Graduate in just 9 months!

The CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media with specialist makeup units is the premier 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 freelance 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 photoshoots, 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.

Course dates

17 January 2022

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$15,000 – Domestic students only

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$18,000 – International students only

(Note: intake for International students will go ahead if minimum number of students are met)


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


        • Textbook – $49.95
        • Uniform Apron – $30
        • Camera – students must supply their own for use in class
        • A3 Portfolio – students must supply their own for use in class

        • Full-time
        • 12 months
        • two days/week (9am-5pm) on-campus and recommended 8 hours online study per week (minimum)
        • April and July intakes
        • Online theory with practical training completed on campus (Perth)

Unit Code Unit Title
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
CUAMUP401 Design, apply and remove make-up
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography
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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