Australian Accredited Diploma IN MAKEUP ARTISTRY

Self Paced Makeup Artistry Online Course

About the online Makeup Artistry course

The cutting-edge Makeup Artistry Courses are written and directed by some of the best working Makeup Artists in their field. The aim of the courses is to provide you with the knowledge and skills required for a career as a professional Makeup Artist or an exciting new hobby. The version of our course, the Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Makeup Services) - CUA51015, is up-to-date and comprehensive, covering every aspect of makeup artistry.

 

The Makeup Artistry Course is delivered online and consist of 12 modules and 12 interactive assignments. You can study in your own time and at your own pace. Students studying the Diploma Course are provided up to 18 months to complete their studies. During this time you will be educated in all aspects of Makeup Artistry by Rachel Dal Santo; a highly experienced Professional Makeup Artist and Makeup Artistry Educator.The Institute of Makeup Artistry is owned and operated by Online Education Pty Ltd, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), enabling us to offer you the Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Makeup Services) – CUA51015

Below are some of the key components of our Diploma course:

Accredited with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)
ASQA accreditation requires an extensive and thorough process to verify accredited courses are compliant with current government standards.

More In-depth
The Diploma modules and their corresponding assignments meet ASQA criteria, are more in-depth (30-40% larger in volume) and will better prepare you for entering the workforce at the end of the course.

Approved Assessors
All of the Diploma tutors are ASQA approved assessors.

Units are integrated through a 12 module course
The author has covered the knowledge and performance evidence for all of the units required to be covered by ASQA.  These units have been integrated into our 12 module course in a unique and interactive way that allows the student a cohesive and enjoyable journey.

Course Fee

Flexible Payment Options

Course Features

Course Content

Module 1

Makeup Products & Equipment

Unit/s covered in this module:

CUAPPR505 – Establish and Maintain Safe Creative Practice
CUAMUP401 – Design, Apply and Remove Makeup
BSBWHS504 – Manage WHS Risks

Summary:

• Get to know the author, Rachel Dal Santo, before she introduces you to the world of Makeup Artistry.
• Become familiar with the broad range of products and equipment available and become an expert in their use.
• Learn how to apply colour theory principles to makeup application.
• Understand skin types and conditions and their relationship to makeup artistry.
• Understand how to operate safely as a makeup artist in accordance with Australian standards

Module Content:

  • Learning Outcomes Summary
  • Video Tutorials
  • Introduction
  • Welcome!
  • 10 Attributes of A Successful Makeup Artist
  • About the Author
  • Guest Makeup Artist
  • Tools and Products
  • An Introduction to The Makeup Artist’s Kit
  • Equipment, Skincare & WHS
  • Makeup Products
  • Makeup Brushes
  • Purchasing Your Kit
  • Work Health and Safety (WHS)
  • WHS Guidelines for The Makeup Artist
  • Cleaning Your Brushes, Sponges & Powder Puffs
  • Australian WHS Legislation and Requirements
  • Colour Theory for The Makeup Artist
  • Understanding Colour
  • The Language of Colour
  • Face Charts
  • Makeup Designs
  • Makeup Application Basics
  • Skin Types and Skin Conditions
  • Skincare Products
  • Concealer
  • Foundation
  • Powder
  • Correcting Skin Problems & Covering Tattoos
  • Assignment

Module 2

Face, Eyebrow, Eye, & Lip Shapes

Unit/s covered in this module:

CUAMUP401 – Design, Apply and Remove Makeup

Summary:

• Become familiar with the diversity of human facial features.
• Use makeup application techniques, like contouring, to balance facial features.

Module Content:

  • Learning Outcomes Summary
  • Face Shapes
  • Identifying Face Shapes
  • Contouring Highlight & Shade
  • Application Techniques for Contouring
  • Eye Shapes
  • Eye Shapes & Regions of The Eyelid
  • Classic Eye Makeup Design
  • Smoky Eye Makeup Design
  • Makeup for Asian Eyes
  • Eyebrow Shapes
  • Measuring the Eyebrow
  • Common Eyebrow Corrections
  • Lip Shapes
  • Lip Products
  • Common Lip Shape Problems & How to Fix Them
  • Assignment

Module 3

Glamour Makeup for Photography

Unit/s covered in this module:

CUAMUP401 – Design, Apply and Remove Makeup

Summary:

• Explore the world of Glamour Makeup, specifically in the contexts of bridal and fashion.
• Learn about the relationship between makeup and photography.

Module Content:

  • Learning Outcomes Summary
  • Glamour Makeup for Photography
  • Make-Over Studio Photography
  • Makeup Bloggers/Social Media Influencers
  • Wedding Photography
  • Fashion Photography
  • Beauty Photography
  • Other Commercial Photography
  • Model Release Form
  • Makeup Trends and Fashions
  • Staying On-Trend
  • Fashion Makeup Demonstrations
  • Soft Natural Makeup
  • Classic Corporate Makeup
  • Red Carpet Glamour Makeup
  • Instagram Makeup
  • Makeup for Black and White Photography
  • Makeup Application & Capture
  • Bridal Makeup
  • Common Bridal Makeup
  • Mother of The Bride Makeup
  • Additional Wedding Makeup
  • Multicultural Weddings
  • Indian Wedding Makeup
  • Chinese Wedding Makeup
  • Glamour Makeup for Dark Skin
  • Working with Dark Skin Tones
  • Bridal Makeup for Dark Skin
  • Assignment

 

Module 4

High Fashion Makeup

Unit/s covered in this module:

CUAMUP401 – Design, Apply and Remove Makeup
BSBDES501 – Implement Design Solutions
BSBCRT402 – Collaborate in A Creative Process

Summary:

• A deeper look at the fashion industry, this module will see you exploring the various styles and techniques of High Fashion Makeup Artistry.
• Understand the effects of lighting on makeup.
• Become familiar with what it means to collaborate with fashion designers.
• Learn how to incorporate the influence of art, culture, and history into fashion makeup design.

Module Content:

  • Learning Outcomes Summary
  • Photographic vs. Catwalk Makeup
  • Key Differences
  • How Lighting Effects Makeup
  • Understanding Lighting Types
  • Coloured Filters
  • Styles of Makeup for The Catwalk
  • Hollywood Glamour & Avant-Garde
  • Working with Fashion Designers
  • Collaborating with A Team
  • Designing for A Fashion Show
  • Creating Looks for The Catwalk
  • High Fashion Makeup Demonstrations
  • Various Styles Explained
  • Culture Inspired Makeup: Geisha
  • Culture Inspired Makeup: Wodaabe Tribe
  • Art Inspired Makeup: Birth of Venus
  • Theatre Inspired Makeup: Ballerina
  • Historical Period Inspired Makeup: 1960s
  • Historical Period Inspired Makeup: Rococo Era
  • Assignment

Module 5

Makeup for Film and Television

Unit/s covered in this module:

CUAMUP401 – Design, Apply and Remove Makeup
CUAIND502 – Maintain and Apply Creative Arts Industry Knowledge
CUAMUP402 – Maintain Makeup and Hair Continuity

Summary:

• Lights! Camera! Action! This module introduces you to the exciting world of Film and Television makeup!
• Become familiar with the many industry-specific standards and how they affect makeup design.
• Learn how to apply a news presenter makeup to both men and women!
• Become confident in one of the most crucial elements of film and television makeup – continuity!

Module Content:

  • Learning Outcomes Summary
  • Introduction
  • Industry Overview
  • TV/Film Crew and Their Duties
  • Television/Film Crew Members and Their Duties
  • Studio Protocol and ‘On Set’ Expectations
  • On Set Procedures and What to Expect
  • Television Makeup
  • High Definition/Digital Television
  • Floor Duty/On Set Maintenance for Television
  • Male News Presenter Makeup
  • Makeup for Men
  • Makeup for Excellent Complexion
  • Makeup for Average Complexion
  • Unusual Problems and How to Fix Them
  • Female News Presenter Makeup
  • Applications for Women News Presenters
  • Makeup for Female News Presenter
  • Film Makeup
  • Makeup for Film and The Differences
  • Between Film and TV
  • ‘No Makeup’ Makeup – Male
  • ‘No Makeup’ Makeup – Female
  • How to Maintain and Apply Creative Arts Industry Knowledge
  • Professional Development and Networking
  • Script Continuity Analysis
  • Steps to Set Up A Continuity System
  • Script Analysis
  • Continuity Considerations
  • Example of A Call Sheet
  • Creating A Roster for The Makeup Department
  • Creating A Makeup Budget
  • Assignment

Module 6

Theatre Stage Makeup

Unit/s covered in this module:

CUAMUP401 – Design, Apply and Remove Makeup
CUAMUP502 – Design and Apply Specialised Makeup
BSBCRT402 – Collaborate in A Creative Process
BSBDES501 – Implement Design Solutions

Summary:

• This module will take you back in time to provide you with an in-depth insight into the fascinating history of makeup.
• Learn the key differences between makeup for camera and makeup for stage.
• See how to create common theatre characters, like a traditional white-faced clown!

Module Content:

  • Learning Outcomes Summary
  • Introduction
  • Theatre Stage Makeup
  • Designing the Makeup
  • Lighting & Makeup
  • Employment in The Theatre
  • How to Collaborate in A Creative Process
  • Basic Male Makeup Technique for Theatre
  • Historical Period Makeup
  • Period Based Productions
  • Authentic Makeup vs. Interpretations
  • Ancient Egyptian Period
  • Ancient Roman Period
  • Ancient Greek Period
  • Medieval & Renaissance Period
  • Tudor & Elizabethan Period
  • Stuart & Restoration Period
  • Georgian Period
  • Regency Period
  • Victorian Period
  • Edwardian & George V Period
  • 1920’s Period
  • 1930’s Period
  • 1940’s Period
  • 1950’s Period
  • 1960’s Period
  • 1970’s Period
  • 1980’s Period
  • Period Makeup Demonstrations
  • Ancient Egyptian Makeup
  • Georgian Makeup
  • Victorian Makeup
  • 1920’s Makeup
  • 1980’s Makeup
  • Common Theatrical Characters
  • Geisha Makeup
  • Clown Makeup
  • Traditional White-Faced Clown
  • Assignment

Module 7

Old Age Makeup

Unit/s covered in this module:

CUAMUP401 – Design, Apply and Remove Makeup
BSBDES501 – Implement Design Solutions
CUAMUP503 – Design and Apply Special Makeup Effects

Summary:

• Your first taste of Special Effects Makeup; this module explores the various techniques available for adding years to a person with makeup!
• Learn how to implement design solutions.
• Become familiar with the topic of copyright.

Module Content:

  • Learning Outcomes Summary
  • Introduction
  • Designing ‘Old Age’ Makeup
  • Approaches to Aging Makeup
  • Highlight and Shade
  • Latex or Stipple
  • ‘Green Marble’
  • Prosthetics
  • Old Age Makeup Demonstration
  • How to Implement A Design Solution
  • Copyright, Moral Right and Intellectual Property
  • Assignment

Module 8

Character Makeup

Unit/s covered in this module:

CUAMUP401 – Design, Apply and Remove Makeup
CUAMUP502 – Design and Apply Specialised Makeup
BSBDES402 – Interpret and Respond to A Design Brief
CUAMUP503 – Design and Apply Special Makeup Effects

Summary:

• This module will see you delving into the fantastical world of Character Makeup!
• Learn how to interpret and respond to a design brief.
• Use makeup to create common characters, like a traditional witch and Oliver Twist’s ‘Fagin’!

Module Content:

  • Learning Outcomes Summary
  • Introduction
  • Designing for Film and Television
  • Designing for A Character
  • Designing for Theatre
  • How to Interpret and Respond to A Design Brief
  • Video Demonstrations
  • Witch: Traditional Theatre Makeup
  • Fagin (Oliver Twist): Traditional Theatre Makeup
  • Assignment

Module 9

Special Effects Makeup

Unit/s covered in this module:

CUAMUP401 – Design, Apply and Remove Makeup
CUAMUP502 – Design and Apply Specialised Makeup
CUAMUP503 – Design and Apply Special Makeup Effects

Summary:

• This module officially welcomes you into the attention-grabbing and jaw-dropping world of special effects makeup. Focusing specifically on injury and disease simulation, your creations are sure to give people chills!

Module Content:

  • Learning Outcomes Summary
  • Introduction
  • SFX Injury and Disease Simulation
  • Bruises
  • Abrasions
  • Scabs
  • Tears and Perspiration
  • Artificial Dirt
  • Cuts and Lacerations
  • Sutures/Stitches
  • Bullet Wounds
  • Scars
  • Tattoos
  • Chicken Pox (Varicella) Simulation
  • Smallpox
  • Burns
  • Injury and Disease SFX for Fantasy Characters
  • Creating a Zombie Character
  • Zombie Character Technique
  • Character Contact Lenses
  • SFX Makeup Demonstrations
  • Injury Simulation Makeup: Burns
  • Injury Simulation Makeup: Assault Victim Makeup
  • Assignment

Module 10

Simple Prosthetics

Unit/s covered in this module:

CUAMUP401 – Design, Apply and Remove Makeup
CUAMUP502 – Design and Apply Specialised Makeup
BSBCRT501 – Originate and Develop Concepts
CUAMUP504 – Create Prosthetics for Special Makeup Effects

Summary:

• A deeper look into special effects makeup, this module will take you the world of special effects prosthetics!
• Learn how to originate and develop concepts.
• Gain the skills required for creating simple out-of-kit prosthetics as well as more advanced prosthetics, like a partial ‘face cast’!

Module Content:

  • Learning Outcomes Summary
  • Introduction
  • History of Prosthetic Makeup
  • The Modern SFX Makeup Artist
  • How to Originate and Develop Concepts
  • How to Develop Creative Thinking
  • How to Make A Presentation
  • Further Considerations
  • Prosthetic Manufacture Techniques
  • Simple Prosthetic Techniques
  • ’Out of Kit’ Prosthetic for Theatre
  • Create Your Own Scar Plate
  • Assignment

Module 11

Wigs and Artificial Facial Hair

Unit/s covered in this module:

CUAMUP404 – Style Wigs and Hairpieces for Performances or Productions
CUAMUP403 – Style Hair for Performances or Productions

Summary:

• This module will introduce you to the world of hair styling and wig application.
• Become familiar with the broad range of hair styling products and equipment available.
• Learn the theory behind hair styling, like contouring with hair and identifying common hair ‘problems’ plus how to fix them.
• Learn how to style hair and apply wigs; highly sought-after skills for any professional makeup artist which will make you stand out from the crowd, especially in the bridal and media industries!

Module Content:

  • Learning Outcomes Summary
  • Style Hair for Performances or Productions
  • Introduction
  • Hair Styling Tools and Products
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Common Hair Products
  • Required Skills and Differences Between Hairstyling for The General Public and The Media Industries
  • Design Elements and Principles
  • Elements
  • Principles
  • Documenting Hair Designs
  • Types of Curls
  • Face Shapes and Contouring with Hair
  • Contouring with Hair
  • Hairstyles for Balancing Facial Features
  • Common Hair Problems and How to Solve Them
  • Hair Growth Patterns
  • Common Hair Problems Encountered in The Media Industries
  • How to Style Hair
  • Newsreader Blow Dry Bob Style
  • Long Wavy Style Using Curling Tongs
  • Contemporary Style – Messy Bun with Side Braid
  • Victorian Period Hairstyle
  • 1920’s Finger Wave Hairstyle
  • Men’s Hairstyle
  • Wigs and Artificial Facial Hair
  • Wig Types
  • Suggested Wig Suppliers
  • Measuring A Client
  • How to Measure A Client For
  • A Hand Made Natural Hair Wig
  • Preparing A Client
  • Preparing A Client for Wig Application
  • Wig Preparation and Care
  • Blocking
  • Trimming
  • Cleaning
  • Storage
  • Wig Application
  • Application of A Medium and High-Grade Wig: Synthetic (Regular Front)
  • Application of A Lace Front Wig: Synthetic or Natural Hair
  • Wig Styling
  • Wig Styling Example: Lace Front Synthetic Wig Styling
  • Apply False Moustache
  • Apply an Artificial Hand Knotted Moustache
  • Assignment

Module 12

Working as a Freelance MUA

Unit/s covered in this module:

BSBSMB401 – Establish Legal and Risk Management Requirements of Small Business
BSBSMB404 – Undertake Small Business Planning

Summary:

• The refining touch to your newly acquired skills, this module will equip you with the knowledge required to put your skills into professional use!

Module Content:

  • Learning Outcomes Summary
  • Introduction
  • Establishing A Successful Makeup Business
  • Setting Up Your Business
  • Requirements for Working from A Business Premises and Employing Workers in Australia
  • How to Get Clients
  • Checklist for Establishing A Makeup Artistry Business
  • Tips for Working in Specific Industry Sectors
  • Wedding
  • Fashion
  • Television
  • Theatre
  • Working as An Assistant
  • Assignment
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The Institute of Makeup Artistry offers you the most advanced and comprehensive online solution to learning available today. We offer the most thorough home study courses in makeup artistry using the very latest online learning techniques. Our commitment to providing the highest quality training program has resulted in unique teaching and student support systems, which produce unparalleled results.

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THE AUTHORS

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RACHEL DAL SANTO

Rachel Dal Santo, the author of the Professional Makeup Artistry course, is a makeup artist with over 30 years’ experience in and has worked in all facets of the Makeup Industry. The opportunity to teach her craft and pass on her knowledge and passion for makeup artistry is now Rachel’s main focus and she is passionate about passing her knowledge onto you.

Guest Makeup Artist

Learn from industry expert.

Tatiana Stutz studied as a student under Rachel, with a strong curiosity, passion and desire to step outside the boundaries of conventional makeup. Tatiana has utilised Instagram and her passion for photography to share her more experimental, Avant Garde creations. She is now a successful makeup influencer with a substantial social media following; what started as a side project became the doorway to countless opportunities such as working with major makeup brands like Kat Von D Beauty. Throughout the course, Tatiana will appear as a guest makeup artist to demonstrate various makeup designs. To see more of Tatiana's work, visit her Instagram page.

Key Contributor

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Jonas Leriche is an Art Director and Fine Art Photographer, that works with a highly skilled set of Makeup Artists to create breathtaking Art pieces. Jonas with his work aims to transform individual models into dramatic, iconic figures that tap into a deeper level of experience, melancholy and mortality. Jonas and his team are excited to be involved in the creation of The Institute of Makeup Artistry. "Transforming emotions, intentional or unconscious ideas into gripping images: this is what matters to me..." - Jonas Leriche

OUR TUTORS

Our handpicked tutors are not only great teachers, but experts in their fields.

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EMER HAWKINS

Emer Hawkins is a makeup and hair artist with over 10 years of experience working across beauty, editorial, TV and more recently the bridal industry.

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RACHEL DAL SANTO

Rachel Dal Santo, the author of the Professional Makeup Artistry course, is a makeup artist with over 30 years’ experience in many sectors of the makeup industry

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ERYN SHANNON

Eryn Shannon is a hair and makeup artist with over 15 years of experience with a unique range of experience within the beauty, fashion and wedding industries.

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CATHERINE FARREN-PRICE

Catherine has taught art, makeup and special effects extensively over the past 30 years

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Frequently asked Questions

For answers to our most commonly asked questions, read our FAQs.

The courses are designed to be self-paced. For the Certificate Course, you would expect to be dedicating on average about 6-8 hours per week for 24 weeks. For the Diploma Course, you would expect to dedicate, as per AQF standards, approximately 16 hours per week of structured and non-structured training over an 18 month period. Students studying the Certificate Course are provided up to 12 months to complete their studies. Students studying the Diploma Course are provided up to 18 months to complete their studies.

The course is completed online. This means there are no classes to attend. You can study in your own time and at your own pace

All you need for our professional makeup artistry courses is a computer and access to the internet, a video camera (a smartphone camera is acceptable) and a makeup kit. As a student of The Institute of Makeup Artistry, you will receive exclusive discounts to leading makeup suppliers.

Our courses are compatible with both PC and MAC computers, tablet and smartphone devices.

Models are required for the completion of the course assignments. Models can be anyone over the age of 10! We recommend having 2 male and 2 female models on standby throughout the course. Students are advised to allow sufficient time to organise a model/s for each assignment.

You can contact your tutor at any time through our secure student site, which you will gain access to once you enroll. Your tutor’s role is to assess your assignments and provide you with feedback. They are also available to answer any questions you may have about the course.

No. The courses are designed to allow for students who have had little or no experience in Makeup Artistry.

As the courses are provided online, you have the flexibility to start when and where suits you. If you enrolled today, for example, you could start straight away.

 

All the learning is done online in that when you enrol, you receive a username and password, which enables you to log onto our secure student site. From there, you can download your first module, which you could liken to your textbook as it contains all the information you will need to complete assignment one. Each module is approximately 90 pages in length and is full of detailed, technical information delivered in a friendly, conversational manner that is easy to understand. The concepts are further explained by way of diagrams, images and examples. Once you have completed your assignment (some are just theoretical, but the majority of assignments combine both theory and fun practical tasks), you then upload it onto our site for your tutor to mark. The tutors will give you a grade (out of 10) and a comprehensive evaluation of your work and ideas. Their feedback will help nurture and improve your skills each step of the way.-

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