Meadowbank TAFE’s new makeup course

The Sydney Academy of Hair, Beauty and Makeup at TAFE NSW – Northern Sydney Institute’s Meadowbank College, has added a Diploma of Specialist Makeup Services to its offering of hair and beauty courses.

The course will debut in January 2010.

The Academy has offered hairdressing and makeup courses for over 20 years, which include Certificate II in Makeup Services, Certificate III in Hair Dressing and now the Diploma of Specialist Makeup Services, as well as short courses in airbrushing and spray tanning.

The courses are developed with great attention to the requirements of industry, and aim to produce industry-ready makeup artists with a strong skill base in all make up areas and hair styling.

The Diploma of Specialist Makeup Services CUF50407 – (19824) qualification provides individuals with the skills for makeup and hair services for screen, media and the entertainment industries. This qualification is the highest level that can be achieved in the makeup industry in Australia. Students develop the knowledge, practical skills and outlook to work as a professional makeup artist.

Head teacher, Suzanne Hattch, said: “The course answers a growing need for cross-industry skills. There’s an increasing synergy between the hair, beauty and makeup industries and more and more students want to increase their skills in those areas. It really opens up [their work opportunities]. There’s a lot of work out there for makeup artists. It’s a very exciting time.”

The diploma has approximately 432 contact class hours, 200 hours approximately of out of class project work and 30 hours of out of class practical work (total hours 662 hours). The diploma is delivered part-time over four terms. Class sizes average ten students and two class groups are already enrolled.

The course covers all aspects of makeup related to Film, TV and Theatre including: Hair & Wig Styling, Period Hairstyles 1920’s – 1980, Basic hair cutting, Character Makeup, Ageing techniques, Special Effects, Scars and Stitches, Sweat, Tears & Bruises and Decomposition.

Course trainers work in the industry and bring world-class knowledge to the training rooms.

Entry requirements: Students are required to have completed, or be currently completing the following units:
WRBF202B Design and Apply Makeup
WRBFS203B Design and Apply Makeup for Photography

For further information please call Suzanne Hattch on 9942 3144, or ring 131 674.

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