Discover how to plan, create and apply a variety of make-up styles and special effects for film, television and theatre.


Course duration: 3 weeks

Course dates: 23rd July – 9th August 2019

course description

For students aged 16+

Course highlights include:

  • Learn key techniques and processes of creative make-up
  • Avant Garde experimentation & High Fashion techniques
  • Casualty Simulation Makeup
  • Developing a Character
  • Zombie Workshop:  Latex and Special Effects
  • 1920s, 1940s and 1960s Makeup styles
  • Wig work and Period Hair
  • Ageing effects
  • Use industry standard equipment in professional make-up studios
  • Series of photoshoots to record your created styles to add to portfolio

Through a mix of practical workshops, demonstrations and research, you’ll explore make-up and hair design for historical and contemporary drama. You’ll experiment with special effects and prosthetic make-up for film and television and learn about make-up and wig work for live performances. As you build your design and technical skills, you’ll also learn to plan and create finished looks for fashion styling and photography shoots.  You’ll learn and practice a range of core technical and creative  techniques to increase your confidence and will be encouraged to experiment; extended practical sessions will give you the opportunity to create your own looks and develop your own style.

You will work with specialist professional materials and  a ‘zombie workshop’ will guide you through the design process and application of creating your own sci-fi transformation.  You will enhance your knowledge on iconic looks through the ages, recreating key aspects of the era and have the opportunity to experiment in a variety of period hair work, including wigs and specialist hair pieces. A number of your finished ‘looks’ will be recorded in a series of professional photo shoots to add to your portfolio or cv.


Excluding accommodation: £2,295

Including accommodation: £3,495