Make-up Artistry and
Special Effects

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Transformation and enhancement are at the heart of our Make-up Artistry courses, but it’s also what we want for our students. From our Diplomas, Foundation Degrees and BA's, every course and individual module has been designed to nurture your creativity, individualism and skills.

Whether you’re passionate about special effects, film, fashion, editorial or the cosmetics industry, we have the Make-up courses to help you to achieve your dreams.


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Reasons to choose us

  • More than make up

    You'll learn design concepts, hair and wig work, as well as digital and marketing skills to prepare you for work.

  • Perfect portfolios

    Photography studio and photographer and videographers within the department available to shoot portfolio work and showreels.

  • Flexible learning patterns

    Choose from a range of delivery options.

  • Specialist modules

    Depending on your area of interest, our courses offer a range of specialist marketing, photography and freelance modules.

Case Studies

There are thousands of UCEN Manchester graduates who’ve found their future with our help.

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case study

Make-up Artistry student hits the headlines with her face painting skills

Toni-Louise Fay has wowed social media with her talent for transformations.

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Make-up skills turn Beth into social media star

Amazing special effects transformations from UCEN Manchester student.


Case Studies

Make-up Artistry student hits the headlines with her face painting skills

Toni-Louise Fay has wowed social media with her talent for transformations.

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