If you want to kick start your career in SFX and learn from the best of the best, then you’ve come to the right place. Chose the perfect special effects makeup course for you.

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  • 3 weeks

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.

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  • 3 weeks

Creature Creations Makeup Course

A perfect follow up to the BAMM Special Effects Makeup Course, this 3-week module will help you master all the skills necessary to become a fully proficient workshop-based prosthetics makeup artist

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  • 5 days

SFX Refresher Makeup Course

Want to know more about SFX makeup but short on time? Under the expert guidance of Kirstie Stanway, series designer for BBC’s award-winning medical drama Casualty, this 5-day intensive course will show you how to recreate visually stunning SFX effects in a limited period of time without compromising on quality.

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  • 2 days

Bleeding Prosthetics Makeup Course

Taught by Kirstie Stanway, current series designer on the BBC’s award-winning, long-running drama Casualty, this 2-day bleeding prosthetics course will teach you how to create realistic prosthetic bleeding limbs, injuries and traumas for filming on set.

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  • 2 Days

Bald Caps Makeup Course

Achieving a realistic and well-fitted bald cap with perfectly blended edges and a true-to-life skin paint is a real art. Talented bald cap MUAs are in high demand within the professional SFX makeup industry and here at BAMM, we’re proud to have some of the best in the business delivering our 2-day bald caps specialist effects makeup course.

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  • 1 Day

Facial Swelling & Degloving Makeup Course

Taught by Kirstie Stanway, current series designer on the BBC’s award-winning, long-running drama Casualty, this 1-day facial swelling and degloving course will help you create realistic swellings and protrusions on the face and body.

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  • 1 Day

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

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  • 1 Day

Burns Makeup Course

Are you a professional special effects makeup artist wanting to perfect your skills  and create realistic burns? The BAMM 1-day burns course will teach you how to create realistic burns using a variety of techniques and special FX materials

COURSE TUTORS

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Darren Longthorne

Sculptor, master mould maker, professional model maker and prosthetics designer, Darren has spent over 25 years in film and TV.

Find out more about the wonderful BAMM team.

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Kirstie Stanway

With over 25 years experience in the industry, Kirsty has worked in all areas of the makeup industry, from acclaimed TV dramas Skins and Holby City to award-winning movies such as Little Voice, Velvet Goldmine and Sleepy Hollow.

Find out more about the wonderful BAMM team.

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Angela Williams

Angela’s career in the UK film and television industry spans over 17 years and includes Channel 4’s long-running soap, Hollyoaks, dramas such as Shameless and Line of Duty and comedy series Fresh Meat (Jack Whitehall and Joe Thomas).

Find out more about the wonderful BAMM team.

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Linda A Morton

With over 20 years in the industry, Linda has made her mark in special effects and prosthetics working on mega blockbuster films such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Finding Neverland and The Fifth Element. Her credits also include popular BBC and ITV dramas Waking The Dead, Judge John Deed and Witless.

Find out more about the wonderful BAMM team.

Student Achievements

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SFX & Prosthetics Makeup Courses

Victoria Jackson

“The most amazing school; with endless energy, enthusiasm and expertise in the industry. You are tutored by people who really are the top in their field and still working in the industry. It’s very much about hands-on learning, with support above and beyond any other school I looked at. BAMM want you to be the best and achieve your best, and their teaching standards reflect that.”

Achievement: Casualty

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SFX & Prosthetics Makeup Courses

Sharmilla Vythelingam

“Thank you so much for the opportunity you have given me and all the time you have spent teaching me. I can’t thank you enough. Here’s to a future in my dream career!”

Achievement: Started her traineeship on BBC drama Casualty and has now worked her way up to makeup designer.


Not quite the right makeup courses for you? Then take a look at our full course breakdown here

Or contact us on 01225 331315 and we can help point you in the right direction.