Makeup students work alongside professional photographer and fashion designer.

On Friday 15th November, our level 3 Makeup students were given the opportunity to work alongside Sadia Barlow (professional photographer) in collaboration with fashion designer Angela Colarusso based in Richmond.

Sadia met with our level 3 Makeup students to show them what projects she is working on and her portfolio. She then presented a brief to students to see who would be interested in styling hair and makeup for a photoshoot in Spring Grove House.


Three of our level 3 Makeup students shown above (Merran, Lily, and Georgia) jumped at the chance to gain some work experience. The brief Sadia set the students involved a 1940's theme and dramatic eye contour complementing the dress designed by Angela.

Students working

Our students found the experience exciting "amazing we were given free-reign". The students mentioned how they learned about lighting effects, working against tight deadlines, and was a real eye-opener. In addition, we asked the students what they would do differently given the opportunity again, they all agreed on being more organised, work faster, and request a more detailed schedule.

Finished work

All Makeup students at West Thames College receive a plethora of work experience opportunites such as casting, working in the West End ,and working alongside professionals in fashion, film and photography. West Thames College takes great pride in providing opportunities to help our student’s #StartHereGoFar. For more information about our MaKeup courses please click on the course explorer tab.




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