Screen and Film School announces new facility for Hair & Make-up and Production Design students

29 April, 2022

Screen and Film School Brighton are incredibly pleased to announce the addition of a brand-new state of the art facility for incoming students studying on our latest undergraduate degree courses in Hair & Make-up and Production Design.

Students starting these degree courses in September 2022 will be the first cohort to benefit from 9,000 square feet of purpose-built, industry-standard facilities with a total investment value of over £1 million.

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BA (Hons) Hair & Make-up for Screen and Film

BA (Hons) Production Design

The new building will form part of the wider filmmaking complex, Brighton Film Studios, a highly developed filmmaking facility which opened to Screen and Film School students in September 2021.

This proximity to our existing 11,000 square foot studios reflects what professionals in the film and screen industry would expect to find in any high-end facility, with all major departments collaborating together.

Plans for the new build have been prepared by Brighton Film Studios Manager, Ollie Hodge, a qualified engineer, art director, production designer and director whose impressive list of credits includes: Judge Dredd, Tomb Raider, Star Wars, The Martian, DEVS and Marvel Studios’ Eternals.

Bespoke facilities will include:

  • Mac Suite – for design and visual effects modules
  • Tutorial and Meeting Room
  • Two dedicated Production Design spaces
  • Dedicated Hair & Make-up facilities
  • Shower facilities for actors and performers
  • Sound recording stage – for test shoots
  • Multi-purpose space for students
  • Additional storage spaces for raw materials, props and set pieces

College Principal, Itziar Leighton, had the following to say about the new development.

“We are so excited to be adding this exceptional facility to our existing film studios, mirroring and representing the film and TV industry fully. Our students will have access to the latest technology, resources, facilities and industry specialists to develop their chosen career paths in this exciting and vibrant industry. We are very excited to see how the creative collaboration between filmmakers, production designers and hair and make-up specialists evolve into outstanding films, music videos and documentaries. Brighton certainly has a creative film lot to be proud of, and worthy of this great city.”

The new courses were written by Production Design and Filmmaking lecturer, Sadie Anderson, whose industry experience in theatre, music video production, high end TV advertising and short form film spans nearly three decades. She said:

“The addition of these facilities will allow students at the film school to create projects on a completely different visual scale to what we’ve been able to achieve before. And we’re incredibly excited about that.”

Freelance lecturer Richard Drew has worked in the UK film and TV industry for thirty-five years and was nominated by the British Film Designers guild for his recent work on the Netflix series After Life. He expressed his excitement at this newest development:

“I’m completely blown away by how professional Screen and Film School’s newest facilities look. There is nothing here that separates it as being ‘students only’ – It just feels right. You have some amazing people working at the building and as far as I can tell, every detail has been thought about. It just feels like a completely functional studio. I can’t fault it.”

In the coming weeks and months, Screen and Film School Brighton will be providing updates on our newest facility in the form of news pieces, video blogs and social media posts. Be sure to keep an eye on our website and social media channels to stay up to date.



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