CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services)

CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services)

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Next Intake:
18th January 2021 (Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesdays – 9:30am to 4:30pm)

RT0 number: 90910 | CRICOS Provider Number:  02522 | CRICOS Course Code: 091898K

Course Course Details

Course: Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services) Duration:
(full time)
44 Weeks duration (breakdown: 38 weeks face-to-face study; 6 weeks term breaks)(798 supervised hours)
Code: CUA51015 Days/week: 3 Days per week at College
Course Fees
   Course Fee Admin Fee Deposit  
Domestic $12,370** Nil $1,500*  
International $12,370** $3,000* $1,500*  

*Please note: Deposit and Admin Fees are non-refundable.

** Incidental costs of Photoshoots and Makeup Kits are not included in the above course fee. Please refer to the Schedule of Course fees and Charges for further information.

Fee Assistance

ACMUSE is an approved VET Student Loans provider. Limited places may also be available for Smart and Skilled subsidised training. Eligibility criteria apply.

Entrance Requirements:

There are no formal educational requirements for the course.

Course Aims:

This course is for people interested in gaining specialist skills in make-up for film, television, theatre, fashion, photography and weddings.

Career Prospects:

Work as a make-up artist in film, television, fashion / catwalk, bridal, glamour, theatre and photographic fields.

Course Delivery:

The course is presented via face to face teaching, demonstration and practical exercises. Learners experience a simulated work place 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 week one, a mid year assessment in week 20 and a final assessment at the end of the year – practical and theoretical examination.

Course content and skills acquired:

  • Health and Hygiene
  • Black & White Photography
  • Corrective Make-up
  • Hair Styling
  • Face, Eye, Nose and Lip Shapes & Corrections
  • Period Make-up and Hair
  • Fashion, Glamour, Catwalk, Film, TV and Theatre
  • Character Make-up Effects
  • Wig Styling
  • Research and Design Techniques
  • Ageing Techniques
  • Casualty Simulation
  • Silicone Prosthetic Making and Application
  • Foam Latex Prosthetic Application

Fee Payment
Fees can be paid by credit card (Mastercard and Visa), cash or direct bank deposit. Payments must be calculated in Australian Dollars (AUD). Please contact the college for direct bank deposit details.

Advance Payment

Full fee payment in advance attracts a discount of $250.00 (Only applicable to students not receiving government assistance).

Administration Fee (International)

International students are required to pay a $2,500.00 non-refundable fee to cover the costs associated with international student administration.

Fee Payment Before Enrolment

The College requires a deposit to be paid before enrolment into a course. Australian Government regulations require that overseas learners pay the fees for the first semester of a course before a Confirmation of Enrolment Certificate (CoE) can be issued. Learners will require these details before they are able to finalise their student visa.


International students: For advice regarding studying in Australia please visit the Australian Government’s Study In Australia website.