Diploma of Screen and Media (Fashion, Editorial, Red Carpet)



Are you a lover of skincare, hair, makeup and gorgeous brows and want to work in a industry that generates billions of dollars in turn over and allows you to travel the world? Then this is the course for you. Our new and exciting custom designed fashion stream version of our Screen and Media Diploma is the highest qualification you can obtain as a freelance make up artist in Australia.


Study Option Duration Start Date
Full Time: Two days per week (Monday and Tuesday), 9am - 5pm 6 months January 22, 2018 ENROL


Study Option Duration Start Date
Full Time: Two days per week (Monday and Tuesday), 9am - 5pm 6 months January 22, 2018 ENROL

Red carpet makeup
Editorial makeup
Avant garde makeup
Retro makeup
Skin care
Day and evening makeup 
The history of makeup and hair

Coordinating props
Advanced hair and wigs

Lash and brow tinting and waxing
Bridal makeup and hair styling
Photography makeup
Runway makeup
Portfolios and presentations
Eyelash perming
Body art
Runway show project
Mini facials
Hair styling
Industry networking
Creative collaborating
Instagram trends

To achieve the CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media a total of sixteen (15) units must be completed. Please note that the Academy of Cinemagraphic Makeup has the right to change or alter course hours and subject units without notice.

CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts
CUAMUP401 Design, apply and remove make-up
CUAMUP402 Maintain make-up and hair continuity
CUAMUP403 Style hair for performances or productions
CUAMUP404 Style wigs and hairpieces for performances or productions
CUAMUP502 Design and apply specialised make-up
BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process
BSBREL401 Establish networks
SIHHHDS305A Select and apply hair extensions
SHBBFAS001 Provide Lash and brow treatments
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
CUAPRP401 Co-ordinate props
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography

Students should have completed Year 10 (or equivalent) and should be at least 15 years of age. Applicants who have not completed Year 10 (or equivalent) should include with their application form all relevant information about their interests, studies and experience that supports their application. Prospective students will also need to attend an interview. We recommend that students only do this course if they are serious about becoming makeup artists, so they make the most of this study opportunity.

Students are encouraged to complete either the Certificate II in Retail Makeup and Skin Care or Makeup Basics Short Course before undertaking the Diploma of Screen and Media. These courses will provide the necessary basic skills for makeup application which will assist you to get the most out of your Diploma training.

Please note that this course requires a minimum of six (6) people to be enroled. In the unlikely situation that the minimum number of students is not reached, students will be notified at the earliest opportunity and placed in the next upcoming course intake.

The Diploma of Screen and Media course offers a broad range of skills and techniques, which increases your employment opportunities in a diverse range of industries such as: 
Fashion makeup artist and hair stylist 
Editorial makeup artist and hair stylist 
Celebrity, red carpet, event makeup artist and hair stylist 
Media makeup artist and hair stylist
Agency makeup artist and hair stylist 
Cosmetic brand makeup artist 
Bridal makeup artist and hair stylist
Brow stylist
Creative director
Theatre makeup artist and wig stylist
Freelance makeup artist and business owner
Body/face painter
Airbrush makeup artist
Wig stylist
Hair stylist 

Since completing their qualifications at AACM our students have:

  • Worked with leading cosmetic brands (for example, Mecca Cosmetics, Sephora , MAC, Mehron , Inglot and Channel)
  • Been winners at IMATS (International Makeup Artist Trade Show)
  • Run successful freelancing businesses
  • Become Youtube and Instagram influencers 
  • Had work published in top magazines and for media appearances
  • Worked at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Included in the course you will receive a professionally shot high res digital portfolio of 8 images with looks that are of an industry standard and a requirement to gain employment with top industry professionals,  agents and brands.

1x AACM uniform t-shirt
All learning materials

This comprehensive diploma is taught by our highly skilled, industry respected and award winning film, TV and editorial trainers and will be sure to take your career to that next level.

Our trainers are current in the fashion, theatre and editorial/photogprahic makeup industry. This not only provides a unique learning opportunity but also keeps the course up to date with the latest industry technologies such as HD, 3D and digital cameras. 

Our trainers have worked on:

  • Black Milk Clothing
  • Kill Bill
  • The X-Files 
  • The Pacific TV Mini Series
  • Killer Elite  
  • Sin City
  • Planet Terror 
  • Poseidon
  • Desperation
  • Masters of Horror 
  • Dead 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 
  • The Inbetweeners 

On top of the course fee, is the requirment for students to purchase a kit. The kit is valued at just under $2600 and includes everything you will need to complete our course and work as a makeup artist.You will be industry ready and equiped to conquor the makeup artistry world. Kits are purchased directly through the supplier and are available with payment options.

This course runs for 6 months 2 days per week.


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