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Course outline

International Certificate Course in Professional Makeup Artistry

Module 1

Makeup Products & Equipment

Get to know the author, Rachel Dal Santo, before she introduces you to the colourful world of Makeup Artistry and all it entails. This module takes an extensive look at the broad range of products and equipment available, colour theory, and how to operate safely as a makeup artist.

Module Content :

  • Learning Outcomes Summary
  • Video Tutorials
  • Student Handbook
  • Introduction
  • Welcome!
  • Ten Attributes of a Successful Makeup Artist
  • About the Author
  • Guest Makeup Artist
  • Tools And Products
  • An Introduction to the Makeup Artist’s Kit
  • Equipment, Skincare, and WHS
  • Makeup Products
  • Makeup Brushes
  • Purchasing Your Kit
  • Work Health and Safety (WHS)
  • WHS Guidelines for the Makeup Artist
  • Cleaning Your Brushes, Sponges, and Powder Puffs
  • Colour Theory for the Makeup Artist
  • Understanding Colour
  • The Language of Colour
  • Face Charts
  • Makeup Designs
  • Makeup Application Basics
  • Skin Types and Skin Conditions
  • Skincare Products
  • Concealer
  • Foundation
  • Powder
  • Correcting Skin Problems and Covering Tattoos
  • Assignment

Module 2

Face, Eyebrow, Eye, & Lip Shapes

Become familiar with the diversity of human facial features and learn the skills required to make up any face with confidence!

Module Content :

  • Learning Outcomes Summary
  • Face Shapes
  • Identifying Face Shapes
  • Contouring Highlight and Shade
  • Application Techniques for Contouring
  • Eye Shapes
  • Eye Shapes and Regions of The Eyelid
  • Classic Eye Makeup Design
  • Smoky Eye Makeup Design
  • Makeup for Asian Eyes
  • Eyebrow Shapes
  • Measuring the Eyebrow
  • Common Eyebrow Corrections
  • Lip Shapes
  • Lip Products
  • Common Lip Shape Problems and How to Fix Them
  • Assignment

Module 3

Glamour Makeup for Photography

From the photography studio to the wedding aisle, delve into the depths of Glamour Makeup and learn about the various styles and techniques for making your clients feel beautiful!

Module Content :

  • Learning Outcomes Summary
  • Glamour Makeup for Photography
  • Makeover Studio Photography
  • Makeup Bloggers/Social Media Influencers
  • Wedding Photography
  • Fashion Photography
  • Beauty Photography
  • Other Commercial Photography
  • Model Release Form
  • Makeup Trends and Fashions
  • Staying on Trend
  • Fashion Makeup Demonstrations
  • Soft Natural Makeup
  • Classic Corporate Makeup
  • Red Carpet Glamour Makeup
  • Kim Kardashian/Instagram Inspired Makeup
  • Makeup for Black and White
  • Photography
  • Makeup Application and Capture
  • Bridal Makeup
  • Common Bridal Makeup
  • Mother of the Bride Makeup
  • Additional Wedding Makeup
  • Multicultural Weddings
  • Indian Wedding Makeup
  • Chinese Wedding Makeup
  • Glamour Makeup
  • For Dark Skin
  • Working with Dark Skin Tones
  • Bridal Makeup for Dark Skin
  • Assignment

Module 4

High Fashion Makeup

Delve deeper into the Fashion Industry and explore the various styles and techniques of High Fashion Makeup Artistry. This fun module will have you exercising your artistic flair!

Module Content :

  • Learning Outcomes Summary
  • Photographic vs. Catwalk Makeup
  • Key Differences
  • How Lighting Effects Makeup
  • Understanding Lighting Types
  • Coloured Filters
  • Styles of Makeup for the Catwalk
  • Hollywood Glamour and Avant-Garde
  • Working with Fashion Designers
  • Collaborating with a Team
  • Designing for a Fashion Show
  • Creating Looks for the Catwalk
  • High Fashion Makeup Demonstrations
  • Various Styles Explained
  • Culture Inspired Makeup: Geisha
  • Culture Inspired Makeup: Wodaabe Tribe
  • Art Inspired Makeup: Birth of Venus
  • Theatre Inspired Makeup: Ballerina
  • Historical Period Inspired Makeup: 1960s
  • Historical Period Inspired Makeup: Rococo
  • Assignment

Module 5

Makeup for Film and Television

Lights! Camera! Action! This module introduces you to the exciting world of Film and Television makeup! Become familiar with the many industry-specific standards and how they affect makeup design, and continuity, which is one of the most crucial elements of this field.

Module Content :

  • Learning Outcomes Summary
  • Introduction
  • Industry Overview
  • Film/TV Crews and Their Duties
  • Film/Television Crew Members and Their Duties
  • Studio Protocol and on Set Expectations
  • On Set Procedures and What to Expect
  • Television Makeup
  • High-Definition/Digital Television
  • Floor Duty/On Set Maintenance for Television
  • Male News Presenter Makeup
  • Makeup for Men
  • Makeup for Excellent Complexion
  • Makeup for Average Complexion
  • Unusual Problems and How to Fix Them
  • Female News Presenter Makeup
  • Applications for Female News Presenters
  • Makeup for Female News Presenter
  • Film Makeup
  • Makeup for Film and the Differences
  • Between Film and TV
  • ‘No Makeup’ Makeup – Male
  • ‘No Makeup’ Makeup – Female
  • Script Continuity Analysis
  • Steps to Set Up a Continuity System
  • Script Analysis
  • Continuity Considerations
  • Example of a Call Sheet
  • Creating a Roster for the Makeup Department
  • Creating a Makeup Budget
  • Assignment

Module 6

Theatre Stage Makeup

As well as teaching you about the key differences between camera makeup and stage makeup, this module will take you back in time to provide you with in-depth insight into the fascinating history of makeup!

Module Content :

  • Learning Outcomes Summary
  • Introduction
  • Theatre Stage Makeup
  • Designing the Makeup
  • Lighting and Makeup
  • Employment in the Theatre
  • How to Collaborate in a Creative Process
  • Basic Male Makeup Techniques for Theatre
  • Historical Period Makeup
  • Period-Based Productions
  • Authentic Makeup vs. Interpretations
  • Ancient Egyptian Period
  • Ancient Roman Period
  • Ancient Greek Period
  • Medieval and Renaissance Periods
  • Tudor and Elizabethan Periods
  • Stuart and Restoration Periods
  • Georgian Period
  • Regency Period
  • Victorian Period
  • Edwardian and George V Periods
  • 1920s Period
  • 1930s Period
  • 1940s Period
  • 1950s Period
  • 1960s Period
  • 1970s Period
  • 1980s Period
  • Period Makeup Demonstrations
  • Ancient Egyptian Makeup
  • Georgian Makeup
  • Victorian Makeup
  • 1920s Makeup
  • 1980s Makeup
  • Common Theatrical Characters
  • Geisha Makeup
  • Clown Makeup
  • Traditional White-Faced Clown
  • Assignment

Module 7

Old-Age Makeup

This module is your first taste of Special Effects Makeup, exploring the various techniques available for adding years to your clients!

Module Content :

  • Learning Outcomes Summary
  • Introduction
  • Designing Old-Age Makeup
  • Approaches to Aging Makeup
  • Highlight and Shade
  • Latex or Stipple
  • Green Marble
  • Prosthetics
  • Old-Age Makeup Demonstration
  • Assignment

Module 8

Character Makeup

Attain the skills commonly used in the fantastical world of character makeup. This module will have you recreating your favourite characters in no time!

Module Content :

  • Learning Outcomes Summary
  • Introduction
  • Designing for Film and Television
  • Designing for a Character
  • Designing for Theatre
  • Video Demonstrations
  • Witch: Traditional Theatre Makeup
  • Fagin (Oliver Twist): Traditional Theatre Makeup
  • Assignment

Module 9

Special Effects Makeup

This module officially welcomes you into the attention-grabbing and jaw-dropping world of special effects makeup. With a focus on injury and disease simulation, your creations are sure to give people chills!

Module Content :

  • Learning Outcomes Summary
  • Introduction
  • SFX Injury and Disease Simulation
  • Bruising
  • Abrasions
  • Scabs
  • Tears and Perspiration
  • Artificial Dirt
  • Cuts and Lacerations
  • Sutures/Stitches
  • Bullet Wounds
  • Scars
  • Tattoos
  • Chicken Pox (Varicella) Simulation
  • Small Pox
  • Burns
  • Injury and Disease SFX for Fantasy Characters
  • Creating a Zombie Character
  • Zombie Character Technique
  • Character Contact Lenses
  • Demonstrations
  • Burns Makeup Demonstration
  • Assault Makeup Demonstration
  • Assignment

Module 10

Simple Prosthetics

A final look into the depths of special effects makeup, this module will give you the skills required for creating simple prosthetics!

Module Content :

  • Learning Outcomes Summary
  • Introduction
  • History of Prosthetic Makeup
  • The Modern SFX Makeup Artist
  • Prosthetic Manufacture Techniques
  • Simple Prosthetic Techniques
  • Out-of-kit Prosthetic for Theatre
  • Create Your Own Scar Plate
  • Assignment

Module 11

Wigs and Artificial Facial Hair

Become acquainted with the basics of artificial hair application, which is a sought-after skill for the professional makeup artist, making you stand out from the crowd!

Module Content :

  • Learning Outcomes Summary
  • Introduction
  • Wig Types
  • Measuring a Client
  • How to Measure a Client for a Handmade Natural Hair Wig
  • Preparing a Client
  • Preparing a Client for Wig Application
  • Wig Maintenance
  • Care, Cleaning and Storage: Synthetic Wigs
  • Care, Cleaning and Storage: Natural Hair Wigs
  • Wig Application
  • Application of a Medium- and High-Grade Wig: Synthetic (Regular Front)
  • Application of a Lace Front Wig: Synthetic or Natural Hair
  • Apply False Moustache
  • Apply an Artificial Hand Knotted Moustache
  • Assignment

Module 12

Working as a Freelance MUA

The refining touch to your newly acquired skills can be foung in this module, which will equip you with the knowledge required to put your skills into professional use!

Module Content :

  • Learning Outcomes Summary
  • Introduction
  • Establishing a Successful Makeup Business
  • Setting up Your Business
  • How to Get Clients
  • Tips for Working in Specific Industry Sectors
  • Wedding
  • Fashion
  • Television
  • Theatre
  • Working as an Assistant
  • Assignment