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 is the most complete, most exciting, makeup diploma that covers makeup and hair for film, television, fashion, editorial and special effects. The course also gives you all the skills and knowledge you will need to start working immediately, including managing budgets, creating makeup designs and presenting concepts, skin care and analysis, work ethics and work, health and safety. If you dream of being a makeup artist, able to work in any makeup industry, this is the course for you. Welcome to the ultimate makeup diploma.

Camouflage Makeup
Design and Manufacture your own prosthetics
Film day/evening makeup
Historical makeup
Aging makeup
Body painting
Advanced hair and wigs
Hair styling, braiding, upstyles
Facial postiche
Prop moulding and casting for fashion and Film
Body forms
Fashion Makeup
Character creation
Wounds and injuries
Cranial makeup
Mini facials
Make and apply bald caps
Environmental makeup
Portfolios and presentations
Short film project
Script breakdown
Designing budgets


Study Option Duration Start Date
Full Time: Two days per week (Monday and Tuesday), 9am - 5pm 12 months August 21, 2017 ENROL
Full Time: Two days per week (Monday and Tuesday), 9am - 5pm 12 months September 04, 2017 ENROL


Study Option Duration Start Date
Full Time: Two days per week (Monday and Tuesday), 9am - 5pm 12 months August 21, 2017 ENROL
Full Time: Two days per week (Monday and Tuesday), 9am - 5pm 12 months September 04, 2017 ENROL

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
CUAMUP503 Design and apply special make-up effects
CUAMUP504 Create prosthetics for special make-up effects
SIHHHDS305A Select and apply hair extensions
CUAPRP402 Use casting and moulding techniques to make props
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
BSBPMG522 Undertake Project Work
CMUMUP501A Design and apply intermediate airbrushing skills for Cinematography

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 


8 x professional photoshoots for student portfolio
All learning materials, required class stock and AACM T-shirt and texts

KIT: You are required to purchase on top of the course price a makeup kit valued at $4000. This is also available on payment plan terms directly from the supplier.


Prospective students will need to attend an interview and tour of the academy

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 and give you a taste of the Makeup insudtry to ensure this is the career path for you

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
  • 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 
  • 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?