June 2020

Bethany’s Story

By Bethany Price

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Bethany Price

Building on her brushstrokes

Bethany had so many extraordinary opportunities during her course, from a masterclass with a celebrity make-up and hair artist to workshops with a star of a hit BBC TV show.

She was thrilled to meet and learn from professional Alyn Waterman, who works with the likes of glamorous Hollywood legend Joan Collins, in the first year of her course.

She then had the chance to build her skills at editorial and drag workshops with award-winning University College Birmingham graduate Steph Harrison, who appeared on the BBC’s Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star, fronted by Stacey Dooley MBE.

Bethany, who has now progressed on to the Specialist Hair and Media Make-up degree and wants to work on TV sets, said she absolutely loved studying at University College Birmingham.

“My course gave me so many opportunities I feel I wouldn’t have had elsewhere,” she said. 

“It really helped me by teaching me skills like Sfx and airbrush techniques, which makes me more employable.

“I really enjoyed the placement too. As a class, we created face art for the Hall Green Theatre production, Wind In The Willows, which allowed us to be creative and really see how backstage theatre work comes to life.”

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