Special Makeup Effects Course

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Contact Hours: 96

Duration: 3 Weeks

Meets: Monday – Thursday 9-4 PM

Total Cost of Tuition & Fees: $3,445

The Special Effects Makeup course is limited to only 2 students per session. Early enrollment is encouraged. Materials needed for class are included in fees.

Students who have already graduated from the Fashion Makeup Artist Program will receive the Advanced Makeup Artist Certificate. Individual courses taken on a stand-alone basis (not meeting the Fashion Makeup Artist Program pre-req) are not accredited by THEC.

This course makes the difference between the Fashion Makeup Artist Program and the Advanced (Multi-media) Makeup Artist Program and is for makeup artists seeking to add basic special effects to their skill set. This course includes character makeup techniques. At the end of this course students will design and create a character to be captured in a photo shoot.

  • 2-D and 3-D makeup techniques
  • Drug addict / homeless look
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd degree burns
  • Frost bite
  • Bruise progression
  • Moderate and extreme old age
  • Hair laying
  • Bald cap application
  • Foam latex prosthetic application
  • Gelatin prosthetic application
  • 3-D effects with silicone
  • Portfolio Building Photo Shoot


  • February 29 – March 16
  • May 22 – June 8
  • August 28 – September 14
  • November 20 – December 7