opportunity to work in a realistic, comfortable and professional working environment.

What you need to bring

Your own set of professional Make-up brushes (at least 10-12), tissues, baby wipes or face wipes, mascara and black liquid eye liner for personal use, and cotton buds.  Please contact the Short Course Office for further details on equipment, if required.  Students are welcome to bring a camera to record their work during the course, and notepad and pen to take notes.


Spring Term

  • Tuesday 24th January – 28th March 2017

Class size

Maximum 14 students


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