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




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
Discover how our Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services stream) can help you exceed your goals. Learn about the transformative powers of prosthetics and makeover your career. You ill learn how to design, apply and remove make-up for a range of different applications. The course also includes specialist make-up effects and styling wigs and hair. You ill also have the opportunity to work with prosthetics for specialist make-up effects. During this practical and hands-on program you will discover how to design and apply make-up for performance, collaborating with other student groups who are producing theatre, film, television productions.
Industry connections and resources
MMelbourne Polytechnic teachers have specialized skills in the field of make-up and are closely tied to industry. A purpose-built classroom with individual student workstations allows you to experience excellent related industry practices. There is also a prosthetics lab where students work together to create detailed special effects as seen on film, television and the stage. During the course you will be given the opportunity to work on industry-related events. These could be local council projects or even at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). You may have seen MMelbourne Polytechnic is Screen and Media/Specialist Make-Up Services students at the National Gallery of Victoria. We were invited to work on the David Bowie Exhibition during Fashion Week - a resounding success.
Pathways to further study
You may wish to go on and study further specialist fields in Screen and Media. Discuss further study options with MMelbourne Polytechnic teaching staff
Career Pathways
Your qualification in specialist make-up services will lead to a range of jobs:
Make-up artist
Make-up assistant
Retail make-up artist
Hair and wig stylist (and wig maintenance)
Special make-up effects artist
Prosthetics artist


Which department am I in? Department of Visual Arts

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from a fully accredited institution of higher learning. An overall grade point average of 2.75 on undergraduate work and 3.00 on all graduate work is required by the Graduate School. Individual departments may require higher grade point averages. Other English language requirements: a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based).

Entry Requirement For International Student

Students must have the following:
Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or recognized equivalency.

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Full Time (12 months)

Contact provider

19 February 2018

Prahran Campus 144 High Street, PRAHRAN, Victoria, 3181, MELBOURNE, Australia