10 months full time
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Screen and Media CUA51020 (Specialist Make-up Services) gets you ready to join the screen and media industry as a make-up professional. This practical and hands-on course will teach you about the transformative powers of prosthetics, specialist make-up effects and wigs. Working closely with other screen or stage creatives, you’ll have real-world opportunities and hands-on experience working on film sets, in TV studios and in the theatre. With local content growing across our streaming services and the need for production personnel in all areas since COVID, the demand for Australian trained professionals is at a premium, making this a great time to learn new skills in make-up.
This Diploma of Screen and Media CUA51020 (Specialist Make-up Services) will teach you how to design, apply and remove make-up and wigs for a range of different applications. You will be taught by specialist teachers with close links to the screen make-up and special effects industry. Melbourne Polytechnic’s facilities will allow you to experience industry practices, with access to purpose-built classrooms with individual student workstations and our dedicated prosthetics lab. Working together with other students, you will create detailed special effects as seen on film, television and the stage. You will also collaborate with other student groups who are producing theatre, film and television productions. Melbourne Polytechnic’s industry partnerships may help you find work placement with local councils and businesses, or even for the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).
As a graduate of the Diploma of Screen and Media CUA51020 (Specialist make-up services), you will have many career paths. You might set up your own business, work at weddings and parties, or for theatre, film and television industries. Potential career outcomes include air brusher, bridal make-up artist, commercial hairstylist, hair and wig stylist, make-up artist, period hairstylist, prosthetics artist and specialist make-up effects artist.
The type of careers this qualification leads to may include Air Brusher, Bridal Make-up, Session Hair Stylist, Hair and Wig Stylist, Make-up Artist, Period Hair Stylist, Prosthetics Artist and Specialist Make-up Effects Artist.
You may wish to take your Specialist Make-up studies further and pursue a career in Creative Arts. For further study options, discuss with Melbourne Polytechnic teaching staff.
Blended (combination of face to face learning on the Prahran campus, remote delivery, self-directed learning and project work including performances and productions)
You will be expected to complete a certain number of hours of industry related experience throughout the year. You can organise this yourself or Melbourne Polytechnic staff will help you organise it. Alternatively, you can collaborate with the staff to set up your work placement. Details of industry hours will be determined at the commencement of the course.
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
A combination of observation, written assignments and project work, with small and large scale events based learning. The course is designed to engage students in hands-on practical learning wherever possible. This may be delivered on campus, online or in the related industry where possible. Consequently, assessments will vary throughout the course, depending on the unit. As required by the training package, employability skills will form part of the assessment of the qualification, including communication, teamwork, problem solving, initiative and enterprise, planning and organising, self-management, and learning and technology. It is anticipated that learning activities and assessments will involve working with students and staff from other Dramatic Arts courses.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBCRT413||Collaborate in creative processes||Elective||40|
|BSBPMG430||Undertake project work||Elective||60|
|CUAACD511||Make moulds and casts||Elective||50|
|CUADES412||Interpret and respond to a design brief||Elective||30|
|CUADES413||Develop and extend design skills and practice||Elective||30|
|CUAIND412||Provide freelance services||Core||40|
|CUAIND512||Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge||Core||60|
|CUAMUP411||Design, apply and remove make-up||Elective||160|
|CUAMUP412||Maintain make-up and hair continuity||Elective||160|
|CUAMUP413||Style hair for productions||Elective||60|
|CUAMUP414||Style wigs and hairpieces for productions||Elective||120|
|CUAMUP512||Design and apply specialised make-up||Elective||65|
|CUAPPR411||Realise a creative project||Core||90|
|CUAPPR515||Establish and maintain safe creative practice||Core||40|
|CUASFX411||Create special effects items||Elective||50|
|Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$250|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
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Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2021. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
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