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Diploma of Screen and Media

VTAC Specialist Make-Up Services Code: CUA51015 Cricos: 092775B VTAC Number: Prahran 6900810204

Overview

Campus

Prahran

Campus

Prahran

Duration

11 months full time

Duration

11 months

Requirements
Requirements

Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0. Interview.

Next Intake

March

Next Intake

March

Get ready for a beautiful career

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Screen and Media (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, the demand for Australian media professionals will grow with it, making this a great time to learn new skills in make-up.

Learn practical and technical make-up skills

This Diploma of Screen and Media (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).

Contour a future in make-up services

As a graduate of the Diploma of Screen and Media (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.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

The type of careers this qualification leads to may include Air Brusher, Bridal Make-up, Commercial Hair stylist, Hair and Wig Stylist, Make-up Artist, Period Hair Stylist, Prosthetics Artist and Specialist Make-up Effects Artist.
  • Specialist Make-up Effects Artist
  • Prosthetics Artist
  • Hairstylist
  • Air Brusher
  • Make-up Artist

Pathways

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.

Course Details

Delivery methods

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.

  • Performances and Productions
  • Computer Lab
  • Make-up Studio
  • Prosthetics Lab
  • Project work
  • Classroom

Assessment Methods

A combination of face to face, project work and small and large scale events based learning and assessment will be offered to candidates. The course is designed to engage students in hands-on project work. This may be delivered on campus, in the related industry or a combination of both. Consequently, assessments will vary throughout the course. 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 program areas in vocational training. and higher education.

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subject Elective Hours
BSBCRT402 COLLABORATE IN A CREATIVE PROCESS Elective 40
BSBCRT403 EXPLORE THE HISTORY AND SOCIAL IMPACT OF CREATIVITY Elective 50
BSBCRT501 ORIGINATE AND DEVELOP CONCEPTS Core 30
BSBDES402 INTERPRET AND RESPOND TO A DESIGN BRIEF Elective 20
BSBPMG522 UNDERTAKE PROJECT WORK Elective 60
BSBREL401 ESTABLISH NETWORKS Elective 30
CUAIND502 MAINTAIN AND APPLY CREATIVE ARTS INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE Core 50
CUAMUP401 DESIGN, APPLY AND REMOVE MAKE-UP Elective 160
CUAMUP402 MAINTAIN MAKE-UP AND HAIR CONTINUITY Elective 140
CUAMUP403 STYLE HAIR FOR PERFORMANCES OR PRODUCTIONS Elective 60
CUAMUP404 STYLE WIGS AND HAIRPIECES FOR PERFORMANCES OR PRODUCTIONS Elective 120
CUAMUP502 DESIGN AND APPLY SPECIALISED MAKE-UP Elective 65
CUAMUP503 DESIGN AND APPLY SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS Elective 60
CUAMUP504 CREATE PROSTHETICS FOR SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS Elective 110
CUAPPR505 ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN SAFE WORK PRACTICE Core 30

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Attend an Info Session

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $12350 $16150
Materials fee $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $250 $250
Total payable $12600 $16400
Per year $19352
Per semester $9676
Materials fee $

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.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 19 November 2020. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Fees explained

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Additional expenses

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.

Book an interview

This course requires an interview for entry. Please make a booking for your interview time by clicking book an interview
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Requirements

Academic: Australian Year 11 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.
Other: An interview is required before an offer can be processed.

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, you may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Read more about them here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

To enrol in this course you are asked to attend an interview and folio presentation with one of our Creative Arts staff to ensure that this is the right course for you.

When we receive your application, the International Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your application and provide you additional instructions.

If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 3 9269 8400

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