Diploma in Make-up Design, Make-up Artistry, Prosthetics and Special Effects

Level: Diploma

Duration: One year full time
Starting: 2024/02/05
Time: Monday to Friday (08:30 to 13:00)


A. Deposit: R 10 000.00 which is payable on enrollment.
The balance is payable over 10 months at a rate of R 4 500.00 per month.


* This includes the tuition fee, learning material and kit

Make-up, Design & Artistry

Course Objectives:

This programme is highly practical and designed to give you a good knowledge and understanding of make-up application.

  • As part of this course, you will be supplied with a high-quality complete make up kit with top brands.
  • You will graduate with a Face to Face certificate of achievement.

Entrance requirements:

Learners need a matric (Grade12) certificate.

Learners need to contact the academy to book an enrollment interview with the registrar where all the courses and procedures will be explained to the learner and their sponsor. On-line enrollments can also be accepted.


  • Basic cleansing routine
  • Anatomy of skin, muscles and bones
  • Application of make-up using different techniques
  • Corrective make-up (face shapes, noses, eyes and lips)
  • Camouflage make-up (tattoos, birthmarks etc.)
  • Bridal make-up
  • Colour and lighting for theatre and photography
  • Dewy skin make-up
  • High fashion make-up
  • Drag queen make-up
  • Ombre eye and lip make-up
  • Ballet make-up
  • Photographic make-up for men
  • Make-up for black and white photos
  • Theatrical ageing and making of eye bags
  • Latex ageing for film
  • Special effects (cuts, bullet wounds, burns etc.)
  • First Aid
  • Crepe Beard application
  • Make-up styles through the ages (Egyptian / Greek)
  • Oriental (Geisha, Eastern Indian)
  • Copying make-up styles from magazines
  • Introduction to body art

  • Eyebrow / Lash shaping and tinting
  • History of make-up
  • Day make-up
  • Evening make-up
  • Mature make-up
  • Black/Ethnic skin make-up
  • Colour photographic makeup
  • Glamorous photographic make-up
  • Ramp / catwalk / fashion make up
  • Character HD / TV and make-up
  • Avant-garde make-up
  • Graphic Liner
  • Cut Crease
  • Halo Eye
  • Fantasy & Futuristic make-up
  • Making & applying latex bald caps
  • Bald cap camouflage
  • Face painting
  • Business studies
  • Practical Assessments


  • Creating the life mask
  • Making of bald caps out of latex and glatzan
  • Colouring of bald caps
  • Sculpting designs for face, hands, feet and body parts
  • Taking impressions and making moulds
  • Making Teeth and Dental Impressions

  • Piece molding for noses, chins and eye bags
  • Silicone pieces
  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Use of different blood, collodion and various materials used in filmmaking
  • Hot and Cold Foam

Please note:
All learners will be required to complete experiential learning hours in the industry.
There are two set dates scheduled throughout the year.
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I am the designated photographer for the only internationally and nationally accredited make-up training institution which is celebrating is 52 years of operation. I love to experiment with the power of photography, specialising in conceptual & fashion, although I love shooting anything that challenges me. I shoot on location but also have my own studio situated in Parktown, Johannesburg.

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