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Gorton Studio


Gorton Studio

Gorton Studio is Europe’s original specialist prosthetics and makeup FX training school and has led the way in teaching the subject since 2003. A truly authentic place to learn the craft, students come from all over the world to its teaching studios in Aylesbury and Falmouth, and their success upon leaving stands testament to the quality of teaching on offer.
Created by Neill Gorton, the studio trains beginners for careers in the industry, helps professionals improve their skills, supports teachers in delivering industry-relevant courses and provides specialist modules for universities and colleges as part of wider curricula.

It offers various short courses as well as its two 7-week courses; Make-Up FX & Prosthetics Creation that trains workshop-based artists and technicians, and Creative & Character Makeup, which prepares students to work as prosthetics artists on set and involves the making of two short films. Take a look behind the scenes on one of the recent shoots here.

Graduates of these courses have gone on to work on movies such as ‘Pride, Prejudice and Zombies’, ‘Victor Frankenstein’, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, ‘Maleficent’, ‘Dracula Untold’ and up-coming Sci-Fi adventure ‘The Titan’, plus TV shows like ‘Red Dwarf’ and ‘Doctor Who’ amongst many others. These images are all examples of students’ work.