Get to grips with the art of character make-up, special effects and prosthetic application with our introductory industry course. Designed as a special effects course for beginners this course will teach you the high industry standards required by today’s media industry, and will go through the vital skills you need to create a range of different special effect looks, including wounds and aging techniques.
The course will teach you how to create realistic wounds, bruising, burns, skin diseases and scars using the most current industry materials including pro-bondo and sculpt gel, as well as important industry health and safety guidelines. You will get hands-on experience applying silicone and gelatine wounds, and creating 3D on skin effects using silicon and prosthetics. Throughout this 2 week course you will be able to view all your work on a monitor under studio lighting conditions, and you will be assessed on all skills, from application techniques to creativity.
At the end of this short course you will have learnt the basic professional techniques to successfully work on TV, film and theatre special effects projects. You will also have gained experience working with various industry prosthetic materials and using a variety of different character make-up techniques.
Entry requirements: Must be aged 18+
Course Payment: A full payment is required to secure a place on this make-up course. We have several options to help fund your make-up course including interest free payment plans, bursaries and loans.
Please note that we regrettably have limited places for this course, so it is advisable to apply for your course early to avoid disappointment.
This course will take place over 2 weeks.
Please note we may occasionally change advertised tutors or vary the content of the course to suit the demands of the industry.
Our fantastic course tutors have a huge passion for their job, and they have amassed years of experience working with the latest products and techniques used in today’s industry. Our tutors regularly work in the TV, film and fashion industry, and you will be learning from them in the friendly, informal atmosphere of our practical, hands-on training workshops. As we’re based at Pinewood Studios, our studios are right in the heart of the UK’s film industry, so there really is no better place to immerse yourself in the craft.
All our class demonstrations are projected onto an HD screen, allowing every student to have a close-up view of the action. Students are encouraged to practice all the new techniques they learn with our tutors, who will then view & assess their finished work on an HD screen under studio lighting conditions. Our tutors will then provide constructive feedback on each completed task to help students learn and improve their skills.
All the tools, make-up and materials needed to complete this course will be provided during each lesson. Professional prosthetic make-up kits and special effects makeup kits can be purchased from us if you would prefer to have your own kit, but this is not a requirement.
At The Iver Make-up Academy, you don’t just benefit from the best tutors in the industry; our placement agency helps students find real industry work experience and placements once they have finished their chosen course. Your placements will be relevant to the skills you have learned. This is a free service that is available to all graduates of our courses.
Visit our aftercare page for more information on the ways we can help students find vital hands-on industry experience.
Learn how to create and apply wounds, burns, scars, ageing and many other make-up effects in our introduction to character make-up and special effects makeup course.
Monday - Friday
Monday - Friday
Monday - Friday