Special FX Makeup Diploma Course

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Special FX Makeup Diploma Course

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Special FX Makeup Diploma Course
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What Will You Learn?

Special FX makeup is part of popular TV and film productions, along with occasions like Halloween. It can change the age or weight of a person, create a horrifying monster, produce lifelike injuries, transport an alien to earth, and so much more.

Through step-by-step guidance and video instruction, the Special FX Makeup Diploma Course explains the most widely used methods of special FX makeup techniques and prosthetics, among them wounds, bruises, zombies, vampires, and ageing faces.

Beginning with an overview of special FX makeup, you’ll learn a little about its history and the potential career options available.

You'll learn the importance of researching and referencing a character and how to go about building your special FX makeup kit. You’ll follow guidance on how to apply your first special FX makeup, like blocking out eyebrows and altering features with wax and putty and move on to applying a bald cap and facial hair. You’ll also pick up troubleshooting tips and discover how to evaluate and fine-tune your work.

We’ll cover different methods of lifecasting, how to use alginate compared to silicone, the importance and methods of applying plaster bandage after lifecasting, and how to create a lifecast for the entire face.

The Special FX Makeup Diploma Course explains how to apply various types of injury and illness makeup, different skin textures, gruesome zombie makeup, and pirate, vampire, and goblin makeup using the various techniques covered in the course.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Gain a greater understanding of the special FX makeup industry
  • Discover tools and materials
  • Become familiar with different methods of lifecasting
  • Follow step-by step-guidance on how to block out eyebrows, alter features, apply a bald cap and facial hair, and create different skin textures
  • Learn how to apply makeup to create casualties, zombies, pirates, vampires, and goblins

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: A History of Special FX Makeup
  • Part 2: Emotion and Characterisation
  • Part 3: Responsibilities as a Special FX Makeup Artist
  • Part 4: Employment
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Researching the Character
  • Part 2: Creating Your Kit
  • Part 3: Other Essential Kit Materials – Prosthetics and More
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Blocking out Eyebrows
  • Part 2: Altering Features with Wax or Putty
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Applying a Bald Cap
  • Part 2: Applying Facial Hair
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Importance of Casualty Makeup
  • Part 2: Applying Casualty Makeup
  • Part 3: Creating Wounds
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Perfecting Casualty Makeup FX
  • Part 2: Bullet Wounds
  • Part 3: Scars
  • Part 4: Burns
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Art of Lifecasting
  • Part 2: Creating a Lifecast for the Entire Face
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Using Only Colour
  • Part 2: Using Latex Mixed with Other Materials
  • Part 3: Gelatine
  • Part 4: Latex with Tissue or Paper Towels
  • Part 5: Cotton and Latex
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Zombie Basics
  • Part 2: Zombie Teeth
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Pirates
  • Part 2: Va-Va Vampire
  • Part 3: Ghoulish Goblins
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Special FX Makeup Diploma Course would benefit anyone with a keen imagination and passion for makeup, those who wish to pursue a professional career in special FX makeup artistry, and makeup artists who would like to broaden their talents and frame of artistry.

Special FX makeup artist applying blood makeup on the face of a young man
Accreditations

The Special FX Makeup Diploma Course will take up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course; it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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