Advanced Prosthetics


Go to the next level of prosthetics and special effects makeup! Tis Advanced Prosthetics makeup course will get you hands on creating your own character or creature as you jump straight into full head prosthetics.

Proshetics design
Advanced mould making
Advanced prosthetic casting
Advanced prosthetic sculpting
Painting prosthetics
Professional photo shoot

Students are required to have some previous training in SPFX makeup or with 2 part moulds and prosthetics; or have completed the 3D Body Forms course; or the unit CUAPRP402 - Use casting and moulding techniques to make props.

The Advanced Prosthetics course can be taken part time two (2) evenings per week for sixteen (16) weeks.

This is a non-accredited course. Students will recieve a certificate of participation upon completion of the course along with 4 high res digital photographs from the photo shoot. 

The Advaned Prosthetic course is taught by Edward Yates, a distinguished prosthetic makeup and effects artist.

Edward grew up loving movies involving creatures and characters like those in The Dark Crystal, Star Wars and Alien. He also loved sculpture and painting and eventually this passion evolved into a career doing prosthetic makeup and special effects. 

Prior to 2009 Edward was a completely self taught artist. In 2010 he undertook mould making workshops for special fx. Then in 2012 Edward was invited to undertake Neill Gorton's world class prosthetics and animatronics course in the UK.  Neill is known for his prosthetics and creature work on Dr Who, Little Britain, and The Catherine Tate Show. While in the UK studying at the Neill Gorton Prosthetics School he was tutored by Dave Bonneywell (Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, 28 Weeks Later, Dog Soldiers).  Later in 2013 Edward undertook Brian Sipe's prosthetics masterclass in Sydney. More recently he has trained with master sculptor Don Lanning (Star Trek Beyond, The Avengers, Silent Hill) and Andrew Sinclair of The Sculpture School.

Edward can do a range of work from in the workshop to on set including: sculpting, mould-making, prosthetics fabrication, silicone and foam latex seaming and painting, prosthetics and character make-up application and creature puppetry. He has worked on feature films as a mould maker, prosthetics technician and prosthetic makeup artist, tv movies as a creature designer and on television series as an on set prosthetic makeup artist.

Edward Yates IMDB


Experience this course through the eyes of a student.


“This course is the ultimate playground for special effects and character makeup. If you’re creative and wanting to have fun with makeup, this is for you because of its small classes and range of super experienced trainers.”

Lauren O

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