CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media
Creative Make-up

National code: CUA51015 | WA course code: Creative Make-up - AB56 | CRICOS code: 093626G

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.

CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media<br />Creative Make-up

About this course

Channel your creativity with a career in the make-up industry with this 12 month diploma qualification. Learn the skills to become specialised Make-up 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 make-up 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 individual creativity to shine through. Part of this course will include step by step techniques for special effects and prosthetics that are important skills to master for sci-fi or action movies as well as exploring different era’s, applying facial hair and wigs, bald capping and body painting. Other skills you will learn include:

  • how to apply specialist make-up effects like burns and wounds;
  • creating prosthetics including foam latex application;
  • styling hair, wigs and hairpieces for productions;
  • creating body art; and
  • how to collaborate with film crews.

The film and television industry is continuing to develop and grow rapidly with a strong demand for creative make-up artists to work with those who are like minded. Successfully completing this qualification will ensure you’re job ready to pursue your career as a creative make-up specialist.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

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Admission requirements

  • 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.

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Resource fees

Resource fees are for consumables used by a student in the course of their study e.g. paint, internet use etc. This fee is paid to your college at enrolment.

If your course goes for two semesters or more, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your courses. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees

​The Materials fee includes any item that remains the property of a student after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc... This fee is paid to your college at enrolment.

Additional information

Career opportunities

  • Creative Make-up Artist
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