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The Makeup Superstar…

The CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media with specialist makeup units, is the premiere qualification to enter the exciting world of stage, film, TV, high-fashion and photographic makeup. This course will provide you with the skills to work as a free-lance Makeup Artist and/or become a makeup influencer on social media.

This course is highly suited to someone who’s naturally creative, edgy and wanting to pursue a serious career as a specialist Makeup Artist – the possibilities are endless.

Course Highlights

  • Learn to create stunning bridal, photography and special occasion makeup designs
  • Learn to design captivating looks for high-fashion and runway shows
  • Learn how to transform an actor into a period-character and/or stunning movie star
  • Learn special effects and prosthetic techniques to work on movie or stage sets
  • Train with prestigious makeup brands such as Mac and Kryolan
  • Establish your portfolio of makeup looks to help promote your CV and/or your gallery on social media
  • Participate in work experience opportunities such as local theatre productions, professional photo shoots, short films and charity events
  • Gain access to the exclusive ACSM Graduate Community to support you in your new career with mentorship, discount vouchers/cards (including Mac Pro discount card), free tutorials and prizes.

13th Jan 2020

There are a number of course payment options available. Click here to view your options.

Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
CUAMUP401 Design, apply and remove make-up
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply photographic make-up
SHBBMUP004 Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
CUAMUP403 Style hair for performances or productions
CUAMUP502 Design and apply specialised make-up
CUAMUP503 Design and apply special make-up effects
CUAMUP504 Create prosthetics for special make-up effects
CUAMUP402 Maintain make-up and hair continuity
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief
BSBMKG527 Plan social media engagement
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process
CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts

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  • Completion of Year 10


  • Successful completion of a Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) test, OR
  • Successful completion of Australian Qualification Framework Certificate IV or higher, OR
  • Australian Year 12 Certificate/Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)


$15,000 – Domestic students only – VET Student Loans approved course. VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements. A VET Student Loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid. Please click here for further information.

$18,000 – International students only


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  • Professional make-up brushes
  • Professional make-up cape
  • Professional make-up kit


  • Textbook – $49.95
  • Uniform – $90 (approx.)
  • Camera – students must supply their own for use in class
  • A3 Portfolio – students must supply their own for use in class


  • Full-time
  • One year
  • Two days/week (9am-5pm) on-campus and recommended 7 hours online study per week (minimum)
  • January and July intakes
  • Online theory with practical training completed on campus (Perth)