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.
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.
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.
Work as a SFX Artist in the screen, media and entertainment industries, such as film, television, theatre and photographic fields.
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.
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.
– 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:
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.*
- Make and apply Latex/Plastic Bald Caps for various media
- Design, make and apply Facial Prosthetics in silicon, gelatin 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
*VSL amount $10,150 over four census periods.
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