Diploma of Screen & Media – Specialist Makeup CUA51015

Diploma of Screen & Media in Specialist Makeup Services CUA51015

Our course content selection provides you with the knowledge, attitude and skills to work in the entertainment industry as a professional makeup & hair stylist/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. You will receive your TMT Hair & Makeup Kit to put your new skills into practice.


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.


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!


Austudy Course Approved. DHS: 2P157

CRICOS Course Number:  03667M


Make-up/hair stylist/designer – students wishing to start studying for a career in professional makeup.



Diploma of Screen and Media in Specialist Makeup Services.



12 months



4 intakes per year:

  • January and April – Mondays & Tuesdays, 9.30am to 5pm.
  • July and October – Thursday and Fridays, 9.30am to 5pm.


Part-time Duration

18 months


Part-time Intake/Schedule

  • October – Mondays & Wednesday evening 6 – 9pm and 1 Saturday 10am – 4pm every 4 weeks (We require a minimum of 10 students to run the Part-time course).


Entry Requirements

No applicable entry requirements.

Completion of year 10, minimum age 16 years old (Domestic Students only)

IELTS score of 5.5 or higher, at least 18 years of age (International Students only)


Job Roles

  • Make-up Artist
  • Hair Stylist
  • Make-up Designer


Makeup Kit Included?

Yes, a full makeup kit is included in the course cost. View makeup kit item list here.


Codes of Competency Attained

  • CUAIND502 – Maintain and Apply Creative Arts Industry Knowledge
  • CUAPPR505 – Establish and Maintain Safe Creative Practice
  • BSBCRT501 – Originate and Develop Concepts
  • CUAMUP401 – Design, Apply and remove Makeup
  • CUAMUP402 – Maintain makeup and Hair continuity
  • CUAMUP403 – Style Hair for Performances or productions
  • CUAMUP404 – Style Wigs and Hairpieces for performances or productions
  • CUAMUP502 – Design and Apply specialised makeup
  • CUAMUP503 – Design and apply special effects makeup
  • BSBDES402 – Interpret and respond to design brief
  • BSBCMM401 – Make a presentation
  • BSBCRT402 – Collaborate in a creative process
  • BSBDES501 – Implement Design Solutions
  • BSBPMG522 – Undertake Project work
  • BSBREL401 – Establish Networks

Course Price

  • Domestic Student – $11,800.00
  • International Student – $13,500.00

Payment Plans

  • Pay upfront or termly with TMT to receive discounts
  • Monthly and Extended Payment plans also available
  • Weekly payment plan via MacCredit
  • Austudy approved
  • TMT is an approved VET Student Loans provider. Click here to check your eligibility for this course.

10 reasons to study with us

  1. Our professional diploma program is both highly technical and experience-based; with face to face classroom training and compulsory hours dedicated to practical industry-based work placement, working with photographers, directors, producers, designers and the like.
  2. All our tutors have 17 or more years experience and are currently working in the industry.
  3. Students have the opportunity to go on excursions and guest tutors are regularly at the college to share their expertise in their chosen niche market.
  4. You will graduate with your own professional portfolio, resume, letter head, and with the guidance form our tutors are ready to work professionally at completion of your study.
  5. You will be provided with professional work experience, where we find students their work placement in professional and real-world environment. This allows our student to gain valuable industry training while on the job. You’ll also learn the self-marketing and accounting skills that will have you fully equipped to work in the industry.
  6. Our curriculum is one of the most extensive in the industry. It is broad based and diverse with a balance of theoretical and practical work, so that students have the opportunity to gain experience in all main areas of makeup artistry.
  7. Once students have completed Diploma CUA51015, they can then add to their training by completing a further advanced skills set. Students are able to refresh parts of the course by joining in on pre-organised classes, at no further costs on a look and learn basis.
  8. Our premises is purpose-built to ensure a modern and open working environment and equipment with the latest in technology.
  9. Our strong reputation in the industry and extensive networks ensure our students the greatest opportunity to secure employment after their course is completed.
  10. Our CUA51015 diploma class size is limited to 16 students. This allows us to ensure we deliver quality and value to every student.

The amazing techniques you will learn

Course Outline/Syllabus

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

  • Brand Marketing Advertising
  • Prosthetics
  • Professional Portfolio
  • Industry Guest Tutors
  • Anatomy of the face
  • Corrective eye shapes
  • Skin
  • Lash application
  • Research and design
  • Runway
  • Fashion
  • Beauty
  • Blending
  • Line work
  • Colour analysis
  • High definition
  • Photography
  • Hair styling
  • Television presenter makeup & hair
  • TV soap operas
  • TV commercials
  • Film characters
  • Film makeup
  • Film Continuity
  • Theatre character research
  • Emotions (happy, sad, surprised, angry)
  • Theatre ageing
  • High End Runway Avant Garde
  • How to get work in the industry
  • Professional Photoshoots with Photographers
  • Inspirational runway artists
  • Film ageing
  • Kabuki
  • Chinese
  • Opera
  • Skeletal
  • Skulls
  • Sugar skulls
  • Appliances
  • Bridal
  • Period 20s through to present
  • SPFX blood making
  • Bullet holes
  • Scabs
  • Cuts
  • Gashes
  • 1st to 3rd degree burns
  • Wounds
  • Vegas showgirls
  • Business
  • Music clips
  • Manicures
  • Social Media
  • Theatre Wig work
  • Industry Work Placement
  • Drag
  • Century 12th to 19th
  • Bald caps make and application
  • Airbrush intro
  • Body paint
  • Face paint
  • Bollywood
  • Cleopatra
  • Cosplay
  • Remedial
  • Camouflage
  • Zombies
  • Business pack – social, letter, resumes
  • Advanced effects scenarios
  • Look a-likes
  • Beard overlay
  • Frozen faces
  • Beard stubble
  • Red carpet looks
  • On-set hair and makeup maintenance
  • Design
Nothing fast-tracks a career in makeup as much as learning good technique early

The TMT team

All I have to do is to work on transition and technique

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How to Enrol

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