Diploma of Screen and Media
Playing a critical role in the film, television and theatre industries, a make-up artist uses a range of media applied to the skin and hair to transform an everyday look into a fully fleshed, three-dimensional character. On a film set or backstage at a theatre production, make-up artists are often involved in conceptualising the appearance of characters through to physically applying the make-up necessary to bring them to life. As such, a good make-up artist needs to possess strong problem-solving abilities, work well in a team and communicate effectively with others – and, of course, have the specialised skills needed to achieve the dramatic and often complex looks you see on stage and screen.
In the Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services), aspiring make-up artists will be taught the full range of these skills, including camouflage, liquid latex, special effects, body art, air-brushing and much more. This highly practical and hands-on course gives students the opportunity to apply the techniques they learn using real people as their canvas. Working from a dedicated campus in the heart of Perth’s CBD, students are taught by our highly experienced, award-winning trainers who also work professionally in the make-up industry themselves.
Should I enrol?
This course is for you if you want to learn how to become a special effects make-up artist, and to transform individuals and performers into characters.
Monday/Tuesday 15th of January 2018
Thursday/Friday 18th of January 2018
What will I learn?
This course is a must for those serious about pursuing a career in make-up. You’ll learn everything you’ll need to kickstart a career in this glamorous, fast-paced industry, including:
- styling wigs and hairpieces;
- applying specialist make-up for photographic, theatre, period, special effects, film, television and fashion;
- working with silicone and latex to create unusual and stunning effects within the entertainment industry; and
- gaining practical, real-world experience with the highly accomplished Irish Theatre Players to help bring their productions to life through make-up.
How will I learn?
The Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services) is a nationally recognised qualification.
The course is offered on campus in the heart of Perth’s CBD for two days a week over a year. You will be taught by a fully qualified and trained theatrical make-up artist who has more than fifteen years’ experience in this area – one who counts Hollywood productions among her credits.
In preparation for industry, your learning will be primarily comprised of practical, hands-on work in the classroom. You will also undertake some practical theory assignments online, and receive training and assessor support throughout your studies.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
TrainSmart Australia will assess your ‘academic suitability’ to ensure you have the best chance of success. This is determined by either:
- Providing TrainSmart Australia with a copy of an Australian year 12 certificate; or
- Completing the Core Skills Profile for Adults online assessment passing at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy.
What are my career prospects?
On completion of the Diploma in Screen and Media, you’ll be qualified to work as a make-up artist in a number of different fields and media. These include television, theatre, fashion, film, print, magazines, red carpet and celebrity work, events and many more. You could be employed in a range of businesses, or work on a freelance basis.
Remuneration varies for make-up artists, with highly experienced make-up artists often able to earn more. As such, your earning potential will generally increase as you develop your skills and build your experience. Generally speaking, you can expect to earn up to $450 a day working on high-profile movies, or up to $180 doing special make-overs for individuals for photography purposes.
How much is the course?
The maximum tuition fee for this course in Perth is $11,400. Your fee payment options are:
- 24 month interest-free payment plan. No deposit, no interest to pay for 24 months.
- VET Study Loan: Australian Government income contingent loan which allows you to study now and pay later.
Units of study
|CUAPPR505||Establish and maintain safe creative practice|
|CUAMUP403||Style hair for performances or productions|
|CUAMUP401||Design, apply and remove make-up|
|SHBBMUP006||Design and apply creative make-up|
|SHBHDES005||Select and apply hair extensions|
|BSBCRT501||Originate and develop concepts|
|BSBCRT401||Collaborate in a creative process|
|CUAIND502||Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge|
|CUAMUP402||Maintain make-up and hair continuity|
|CUAMUP404||Style wigs and hairpieces for performances or productions|
|BSBCMM401||Make a presentation|
|SHBBMUP005||Apply airbrushed make-up|
|CUAMUP502||Design and apply specialised make-up|
|CUAMUP503||Design and apply special make-up effects|
A career as a specialist make-up artist is your behind-the-scenes pass to the entertainment industry – and the Diploma in Screen and Media can lead to a varied and interesting career in the profession. One day, you could be turning someone into a glamorous movie star. The next? A character at the other end of the spectrum, like a mythical creature! So if you’re creative, can come up with original ideas and have good communication skills, this could just be the career for you.
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