CUA60715 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

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CUA60715 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

RT0 number: 90910 | CRICOS Provider Number:  02522B | CRICOS Course Code: 092001D

Sydney Campus Course Dates:

12 Learners per Advanced Diploma course

Next Intake: 22nd July 2019 – 12 places available

Mondays &  Tuesdays, 9am – 5pm. Wednesdays, 9am – 2pm.

Please note, course availability can change quickly. As such, the number of places available shown above should only be used as a guide.


CUA60715 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts:

A course created for current and prospective make-up artists who want to gain more formal experience in SFX techniques and extend a body of creative work.

Course Details:

Certified for International Students.

CUA60715 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts
(full time)
44 weeks duration (breakdown: 38 weeks face-to-face study; 6 weeks term breaks) (798 supervised hours)
CUA60715 |
2.5 Days per week at College
Entrance Requirements:

ACMUSE recognises that everyone has different skills and experiences, so what we look for is potential through a body of creative work that shows conceptual, technical, self-motivation and organisational skills through to realisation and presentation. Further to your portfolio of work in areas of make-up design, we require evidence of the creative process showing a strong sense of colour, shape and form. We are interested to see evidence of your creative artistic ability and potential in the way you think and work.

The Interview

We will be interested in discussing which make-up and / or special effects artists’ work inspire you. We expect applicants to present a portfolio holding a minimum of 15 examples of work. Your portfolio should include examples of investigation and development leading to a two or three-dimensional work. Examples of experience in make-up and special effects work are desirable and we would like you to tell us about your interest and passion for make-up and special effects through your research and on social media.

The ACMUSE CEO will complete the answers to several questions based on your interview. Please take the time beforehand to consider and prepare for your answers. These questions are available on request.


Course Aims:
This course is for current and prospective make-up artists who want to gain more formal experience in SFX techniques and extend a body of creative work.
Career Prospects:
Work as a SFX Artist in the screen, media and entertainment industries, such as film, television, theatre and photographic fields.
Course Delivery:
The course is presented via face to face teaching, demonstration and practical exercises. Learners experience a simulated work places environment, with access to equipment, products and facilities reflecting industry practice. Out of college experience is available, but is not assessed as part of the course.

Assessment Methods

Ongoing assessment based on training package assessment criteria. There are three clustered assessment points: one is term one, a block assessment in term 2 and a final assessment at the end of the year – practical and theoretical examination.

Visual Diary – self-directed study

It is expected that on average each learner complete a designated 8-10 hours/week of additional self-directed study. Part of this is compiling a Visual diary. A visual diary is a daily journal kept by artists, often containing both words and sketches. A diary not only give your trainer a valuable opportunity to explore the creation process of these finished works, but is a useful self-reflection tool.

Course content and skills acquired:

  • Make and apply Latex/Plastic Bald Caps for various media
  • Design, make and apply Facial Prosthetics in silicon, gelatine and foam latex
  • Design, Research and Presentation Techniques
  • Learning a professional approach to creative practice
  • Research creative concepts
  • Creating a body of work
  • Manage creative projects
  • Develop a style with drawing and other visual representation tools
  • Airbrushing for Body and Prosthetics
  • Design and apply Extreme Casualty Simulation for multimedia
  • Character creation

Course Fee Structure:

Note: The Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts course fee will increase to $17,500 for domestic students and $20,500 for international students, from July 2019.

Learners Admin Fee Course Fee Deposit Total
Domestic Nil $13,500 $1,500 $15,000
International  $2,500  $14,000  $1,500  $18,000

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Fee Payment

Fees may be paid directly to the College by credit card (Mastercard and Visa), by cheque, cash, or through direct deposit into our bank account. Please ask for our bank details. All fee payments must be in Australian Dollars.

Advance Payment

Full fee payment in advance attracts a discount of $250.00 Payment Over Time: The College has a structured payment plan for payment of fees over the length of the course. This includes a direct debit facility at no extra cost.

Fee Payment Before Enrolment

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*Please note – Deposits are non-refundable.