Media Make-up Students Exhibit at International Show

Undergraduate Media Make-up students from Somerset College recently exhibited at the International Make-up Artist Trade Show (IMATS) in London.

Students showcased their work as part of a live interactive stand, where visitors and other exhibitors witnessed their exciting creations come to life. Utilising the specialist skills gained during their studies at Somerset College, students applied prosthetics and postiche (wig-making) to develop their own character creations. 

Due to the high standard of work on display, our talented students were approached by huge industry names such as Giuseppe Cannas (Head of Wigs, Hair and Make-up at the National Theatre), Steve Johnson (War of the Worlds, American Werewolf in London) and Richard Redlefsen (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) for work experience and possible employment opportunities.

Brodie Nichols, Course Lead for Media Make-up explains, “IMATS is the perfect event for our students. They exhibit work in front of massive industry names, giving them links to amazing career opportunities. We are so proud of their work and this event is a great way to show them off.”

Degrees in Media Make-up continue to be very popular courses at Somerset College.  In addition to the specialist skills taught, students also benefit from guest lecturers and master-classes from leading industry figures. This includes Kristyan Mallett who has worked on Guardians of the Galaxy, The Theory of Everything and various instalments of the Harry Potter franchise, as well as Neill Gorton, who is known for his impressive prosthetic creations on the Doctor Who TV series.

These excellent industry links ensure that our Media Make-up students are fully equipped for a professional career in TV and Film after graduating.

To explore degrees in Media Make-up industry, please click here.

Alternatively you can visit our Undergraduate Open Day on Saturday 14 November 2015 (2 – 4pm).

Pictured: Media Make-up lecturers Rhiannon Salter, Andy Howell and Brodie Nicholls, alongside student Charlotte Bowman (centre) and her unique character creation.