Diploma of Screen & Media (Specialist Makeup Services (BSB51915))

OWN YOUR CAREER.

This course is for students looking to develop knowledge and skills for a variety of specialist makeup, hair and beauty functions associated with the film, television, radio and interactive media industries.

This nationally recognised qualification offers potential career transition into:

  • Makeup Artist
  • Hair Stylist
  • Special Makeup Effects Artist and Designer
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UNITS INCLUDE:


UNIT OF STUDY 1 (SMU17T1)

MANAGE PERSONAL WORK PRIORITIES AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create systems and process to organise information and prioritise tasks. It applies to individuals working in managerial positions who have excellent organisational skills. The work ethic of individuals in this role has a significant impact on the work culture and patterns of behaviour of others as managers at this level are role models in their work environment.

BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development (150 hours)

MAINTAIN AND APPLY CREATIVE ARTS INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain creative arts industry knowledge, and monitor and manage own professional practice. It applies to individuals with advanced research and analysis skills working as practitioners, administrators or managers. They could be working in the public or private sector in a variety of contexts.

CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge (75 hours)

UNDERTAKE PROJECT WORK

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. It covers developing a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learned for application to future projects. This unit applies to individuals who play a significant role in ensuring a project meets timelines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements set for the project.

BSBPMG522 Undertake project work (150 hours)

INTERPRET AND RESPOND TO A DESIGN BRIEF

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret and creatively respond to a design brief through the production of work. It applies to individuals working in any industry or design context where work is prescribed by a commissioning agent/client in a brief. Individuals are required to integrate the creative, communication and planning processes that support an effective response to a design brief.

BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief (50 hours)

MAKE A PRESENTATION

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to prepare, deliver and review a presentation to a target audience. This unit applies to individuals who may be expected to make presentations for a range of purposes, such as marketing, training and promotions. They contribute well-developed communication skills in presenting a range of concepts and ideas.

BSBCMM401 Make a presentation (50 hours)

UNIT OF STUDY 2 (SMU17T2)

ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN SAFE CREATIVE PRACTICE

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond effectively to broad and specific safety requirements in a professional practice. It applies to individuals who are sole practitioners or working in collaborative teams across all sectors and areas of expertise, who are responsible for managing safety. The practitioner applies a self-directed approach to ensuring safety. The unit could apply to a range of internal and external work environments, including workshops, studios, offices, field locations and performance venues.

CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice (75 hours)

ORIGINATE AND DEVELOP CONCEPTS

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to originate and develop concepts for products, programs, processes or services to an operational level. It applies to individuals who develop concepts for any business or community activity or processes, such as marketing and advertising campaigns, staff development programs, information technology and communication systems, radio and television programs, entertainment events, films, exhibitions and digital media products. Individuals operate with a high degree of autonomy but collaborate with others to generate ideas and refine concepts to the point where they can be implemented.

BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts (75 hours)

DESIGN, APPLY AND REMOVE MAKE-UP

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, apply and remove standard make-up for performers and talent appearing in screen and entertainment industry productions. It applies to individuals who use their creative skills, working alone or as part of a team, to design make-up that meets production requirements and brings out the subject’s best features. Good communication skills are essential since they need to create an environment where others feel at ease.

CUAMUP401 Design, apply and remove makeup (75 hours)

COLLABORATE IN A CREATIVE PROCESS

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to collaborate in a creative process that is underpinned by a commitment to trust and ethics. It applies to individuals who are involved in what is traditionally considered a creative endeavour but is also very important in broader business and community activities where creative team effort is highly valued.

BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a Creative Process (75 hours)

MAINTAIN MAKE-UP AND HAIR CONTINUITY

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide continuity services for make-up and hair in screen productions. It applies to individuals who check the make-up and hair of performers is consistent when scenes are watched in the correct sequence, irrespective of the order in which they were shot. They are crucial in making sure there are smooth transitions between shots and scenes, thus facilitating post-production editing.

CUAMUP402 Maintain make-up and hair continuity (75 hours)

UNIT OF STUDY 3 (SMU17T3)

STYLE HAIR FOR PERFORMANCES OR PRODUCTIONS

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a range of hair styles for productions in the film, television and live entertainment industries. It applies to individuals who use a range of cutting, temporary colouring, setting and dressing methods to produce current and period hairstyles for performers. They may work independently or as a member of a makeup and hair design team.

CUAMUP403 Style hair for performances or productions (75 hours)

STYLE WIGS AND HAIRPIECES FOR PERFORMANCES OR PRODUCTIONS

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to style wigs and hairpieces for productions in the film, television and live entertainment industries. It applies to individuals who use a range of cutting, temporary colouring, setting and dressing methods to produce the required appearance of wigs and hairpieces for performers. They may work independently or as a member of a makeup and hair design team and are also responsible for the maintenance of wigs and hairpieces.

CUAMUP404 Style wigs and hairpieces for performances or productions (75 hours)

DESIGN AND APPLY SPECIALISED MAKE-UP

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide specialised make-up services for productions in the screen, media and entertainment industries. It applies to individuals in senior roles who apply make-up creatively, to enhance the ability of actors to portray characters and conduct thorough background research to ensure characters are accurately represented. They work alone or, on large-scale productions, they could be responsible for supervising others.

CUAMUP502 Design and apply specialised make-up (75 hours)

Note prerequisite unit: CUAMUP401 Design, apply and remove makeup

DESIGN AND APPLY SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design special make-up effects and provide make-up services for productions in the screen and entertainment industries. It applies to individuals who create effects, such as scars, ageing and illness, and often have to attach prosthetics. Because the application of special make-up effects can be a complex and lengthy process, these individuals need to be confident and diplomatic in the way they communicate with performers whose appearances they are transforming. They work alone or, on large-scale productions, they could be responsible for supervising others.

CUAMUP503 Design and apply special make-up effects (75 hours)

Note prerequisite unit: CUAMUP401 Design, apply and remove makeup

IMPLEMENT DESIGN SOLUTIONS

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to take a design concept or solution to the implementation stage. The outcome of work could be a completed product, object, system or service, but is more likely to be a complete or partial prototype or model for the design. The focus of the unit is on a general knowledge of design techniques and processes, and practical application to a specific design context. It applies to individuals who implement concepts and solutions in response to a design challenge in any industry context.

BSBDES501 Implement design solutions (100 hours)

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements mandated by the training package rules, however, Minerva College requires students to meet one of the following criteria in order to be deemed eligible for commencement:
  • A minimum of 6 months’ work experience in any role; OR
  • Possess relevant skills and knowledge gained through work experience; OR
  • Completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent; OR
  • Demonstrate through a video conference, phone or in person interview the appropriate skills to undertake the course.

AND

  • Exposure to and an understanding of the beauty, makeup, special effects and hair industry; OR
  • Previous experience in the beauty, makeup, special effects and hair industry.

Timeframes

The course duration is approximately 52 weeks (up to 18 months)

(RTO Code: 90284)

Level 3, 166 Keira Street, Wollongong, NSW, 2500

Tuition Fee

$10,000

Payment Options

Minerva College also offers vocational education places on a full-fee basis for students who are not eligible for a VET Student Loan. Students wishing to pay for their course can:

  • Make cash payments upfront.
  • Apply for credit or a personal loan.
    • With this option, after addressing certain eligibility criteria, you may be eligible for a personal loan from a financial institution, which must be paid back in line with that institution’s specific terms and conditions, but which will enable you to pay for your course upfront without having to apply for government assistance.
    • Click on the following link to apply for credit with our financial services partner Mac Credit: Mac Credit. Or
    • Click on the following link to apply for credit with our financial services partner Easy Loans: Easy Loans

If you would like to talk about any of these options, please contact us below to find out more.

Start Date

Enrol any time with the course commencing on any day.


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