BRADFORD School of Art Make-Up with Special Effects students have been working with the National Science and Media Museum on an exciting new project.

Students from Bradford College recently visited the museum and were filmed conducting a special 'face casting' session.

Face casting is a technique which is used to create a replica of a person's face, such as for a custom-fit mask or for special-effects make-up prosthetics.

Face casting is just one of a variety of specialist practical and academic skills learnt by students for make-up artistry across film, television, theatre, editorial, commercial, or fashion sectors.

The filming is part of a wider project to produce a new exhibition for the museum.

When open, the exhibition will credit the students and Bradford School of Art and remain in place for 20 years!

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Student Mary Whitehouse was inspired by the college's textile archiveStudent Mary Whitehouse was inspired by the college's textile archive (Image: Bradford College)

A TALENTED Bradford School of Art textiles student has been commended, thanks to a stunning piece of weaving entered into a national design competition.

Mary Whitehouse, a mature student from York, received her commendation in the Clothworkers Prize for Interiors category of the competition hosted by the Bradford Textiles Society.

A student on the Bradford School of Art Foundation Degree in Textiles Practice, Mary held no previous art education before enrolling at Bradford College and was instead an experienced physicist before retiring.

Speaking about taking the leap, Mary said: “When I retired from physics education, I did a patchwork and quilting course and absolutely loved it.

“I realised that I didn’t just want to make patterns out of magazines, I wanted to learn how to design things myself. I phoned (tutor Hannah Lamb) and asked if I was too old or too late, but she invited me to come for an interview. She asked if I wanted to be challenged, which I did, and here I am.”

The inspiration behind Mary’s final creation came from the renowned Bradford Textile Archive housed in the School of Art. The piece Mary used was in a sample book from the John Knox Mill, formerly in Bradford.

Mary loved the colours on the page as they brought back memories of her mother as a seamstress who would buy cloth on the market.

Course lead, Hannah Lamb, said: “We were delighted to hear about Mary’s success. She is an exceptionally dedicated and hard-working student.

“The part-time course Mary does is a unique blend, combining study on campus with distance learning. Students typically come from non-traditional routes, and many combine their studies with part-time work or caring responsibilities.

“Throughout the course, students have many opportunities to gain professional experience with external projects, exhibitions, and competitions like this.

“Bradford College is proud of its textile heritage and archival study. Projects like this allow us to bring together our history with future textile design.”

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Find out more about a range of Level 3 coursesFind out more about a range of Level 3 courses (Image: Bradford College)

THE second Bradford College open evening of this academic year takes place tomorrow, at the Great Horton Road Campus, 5-7pm.

The event is aimed at students interested in Level 3 qualifications, from BTECs to apprenticeships, an extensive range of T Levels, and the exclusively run Ambition (HUB), a programme giving students a leading edge in the workplace.

The open night will help applicants and their parents and guardians find out more about full and part-time courses starting in 2024. Bradford College can help students achieve their goals and turn a passion into a profession. Visitors can find out more about the new T-level facilities and the College’s extensive enrichment programme. Meet tutors and explore subjects and progression routes, or even apply on the night for a Level 3 course to secure a place for 2024.

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Baker and pastry chef Sandor Bagameri at Bradford College Baker and pastry chef Sandor Bagameri at Bradford College (Image: Bradford College)

A CONTINENTAL bread masterclass by baker and pastry chef Sandor Bagameri kicked off a new series of expert talks for Bradford College hospitality and catering students.

Thanks to the College’s partnership with masterchef network The Chefs’ Forum, cookery experts are set to inspire Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Professional Cookery students, as well as those progressing from Level 2. Sandor covered a range of breads and pastries, including croissants, pain au chocolat to focaccia, dark-rye sourdough, and scotch puff pastry. Bradford College Chef Lecturer Andy Bray said: “By working with The Chefs’ Forum, we're able to open the eyes of catering and hospitality students to national and global careers. Thanks to Sandor for giving us such a successful first session.” Read more about Level 3 Advanced Diploma, Professional Cookery at