Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.
Based within our theatre department, this specialist course shares close links with our photography, music and fashion departments, creating unique opportunities for students to practise their arts in live creative contexts. These are extended through involvement with the rich cultural environment provided by Brighton, the surrounding region and London.
Students have gained work experience on a variety of high profile theatre, film and TV sets, including BBC and major West End productions.
- All tutors are industry specialists
- Campus facilities include a working theatre and photographic studios
- Students gain work experience on high profile films, TV series and West End shows
- Graduates are now working on major films, TV series, adverts, West End shows and magazine shoots
- a relevant A-Level
- or Level 3 Extended Diploma
- related academic or work experience
- the quality of the personal statement
- Make-up artist in theatre, film or TV
- Wig assistant in theatre, film or TV
- ‘FX’; artist
- In 2023, alumna Saphron Morgan emerged victorious in the fifth series of BBC Three’;s ‘Glow Up: Britain’;s Next Make-Up Star’. Saphron started her journey at Northbrook College and is now a celebrated make-up artist with a national platform.
- Alumna Alice Townes has worked as Deputy Head of Make Up on the West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and she is now working on the Asian tour of The Sound of Music.
- Alumna Hannah Canfor has worked on a variety of films, including Rocketman, The Mummy, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: The Dark World and Snow White and the Huntsman.
- Alumna Hope Watson has been working at Sydney Opera House in Australia, having previously worked at the Royal Opera House and on The Lion King.
- Bambi Brett has worked at the National Theatre on Pinocchio, having previously worked on Charlie & the Chocolate Factory.
- practical and creative studio-based workshops
- small group study
- self-directed study
- study trips
Assessment methods vary between units but could include:
- practical work
- research proposal
- written assignments
- Make-up techniques
- Fashion and promotion make-up
- Styling for the camera
- Special effects
- Hair punching
- Body painting
- Ageing techniques
- Wig knotting
- Wig and hair dressing
- Period styling
*FREE* Online short courses
The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.
How to apply
Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.
HOW THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORKS
Set Up Your Account
You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.
Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.
Application Review Meeting
Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.
Accept Your Place
Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.
Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.