CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media (Online)

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Are you passionate about makeup and dream of seeing your work on the big screen? Do you aspire to be part of the exciting world of beauty, catwalk, theatre, film, television and media production? Are you looking for a Nationally Recognised course in Australia that not only hones your skills but also opens doors to a multitude of opportunities within the beauty and entertainment industry? The CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Makeup) is tailored for those who envision their future in the dynamic and creative field of screen and media makeup. 

The course’s core and elective units are designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of screen and media makeup. You will gain a fulfilling learning experience on high-definition makeup techniques through glamor makeup, bridal to editorial and Avard Garde makeup, hairstyling and wigs, stage, special effects, airbrushing and prosthetics. Learn the secrets of creating realistic and fantastical characters for film, TV, and theatre. 

Elective units offer a deeper exploration into areas like wig making, hairstyling, and advanced prosthetics, ensuring a well-rounded skill set. This course is a perfect blend of practical skills, artistic techniques, and business and industry knowledge, setting you up for success in the vibrant world of beauty and entertainment.

Upon completion, a diverse range of career opportunities await. Graduates can pursue roles as makeup artists in film, television, and theatre production companies. Opportunities also abound in special effects studios, fashion editorial productions, and personal makeup artists for celebrities. For those with an entrepreneurial spirit, launching a freelance makeup business or consulting for media projects are viable and exciting paths. This diploma course is more than just a qualification, it’s a passport to a world where artistry meets the glamor and excitement of the screen and media industry.



About the course

Our course content selection provides you with the knowledge, attitude and skills to work in the beauty and entertainment industry as a professional makeup & hairstylist/designer.  From day one you will develop a broad range of competencies, opening doors to the entertainment industry – from fashion and television to theatre or film! Even build your own bridal business, makeup artistry is a wonderful and ever-growing international business and as a TMT graduate through our quality training and industry work placement program, you’ll gain extensive experience and valuable contacts to give you the confidence to make your way in the creative world of Makeup Artistry. Be a part of our ever-growing Makeup Alumni, sharing work high lights and experiences from graduates to inspire and motivate current students.

We believe that gaining exposure to a wide range of styles and industries helps students find their niche. You will benefit from the guidance of your own personal tutor while learning about topics as diverse as High Fashion, Contemporary Bridal Makeup, and Special Effects and Prosthetics.

The course also covers Business and Marketing, including résumé skills and how to promote yourself through social media – essential skills for any modern freelancer. To help build your portfolio and document your improvement, we will photograph your work every day. There are no prerequisites for this course – just a love of makeup!

Career Outcomes

Makeup Artist
Makeup Designer
Content Producer

Entry Requirements

TMT accepts students who are 16 and have completed year 10 or equivalent, there is no maximum age limit. If you are an international student, you must have a minimum English language level of IELTS 5 or equivalent. International Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Applicants who are not able to demonstrate that they meet the criteria above, nevertheless, believe that they satisfy TMT’s English requirements, may request to complete a Language literacy and numeracy assessment (LLN), prior to a formal interview by the Principal / Head Teacher at the College.

Applicants without completing year 12 are required to do the LLN Test [Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test], this test is used to identify any supports a student might require.

Study Requirements

For full time study, this course requires 30 – 35 hours nominal hours of study per week. This consists of attending live / recorded classroom sessions online, supervised practicals, structured learning activities, including homework, assignments, assessment preparation and online study. Makeup is a practical hands-on discipline, you are required to do practical exercise and work experience at home or at commercial settings.


Online [ Australia Wide]

Attendance Modes

  • Full Time – Online – 12 months, flexible learning

Annual Intakes

January, April, July and October

Payment Options:

  • Study now, pay later through Commonweath Supported Vet Student Loans [VSL].
  • Upfront Payment (with a discount)
  • Payment by Term
  • Payment by Week
  • NSW Government Smart & Skilled Training Program + VSL
    Subject to your eligibility, this training is subsidized by the NSW Government. TMT is an approved Smart & Skilled Provider. The cost to complete this qualification is determined by your personal circumstances and availability of the Smart & Skilled Subsidies.

Course Fee Structure

Student TypeAdmin Fee (*)Tuition FeeDeposit (*)Total
Domestic [Non NSW]$0$17250$250$17500
Domestic [NSW] *$0$17250$250$17500
International [*]$0$17250$250$17500
Domestic [NSW]* – Subject to eligibility & availability, you maybe eligible for NSW subsidized training.

International [*] The Online Delivery Option is not open to international students wanting to come and study in Australia. This delivery option is available to International Students to study while living at their home country.

The School requires a deposit and admin fee to be paid before enrolment into the course.

The course is Austudy approved #2P157
CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services) is an Approved Course for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). To apply for VET Student Loans (VSL), please check the eligibility and entry requirements or contact us. The Tuition Fee [$17250] is fully covered by VSL.

Other Materials and Resource Costs

Students are required to purchase a personal makeup and hair kit, which they retain to use on campus and offsite during the course and after graduation. An extensive kit is available to purchase from preferred supplier Kryolan Professional Make-up at deep discount for $2000 – $2650, alternatively, you can supply your own or purchase similar items from cosmetic retailers such as Adore Beauty.


In order to achieve the CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media, you must complete all 15 units of competency.

CUAIND412 – Provide freelance services
CUAIND512 – Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge
CUAPPR411  – Realise a creative project
CUAPPR515 – Establish and maintain safe creative practice

CUAMUP411 – Design, apply and remove make-up
CUAMUP412 – Maintain make-up and hair continuity
CUAMUP413 – Style hair for  productions
CUAMUP414 – Style wigs and hairpieces for productions
CUAMUP512 – Design and apply specialised make-up
CUAMUP513 – Design and apply special make-up effects
CUASFX411 – Create special effects items
CUADES511 – Implement design solutions
BSBCRT413 – Collaborate in creative process
BSBPMG430 – Undertake project work
CUADES412 – Interpret and respond to a design brief.

Work placement

A comprehensive work experience program forms an integral part of the course. It allows you to explore different industries and learn from Makeup Professionals who are all highly regarded in their fields. You will gain hands-on experience in your desired field while building your network for future work. The success of this program is evidenced in the high number of students who secure employment before finishing their studies.

Portfolio Development

Students will have the opportunity to participate in photo-shoots with professional photographers to develop and build their portfolios. The photo-shoots are held regularly in Melbourne and Sydney.

Professional Development

Completing the qualification is just the beginning of your professional career and it’s not the end of your make up journey. Keep up to date with the latest development in the industry, you will continue to:

  • have access to TMT’s Online Learning Portal that are updated regularly
  • have access to our Online Live Classes conducted by our partners and specialists teachers

How to enrol

For more information, please complete our enquiry form.

To enrol, simply complete our enrolment form . We will assess your application and get in touch with you.

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