special effects (sfx) make-up COURSE



This course has been designed to give you the essential knowledge to feel confident working in the film and TV industry (SFX).

Adding to your knowledge from basic make-up training, we will teach you tricks of the trade of getting actors camera ready. We will discuss foundations and products to work on female and male actors and discuss trouble shooting when working with in front of the camera and studio lights.

You will learn some basic special effects training. This is where the fun begins! From aging, cuts, bruising, black eyes and much more. You’ll learn tricks of the trade to help an actor get into character.

You will learn how to work with various SFX products such as latex, wax and lots of fake blood! We teach you the basic techniques and it is up to your imagination how over the top you go!

This is and amazing course for the ever growing popularity of Halloween! 

fashion & photographic make-up course


* Introduction, Reception & Consultation
* products, removers, adhesives
* bruising techniques  

* cuts, scrapes, abrasions 

* prosthetics 

* latex and wax 

* painting and blood 

* working with camera 

* colour technique
* Contra-indications Preventing Treatment
* Contra-indications Restricting Treatment
* Contra-Actions
* Practical Module - trainer demostation & assessment

special effects make-up course


Course structure 

This course is structured over 6 hours (10am-4pm). We ask students to arrive on time to ensure a prompt start. You will learn the theory of the treatment firstly, and spend the majority of the course practising your practical skills. You will then be assessed on the treatment by your assessor.

Course benefits 

A very hands on practical course, working alongside Michael who loves to create a character as well as special effects. Michael is highly skilled in the art of special effects and creating characters and animal images for special events and festivals. Throughout the course you will learn the techniques to create characters, bloody sightings and anything SFX. You will be guided and shown how to apply and correctly remove any make-up.

Course entry requirements 

Our courses are suitable for complete beginners and do not require any prior learning to be able to train with us; many of our students are not yet beauty trained and are looking to start up a business in the industry. We welcome students of all abilities, whether you are looking to learn a new skill from scratch or currently working as a make-up artist and looking to refresh or add to your knowledge.

What qualification will you receive? 

When you have successfully completed your training course(s), you will receive an accredited certificate issued by Michael Perks Training Academy. This not only demonstrates your commitment to the training, but also allows you to obtain Public Liability Insurance so you can start offering treatments to paying clients from home and/or mobile.


To book your course we require a full upfront payment upon booking. This can be made via Cash, Bank Transfer or Card Payment. Once paid we can book your date and time of training, which is fully flexible, daytime, evenings and weekends are available. You will then be sent out course documents to study prior to your training. 

Email - mperksmakeup@gmail.com

Call - 07891 405137 

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