CUA51020

Diploma of Screen & Media (Specialist Makeup)

Learn the skills to join an exciting industry with great job opportunities for flexibility, flair, and high job satisfaction.

Take your love of makeup to the next level

This makeup diploma course is designed both for the beginner and for those who have basic makeup skills and want to take their skills to a professional level. Learn the skills you will need to carve out a career in Film, TV, Fashion or as a Freelance Makeup artist.

Learn the basics of correct makeup application to the skill of high fashion photography makeup. How to keep yourself and your client safe and maintain hygiene standards. How to work to an industry-standard time frame. The styling and makeup tricks throughout the history of makeup, hair and fashion to create unique, creative and specialised looks.

Learn screen and media makeup including how to design looks and respond to industry briefs and gain the confidence to make the pitch you need to impress industry professionals. Work with prosthetics to create and transform your clients into creatures, add human and mutant features, work with blood and get geared up for SPFX. You’ll also dive into digital marketing and learn how to create a successful freelance business.

Demi International Makeup Academy Maroochydore, Toowoomba, Chermside, Ipswich Southport, and Cairns offer nationally recognised training in the Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Makeup).

We work closely with Industry Experts and continue to be dedicated to providing the right kind of training to provide our graduates with the best chance of creating their dream career, developing an industry network and beginning the creation of their professional portfolio.

You will have 4 professional photographic shoots every 1 x every 10 weeks, producing your own professional portfolio.

A Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Makeup) CUA51020 with Demi International provides a pathway to higher education degrees such as Bachelor of Business.

Tuition Fees

The course tuition costs are $17,700 of which up to $16,221 can
be covered by VET Student Loans*.

The balance ($1479) can be covered on a payment plan of $31.44 per week inc. direct debit fees.
*If you apply for a VET Student Loan you may need to undertake an LLN Assessment.

Total VSL Re-Payment: $19,465.20

There are 3 flexible payment options available, VET Student Loans (for eligible students), Money3 Loans, Interest Free Direct Debit Payment Plan – Self Funded. See our Funding Options for more information.

What’s Included

Course Units

Freelance Makeup Artist

SHBBMUP010 Design and apply make-up for photography
CUAPPR515 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
CUAMUP411 Design, apply and remove make-up
SHBBMUP011 Design and apply remedial camouflage makeup-up
CUAIND412 Provide freelance services
CUAIND512 Enhance professional practise using creative arts industry knowledge

SPFX - Special Effects Makeup

CUAMUP513 Design and apply special make-up effects

Design and Create

BSBPMG430 Undertake project work
CUAPPR411 Realise a creative project
CUARES412 Conduct research

Creative Hair and Makeup

CUAMUP412 Maintain make-up and hair continuity
CUAMUP413 Style hair for productions
CUAMUP414 Style wigs and hairpieces for productions
CUAMUP512 Design and apply specialised make-up
SHBHDES004 Create classic long hair up-styles

What you’ll learn.

You will learn everything from the basics of correct makeup application to high fashion photography makeup. How to keep yourself and your client safe and maintain hygiene standards. How to work to an industry-standard time frame. The styling and makeup tricks throughout the history of makeup, hair and fashion to create unique, creative and specialised looks. You will learn how to design looks and respond to industry briefs and gain the confidence to make the pitch you need to impress industry professionals. Work with prosthetics to create and transform your clients into creatures, add human and mutant features, work with blood and get geared up for SPFX.  You’ll also dive into digital marketing and learn how to create a successful freelance business.

Foundations of Makeup

Creative Hair and Makeup

The Freelance Makeup Artist

Design and Create

SPFX – Special Effects Makeup

Campus On Campus Flexible At Home One-on-One Tutorial

Maroochydore

Thursday
Theory and In class Activities, Demonstrations. Working on each other and models

12-15 hours study session book
Book with your trainer as needed

Toowoomba

Thursday
Theory and In class Activities, Demonstrations and Working on each other and models

12-15 hours study session book
Book with your trainer as needed

Cairns

Thursday
Theory and In class Activities, Demonstrations and Working on each other and models

12-15 hours study session book
Book with your trainer as needed

Chermside

Thursday 
Theory and In class Activities, Demonstrations and Working on each other and models

12-15 hours study session book
Book with your trainer as needed

Ipswich

Thursday
Theory and In class Activities, Demonstrations and Working on each other and models

12-15 hours study session book session book session
Book with your trainer as needed

Why Choose Demi International Makeup Academy

This course includes FOUR complete Makeup Kits: Mac Kit, MUK Hair Kit, Crown Student Kit and Ripper SPFX Kit!

Ready to

Apply?

Call us on (07) 5309 6635. We are available weekdays 9am – 5pm (AEST).

Graduate Testimonials

Tahlia-Kirk

Tahlia Kirk

Demi International Beauty Academy is a great school to study make up and beauty services. The Diploma of Screen and Media is a great course as you learn so many interesting make up facts and learn how to perfect your make up whether it be glamour make up or special effects. It is also great that they get guest speakers come into the class to show you products or how to create make up looks. The teachers are wonderful and are always there to help you along the way. Over the past year at school I have made some friends that I hope to have for life. I would recommend Demi International to anyone willing to start their career in freelance make up or special effects.

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Bella Rose

Studying at Demi International Beauty Academy was one of the best things I ever did for myself. I obtained a Diploma in Screen and Media in 2018 alongside some brilliant students and an amazing, informative and friendly teacher. Within 3 months I was already getting paid as a Makeup Artist working for myself and after 4 months I was hired as a HMUA for an award winning photographic studio. Two weeks after competing my diploma I was selected as the Makeup Director for Aura Makeup Australia and will be taking charge of the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival. I am thrilled with my outcome and I owe it all to Demi International!

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Melissa Christie

I recently completed my Diploma in Makeup (Screen and Media) at Demi International on the Sunshine Coast Campus in Maroochydore. This 12 month course has improved my skills so much. It wasn’t until I looked back of photos of my previous work and compared them to the end of the course to realise just how far I have come. Our teacher Stacey was so knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and patient. The course covers every aspect of the makeup industry preparing you for the work force after course completion allowing you to decide on the direction you wish to take your makeup career. Since completing my diploma I have taken part in some amazing fashion shows such as Sunshine Coast Fashion week and also started my own successful freelance business catering to weddings and events. Without my new learned skills and confidence none of this would have been possible. I am so happy I chose to do this course; I’ve come out of it with so many news skills and also lots of new and supportive friendships. If you are looking at Studying makeup on the Sunshine Coast, look no further than Demi International!

Meet your Instructors

It’s really important to us that we give you the best education possible. Our instructors are experts in their regions. Together they have over 30 years of working in the industry in a variety of fields, including business and specialty training. Our trainers and assessors are highly qualified, they all meet the Australian Governments guidelines for Registered Training Organisations.

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Melissa Christie

Sunshine Coast Campus

Melissa started her career by combining her management experience with her makeup skills and becoming the Chief Stewardess, managing the Spa and Makeup studio onboard luxury superyachts. She has trained in the UK, Italy and Sydney. Worked as a consultant and MUA for Estee Lauder, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Tom Ford and La Mer. Makeup is my passion and doesn’t feel like work for me. The face is my canvas and my makeup studio is my playground.

Chelsey Harris

Chelsey Harris

Cairns Campus

 For the past 18 years, I have operated my own business in Far North Queensland, of CK Hair Mobile hairdressing & Makeup. I work mainly as a colour specialist and have several regular clients. My career highlights so far would be having the pleasure of looking after several Australian celebrities including Christine Anu. In my class, I will be creating a hands-on approach to learning. I want to inspire students to reach their full potential in the hair and beauty industry. 

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Ashley Stephens

Brisbane Campus

I specialise in beauty and fashion makeup, having years of experience working with numerous photographers on fashion shows and photoshoots.

I enjoy the fast-paced lifestyle of a busy makeup artist, but I also love my time in class with my students. It’s so rewarding being able to witness my students grow as creative professionals and realise their full potential.

Tina Donaldson

Tina Donaldson

Toowoomba Campus

I started hairdressing in 1993, managing my first salon. Shortly after this, I did every course in beauty and hair I could get into. I trained with Estee Lauder and Elizabeth Arden in Melbourne and managed their events in Victoria. I started my first business in 2004 with a focus on weddings with a holistic approach.

I have worked with celebrities, been published in Cosmo Bride and won an International award for my work at Elizabeth Arden

I am a life-long learner. I absolutely enjoy learning new information and skills. I look forward to passing on my experience to all the students coming to train with me at Demi International.

Special Guests

All included in the cost of your course. Because we want to give you the most! You’ll also have special guests who are experts in their field come to visit your class to upskill you, Experts like Jessica Lynn, Bree Logan, Danielle Snashall, Chad Atkinson, Sue Kim and Michelle Michaelson

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Jess Lynn

Professional Makeup Artist
and SPFX Guru

I am Jessica Lynn and I specialise in special effects makeup. I am self-taught and began doing this just over 5 years ago kind of by accident. It has become my passion and has taken me on a very colourful and exciting journey. My plan at Demi International is to bring SPFX to life with my humour, passion and madness! There are no limits to what can be done with SPFX and the ride it can take you on is filled with laughter, blood, guts, gore, glitter and creatures! I can guarantee there won’t be one boring moment as I am here to shake things up and show my students just how amazing the world of SPFX can be!

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Bree Logan

Professional Makeup Artist SPFX Guru

Bree has completed a diploma in specialist makeup services as well as an international diploma in fashion, theatre and media makeup. Bree has also been recognised for her work as a state makeup artist for Cosmopolitan Models and the Miss World Australia state and national finals. Most recently with Village Roadshow Theme Parks, Bree had the opportunity to travel to China as the makeup design consultant and subject matter expert for the new Lionsgate Entertainment World theme park.

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Danielle Snashall

Professional Makeup
Artist

Danielle has had an exciting career working with both Australian and International film stars. She started in mainstream television studios on a freelance basis until she turned her attention to Drama. Specifically, one show sparked a love for special effects (All Saints) where she worked closely with nurses and the Art department and created all kinds of wounds, Limbs and operation scenes. She then completed further training with Rick Connelly FX studios and went on to assist him on both wolf creek 1 and 2. She has worked on Great Gatsby, Wolverine, Mad Max Fury Road to name a few more.

Michelle-Michaelson

Michelle Michaelson

Professional Makeup Artist SPFX Specialist

Michelle has worked on 20+ model live runway shows where she has designed makeup looks to showcase the designer’s creations. She has worked backstage in theatre and the fashion industry, in wardrobe, makeup and styling and was fortunate to work with Miranda Kerr early in her career.

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Sue Kim

Professional Makeup Artist
and SPFX Guru

Sue Kim is very well-known in the makeup industry in Cairns. Her incredible special effects work, and photo shoots have given her a reputation as one of the best in the industry. Working with filmmakers, photographers and collaboratively for causes that matter.

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Chad Atkinson

Professional Makeup Artist
and SPFX Guru

For 25 years, Chad has worked professionally in the Los Angeles Special FX industry for film and television. He’s worked on an impressive list of films, including, Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, Oscar-winning movies like The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and won an Emmy for his work on HBO’s The Pacific. Chad currently co-operates a Special FX studio on the Gold Coast called Stingray Sushi Studios with co- Emmy winner Jac Charlton.

Ready to

Apply?

Call us on (07) 5309 6635. We are available weekdays 9am – 5pm (AEST).

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