Student Testimonials

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Anna Hillary Student Testimonial
Hi Mel & Stacey

I just wanted to let you know that I’ve just started a job as Head of Wigs and Makeup on Six the musical UK Tour. I was hoping to visit you guys soon but I’m now going to be hopping around the country for the next 10 months. I’ll be in Bath at the Theatre Royal in the middle of February so I’ll pop in to see you then!

I also just wanted to say thank you again for everything that you’ve done for me! Because I certainly wouldn’t be where I am now without your help!

Lots of love,
Anna xx
Amber McNamara - Bridal Hair & Makeup Course

Amber McNamara Student Testimonial
I attended the bridal makeup course with Mel in June this year and it was absolutely fantastic, the setting is amazing and Mel is such a fantastic teacher. My makeup business is already doing so much better than I ever imagined and it’s all thanks to BAMMAmber McNamara - Bridal Hair & Makeup Course
Sophie Roberts Student Testimonial
Thank you so much for everything you have done for me over these past months, my brain is filled with so much knowledge! I have made fantastic friendships, and It’s going to be sad not coming back here every day, but now It’s time to set out to do what I came here to do! Thank you for making me feel ready for my future!
Sophie Roberts - Peter King Film & TV Makeup Course
Yasmin Hoe Student Testimonial
Thank you so much for the past 4 months and for the endless support.
Yasmin Hoe - Peter King Film & TV Makeup Course
Blanaid Charlton Student Testimonial
Words cannot express how grateful I am for everything you have done for me. You have made the most daunting few months the best months of my life and have brought a new family to my life. Thank you for changing my life!
Blanaid Daly - Peter King Film & TV Makeup Course
Hannah Charlton Student Testimonial
You have taught me so much; I am so grateful for this experience. Thank you for giving me this amazing opportunity, experience, love and support!
Hannah Charlton - Peter King Film & TV Makeup Course
Kate Edgecock Student Testimonial
Thank you for changing my life!Kate Edgecock - Peter King Film & TV Makeup Course
Leianne Baxter Student Testimonial
I graduated from the Peter Sword King course in December and life after BAMM has been incredible !!

Since graduating as a mature student I have been busy building contacts through work experience within TV & film and most recently assisted on ‘The trial of Christine Keeler’ for the BBC , ITV ‘s ‘Tipping Point and ‘The Witches” Film at Warner Studios in London with Peter.

I am loving my new career path and I am excited about my future !!

Thank you BAMM for your guidance, support & knowledge. Leianne Baxter - Peter King Film & TV Makeup Course

Ruby Ellis Student Testimonial
These past 4 months have been the most amazing months of my life. The tutors, The BAMM Team, The atmosphere and family-like bond that is present really is why BAMM is so incredible. Thank you for your on-going support.
Ruby Ellis - Peter King Film & TV Makeup Course
Rochelle Littlewood Student Testimonial
From my very first day, you have supported me consistently – I couldn’t even pick up a makeup brush when we first met, but now I feel the confidence to take on any challenges. The Academy is fun, creative but above all else….Welcoming!
Rochelle Littlewood - Peter King Film & TV Makeup Course
Emily Aherne Student Testimonial
I honestly can’t thank you enough for all your support and help throughout my time at BAMM. The Peter King Course has reached all my expectations and much much more! I have enjoyed all aspects of the course and am ever so grateful to have been given the opportunity to be taught by the incredible tutors at BAMM, an experience I will never forget.
Emily Aherne - Peter King Film & TV Makeup Course
Ffion Stallworthy Student Testimonial
For all the love, support laughter, and for everything you have taught me…..Thank youFfion Stallworthy - Peter King Film & TV Makeup Course
Olivia Daly Student Testimonial
Attending BAMM has been the greatest experience of my life. The quality of teaching and resources is incredible, particularly the level of aftercare given.Olivia Daly - Peter King Film & TV Makeup Course January 2019
Elle Taylor Student Testimonial
BAMM’s constant support is really what stood out for me. They build on your strengths and boost your weaknesses and really strive to make you into not only a makeup artist but a businesswoman who can do ANYTHING!Elle Taylor - Peter King Film & TV Makeup Course January 2019
Chloe Bond Student Testimonial
The past 16 weeks have changed my life! BAMM provides everything an aspiring MUA interested in TV, Film, Fashion and Theatre needs. The support is amazing and the tutoring standard is excellent! I am so grateful to all the tutors who have taught me, I have learned so much. I feel so excited to step out into the industry. Thank-you so much to everyone at BAMM.Chloe Bond - Peter King Film & TV Makeup Course January 2019
Sarah-Jane Nicholls Student Testimonial
Attending BAMM is 100% one of the best decieions I’ve ever made. All of the tuition is outstanding and the support during and after, i.e. the prep is amazing. Thank You!Sarah-Jane Nicholls - Peter King Film & TV Makeup Course January 2019
Courtney Lightbody Student Testimonial
I can’t thank Mel, Stace and all the tutors at BAMM enough for everything they have taught me over the past 16 weeks. What an amazing experience that I can’t recommend enough if you want to venture into this industry. I am excited to use my new skill and dive into a new career. Along the way, I have made friends for life. Love my BAMM Fam!Courtney Lightbody - Peter King Film & TV Makeup Course January 2019
Beth Price  Student Testimonial
I thoroughly enjoyed the Bridal Hair and Make-up course at BAMM and would recommend to anyone thinking about it. Mel is a fantastic tutor with a wealth of experience and a calm and inspiring approach. She really cares that the course provides quality for money and provides everything you need to become a high end bridal make-up artist.

The equipment and products supplied are all you need for initial set up and the professional photoshoots make it easy to set up your website and promotional materials. The business advice is also excellent. I stayed at the Academy’s accommodation next door to the school which made studying in Bath affordable, comfortable and convenient. Many thanks to Mel and the team!Beth Price - Bridal Hair & Makeup

Suzy Hill Student Testimonial
A great team of people, my daughter did the under 18’s week course and loved every single minute. Lots of very useful advice given and such a friendly place. She had an amazing week xxxx thank you.
Suzy Hill - Under 18’s 1 week SFX summer school
Charlene Roystone Student Testimonial
After a number of years I decided to finally take the plunge and enroll on a professional makeup course. I had heard of BAMM so checked out some reviews and their website and I will never look back. Every course receives the very highest level of training and you are in brilliant hands with Mel she is absolutely lovely and knows all there is to know about hair and makeup, the industry and also how to get your new business started. My advice is look no further and book one of these courses!
Charlene Roystone
Victoria Beynon Student Testimonial
Life changing! After working 10 years in radio marketing – taking a leap of faith and studying on the Peter King course was the best decision I ever made. The Principle Mel, is knowledgable and insightful when it comes to working in the industry and on top of that is one of the loveliest poeple I know. Both herself and Stacey (who is also wonderful) made me feel so welcome.

The tutors for each module are second to none and are all currently working in the industry. This kind of tutoring is priceless and you couldnt ask for more. These have been the best 15 weeks of my life and Im so excited to now take the next step knowing that Mel and all at BAMM are there to support me 🙂 xVictoria Beynon - The Peter King Television & Film Makeup Course

Victoria Jackson Student Testimonial
The most amazing school; with endless energy, enthusiasm & expertease in the industry. You are tutored by people who are the top in their field & still work in the industry. Very much about hands on learning with support above & beyond any other school I looked at. BAMM want you to be the best & achieve your best & their teaching standards reflect that.Victoria Jackson
Victoria Hill-Sweet Student Testimonial
My daughter did the U18s Special FX course last week and it was absolutely fantastic. Even better than we could have imagined. So professional, but also very welcoming and incredibly friendly. My daughter would live here if she could! Thank you Mel, for making it such a special week. You have been a huge inspiration to G and I have no doubt you will see her again very soon!Victoria Hill-Sweet - Under 18’s TV, Film & SFX Taster day 2018
Sophie Oakley Student Testimonial
I had the best 1 on 1 bridal refresher day today with Mel and my perfect model Sarah. My confidence has soared already and I can’t wait to get back in the salon and get started!! Mel is a great teacher, so knowledgeable and patient. Will definitely be returning in the future. Thanks for all your help xSophie Oakley - Bridal Refresher Training - May 2018
Annabel Clark-Clements Student Testimonial
I recently completed my training at Bath Academy of Media Makeup, attending the ‘Peter Swords King 16 week course’.

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 it’s kind available! I cannot recommend it enough, everything is so well thought out from our incredible kits, to the class lay out, to the course content. I want to thank all of the tutors 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
Annabel Clark-Clements - Peter Swords King Tv & Film Makeup Course - September 2018

Louise Mead  Student Testimonial
Firstly, the academy is a fantastic place to learn and develop new skills. I completed the bridal hair and make-up course back in January. I absolutely loved it and learnt so much. My tutors were Stacey, Mel and Kim, all were fantastic and shared so much of their knowledge with us.

We got a great kit filled with Bobbi Brown & MAC products. Also included were tools for the hairstyles and an airbrush kit. We had two professional photoshoots which were great for my portfolio.

I enjoyed the course so much and felt so inspired that I’m going back to do the Peter King course. I’m excited and looking forward to learning so much more!
Louise Mead - Bridal Hair & Makeup Courests

Echo Poutney Student Testimonial
The most amazing thing I have ever done!! I attended the fashion and catwalk makeup course. Amazing people that helped me all the way through the process from when I emailed in about being interested till the day I did my course! Amazing teachers and just such lovely people. I learnt so much in such a short time that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. Would recommend highly to anyone thinking about a career in the makeup industry. Echo Poutney - Fashion Makeup Course
Jessica Savory Student Testimonial
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 Savory - Peter Swords King Course
Charrissa Jarrett Student Testimonial
A mature setting with great expertise and knowledge from celebrity makeup artists etc. Decent products and equipment used and nobody attending that didn’t want to be there. I have done a few courses and would love to do the Peter King course.Charrissa Jarrett
Natalie Simone Milne Student Testimonial
“BAMM’s Intensive Media Makeup Course gave me a wonderful introduction into the world of Hair and Makeup. I gained so many new skills and was introduced to new crafts that I would otherwise be ignorant to.

BAMM ensured I had 3 weeks of work experience within local theatres as soon as I had finished my course that gave me a great introduction to the world of a working makeup artist.

I believe the high standard of the tutors are what makes BAMM stand out, without their help and support, before during and after my time at BAMM I would have been lost, so for that I thank them all. (”Natalie Simone Milne – The Peter King Television and Film Makeup Course

Victoria James Student Testimonial
“I Recently completed the intensive media make up course at BAMM and I can Honestly say it changed my life, not only did I learn numerous skills and get the opportunity to work with some of the most skilled people within this profession. I also gained a family who helped me build my confidence that I had lost. I am so excited to be working and doing something I love. The school has been incredibly helpful towards my career and I strongly recommend anyone thinking about make up to do this course. It has been inspirational and a brilliant journey” Victoria James – The Peter King Television and Film Makeup Course
Rebecca Clare Student Testimonial
“From the moment I went to visit BAMM and spoke to Melanie I knew it was where I wanted to study media makeup. For me the passion seen by Mel not only for her school but for the love of the makeup industry was a key selling point.

Once on the course, I was really excited to be taught by so many key makeup artists; it made such a difference having professional tutors who are currently in the industry. Not only did it enable us to pick up on relevant tips but also gave us a massive stepping stone in making some great contacts for when we finished.

The school, was really helpful in sending out lots of work experience offers too, which is how I got my first job working on a small independent film. However, it was not much longer than 3months before I was doing work experience on a big film in London with Simon Pegg and Joanna Lumley.

Since then BAMM have continued to send through work experience including an amazing opportunity to work on ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’. I honestly could not recommend BAMM more, they were and still are so supportive to each of their students individually. (” Rebecca Clare – The Peter King Television and Film Makeup Course

Jess Pacey Student Testimonial
“Summer 2013 I travelled from North Yorkshire every weekend down to Bath for ten weekends to complete the Fashion, Bridal and Beauty Course. Since I qualified at the start of September 2013 I have created my own website (, logo, business cards, connected with other businesses for advertisement, built up my portfolio, and in January 2014 I launched my own make-up business. I have already booked many weddings and getting some for 2015 already!

Melanie was an amazing tutor, she went through everything in detail and showed me how to make the looks the best they could be, throughout the course Mel was approachable and helpful, and in the last weekend gave me pages of ideas how to get set up and get my name out there, I am still working on some now! I have a wide range of images in my portfolio thanks to Mel and guest tutors, Body Art weekend being one of my favourites! Melanie has also lined up a few jobs for me since I graduated; I have worked on a music video set and backstage at a fashion show!

I had the BEST summer at BAMM! I would definitely recommend! Melanie was super supportive and still is, I feel so much more confident within myself even my family and friends have noticed. I am now starting a job that I love thanks to Melanie and BAMM”Jess Pacey – Fashion Hair & Editorial

Adrienne Wright Student Testimonial
“Thank you so much for this amazing experience, I have loved every minute. You have been an amazing teacher and really inspired me, I can’t wait to get going with it all now and put my new acquired skills in to practice – it’s amazing how much we have learned in such a small time frame.”Adrienne Wright – Fashion Hair & Editorial
Amber Ralf Student Testimonial
“Just a little thank you. This has truly been the best experience of my life and one that will change it forever. I never imagined I would be capable of everything you have taught me.”Amber Ralf – Fashion Hair & Editorial
Vanessa Rolland Student Testimonial
“I loved the bridal hair and makeup course and without it I would not have been able to take my first steps into the industry, not only because I learned the basic skills which I need to hone to be successful but also because of the experience of meeting the course tutors, most of whom still work in the industry and were really inspirational. I found the tutors’ advice invaluable and I will carry it with me through my career. Since finishing the course I have been doing lots of work experience, including working on weddings, community theatre, and fashion shows. Most of the work experience I have done has been through introductions by the Academy, again something which I would not have been able to do without doing the course first. If a career in hair and make-up is right for you,BAMM is definitely the place to do it! (” Vanessa Rolland – Bridal Hair & Makeup Course

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