Diploma of Screen and Media (Film TV SPFX Fashion Editorial)



Get ready for a big, non-stop, action packed course! The Diploma of Screen and Media covers makeup and hair for film, television, fashion, editorial and special effects and is the highest qualification you can receive in Australia. For those passionate about the art of makeup effects, character and creature makeup, the Diploma of Screen and Media is the course for you. This course also gives you all the skills and knowledge you’ll need to start working immediately. This includes managing budgets, creating makeup designs and presenting concepts, skincare and analysis, work ethics, and work, health and safety. If you dream of being a makeup artist or having the ability to work in any makeup industry, this is the course for you!

Welcome to the ultimate makeup diploma where you will be trained by respected industry professionals.


Study Option Duration Start Date
Full Time: Two days per week, 9am - 5pm 12 months April 16, 2018 ENROL
Full Time: Two days per week, 9am - 5pm 12 months July 16, 2018 ENROL


Study Option Duration Start Date
Full Time: Two days per week, 9am - 5pm 12 months April 16, 2018 ENROL
Full Time: Two days per week, 9am - 5pm 12 months July 16, 2018 ENROL
Wounds and injuries Prop moulding and casting Film day and evening makeup
Cranial makeup Editorial Makeup Historical makeup
Aging makeup Make and apply bald caps Portfolios and presentations
Airbrushing Prosthetics Design & manufacture prosthetics
Body painting Designing budgets Fashion makeup
Facial postiche Hairstyling, braiding, advanced hair and wigs  

To achieve the CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media a total of fifteen (15) units must be completed. Please note that the Academy of Cinemagraphic Makeup may alter the subject selection from time to time.

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
CUAMUP503 Design and apply special make-up effects
CUAMUP504 Create prosthetics for special make-up effects
SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for Photography
BSBREL401 Establish networks
CUAPRP402 Use casting and moulding techniques to make props
CMUMUP501A Design and apply intermediate airbrushing skills for Cinematography
BSBPMG522 Undertake Project Work

The subject CMUMUP501A Design and apply intermediate airbrushing skills for Cinematography is unique to our course and not available at any other training provider.

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: 

Film and television makeup artist, hair stylist, head makeup artist Freelance makeup artist and business owner
Prosthetic workshop technician prosthetic artist SPFX artist
Body/face painter Airbrush makeup artist
Wig stylist Hair stylist
Props maker Cosplay makeup artist


A digital portfolio of images from professional photo shoots, AACM uniform t-shirt, Makeup textbook for film, TV and photography, in class learning materials.


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 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.

This 12 month comprehensive diploma is taught by our highly skilled, industry respected and award winning film, TV, prosthetic and editorial trainers and will be sure to take your career to that next level.

Our trainers work in the fashion, editorial, film and television 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. 

A few movies our trainers have worked on:

Australia Kill Bill The X-Files
The Pacific TV Mini Series 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
nderworld, 30 days of night Mary poppins the Musical Peter Pan
Nims Island Ghost Ship House of Wax
Hunters TV Series The Inbetweeners King Kong

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.


Experience this course through the eyes of a student.


“A perfect course for anyone wanting to get into fashion, film and editorial makeup. The trainers are all working artists with so much experience and wisdom. I have developed a serious edge over other makeup artists. You cover everything!”

Lauren O, Diploma of Screen and Media

Ready to start an exciting career in the makeup industry?