Why choose Bath Academy of Media Makeup?

A Makeup Academy with a Vision

Our vision is to help develop and nurture creative talent and guide our students into a fulfilling and rewarding career in Makeup Artistry. We strive to empower our students by instilling in them the highest degree of artistic, professional, technical and business management skills. Our tutors, overseen by our Academy award winning Artistic Director Peter King, all actively work within their chosen fields of makeup artistry. They are first and foremost professional makeup artists whilst also being inspiring and engaging teachers. Our tutors impart their years of “in the field” experience to give our students the best possible start to their careers. They share their knowledge of how to be successful, and stand out, both creatively and personally.

Commitment and Professionalism

At BAMM we are fully committed to providing the best professional makeup courses on offer in the industry. Our syllabus gives our students the core skills with which they can explore the creative artistry of media makeup & hair whilst also providing them with an essential business skill set for a dynamic and ever changing industry.

We want to harness our students’ creative potential, allowing them to flourish in a secure, comfortable, yet challenging learning environment. We demand high standards from our students and as such we provide them with the highest quality Makeup kits. Recognised as an Elite Training provider in Makeup artistry, we are proudly supported by MAC Cosmetics and Bobbi Brown giving all students access to professional discount rates on both brands.

Diversity and Opportunity

The Academy offers a diverse range of courses from fashion shoot makeup, airbrushing, body art, special effects, prosthetics, theatre, period makeup, hairdressing, to wig making and hair styling. Each module designed to appeal to a student’s individual passions and ambitions.

Our Peter King Film & TV Makeup Course gives you a full insight in to all disciplines of makeup artistry. This gives Film & TV graduates the opportunity to pursue the specific genres within which their strengths lie, whilst providing them with a wide-ranging portfolio to move forward with.


The renowned World Heritage City of Bath is considered one of the most beautiful and culture rich cities in Europe and is the perfect location for students to enjoy a study/ life balance.

The South-West of England and South Wales has seen a huge growth in the film and media industry with Pinewood Studios developing a huge site in Cardiff, the Bristol Bottle Yard Studios and the BBC Studios also in Cardiff. Alongside the many desired shooting locations in and around Bath, these studios all need access to local, world-class makeup talent for which they often turn to BAMM.

We’re centrally located so there is an abundance of accommodation options from cheap hostels through to City Centre apartments and student residences. In addition there are strong public transport links; with regular trains arriving in to the city from London and Bristol. Bath has the added benefit of not being too large a city – a walk from one end of the City to another only takes 15 minutes.

Graduate Care

We want to see our Graduates maximise their potential and develop their own network of contacts through a positive work ethic and high standards. We place a strong emphasis on the Business Module of all our courses, ensuring students have the vital skills to grow and succeed in a competitive, freelance industry. For each of our Film & TV graduates, we offer guaranteed work placements with Peter King himself, often working on Hollywood blockbusters.

We are continually developing professional links with existing tutors, giving students access to hands on experience as trainees in the industry. We have a partnership with the Bath Spa University Drama Department and an affiliation with Creative Skillset. Furthermore BAMM provides an Agency service ensuring our students are informed of job opportunities and placements at all times.

Once a year BAMM Graduates are invited back to showcase their skills at private events for industry professionals.

Contact Us

If you are interested in training at The Bath Academy of Media Makeup, and would like more information, or to arrange a visit to the school to meet and discuss your future career in Media Makeup, please contact us at info@bammakeup.com or on 01225 331315.

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