Make-up /Special effects (FX)

Special effects (FX)

Do you want to work as a makeup artist in the film and TV world? Then sign up for a course in our Special Effects subcategory and discover useful techniques to transform actors and actresses into impressive characters. Our teachers teach you the tricks of the trade and give you tips to get your first assignment!

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Special effects make-up

Make-up Allround - MUA

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In this Make-up Allround - MUA online course, you’ll get amazing practical training and tip



With a special effects make-up diploma, you can assure yourself of a career in the film and TV world. You will then work behind the scenes as a make-up artist and get the chance to transform actors and actresses. It's sometimes a hectic job, but one with a lot of satisfaction! Theater companies are also increasingly asking permanent make-up artists to show their skills in the wings. Many make-up artists work as freelancers, so a solid portfolio is indispensable to show your skills to future employers and to win every assignment. In addition, with your skills you are also a real added value at parties or as an independent make-up artist. Just think of Halloween or carnival; success guaranteed!

I work with a team of 5 make-up artists for various TV programs. Two of them were educated at this very school and I can only say that they do their job very well. From their application I noticed that I had gold in my hands and they have not disappointed me. They stood head and shoulders above my expectations. They mastered the techniques, knew what was expected of them and they are also just two great ladies to work with. The competition is fierce, but with a diploma, a first experience and a solid portfolio you increase your chances considerably! - employerSpeaks

Special effects make-up


Anyone who hears "special effects make-up" will primarily think of deadly wounds and bloody cuts. Yet you can do so much more with it! Do you know Mimi Choi? This Canadian makeup artist specialized in optical illusions and conquers social media with her incredible creations. Serbian make-up artist Mirjana “Kika” Milosevic devoted herself entirely to body painting. A visit to her Instagram page just makes your mouth fall open.

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Special effects make-up and image editing are increasingly going hand in hand. For example, the make-up artist creates realistic blood tears, which then roll over the character's cheek with the help of the computer. You cannot put the liquid in the eye of the actor.

I am a freelance make-up artist for parties and events. Especially the period around Halloween I am overwhelmed with requests; very nice all! During my training I got to know a lot of interesting people and the teacher was also fantastic. We were taught super handy techniques while doing so that still helps me a lot today. It was more than standard make-up lessons, because we got real advice from the professional field and tips to get a first job. I wish you success! - exStudentSpeaking

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It is the dream of many to become a make-up artist in the film or TV world, but those places are only intended for the best in their profession. Our students have known this, because our teachers prepare them for a professional start. They learn to work with the best materials and are taught amazing techniques during hands-on lessons.


  • Are you really good at your job? Then you might get an Oscar nomination! American MUA Ve Neill was nominated for her work on The Hunger Games, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Trek and more. Three times (including for Mrs. Doubtfire) she was even allowed to take the award home!
  • In the thriller Psycho (1960), chocolate syrup was used as blood. The film was in black and white, so the color didn't matter much. Color films usually use glucose syrup with a dark red dye.
  • In The Walking Dead series, the zombie actors wore contact lenses that were colored by hand for an extra morbid effect.