In May 2018, the BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance course attend the International Make-up Trade Show (IMATs) in London.

IMATs is the ‘world’s largest celebration of make-up artistry’. It’s held all over the world, from Canada to the United States. The European version of the event will be held in London, Olympia.

The show is a chance for make-up artists, exhibitors and enthusiasts to share and collect the best the industry has to offer. Past make-up pros have included BAFTA and Oscar. In addition, the event boasts demos, student competitions, talks and much more.


The BA (Hons) Make-up for and Media Performance course attend the show every year. This year, they have a stand in which to promote the course and our students. They intend to showcase work from final-year students, accompanied by live hair, make-up, and prosthetic demonstrations.

Last year’s show exhibited work by AUB student, Becky Bishop, and alumni students, Dixie George and Claire Hedges, who are credited for the work they did for PS Composites.


Industry professional and those with Pro Cards can purchase tickets from the IMAT’s website on Friday 18th May. While members of the public can purchase tickets on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May.

Ticket prices vary.