Take your basic prosthetics skills to a new level with our advanced 6-week make-up course in advanced prosthetics.
It is a pre-requisite for this course that you must either have taken the Basic Prosthetics course with us at Delamar or be able to provide us with evidence of sufficient experience. This is for your benefit as well as for the other students on the course.
Advanced Prosthetics has been part of our 1 Year Cert HE Professional Make-up Design Course since 1999. Graduates who chose the prosthetics option include:
- Brian Kinney
- Michael Byrne
- Steven Byrne
- Robb Crafer
- Katy Cherry
- Dominique Colbert
- Jennifer Knipp
- Lisa Cartlidge
- Sophie Crudgington
- Jodie Corpe
- Georgina Coverdale
Since graduating, Michael Byrne and Steven Byrne have been featured in this video about the Game Of Thrones Prosthetic make-up:
What you will learn
This course covers all areas of special effects prosthetics work in depth, using the latest creative and laboratory techniques, through workshops, tutor demonstrations, and individual student projects. Expert guidance is given throughout, and particular attention is paid to health and safety in the workplace.
How you will learn it
The six weeks of the course build on your existing skills during which time you will create your own individual prosthetic project.
In your first week of the course, you will present your research, so that you are ready to refine your ideas and design your project. You’ll also expand your product and equipment knowledge, as well as learn more about life casting.
In your second week, you will concentrate on sculpting and moulding, fine sculpting and texturing, and the use of silicone in mould making.
Week three sees you applying finishing techniques to moulds and sculptures, working with fibreglass, and understanding the use of different casting materials.
Weeks Four and Five
Your fourth and fifth weeks will see you sealing and finishing moulds and working with foam and/or silicone latex runs. You will also re-do your bald caps and be introduced to hair punching. You will seal and pre-paint pieces, as well as learn how to apply different types of prosthetic pieces.
The final week of your course is when you apply your finished pieces and complete your project with make-up application, hair work (if necessary), and a suitable costume. The course ends with feedback and an assessment of your work.
Where you will learn it
The light and airy classrooms of Delamar Academy are located within the world-famous Ealing Studios in West London.
In our spacious classrooms, you’ll have your own personal workstation – including professional lighting and equipment. A large prosthetics workshop is based on site at Ealing Studios. Ealing Studios is home to a number of other companies that form a real media community, with visual effects, production, editing, outside broadcast, and record companies all represented. There is also the Met Film School, which offers a first step in studio experience for our own students when they work on graduate films.
Your next steps
Applicants to our advanced courses should have some experience in the techniques you’ll be using. Please call us to discuss your experience to date and see whether this is the most suitable course for you. Beyond experience, there are only two requirements for entry to the course:
- If English is not your first language, you must have a good standard of spoken English (equivalent to IELTS 6);
- You must be at least 18 years old.
Check out the dates of the next course in the sidebar on the right.
Then, please call our Enrolment Advisor on 0208 579 9511 to arrange a meeting, to discuss your course needs, or to talk about the qualifications for entry.
Find out more about fees, payment schedules, and possible funding opportunities in the Enrolment and Fees section of our FAQ.
“Since 2014, I’ve been really busy. I’ve been a trainee at Kristyan Mallett Make-Up Effects and also a trainee at the BBC for Holby City’s prosthetics department. Both jobs were incredible and I feel privileged to have had these paid experiences so soon after graduating. I have been constantly busy since graduating, and I am absolutely loving it.”