Students at Craven College can create monsters. As part of their theatrical and make-up course, they are taught to sculpt, mould and create bespoke prosthetic appliances for the media industry.

And the results are astounding, transforming actors into figures from another historical age or characters from fantasy, science fiction or horror movies.

Special effects are also integrated into projects, giving students the opportunity to push the boundaries of make-up so they can gain the widest range of technical experience in preparation for employment.

One student, Stefanie Kemp, has just won a prestigious place at the London College of Fashion for 2012.

Craven College is the only college in Yorkshire to offer such a comprehensive course, allowing students to work with big names in film, theatre, television and fashion.

Their lecturers are experienced make-up artists from all areas of the media.

Course leader Natasha Jordan is a leading, world renowned, make-up artist who has worked on shows for Take That and shoots with celebrity clients including Vivienne Westwood. She is one of three industry experts who write the standards with the government authority Habia UK on which all UK qualifications in make-up are currently based.

Natasha also works as the UK make-up artist for Habia Japan which means her students benefit from student exchange programmes and workshops with Japan’s number one, award winning, make-up artist Kei Yamaguchi.

A new addition to the college’s theatrical and media make-up team is Ellie Morley who has worked as a sculptor for Madame Tussauds.

Places are still available for September on the level three diploma and foundation degree courses and more information will be available at an open event for higher education which is being staged at the college’s Aireville campus on Wednesday, from 5pm to 7pm.

Alternatively call Natasha on 01756 791411 or email