If you’re an aspiring hair and make-up artist in Sydney, you can gain a unique opportunity to find out what it’s like to work backstage on a large-scale production and see your characters come to life on stage and screen. A new Screen and Media diploma course has just been launched in Sydney, giving you the opportunity to work on internationally-renowned productions such as the critically-acclaimed We Will Rock You.
What you’ll learn
Offered through Australian registered training organisation (RTO) TrainSmart Australia, this nationally-recognised Diploma of Screen and Media (CUA51015) will give you the expert knowledge and skills you need to use your creative skills in hair and make-up to transform performers into characters that excite, intrigue, and even terrify.
You’ll learn everything you need to know to kickstart your career in the exciting world of screen and media, including fashion make-up, hair-styling, special effects, camouflage, air-brushing and many more essential skills.
Taught by highly-experienced, award-winning trainers using a hands-on approach to learning, the course gives you the opportunity to apply the techniques you learn in the classroom to real-life performers. This practical approach enables you to practice, refine and perfect your skills as you work to create imposing and memorable characters.
As a student on the course, you’ll benefit from once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to work backstage on global stage and screen productions – opportunities that are very rare to come by in the industry.
Students on the course in Perth recently had the exciting opportunity to work backstage as make-up artists to the cast of the internationally-acclaimed and award-winning musical theatre production We Will Rock You, held at Perth’s prestigious His Majesty’s Theatre. They also had the opportunity to work with the cast of the smash hit musical Mamma Mia during an avant-garde photoshoot.
David Willis workshops will also be open to Sydney Students at a discounted cost. David is a HMUA based in Sydney, Los Angeles and Singapore. His credits include the Matrix trilogy, Star Wars: Episode II-Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, Superman Returns and House of Wax. His work has also appeared on runways from Los Angeles to New York to Sydney and in Harper’s Bazaar, Clear and Oyster magazines. He is also the Head of Makeup and Wigs at Universal Studios Singapore. One of the workshops available is a Monster Clay sculpting course (Students pay for but receive a discount).
These once-in-a-lifetime experiences are just some examples of the work experience opportunities you’ll be able to take part in as a student on the course.
Once you’ve successfully completed the course, you’ll be qualified to work as a hair and make-up artist in a range of areas across the screen and media industry. These include television, theatre, fashion, film, print, magazines, red carpet and celebrity work, events, and many more. You can also choose to work for an organisation in the industry, or independently as a freelancer.
Apply now and gain the valuable skills and experience as well as the once-in-a-lifetime opportunities you need to become a successful hair and make-up artist to the stars.
*Makeup by Andrea Lim as pictured above.