Diploma of Cinemagraphic Makeup

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$14,000

The Diploma of Cinemagraphic Makeup is your ticket to the most exciting makeup career of all, a film and television makeup artist! This course has been developed to meet the needs of the film industry.

Exclusive to the Australian Academy of Cinemagraphic Makeup, this exciting course provides students with a unique opportunity to learn from leading film and television makeup artists as they prepare you for a career in the amazing and demanding film and television industry.

Brisbane

Study Option Duration Start Date
Full Time: Two days per week, 9am-5pm 6 months January 29, 2018 ENROL
Full Time: Two days per week, 9am - 5pm 6 months April 16, 2018 ENROL
Full Time: Two days per week, 9am-5pm 6 months July 16, 2018 ENROL

Melbourne

Study Option Duration Start Date
Full Time: Two days per week, 9am - 5pm 6 Months January 29, 2018 ENROL
Full Time: Two days per week, 9am - 5pm 6 months April 16, 2018 ENROL
Full Time: Two days per week, 9am - 5pm 6 months July 16, 2018 ENROL
Film design briefs
Character concepts
Pitching to film directors
Movie makeup budgets
Film character development
Film scripts and call sheets
3D body forms
Airbrushing, single action and double action
Design and manufacture bald caps
Camouflage makeup SPFX prosthetics body painting
Ageing
Cranial makeup
Day and evening makeup
Injuries and wounds
Makeup for HD filming
Cranial makeup
Continuity recording, breakdowns
Facial hair, postiche design application and styling Mood creation
Period makeup (1920s to 1980s)
Design, manufacture and cast prosthetics

INCLUSIONS:

8 professionally shot photographs for student  portfolio, AACM uniform t-shirt, Makeup textbook for film, TV and photography, All learning materials.

RESOURCE KIT:

AACM will provide each student with an extensive and professionally equipped kit with reputable industry brands providing you with resources to be "on set" ready.

Students must complete all of the units listed below to achieve the Diploma of Cinemagraphic Makeup qualification. Please note that the Academy of Cinemagraphic Makeup may alter the subject selection from time to time.

CMUMUP501A - Design and apply intermediate airbrushing skills for Cinematography
Learn the skills and knowledge required to consult with appropriate personnel using design concepts to plan and prepare for face and or body airbrushing. It also includes using airbrushing techniques and designs to: airbrush makeup, paint faces, stencil or free hand tattooing with airbrush paint, on faces or bodies suited for film, dramatic, artistic and character creation work. 
 
CMUMUP502A - Create, present and maintain 3D body forms suited for Cinematography.
This unit gives you the skills and knowledge required to create 3D (3 dimensional) body forms (limbs, hand and feet only) with realistic injuries, amputations and trauma that pertain to death, mortuary and forensic analogy of humans, aliens and creatures  suited for Cinemagraphic Feature Films. It also includes the skills and knowledge needed to maintain and present the finished forms on set during film production when required.
 
CUFMUP401A - Design, apply and remove makeup
This unit teaches you the skills and knowledge to design, apply and remove standard make-up for the film industry, this includes cranial, day/evening and formal makeup.
 
CUFMUP402A - Maintain make-up and hair continuity
Maintaining make-up and hair continuity during filming involves ensuring consistency of the appearance of performers’ make-up and hair from one take to the next. Continuity is essential to ensure smooth transitions between scenes, thus facilitating post-production editing. The process of continuity involves tracking details of each shooting session, knowing that many scenes are shot out of sequence. Accuracy in continuity is crucial in preventing costly retakes or revisions after the production phase has been completed.
 
CUFMUP501A - Design and apply specialised make-up
Creative use of makeup enhances the abiity of actors to portray characters. Thorough background research is required to ensure that characters are accurately represented.
 
CUFMUP502A - Design and apply special makeup effects
The effects produced vary widely and often involve the attachment of prosthetics and the application of make-up in order to create special features or effects, such as scars, ageing and illness.
 
SIBBFAS303A - Design and apply remedial camouflage make-up
This unit gives you the skills and knowledge to design and apply remedial camouflage make-up products and techniques to disguise the appearance of particular special skin conditions based  on an assessment of the facial and body areas requiring remedial camouflage. This is a cosmetic response to a number of conditions that have caused a visible alteration to the texture, colour and tone of the skin in a specific area of the face or body.
 
SIBBSKS302A - Apply cosmetic tanning products
This unit gives you the skills and knowledge required to perform cosmetic tanning treatments using cosmetic tanning products. It involves individual responsibility for selecting and applying cosmetic tanning products to achieve agreed outcomes and safely applying them to achieve the tanning requirements
 
CUFMUP503A - Create prosthetics for special make-up effects
Creating realistic prosthetics in response to special makeup design requirements. Prosthetic pieces range in size from facial parts, scars and bald caps to larger facial pieces.
 
BSBCMM401A - Make a presentation
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to prepare, deliver and review a presentation to a target audience. 
 
BSBDES402A - Interpret and respond to a design brief?
This unit covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to prepare, deliver and review a presentation to a target audience. 
 
BSBFIM501A - Manage budgets and financial plans
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake financial management within a work team in an organisation. As the head of a Makeup, this includes planning and implementing the Makeup budget for a production. Monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the final budget results to the Director. 
 
 
CUEOHS02C - Establish and maintain a safe and secure workplace
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish and monitor WHS frameworks, systems and procedures for the hair and Makeup department of a Film or TV production. 
 
CUVIND501B - Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to maintain industry knowledge and manage own professional practice within the creative arts industry. 
 

Students should have completed Year 10 (or equivalent) with a minimum age requirement of 16 for entry into this course. Prospective students are encouraged to attend an interview and tour of the academy.


At AACM we highly recommend that our students complete the Basic Makeup short course prior to  undertaking the Diploma of Screen and Media or at a minimum have industry experience as a makeup artist. This will ensure you have developed an understanding of makeup application, techniques and workplace practices.

The Diploma of Cinemagraphic Makeup is the only Australian accredited course written exclusively for the film industry by accredited and recognised film makeup professionals.

The Diploma of Cinemagraphic Makeup not only prepares you for a career in the exciting film and television industry as a makeup artist but also allows you to work in prosthetic workshops and art departments.

The Australian Academy of Australian Makeup continues to support students after their studies are complete. Through the AACM Alumni Network we provide ongoing opportunities for work experience, employment and networking. Our trainers also continue to mentor past students.

The Diploma of Cinemagraphic Makeup is a must for a career in special effects makeup.  Our trainers, who are real-world film and TV makeup artists, teach you how to create incredibly realistic wounds and injuries, master the art of makeup for HD Film, wow to apply bald caps and facial hair, camouflage makeup and even how to design and manufacture your own prosthetics.
 
The Diploma of Cinemagraphic Makeup is a nationally recognised qualification, which is issued to students after successful completion of this course. It is the highest national cinemagraphic makeup qualification available. If partial completion is achieved by a student, a Statement of Attainment (achievement) is issued.
 
The Diploma of Cinemagraphic Makeup is unique to The Australian Academy of Cinemagraphic Makeup and can't be studied at any other training provider.
 

A few movies our trainers have worked on:

Australia, Kill Bill, The X-Files, The Pacific TV Mini Series , Killer Elite, Sin City, Planet Terror, Poseidon, Desperation, Masters of Horror, Death Proof, Wolverine X-men Origins, Truth, Pirates : Dead Men Tell No Tales, Fools Gold, The Ruins, Superman Returns, Narnia: The Lion the witch and the Wardrobe, Underworld, 30 days of night, Mary poppins the Musical, Peter Pan, Nims Island, Ghost Ship, House of Wax, Hunters TV Series, I Frankenstein, The Inbetweeners 

 
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Experience this course through the eyes of a student.

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“The Diploma of Cinemagraphic Makeup course at AACM was out of this world! Words cannot begin to describe how amazing this course is. Learning from real-life film and tv makeup artists was the best experience ever.”

Peta G, Diploma of Cinemagraphic Makeup

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