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Special Makeup Effects Artists/Designer – Passionate person wishing to develop their skills further, to gain as much information as possible, leap frogging them to bigger and better jobs, with this added skill set.


What You’ll Learn

  • Planning, marketing & developing your makeup business.

  • Advanced SPFX using full face casting for film prosthetics, exploring the history and social impact of Period, Century Makeup & Hair for Film, Theatre and Runway’s latest trend Fashion looks.

  • Design, measure for creation of Facial Hair pieces ready for application on film and theatre productions.

  • Perfecting Airbrushing skills for beauty, bridal, learning the art of the paint job on your prosthetic piece prior to application.

  • Advanced Body art, creating appliances to complete your makeup looks.

  • Cementing the knowledge already acquired from your first 12 months of training, this really does depend on the area of expertise you want to specialise in and work towards, but to really hone in and perfect the many varied skills a makeup artist can possess / from a professional artist’s point of view! This is a must to follow on with.


Skills Set, Certificate of Attainment to build onto the Diploma of Screen and Media (in Specialist Makeup Services).



6 months.


Intake/ Schedule

1st May 2019  –  25th October 2019, Wednesdays  and Fridays, 9.30am to 4pm.    

18th November 2019 - 21st April 2020, Mondays and Tuesdays, 9.30am to 4pm. 

29th April 2020 - 30th October 2020, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9.30am to 4pm.


Credit Transfer

With credit transfer from Year One


Entry Requirements

This course is an add on to the Diploma of Screen and Media (in Specialist Makeup Services). Candidates may enter the qualification with CERT IV in Makeup, or CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (in Specialist Makeup Services).


Job Roles

Makeup / Hair Stylist / Designer

Special Makeup Effects Artist / Designer


What to Bring?

Students will need to bring their makeup kit.


Makeup Kit Included?

Kit not included, students should use your diploma, for the Advanced Skill Set. All products in this class are supplied for prosthetics and airbrushing, or airbrush kit can be purchased. 


Codes of Competency Attained 

CUAMUP504 - Create Prosthetics for Special makeup effects

SHBHDES005 - Select and apply hair extensions

SHBHDES008 -  Make wigs and hairpieces

CUAPRP402 - Use casting and moulding techniques to make props

CUAIND401 - Extend expertise in specialist creative fields

CUARES402 - Conduct research

CUASFX401 - Create special effects item

CUAPPR405 - Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work

CUAPPM407 - Create storyboards

You will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment upon completion for the above units.

Course Costs

  • Domestic Student from – $5,900.00

  • International Student from – $7,900.00

Payment Plans

  • Pay upfront or termly with TMT to receive discounts

  • Weekly payment plan via MacCredit

  • Fortnightly & Monthly Payment plans via Study Loans

  • Austudy approved

  • TMT is an approved VET Student Loans provider. Click here to check your eligibility for this course.

How to Enrol

For enrolment information please click on the links to forms below:

International students: Please visit the Australian Government’s “Study In Australia” website for advice in regards to studying in Australia.