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Makeup SFX

Makeup SFX


SAS - Special FX Makeup - Autumn 2023/24


This highly creative and practical course has been designed especially for budding makeup artists aged 12–15, to provide an insight into the makeup skills needed to play a key creative role in performance, fashion, film and television.  

This hands-on course offers an exciting and diverse introduction to a wide range of makeup skills and special effects and is ideal for young artists that’re interested in prosthetic, casualty and creative makeup.   

Throughout the course our young makeup artists will receive a broad introduction based on the many different methods, applications and specialist techniques surrounding makeup and particularly special effects makeup for media and performance.   

Our young makeup artists will receive a well-rounded experience of the creative side to makeup and special effects. Students will have the opportunity to work in a professional environment and have the real experience of working on each other. Students will also develop good communication skills as they learn about the importance of health and safety and gain the confidence to apply makeup on another person.  

Attendee CategoryCost   
AUB/BU Staff£179.20[Read More]
AUB/BU Student£179.20[Read More]
Course Fee£219.00[Read More]

SAS - Special FX Make-up – Exploring Alternative Applications  - Spring 2023/24


This alternative and practical special effects Make-up course has been designed for aspiring make-up artists aged 12–15, to provide exciting and novel opportunities to explore and extend make-up techniques that play key creative roles in performance, fashion, and various forms of broadcast entertainment. 


This highly tactile course offers a diverse introduction and extension to our existing ‘Special FX Make-up’ course, where students will deepen and widen their knowledge and skills and have fun doing so! This unique special effects course is ideal for young artists who are interested in exploring prosthetic, casualty, and creative fantasy Make-up, and those who have some previous experience but wish to cover new ground and explore new and alternative techniques. 


During the course our young Make-up artists will receive a wide-ranging introduction based on the many diverse methods, applications, and specialist techniques surrounding special effects make-up for media and performance.   

With access to our cutting-edge professional make-up studios, students will be expertly led by specialist youth tutor, Julia Carter, who has amassed over ten years of experience stemming from her time teaching BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance at Arts University Bournemouth. 


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