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CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services) – Natural Hair and Beauty Association


Learn how to apply specialist make-up for photographic, theatre, period, special effects, film, television and fashion. You will be taught all aspects of dramatic make-up including camouflage, liquid latex for special effects, body art, airbrushing and create unusual and stunning effects within the entertainment industry.

On completion you will be able to apply your acquired skills and knowledge as a qualified Specialist Makeup Artist in the in the entertainment, fashion, film, TV, theatre and beauty industries. Students with this qualification may wish to proceed to a degree level qualification, such as Bachelor of Creative Arts or pursue various employment opportunities within the Makeup Industry as a qualified Specialist Makeup Artist.


Duration: 1 Year & 1 Month (55 Weeks)
Requirements: Australian applicants must be a minimum age of 16
International applicants must be a minimum age of 18
Pre-requisite: None
Start Date: Contact us for next start date
CRICOS Code: 093654C

Pathways Information

After achieving this qualification, individuals may wish to undertake:

  • Bachelor of Creative Arts

Job Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the skills to gain various employment opportunities within the make-up industry in jobs such as make-up/hair stylist/designer, special make-up effects artist/designer and theatre, fashion photography, visual arts and film make-up artist.


Units covered during training:

CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts
CUAMUP401 Design, apply and remove make-up
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief
BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process
BSBDES403 Develop and extend design skills and practice
CUAMUP403 Style hair performances or productions
CUAMUP404 Style wigs and hairpieces for performances and productions
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make up for photography
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make up
BSBPMG522 Undertake Project work
CUAMUP402 Maintain make-up and hair continuity
CUAMUP502 Design and apply specialised make-up
CUAMUP503 Design and apply special make-up effects
CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge

Training is in a classroom setting, with a mix of practical work on clients, written work, workshops, and group discussion. Assessments include project work, demonstration of skills and participation in discussions, written assessment and presentations.

This is a practical qualification with a lot of hands-on assessment and mandatory hours that students must complete before being eligible for graduation so attendance is important to ensure successful completion of this qualification. All skills assessments will be required to be carried out on paying members of the public.

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