Creative Special Effects Makeup Course

Mon-Sat, 6days, Makeup, Photoshoot, Special FX, £1400
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  • Overview

    Expand your makeup skills to become a more competitive makeup artist by learning the fundamentals of special FX makeup. This course takes you from a foundation to an intermediate level.This course is taught by leading TV and Film makeup artists who have worked on movies starring Julia Roberts, Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Natalie Portman and Jude law. Also they have worked on some blockbusters films such as Closer, Book of Eli, Finding Neverland, X-men and the Last man standing, just to name a few.


    Upon completion of this course you will be awarded:

    “The Creative Special Effects Certificate”

    This certificate includes Basic Makeup, Character Makeup, Bruising,Wounds, Bald Cap application and Creating a Character which will be awarded by the (London Academy of Freelance Makeup)

    And 1 further individual certificate awarded by an accredited global body for the week passed.

  • Syllabus



    Week 1 Special Effects Makeup Course

    You will gain Certificate in (Creative Special Effects accredited by AOFM and City & Guilds London Institute)

    • Introduction and Day Makeup
    • HD Makeup
    • Character makeup
    • Continuity keeping
    • Basic SFX/Casualty Techniques
    • Bruising
    • Open wounds & cuts
    • Casualty makeup
    • Facial Hair, Aging & Dirtying Down
    • Creating a zombie
    • Using latex, gelatin and sculpt gel
    • Bald Cap Application
    • Gafquat application and techniques
    • Advanced SFX
    • Creating burns
    • Create a Character
    • Professional photoshoot of your work
  • Fees & Dates

    Course Fees : £1400

    (Optional additional City & Guilds accreditation : £50)

    Payment Plan:

    • The Academy will accept a 50% deposit to hold a students place at the time of booking.
    • All fees must be paid in full no later than 5 weeks prior to the course start date.

    Course Dates and Times :

    The course timings are 10am to 6pm
    Monday to Saturday over 1 week

    OCTOBER:  14th October 2019 – 19th October 2019

    FEBRUARY:  3rd February 2020 – 8th February 2020

    MAY:  4th May 2020 – 9th May 2020

    OCTOBER:  12th October 2020 – 17th October 2020

    Accreditation, Exams and Certificates 

    Students are required to return for a practical and theory exam with an external verifier from the UK in order to be issued with their certificates with CIBTAC. (Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology).

    Certificates awarded by BABTAC (British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology) will be issued after successful completion of the module and sent to the student within 3 weeks of graduation.

    All other certificates from the London Academy of Freelance Makeup and City & Guilds will be awarded to the student upon completion and pass of the modules at the end of their course.

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