We are more than just a makeup school

With an unbeaten roster of Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy award-winning trainers, Bath Academy of Media Makeup (BAMM) is regarded as one the most prestigious training facilities in the world. Not only are the credentials and A-List IMDB lists of the trainers impressive, but almost ALL graduates have gone on to work on high-end TV series, Hollywood movie sets, European catwalks, West End and Broadway theatres and more. The proof is in the employment rate which is unrivalled by any other makeup school. That’s why students from all over the world have chosen BAMM courses to learn from the best

Makeup design legend, Peter Swords King of Lord of The Rings fame, made it his goal to launch careers and nurture the next generation of makeup stars and almost ten years on from the creation of the school in the beautiful Roman Spa City of Bath, his goal has been more than exceeded. Whether starting out in a first career, reigniting a passion, changing profession or finding a creative spark, the courses have been tailored to cover all specialisms in the industry. Joining Peter as a course leader is newly appointed Director of Special Effects and Prosthetics Makeup Mark Coulier, the man responsible for transforming Ralph Fiennes into Voldemort in Harry Potter, Rami Malek into Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody and Meryl Streep into Margaret Thatcher for The Iron Lady. There is no better team to learn from than the artists behind the most iconic film and TV looks of the last three decades from Star Wars and Pirates of the Caribbean to X-Men, The Witches and many more.  Heading up the Fashion Makeup Course is superstar MUA Gozra Lozano, who has worked for the top models and fashion houses in the world including Vivienne Westwood, Calvin Klein and Alexander McQueen and whose work has graced the covers of America Vogue and Marie Claire.

BAMM graduates boast, Star Wars:The Rise of Skywalker., Rocketman, The Little Mermaid,  Maleficiant, Cruella, Witches,  The Witcher, Bridgerton and Poldark among their credits. Others have chosen the fashion route and are responsible for the makeup and look of catwalk models gracing runways, while some are thriving backstage at the top theatre shows. Read on to find out how you could become a successful professional Makeup Artist and have the career you’ve always dreamed of.




NEXT OPEN DAY 24th October 2022

Next Open Day Monday 24th October 2022 at 10.30am 

BAMM will be opening its doors this Autumn for you to meet Award-winning Makeup Designers Peter Swords King, Mark Coulier and leading fashion and celebrity MUA Gozra Lozano who will come together to present and talk about their influence in industry as well as showing their mastery in live demonstrations to prospective students. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to meet the industry’s leading experts and find out how you could be following in their footsteps and learning from the masters first-hand. BAMM principal and founder Melanie Weekley will also be on hand to give advice on the best course for you to kick-start your career whether you want to be working with actors on set or running your own business. 

Call to reserve your seat on 01225 331315 or Email: 

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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Mark Coulier Special Effects & Prosthetics Makeup Course
  • 14 weeks
  • 05 September 2022

Ever wondered how Pinocchio looked so realistic in the 2019 live-action remake or how Rami Malek was transformed into the iconic Freddy Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, living legend Meryl Streep morphed into Margaret Thatcher and the terrifying disfigured Voldemort was created to disguise the face of Ralph Fiennes? Well the man behind the magic (makeup) is Mark Coulier and for the first time he is passing on his incredible expertise in prosthetics and special effects with a course he has specially designed.

An intensive 14-week Special Effects and Prosthetics makeup course devised by Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy award-winning Makeup Designer, Mark Coulier (Harry Potter, Pinocchio, Iron Lady, Bohemian Rhapsody, X-Men, World War Z ) which teaches students how to create the incredible effects used throughout the TV and film industry.
Mark Couliers’ 14-week Special Effects and Prosthetics Makeup course is fully practical, intensive and is delivered by professional and expert artists who are currently working in the TV and Film industry. The course has been meticulously devised and created by Mark himself and covers the vast range of skills needed to work within a prosthetics workshop.


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Gozra Lozano Fashion Makeup Course
  • 8 weeks
  • 12 September 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
  • 20 weeks
  • 12 September 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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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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Upcoming courses



Mark Coulier SFX & Prosthetics Taster Day

Interested in the special effects and prosthetics makeup industry? Join this interactive taster day to find out everything there is to know about becoming a SFX and prosthetics makeup artist, the various sectors within the industry and the opportunities available. Turn your hand at making your own life cast and sculpting, painting, and applying your own realistic effects.



Airbrush Makeup Course

Much in demand in film and television, as well as bridal, beauty and editorial fashion, our airbrush makeup course will teach you how to create a fast, flawless and perfect airbrush makeup look.



Barbering Course

Masterminded by an expert, Peter Swords King, our barbering course will help you get to grips with the art of cutting hair for men in the media industry. If you’re looking to work in the competitive world of TV and film, then being able to cut and style men’s hair and facial hair with confidence and flair is a real asset.



Bridal Hair Course

Our popular bridal hair course delivers everything you need to become a sought-after, professional bridal hairstylist. Master those all-important wedding hair techniques, from bouncy blowouts and barrel curls to the perfect ornamented chignon.