Master Make-Up Artistry Programme
Tuition: 12.000 EUR / Make-up kits & materials: 3.875 EUR
This programme combines Beauty 101, Beauty 201, Beauty 301, Special Make-Up Effects 201 and Special Make-Up Effects 301, to give students a foundation in the essential skills and techniques that are consistent with the criteria required for membership in the major make-up artist unions, the technical skills required to work as a technician in a special make-up effects lab, and a solid foundation in the skills required to work as a fashion make-up artist with hairstyling expertise. Techniques are demonstrated through live, interactive presentations. Students are then asked to practice their skills with the guidance of the course instructor. This programme is reviewed bi-annually by our Programme Advisory Committee, to ensure that the techniques and materials being covered are representative of the industry. Fields requiring make-up artists with this type of training include, but are not limited to: entertainment, theatrical, retail, bridal, special effects, society, salon/spa, fashion and special events. Additionally, this programme can be taken by individuals in related fields who are seeking professional enhancement in their chosen area of employment.
This programme consists of the following courses:
BEAUTY 101: FUNDAMENTALS OF BEAUTY MAKE-UP
210 clock hours
Mastering the art of beauty make-up is an essential skill for any make-up artist, no matter what medium or industry he or she chooses. This course is designed to emphasize the skills and attention to detail required for beauty make-up application for film, high-definition television, print photography, advertising, and retail cosmetics. Students will learn facial contouring using highlights and shadows, correction and concealing techniques, base matching, eye and lip treatments, airbrush techniques, and the proper use of powder and cheek colour. As part of this course, students will be required to complete projects that range from natural make-up to avant-garde looks.
BEAUTY 201: STUDIO HAIRSTYLING FOR THE MAKE-UP ARTIST
105 clock hours
This course concentrates on the basic fundamentals of hairstyling, from simple blow-drying techniques to creating elaborate, period-inspired hairstyles. Students will learn to create modern styles, as well as edgy and creative hair designs, using hot tools and roller sets. This course incorporates daily projects and skill-building sessions, to encourage learning by practice. As part of this course, students are required to complete hair and make-up projects which relate to on-the-job experience.
BEAUTY 301: BEAUTY LAB
77 clock hours
This course prepares students for work in their selected fields of study through a series of challenging, real-world projects. Students will be required to complete make-up and hairstyle set-ups on professional models for a series of photo shoots, which are designed to simulate actual working environments. Each setup will be captured digitally by a professional photographer, for the student to use in his or her portfolio. In addition to photo shoots, students will learn how to start and manage their freelance careers.
SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS 201: CHARACTER MAKE-UP ARTISTRY
210 clock hours
This course focuses on character development, with an emphasis on the fundamental elements of prosthetic application and special make-up effects. Students will learn the techniques of professional make-up artists and will gain familiarity with traditional make-up, as well as new materials and tools. Students will also learn a variety of special make-up effects skills, including the creation of simulated injuries and age make-ups and the application of effects like bald caps and facial hair. At the end of this course, students will design and create a character which will be captured in a photo shoot.
SPECIAL MAKE-UP 301: LAB TECHNIQUES
210 clock hours
This course is designed to provide instruction in the lab and formulation techniques that are required to create contemporary film and television make-up effects. Students will learn prosthetic application, with a focus on the details of prosthetic appliance development. The course takes students through all the phases of project conceptualization and prosthetic application, including design, sculpture, molding, formulation of foam latex and gelatin, as well as seaming, painting, and applying prosthetic pieces. For class projects, students may create original prosthetics or may develop characters inspired by current film and television effects. As part of the course, students will be required to design and create a fully developed prosthetic character which will be captured in a photo shoot.
This programme meets Monday through Friday and consists of 812 clock hours. Day sessions are 24 weeks long, and are between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Maximum class size: 20 students