Kitty Knox, aged 17 and Lewis Bavister, aged 18 are studying Level 3 Production Arts Make-Up and competed in the Brush Wars event at Olympia in London.
The students are in the second year of their qualification and hope to go onto university in September. Alongside their studies, the pair have secured work experience on the West End production of Phantom of the Opera and a TV series that will be aired this month.
“Last year a Bedford College student came third in the same Brush Wars competition to the brief of ‘Circus Arcadia’ so we have worked our way up the ladder,” said director of arts, Toby Clark.
“As in our fashion and textile competition wins, our students are beating university and Higher Education entrants showing Bedford College is giving young designers and creatives a head start in this highly competitive field.”