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Special Effects Makeup for Film and Television (16-18 Year Olds)

Special Effects Makeup for Film and TV (16-18 year olds)

London College of Fashion
Taught by
Jennifer Drew


This Special Effects Makeup course for teenagers will teach you how to design your own character makeup whilst developing the practical skills of becoming a Special Effects (SFX) makeup artist. This course teaches you about sculpting, moulding, making and applying your own prosthetics based on your character design, be it casualty, illness, creature skin textures or beauty.
You will learn how to colour and apply your own makeup effects and create a full character to kick-start your portfolio, and begin your journey into becoming a makeup artist in film and TV.

This course includes:
Sculpting your flat mould makeup 
Moulding your flat mould makeup 
Making your prosthetic makeup 
Colouring your prosthetic makeup
Applying wigs and facial hair 
Creating a character makeup with bald cap 
Applying your prosthetic, wig or bald cap facial hair and character makeup 
Professional photographer to take images of your work 

Our makeup courses take place in our makeup studios housed within our Lime Grove site in West London.
Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.

Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.


Please note: University Halls of Residence accommodation is available for under 18s during the Summer period. The only hall of residence available to under 18s travelling independently is Sketch House. You MUST enter the code Youth when making your booking online. Find out more about short course summer accommodation at UAL


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Tutor Description

Jennifer Drew is a professional makeup artist specialising in prosthetics, makeup, SFX, Wigs and props, with a passion for creating realistic make-up effects from the everyday to the fantastical. She is skilled at character design, the making and application of prosthetic appliances, wig design and creation, pastiche, prop design and hairdressing. Having applied these skills on a wide variety of projects spanning film, TV, theatre and fashion, working with leading industry organisations, artists and designers. She is regularly employed to help deliver the vision of production companies, advertising agencies, photographers and independent filmmakers as well as pursuing art projects and collaborating with other artists.


Please bring the following items with you to each class:

  • A Tailcomb 
  • Some flat clips
  • 157 tool from Tiranti
  • Disposable mascara wands
  • Sectioning clips
  • Bdellium SFX brushes / art brushes and beauty brushes /a chip brush or a toothbrush for flicking on colour. 
  • Powder puff
  • Notepad and pen 
  • Hairband
  • Laptop/ iPad/ tablet

Available dates