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Diploma in Special FX & Prosthetic Makeup Artistry Level 5

Key information

Level of study:
Diploma
Tuition fees:
Duration:
32 weeks
Start date: Expected September-2022
Campus:
Cut Above Academy - Auckland City Campus
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Course details

Summary

If you are passionate about film making, fashion and media production, this is the course for you! Completion of this intensive training programme will provide you with the skills you need to excel as a freelance makeup artist for catwalk, studio, advertising, film and television. You will have the added advantage of model-making and prosthetics production and application which will give you a competitive edge in the production workplace.

Course Content

Alternating between the Creature Shop and the Production Design workshop the skills you gain will give you an edge in the SFX workplace.

Creature Shop Module

Designed in consultation with Weta, the Creature Shop is an industrial SFX studio where you will master the skills of SFX makeup from inspiring tutors and produce a range of SFX creations.

Modules include:

  • Initial SFX tools and techniques
  • Scar-plating and sculpting
  • Research, drawing and marquette sculpture
  • Model-making and prosthetics creation
  • Creature fabrication
  • Creation of a life-size mask

Production Design Makeup Module

Beginning in the Production Design workshop you will progress from basic instruction in makeup, costume, props, hair and wig styling for stage, screen and photography to a class project of pre-production planning and experience as backstage crew on a professional production.

Modules include:

  • Out of kit fantasy and horror makeup
  • Character and period makeup
  • Body art and photographic makeup
  • Makeup for stage and screen
  • Hairstyling for stage and screen
  • Costume, wig styling, and props
  • Working to a director’s concept
  • Standby makeup for film and television
  • On-set and theatre protocol

Career Opportunities

On graduation you may seek employment as a special effects makeup artist in film, television, theatre or advertising production industries.

You will also be qualified for contract or freelance employment as a SFX production makeup artist and sculptor for TV, film, stage and screen productions.

Entry criteria

Entry is open to beginners with an interest in art, fashion or design, or graduates of the Certificate in Makeup Artistry (Level 4).

All applicants are considered however you must be:

Able to demonstrate a basic understanding of spoken and written English.

International students must have a minimum of IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5. in writing (within the last two years).

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