Why choose this course?
Channel your creativity with a career in the makeup industry with this qualification. Learn the skills to become specialised makeup artists as well as hair and wig stylists for an exciting career working behind the scenes of films, television and theatre productions. This course gives you the opportunity to learn different techniques of makeup applications and special effects to create and transform performers into characters that suit movie scripts, television scripts, musicals or plays.
During your studies you will participate in many practical works inside and outside of the classroom allowing your creativity to shine through. Part of this course will include step by step techniques for special effects and prosthetics as well as exploring different eras, applying facial hair and wigs, bald capping and body painting.
The film and television industry is continuing to develop rapidly, resulting in a strong demand for creative makeup artists. This qualification will ensure you’re job ready to pursue your career as a creative makeup specialist.
- Creative Make-up Artist
An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.
Completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 10.
There may be further semester intakes available for enrolment. You can view any further intakes when you submit your online application(opens in a new tab).
For information about pathways from TAFE to university, view our Pathways to university page.
How to apply
Apply to study at TAFE in six steps:
- find a course;
- check entry requirements;
- submit an application;
- accept your offer and pay;
- apply for your student visa; and
- receive your visa and come to Australia for your studies.
View our TAFE application process for detailed advice
Cutoff dates to apply for TAFE Semester 2, 2023:
- Students not in Australia: applications close Friday 19 May 2023.
- Students already in Australia: applications will be assessed depending on availability.
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TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.