The Peter King Television & Film Makeup Course

The Peter King Television & Film Makeup Course delivers the skills you need to become a successful, working makeup artist in television, film, theatre or fashion.

Included in the Course

Kit Bag

Peter Swords King approved full professional hair and makeup kit: including MistAir portable airbrush kit, MAC & Bobbi Brown cosmetics, Louise Young brush set and professional hair tools and equipment.

Professional Photoshoot

8 professional photo shoots to build each student’s portfolio and assess strength in modules during the 16 weeks of the course.

Work Placement

Each student who successfully completes the 15 week course will be taken on work placement with Peter King himself on one of his current projects.

The Course

The Peter King TV & Film Makeup Course is designed for anyone wishing to work within the creative fields of makeup for TV, Film, Fashion, Theatre, Special effects, Prosthetics and Bridal.

During the course students will complete 16 modules; 9 of which are photographed by a professional photographer. This enables the student to build a professional portfolio for use in job applications into the TV & Film industry as well as on their own website. Each module tutor will give written feedback on individual candidates which can later be used as references for jobs.

During the Business Module, BAMM invites Web Designers, Financial Advisers and Accountants to talk students through how to set themselves up as Professional Self Employed Makeup Artists. Peter King also provides priceless inside information on how to get started in the industry and what is expected as a Makeup Trainee.

All students receive paid trainee work placements with Peter King on his next film
Each student is asked to write a Makeup CV and Cover Letter for application of a trainee position within TV & Film. Students will then be given the opportunity to fine tune submitted work with Melanie to ensure they have everything in place to get into work as soon as they leave BAMM. Academy Principal Melanie Crump gives each candidate an end of course appraisal and ensures all students understand how to search for work.

All students receive paid trainee work placements with Peter King on his next film and many of our students also receive work placements with our individual course tutors. The success rate and quality of our students work, due to our 1-1 guidance and excellent tuition, is exceptional as is our thorough after-care program.

Each BAMM tutor is an experienced professional, actively working within the industry, making BAMM a unique place to pick up crucial makeup skills and arm you with the knowledge you need to succeed.

The course lasts 16 weeks, with each module taking one or two weeks to complete.

BAMM classes run from Monday to Friday from 9.30am – 4.30pm, with an hour for lunch.

  • Back to Basics for hair and makeup
  • Airbrushing for HD (high definition)
  • The Airbrushing module includes a separate Certificate of Completion, as requested by most film and TV studios
  • Camouflage & Corrective Makeup. We’re very proud to have on board Changing Faces for their excellent advice and skills
  • Facial postiche, Knotting and Weaving
  • Period Hair & Wig work
  • Character and Theatrical
  • Vintage Makeup and Hair
  • Fashion
  • Body Art
  • Casualty / Special FX
  • Prosthetics and bald Caps
  • Barbering & hair cutting for continuity
  • Afro Caribbean hair and makeup
  • Script break down, Continuity & Designing
  • Business Module
  • Research and Working in the Industry With Peter Swords King

Course Dates

4th Sept – 15th Dec 2017
8th Jan – 27th April 2018


£11,520 (inc. VAT) for this September (15 week course)
£12,522 (inc. VAT) for January 2018 (16 week course)

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Read our 5 star reviews

We take great pride in delivering a quality product and providing excellent after care.  That is shown in the consistently great things that our students write about us.  Below are some examples but please also take a look at our Facebook reviews.

  • Fantastic facilities, fantastic tutors, really supportive environment and after care. I did the Bridal Hair & Makeup Course and the syllabus covered every thing required to be a successful Makeup Artist in the industry- from makeup basics, to airbrushing, types of ‘bridal hair & makeup looks’ and the business side of things. The kit, inclusive of the course, was packed with top quality MAC, Bobbi Brown and Louise Young products and MistAir Airbrush equipment, hair set essentials (and more). Two professional photoshoots and all the advice required to get started the right way in the industry- the course covered it all. Highly recommended. A top class school and really nurturing environment to learn in.

    Jo Johnson


  • Thank you BAMM for an amazing Fashion Editorial course, It has really helped to rebuild my confidence in makeup artistry and getting back out in the field after having my daughter.

    Thank you for helping to organise my accommodation, the cottage was a beautiful stay and made my time away from home extremely enjoyable especially in such a beautiful city as Bath.

    I loved every minute of my tuition, I feel I have learnt so much and am now ready to restart my career back home in Greece.

    Kikika Sianou


  • I cannot recommend more highly the experience that I had at BAMM. The course is a fantastic start into the make up industry. The course ran so smoothly and covered so many areas that it has been invaluable experience. Mel has so many contacts in the industry that she is happy to put her students in contact with and she strives to find employment after the course for everyone. I cannot believe how well I am now doing and it is all thanks to BAMM!!

    Jessica Kerchiss


  • Without a doubt the best decision I ever made was to come to BAMM. I absolutely loved it and it has changed my life for the better. Thank you Mel xx

    Rhianna-Marie Davies


  • I cannot recommend BAMM enough, I never imagined I could be where I am today if it wasn’t for Mel, she has truly inspired me to pursue the career I’ve only ever dreamed of!!

    Amber Ralf


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