One of the most exciting things about a career in makeup is the number of specialised beauty industry career paths you can take. Whether you’re interested in doing makeup for weddings, formals, or other special occasions or want to try your hand at special effects makeup, there are plenty of options available.
If you have a flair for the dramatic, a career doing makeup for TV appearances or films could be perfect for you. Delivered with a combination of on-campus and online modules, our Diploma of Screen and Media CUA51015 is designed to help you transition smoothly from salon school to the big screen. Learn how the course can help you become a makeup artist and discover 5 things you can expect to learn below.
1. Versatile makeup skills
From classic bridal makeup to inventive special effects makeup, our Diploma of Screen and Media CUA51015 will give you all the skills you need to become a successful makeup artist. Our team of expert makeup educators have over 30 years’ industry experience, and have designed modules to give you a variety of practical, real-world applicable skills.
Over the course of your studies, you’ll try a number of different styles of makeup and get the skills and experience you need to decide on an area of specialisation after graduating. Within 5 core modules, you’ll learn how to style hair and wigs, how to do period makeup, and how to do stage makeup for theatre and other productions – and more!
2. Up-to-date technical knowledge
Alongside the practical components of your makeup course, you’ll complete theory-driven modules that are designed to give you a strong foundation of technical knowledge. Topics covered in these modules include creating and responding to makeup briefs, maintaining industry standards of safety and hygiene, and planning makeup designs for an occasion or special event.
Top Tip: Want to take your makeup skills to the next level? Pair your makeup qualification with another of our long or short beauty courses and give yourself a competitive edge within the beauty industry.
3. Essential freelancing skills
For many makeup artists working in film and television, freelancing is a flexible employment option that gives you the option to work on multiple projects at once. However, freelancing is not without its challenges, and is often easier said than done.
A dedicated module in our Diploma of Screen and Media CUA51015 course will teach you how to become a successful freelance makeup artist, and covers everything from how to create a business plan to social media marketing.
4. Product and technology expertise
From IPL and laser treatments to chemical peeling and micro skin needling, technology is playing an increasingly large role in the makeup and beauty industry. Our screen and media makeup course will introduce you to the latest beauty technologies that are taking the industry by storm, both in Australia and around the world. By the time you graduate, you’ll know exactly which tool to use, when to use it, and why to use it.
Similarly, studying at Demi International will give you exposure to the latest and greatest makeup products and brands, and help you develop up-to-the-minute industry expertise.
5. Communication skills
Whether you’re working on a film set or in a salon, a career in makeup has a lot to do with people. For this reason, it’s crucial that you have outstanding verbal communication skills and the ability to speak with clients and colleagues politely and effectively.
You’ll gain both skills in our friendly, collaborative classroom environments, where you’ll be encouraged to ask questions and give your opinion as needed. Our screen and media makeup course will also help you develop strong presentation skills and help you become a clear, confident communicator.
Launch a rewarding career as a TV and film makeup artist
Working as a makeup artist for stage or screen is an exciting, rewarding line of work in which no two days are alike. From fashion shows to film, TV, and theatre productions, this area of specialisation will give you plenty of room to grow as a creative makeup professional.