About Us


Gorton Studio is directed by internationally acclaimed prosthetics designer Neill Gorton, and is widely regarded as Europe’s most authentic screen prosthetics school.

We train beginners for careers in the industry, help professionals improve their skills, support teachers in delivering industry-relevant courses and provide specialist modules for universities and colleges as part of wider curricula. Our students come from all over the world, and their success upon leaving us stands testament to the quality of our teaching.

Neill is a high profile industry figure with a 30-year track record, and our courses embody the outstanding technical standards and focused attitude for which he is renowned and respected. He is well known for pioneering new materials and techniques and for his generous approach to sharing his knowledge. He is also a long-term employer so knows exactly what’s expected of the creative staff in today’s industry, and translates this into the content of our courses.


Prosthetics and makeup FX are best learnt from successful practitioners. In the film industry your credits show your professional achievements and Neill's speak for themselves. He has numerous awards, has worked with directors like Stephen Spielberg and Ridley Scott, on famous faces such as Johnny Depp and Demi Moore and founded Millennium FX, one of the industry's most accomplished prosthetics companies. He teaches internationally, is a Visiting Professor at the University of Bolton who awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2017, is an Honorary Fellow of Arts University College Bournemouth and an advisor for the National Film & Television School's Digital FX Masters Degree.


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