Diploma of Beauty Therapy

CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services)

Course Description

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. You can expect to earn up to $450 a day working on high-profile movies or $180 doing special make-overs for individuals for photography purposes. 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.


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Course Details

Course Name: CUA51015 Diploma of Screen & Media (Specialist Make-up Services)
CRICOS Course Code: 093654C
Registration approved for Courses to Overseas Students
Duration: 52 Weeks (including holidays)
Pre-requisite: None
Requirements: All applicants must be a minimum age of 16
Accreditation: Nationally Recognized qualification
Training Resources: Included within the course fees
Uniform: Compulsory dress code applies.
Semester Break: 2

Pathways Information

This qualification will provide students with 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.


Job Outcomes

  • Make-up/hair stylist/designer
  • Special make-up effects artist/designer



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Transition Information

Qualifications at Melbourne College are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. Melbourne College will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.


What you will learn & the units of competence covered during your training

These are the units that are covered within this qualification:

CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative concepts
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. Assessment includes project work, demonstration of skills & participation in discussions and debates, written assessment and presentations and you will be required to bring models for assessment.