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CUA51020 Diploma of Screen & Media (Specialist MakeUp Services)

Dream of working backstage at fashion week or creating authentic looks for the screen or stage? The Masters CUA51020 Diploma of Screen & Media (Specialist Makeup Services) can make those dreams a reality. 

The CUA51020 Diploma of Screen & Media (Specialist MakeUp Services) provides a strong foundation to work across various creative roles as a makeup artist and special effects professional. Our course covers all aspects of makeup artistry, from designing and applying makeup for different purposes to creating special effects makeup and styling wigs and hair. You will also learn how to work with prosthetics for specialist makeup effects.

During this practical and hands-on program, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students in the hair, fashion and beauty departments, working on a number of events, including runway shows, special events and professional photoshoots.

Industry Facing Skill Set

Want a career in the makeup industry? The CUA51020 Diploma of Screen & Media (Specialist MakeUp Services) is a nationally recognised qualification with alumni working in the industry as specialist makeup artists in TV, film, photography, beauty, and retail.

We have a vast network of industry professionals who present workshops and offer mentoring programs for students. As a student, you'll gain access to unique industry events and have the opportunity to work on various projects. You will also be involved in industry excursions, backstage tours, and specialised workshops designed to give you a head start in your exciting makeup career. 


Core Units Covered

The CUA51020 Diploma of Screen & Media (Specialist Makeup) course involves both theory and practical work, which will develop your skills in makeup application and in working as part of a team. You will receive training in areas such as:

  • Learning the art of contouring and highlighting
  • Fashion, editorial and catwalk makeup
  • Film & TV makeup
  • Specialist training in stage makeup, latex application and prosthetics
  • Character & theatrical makeup
  • Body painting and airbrushing
  • Hair, wigs and hairpiece styling
  • Bridal, period and event-specific looks
  • Creating brief and concepts
  • Hair and makeup continuity
  • Developing an extensive and diverse portfolio
  • Experience working on fashion shows and photoshoots by joining The Masters Creative Team




​Makeup Artist/Designer

Hair Stylist/Designer

Special Makeup Artist/Designer

Beauty Blogger/Writer

Freelance Makeup Artist

HeadMasters Academy Pty Ltd. T/A MakeUpMasters. Training Provider Number 4639. CRICOS Provider Code 01859G

Course Snapshot

Course Duration:
Full Time: 1 Year​ (3 days per week)
CRICOS Course Code: 108798D

Next intake: January and July

This training may be delivered with Commonwealth Government funding through the VET Student Loans (VSL). Eligibility criteria applies

Location: Melbourne

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