Summer School for 14-18 year olds in Bolton

£456 inc VAT

If you’re aged 14 – 18 and passionate about prosthetics or just want to try something creative and fun this course is for you. The University of Bolton is a leading course provider with great film industry links and tutors with a wealth of knowledge to teach you fundamental prosthetics and makeup FX techniques.

Alternative Payment Options

3 or 6 Month Payment Plan




The course begins with learning how to create, apply and colour basic casualty effects. You will try direct-applied techniques, then design and make your own gelatine appliance from sculpture through moulding and casting to create a piece like a wound, zombie boils or alien skin texture. This is followed by designing and making a full-scale creature mask using a plaster mould – a fundamental technique upon which to build your future technical skills.

You will have an ‘industry insight’ session to explain the role of prosthetics and makeup FX and the course culminates in a photo shoot on the last day, to capture your mask and start off your portfolio.

This jam-packed week will take you into a new, exciting world – but watch out…it’s addictive!


This course is taught by the highly experienced tutors from the University of Bolton’s Special and Visual FX department, so this is also your opportunity to make a connection with one of the UK’s leading universities in the teaching of our craft.


You need to be between 14 and 18 years of age, have a good understanding of spoken English, basic conversational use of English and an interest in prosthetics and makeup FX.

Some experience of any kind of craft work, painting or drawing will be advantage, and if you've had a go at applying makeup on your friends or doing some face painting that will also useful but again not essential.


You can pay the full course fee using a credit or debit card in the following ways:

  • Add this course to your basket on this page
  • Call us on +44 1209 211144 to pay over the phone
  • Contact is advised to arrange an online bank transfer or international wire


UK students: choose a 3 or 6 month interest-free payment plan on this website which can run past the end of the course

International students: please contact us to arrange a 3 or 6 month interest-free payment plan which must be completed before the start of the course


Cancellations made up to 42 days before the start date of the course:
90% of the fee will be refunded

Cancellations made between 41 and 28 days before the start date of the course:
50% of the fee will be refunded

Cancellations made after 28 days before the start date of the course:
Regrettably no refunds

PLACE REFILL CLAUSE: If you cancel your place less than 28 days before the course start date and we are able to fill it again, a 50% refund will be given, however if we are unable to fill it the no-refund policy remains in place. This clause does not apply to deferred places, please see below.


You may defer a place on a Gorton Studio course only once with a valid reason and must request deferment no less than 8 weeks before the start date of the course. After this deferment is not possible.

In terms of the cancellation and refund policy, a deferment works as a ‘freeze frame’ from the day it is agreed on the original course, to that same day in relation to the start date of the course you’re deferring to. If you choose to defer and then cancel the place 28 days or less before the start date of the course you have deferred to, there will be no refund even if the place is refilled.

You will not be eligible for a deferment Agreement if any one of these points apply to you:

  • You have previously cancelled a place on a Gorton Studio course
  • You have previously deferred a place on a Gorton Studio course
  • You have failed to complete a payment plan after attending the associated course