We are more than just a makeup school

We are proud to call ourselves one of the most renowned schools for professional media makeup in the world. But we are so much more than that. We launch careers, reignite passions and help realise dreams. Dreams some of our students never even knew they had.

People matter to us, so we’ve chosen some of the best makeup artists in the business to deliver our course programme, MUAs who work in the hair, fashion, bridal and prosthetics industry and who can pass on their skills and expertise to you with passion, flair and enthusiasm. People like Academy Award and BAFTA-winning makeup designer, Peter Swords King, BAMM’s creative director and the architect behind our flagship course, the Peter Swords King Media Makeup Course. The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Witches: Peter has worked on them all and many more. If you want to be taught by the elite, the very best in the industry, then our makeup school is the place for you.

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Enrolments For January 2022 now starting

Come to our Open Day on 22nd October 2021 or arrange a private 1-1 visit at BAMM to discuss potential enrolment onto one of our courses please email: Office@bammakeup.com

There is something to suit everyone here

From beginner MUAs embarking on their media makeup journey through to experienced professionals looking to hone their skills in prosthetics or fashion, our makeup school has a course for you.
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Peter Swords King Advanced Media Makeup Course
  • 19/20 weeks
  • 17 January 2022

Building on the foundations of our popular 16-week Peter Swords King Media Makeup Course, this advanced media makeup course gives you the option to extend your learning by completing an additional 4-week dedicated fashion makeup course or a 3-week SFX & prosthetics makeup course.


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Bridal Makeup Course
  • 1 week
  • 24 January 2022

Our popular bridal makeup course delivers everything you need to become a sought-after, professional wedding MUA. Learn how to create natural, radiant bridal makeup looks encompassing the latest airbrushing trends.


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Fashion Makeup Course
  • 4 weeks
  • 24 January 2022

Want to work with the world’s top designers, photographers and models? Want to create images for the pages of some of the world’s most glamorous magazines? Our fashion makeup course will teach you all the skills you need to become a professional fashion MUA in today’s highly competitive industry.


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Peter Swords King Media Makeup Course
  • 16 weeks
  • 17 January 2022

Learn directly from one of the best in the industry, Academy Award and BAFTA-winning makeup designer, Peter Swords King. Discover the basics of media makeup application before progressing to the highly skilled art of knotting and weaving wigs.


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Peter Swords King Ultimate Media Makeup Course
  • 23 weeks
  • 17 January 2022

Aimed at students who want to gain a complete understanding of media make up, this 23-week Peter Swords King Ultimate Media Makeup Course is the most comprehensive course on offer here at the BAMM Academy.


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Accredited makeup artist courses taught by professional tutors

There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all course at BAMM. Instead, we keep our classes small, we use real people and we tailor each and every module to meet your ability.

All our professional makeup artist courses carry the British Accreditation Council’s educational seal of endorsement, marking our academy of media makeup out as one of the leading private makeup schools in the country.


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Free access to BAMM Agency

And when you’ve graduated from BAMM, the journey doesn’t stop there. As well as a ready-made portfolio and on-going support from our tutors, you will have access to our free BAMM Agency, an online job agency aimed at matching prospective employers with our graduate MUAs.

No wonder around 80% our students go on to work in the professional makeup industry.
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But don’t just take our word for it. At our makeup school, we let our student MUAs speak for themselves. Take a look at their achievements so far.
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Peter Swords King Media Makeup Course

Rona Skudoas

I chose BAMM for many reasons, including its fantastic reputation thanks to Peter Swords King as Creative Director and its incredible repertoire of industry professionals as tutors. The kit was also second-to-none. As advertised, I received an abundance of well-known products and reliable tools that I continue to use to this very day. BAMM was the best place to begin my journey as a makeup artist in TV & film. Thank you so much for the incredible training and experience whilst at BAMM and the opportunities it has opened up for me, especially working with Peter himself.

Achievement: Spider-Man: Far from Home , Mary Poppins Returns , The Witches, Stan & Ollie, The War of the Worlds (TV Mini-Series),

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Fashion Makeup Course

Annabel Clark-Clements

I recently completed my training at Bath Academy of Media Makeup. I left university where I was doing makeup to be on this course, and it was the best decision I ever made! It truly is the best course of its kind available! I cannot recommend it enough, everything is so well thought out from our incredible kits, to the class layout to the course content. I want to thank all of the tutors for my amazing experience, and the continued support even since I have finished. I’ve already had some work assisting a fashion makeup artist, and I couldn’t have gotten the position without this training and your references. Thank you all so much! xx

Achievement: ASSISTED ON D&G SHOOT - BRITISH VOGUE, ASSISTING MUA FOR NU ICON MAGAZINE, Assisting MUA - Emily Sandez Album cover, Assisting MUA - Editorial Bridal Shoot, MUA for TWOK Londons Beauty Campaigns, Working at - New York, London & Paris Fashion Week , MUA - BOOHOO FASHION

Bridal Hair and Makeup Course

Leanna Biggs

My time training at BAMM was a complete dream. I loved going in every day and learning something new; there was plenty of hands-on guidance from Mel, and I didn’t want it to end! I now work in the bridal, commercial and editorial sectors and have built my own successful business. I have had my work featured in British Vogue – one very proud moment for me! I’ve learnt over the years that it’s not just about how you make somebody look, it’s how you make them feel. To me, it’s about giving confidence and, particularly on a wedding day, ensuring each and every client leaves my chair feeling good about themselves. Thanks to BAMM for being at the beginning of my journey and for the continued support – it’s truly appreciated…”

Achievement: Featured in British Vogue, Setting up own wedding agency

Upcoming courses



TV, Film & SFX One-Day Makeup Course

Take a whistle-stop tour behind the scenes of the media makeup industry in our TV, Film & SFX One-Day Makeup Course. The perfect introduction to any of our Peter Swords King Media Makeup Courses.



Special Effects Makeup Course

An intensive 3-week SFX makeup course devised by legendary makeup artist, Darren Longthorne (Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, BBC drama Bodies, Channel 4’s Shameless) which teaches you how to create realistic and simulated injuries used throughout the TV and film industry.



Confidence Builder One-Day Makeup Course

Our Confidence Builder One-Day Makeup Course will help you overcome those fears and introduce you to a whole new way of thinking about your makeup regime. We’ll show you how to update your makeup with ease and apply products with a just a few simple techniques.



Laying on Hair and Punching into Prosthetics Makeup Course

Aimed at SFX makeup artists who want to master the art of laying hair onto bald caps, prosthetics pieces and real-life body parts, this 1-day special effects makeup course is a superb introduction to this form of Special FX