SLA International Certificate

9 Month Course
Beauty Makeup
Makeup for Bridal, Fashion & Advertising
Makeup for Film & TV
Makeup for Stage & Theatre
SFX Makeup
Face & Body Painting

NEW intake will commence 11th FEB 2019 – Enquire now! (Limited places available)

MODULE 1 & MODULE 2 is also available as a stand alone course – ‘Beauty, Bridal and Editorial Course’

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Payment plan options are available upon application – Phone 1300 770 428.

Only 6 places available!!

The SLA International Certificate teaches students everything they need to know to become a successful makeup artist and have a long and rewarding career in the industry. The International certificate covers everything from basic application and techniques right through to makeup for photography and includes the gory and increasingly popular world of special effects and prosthetic’s.  Below is a more detailed outline of what our students learn.

Module 1

Making a Career in the Makeup Industry

  • Hygiene, Health & Grooming
  • Tools of Your Trade
  • Facial Analysis
  • Colour Theory & Schematics
  • Face Charting

Beauty Makeup

  •  Introduction to Beauty
  • Skincare & Analysis
  •  Preparation
  • Facial Dimensions
  • Correctional Makeup
  • Natural Makeup
  • Eye Makeup
  • Day Makeup
  • Evening Makeup
  • Trends and Fashion
  • Special Occasion Makeup
  • Photography and lighting
  • Photographic Makeup
  • Photo Shoot

Module 2

Bridal Makeup

  • Introduction
  • Core Products
  • False Lash Application
  • The Classic Bride 
  • The Modern Bride
  • Themed Weddings
  • Ethnic Weddings
  • Makeup for the Bridal Party
  • Makeup for Mature Skins
  • The Trial
  • Business and Marketing

Makeup for Fashion and Advertising

  • Introduction
  • Make-up preparation
  •  Make-up application
  • The effects of photographic lighting on makeup
  • Makeup for Men
  • Makeup for advertising
  • Makeup for Fashion and Catwalk
  • Commercial make-up
  • Professional image

Module 3

Makeup for Film and Television

  • Studio TV lighting
  • Cinema lighting : studio and outside 
  • Historic make-up : Egyptian, Greek, Rome, the Middle Ages, the XVI century, the XVII century, the XVIII century, the XIX century et the XX century, and period makeup from 1920 to 1990.
  • Characters for Film
  • Makeup for Television
  • Airbrushing
  • Aging for Film & Television
  • Preparing budgets, rostering crews
  • Script reading

Module 4

Makeup for Theatre and Stage

  • Introduction
  • Make-up for the stage, ballet and opera.
  • Theatre lighting effects on the make-up
  • The expressions of the face: happiness , sadness, etc
  • Fantasy makeup: The ballerina, geisha, Opera, Pierrot Colombine, Cabaret…


  • Introduction
  • Aging for cinema with latex
  • Aging for the stage

Module 5

Special Effects

  • Introduction
  • Cut, burn, scar, broken nose, brow block, stitches
  • Tears and sweat
  • Bruising
  • Bullet holes and exit wounds
  • Prosthetics
  • Beards and stubble
  • Making and applying bald caps

Module 6

Face and Body Painting

  • Face painting
  • Body art and body painting
  • Applying and concealing tattoos

Makeup Composition

  • Designing and applying for a theme
  • Ethnic make-up


 $11,700 + Expert makeup kit

Payment plan options are available upon application.


660 hours over 9 months. Current study option is part time study; 3 days per week.


Students are required to purchase a full professional kit at $1500 (This includes SLA product valued at $3000) and an additional SFX kit in Module 5 & 6 (approx $600).

Work Experience

All students will be required to participate in at least 80hrs of work experience roles throughout their course which will expose them to all areas of the industry.

A full portfolio (5 professional photo shoots + class shoots) is achieved throughout the course.

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September  2019