CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media

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The Diploma of Screen & Media reflects the role of individuals who have a theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialized, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate the work by themself and/or in a team, in the film, television, radio and interactive media industries.



About the course

Our course content selection provides you with the knowledge, attitude and skills to work in the entertainment industry as a professional makeup & hairstylist/designer or with our advanced course competency units, further, your skill set to work as a special effects artist/ 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!

Job Roles

Makeup Artist
Makeup Designer
Content Producer

Entry Requirements

No formal education requirements to enrol in course.
To successfully complete this course, you will need to attend face-to-face classes for 2 days per week for 42 weeks for full time study or 2 evenings and 1 full day [usually Saturday] every 4 weeks for our blended mode study.
You will have off campus structured learning activities including homework, assignments, assessment preparation and on-line study. You will complete 15 units of study to gain the Diploma of Screen and Media.

Attendance Modes

  • Full Time – 12 months, 2 full days on-campus learning
  • Blended Mode – 12 months, 2 evenings per week and 1 full day [usually Saturday] every 4 weeks

Annual Intakes

Full Time: January, July and October
Blended Mode: January, April

Upcoming Intakes

September 2022 Intake (Full Time)
Sep 2022 – Sep 2023

January 2023 Intake (Full Time)
30 Jan 2023 – 23 Dec 2023

January 2023 Intake (Blended Mode)
30 Jan 2023 – 23 Dec 2023

Course Fees

Student TypeAdmin Fee (*)Tuition FeeDeposit (*)Total

(*) Deposits and administrative fees are only refundable if student’s Visa Application is refused and college is notified prior to course commences.

Course fee is inclusive of supplies, materials and equipment required within the classroom.

Students are required to purchase a personal kit, which they can take home and use offsite and on-campus. An extensive kit is available to purchase from our partner brand Kryolan Professional Make-Up for $1,950.

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


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

Our comprehensive work experience program forms an integral part of the course. It gives you the opportunity 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 TMT students who secure employment before finishing their studies.

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How to enrol

To enrol simply download our enrolment form from the button above and email your completed form to, we will assess your application and get in touch with you. Alternatively, contact us below to speak to our course advisers.

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