Advanced Skill Set – Specialist Makeup Effects Artist/Designer

Advanced Skill set - Specialist Make-up Effects Artist/Designer

AUSTUDY Course Approved.



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

15 March 2018

26 weeks

Thursdays and Fridays – 10am  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

Make-up / Hair Stylist / Designer

Special Make-up Effects Artist / Designer


What to Bring?

Students will need to bring their makeup kit.


Makeup Kit Included?

Kit not included, students would use their kit from the diploma, for the Advanced Skill Set. All products are supplied for prosthetics and airbrushing, or airbrush kit can be purchased. consisting of air compressor, air gun set of foundations and set of eyeshadow colours.


Codes of Competency Attained 

CUASFX401 – Create a SPFX item

SHBHDES005 – Select and apply hair extensions

BSBHRM405 – A Support the Recruitment, Selection and induction of staff

CUAMUP504 – Create Prosthetics for Special makeup effects

BSBOHS505B – Manage hazards in the work environment

BSBCRT403 – Explore the history and social impact of creativity

BSBFIM501 – Manage budgets and financial plans

BSBPMG518 – A Manage project procurement


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

Course Costs

  • Domestic Student – $6,700.00
  • International Student – $8,395.00

Payment Plans

  • Pay upfront or termly with TMT to receive discounts
  • Weekly payment plan via MacCredit
  • Austudy approved

The amazing techniques you will learn


Course Outline/Syllabus

Subjects covered in our Diploma of Screen & Media in Specialist makeup services:


  • Airbrushing skills fashion, prosthetic pieces
  • Body Art techniques
  • Appliance creation & application
  • Tools of the trade


  • Setting up a business
  • Working on Set in Makeup Department
  • Production Story boards
  • Working in the fashion photographic, magazine, Industries
  • Working as a freelancer – partnership to building a company
  • Group projects
  • Creating a business plan
  • Working with others effective communication
  • Understanding contracts


  • Advanced SPFX
  • Full face Prosthetics
  • Design
  • Sculpting
  • Running Foam Latex
  • Painting appliances
  • Application plan and task execution


  • Wigs and Hair pieces
  • Complex Period Styles
  • Runway Fashion trends
  • Film actors/characters
  • Television presenter

How to Enrol

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

CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialised Make-up Services) Advanced Skill Set

Enrolment Form

Enrolment Form (International)

Student Handbook

Complaints Form

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