Makeup FX & Prosthetics Creation – 3 Step Payment


This is the 3-step payment option for the 7-week Makeup FX & Prosthetics Creation course.

The initial payment is £1,500 payable now to book your place.

There will then be 2 subsequent payments of £3,000 required 16 weeks before and 8 weeks before the course start date. Please see below for details.



Our 3-step payment for the 7-week Makeup FX & Prosthetics Creation course requires you to make an initial payment of £1,500 to book your place. To do this please click ADD TO BASKET and proceed to the checkout.

There will then be 2 subsequent payments of £3,000 each required 16 weeks before and 8 weeks before the course start date.

You will be notified by email when those two payments are due and supplied with a payment link for each, allowing you to make the payments with a credit or debit card. Please note payments will not automatically be taken, you will need to make them proactively using the links provided.


£1,500 of the fee is non-refundable in all cancellation circumstances

Cancellations made up to 16 weeks before the course start date:
£1,500 non-refundable, all other payments refunded

Cancellations made between 16 and 18 weeks before the course start date:
£1,500 non-refundable; £3000 of payments received are refunded

Cancellations made less than 8 weeks before the start date of the course:
Regrettably no refunds

Place refill clause: if you cancel your place less than 8 weeks before the course start date and we are able to fill it again, a £3,000 refund will be given, however if we are unable to fill it the no-refund policy remains in place. This clause does not apply to deferred places, please see below.


You may defer a place on a Gorton Studio course only once with a valid reason and must request deferment no less than 8 weeks before the start date of the course, after this deferment is not possible.

In terms of the cancellation and refund policy, a deferment works as a ‘freeze-frame’ from the day it is agreed on the original course, to that same day in relation to the start date of the course you’re deferring to. If you choose to defer and then cancel the place 28 days or less before the start date of the course you have deferred to, there will be no refund even if the place is refilled.

You will not be eligible for a deferment Agreement if any one of these points applies to you:

  • You have previously cancelled a place on a Gorton Studio course
  • You have previously deferred a place on a Gorton Studio course
  • You have failed to complete a payment plan after attending the associated course


Brought into effect 14th December 2020 until further notice. This is only applicable to NEW bookings after 14/12/2020.

In the event of issues arising as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, only these terms and conditions override our standard terms and conditions; our standard terms and conditions continue to apply in all other situations.

  • You will be offered to defer your place onto the next available course once. This may be in the upcoming year, or in the following year. 
  • Cancellations made up to 56 calendar days (8 weeks) before the course start date will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations made less than 56 calendar days before the course start date: initial payments up to £1,500 will not be refunded. If the course fees paid by this time are less than £1,500 there shall be no refund.


International students

  • Keep updated on your country and the UK’s travel guidance; you can find the UK information here
  • If you have to make unavoidable changes to your plans due to COVID-19 travel restrictions please inform us immediately. Prompt communication will allow us to work with you for the best possible outcome in these circumstances.
  • If there is an enforced quarantine in the UK for visitors from your location at the time of your course commencement, you will not be able to begin the course until you have completed the quarantine. Please keep informed about this and adapt your travel plans to accommodate a quarantine period if necessary.

UK students

  • Please keep updated about the restrictions in your area. According to current UK rules, Gorton Studio can remain open even in Tier 3 lockdown, but your participation may be affected by the government’s travel advice within the UK so please keep abreast of this information.

All students

  • You must adhere to the local restrictions in Aylesbury during the course, under the UK government’s Tier System. Please check the local restrictions in place here.
  • Keep informed of the UK’s self-isolation procedure for those who have symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive for it. Having symptoms or a positive test result will require you to isolate for a stated period - 10 days as at Dec 2020 - and until symptoms have gone. This means if you display symptoms or test positive in the 10 days before your course starts, you will not be able to join the course until you have isolated for the required time and no longer have symptoms. The duration of isolation may change; it’s important that you’re aware if it does so that in the event of becoming symptomatic or testing positive you complete the required isolation period at the time before you start your course. This also applies during your course.


Appropriate practical COVID-19 safety measures will be in place in the studio and strictly adhered to. You will receive information about these nearer the time of your course.

If there are any changes to the way we are able to operate due to the pandemic we will contact you immediately to inform you and address the changes with you. We will always strive to provide the best way forward available to us in the circumstances and to minimise disruption to your learning as much as possible.

We would like to stress again that keeping in touch with us about any unavoidable changes to your plans due to the pandemic is essential, so please let us know as soon as possible if this occurs.

Accommodation near Gorton Studio

We are pleased to provide the following list of available accommodation near our studio in Aylesbury. These are suggested places to stay only and have not been vetted by us. Your accommodation is your own responsibility and Gorton Studio does not get involved in recommendations, reservations or issues concerning accommodation.


Approximate Distance from Studio: 3-minute drive
Description: Double room with own bathroom in a private house.
Contact name: Simon Bradford
Phone: +44 7974 074484


Approximate Distance from Studio: 5-minute drive
Description: Single room in a private 3-bedroom house shared with the owner (alumni of the 7-week course, and freelancer in the SFX makeup industry; often working at Millennium FX!) Available all year round. Access to kitchen, garden, Internet, washing machine and dryer, dishwasher, bathroom and workspace. £120 per week, £50 deposit.
Contact name: Tim Quinton
Phone: +44 7551 361172


Approximate Distance from Studio: 5-minute drive
Description: Room in a private 3-bedroom house shared with the owner and her young son, available all year round. Access to garden, Internet, washing machine, dishwasher and bathroom. £110 per week, £50 deposit.
Contact name: Emma Jane
Phone: +44 7913 8200 53


Approximate Distance from Studio: 5-minute drive
Description: Single room with en-suite in a private house
Contact name: Mark and Viv
Phone: + 44 7796 532 775



Approximate Distance from Studio: 10-minute drive
Description: 2 sets of accommodation in thatched 14th Century home. Village location close to Aston Clinton; 5 miles south of Aylesbury off A41 and on bus routes to Aylesbury:

  1. The Union Bedroom: 2 rooms: 11×10 furnished double and private lounge (12×9) with sofa bed and workstation. Shared bath and shower, access to the kitchen with all facilities and a large garden with an outdoor heated pool (spring & summer). £700 per calendar month based on single occupancy, bills included deposit £100.
  2. Detached Garden Studio:(17×12) in grounds with heated pool access in spring & summer. Double bed, wardrobe, workspace, kitchenette, en-suite shower and toilet. £600 per calendar month based on single occupancy, bills included deposit £100.

Both have 24hr use of a prosthetics workroom. 2 dogs and a cat in the main house. Owned by a long-established industry makeup designer who did our 7-week course in 2016, so understands the need for a home from home!

Contact name: Jacqui
Phone: +44 7889 595990


Approximate Distance from Studio: 5-minute drive/bus or 25minute walk

Price Per week – 1 Guest £220, 2 Guests £250

Description: Just a few minutes’ walk from Aylesbury Waterside theatre, or an easy train ride from Wycombe Swan theatre, friendly and welcoming family offering a home from home in a beautiful Grade II listed period property while you’re away from your own, and busy working. Both rooms are recently redecorated and are fresh, warm and comfortable, with tea and coffee making facilities. The main room can be made up as a twin or king-size bed at your request. A large family bathroom (with shower and bath) is shared with the owner. A separate sitting room is available for your use with sofa, TV, dining table and chairs so you can relax downstairs away from your bedroom if you desire. WI-FI is available.

Contact Name: Fiona Bull

Phone: +44 7597592062

You can also search the following websites using the studio’s postcode HP19 8ZU:
Rightmove Students

Nestoria (rentals)
Gumtree rent and Gumtree share

For hotels/bed & breakfasts, these websites are helpful: offers self-catering options.