Performance Design

Wayne Humphrey

Lecturer – Make-up for Media and Performance

MA Fine Art, HEA Fellowship, HND graphic design, btec nation diploma in Foundation design (shelly park campus), Zbrush expert qualfication.


Wayne joined the Arts University as a Technical Demonstrator in September 2013 and has moved up to the post of Lecturer. Wayne comes from an Art and Design background, having completed a HND in Graphic Design. Wayne’s experience prior to joining AUB includes twelve years experience working for clients such as Dorset Orthopaedics and Ortho Europe. Wayne specialised in making hyper realistic, high definition silicone prosthetic covers for amputees.Wayne also worked as a commercial freelance sculptor and an airbrush artist. Credits include ‘The Grendel Toots’ winner of best film at the Exeter Phoenix Film Festival December 2013, ‘Run it off’ a short film made with the association of AUB staff and students in 2017, ‘Treaters’ a short film made in assciation with Treehouse digital, as well as Epsode one of ‘Shelly@ a three part series in association with Treehouse Digital and Crypt TV.

Professional practice

After reaching the dizzying new heights of Lecturer, I have now completed the PGCAP qualification, and have attained a HEA Fellowship, which has allowed me to better understand the academic process, and help bolster the continued high quality of teaching on the BA (hons) Makeup for Media and performance at the AUB. During this post, i have also completed the MA in Fine art, alongside my lecturing post, undertaken at AUB. I have recently been involved in a short film called Run it off. working alongside current and former AUB staff as a make up artist as well as several short independant films with Treehouse digital and Crypt TV. Whilst in this post, i have been able to develop my skill base to become a more rounded and comprehensive make up artist, as well as looking into the future developments within technology to push the subject matter into exciting new areas. Future research outputs for me moving forward,will be exploring the exciting new innovations and collaborations within the emeging medium of digital makeup and 3d printing.

Professional memberships

  • HEA fellowship (2017)


  • MA Fine Art (2019)
  • Zbrush expert Qualification (2013)
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