Aim of the course
To give candidates the required information and qualification to be able to efficiently and effectively work as professional theatre, media and fashion make-up artists in the world. The course is designed to give candidates the most comprehensive training in media make-up.
This Media Make-up course is a complete training programme which does not require the student to have any previous make-up knowledge.
Candidates are required to have completed a course of at least 700 hours at a registered CIDESCO Media Make-up school.
100 hours of practical work experience in different disciplines required.This can be started during the course and completed before the examination.
The examination for the Media Make-up Diploma consists of three parts: a Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) paper, a practical exam including Mood/Story Board and a Portfolio.
Candidates are required to prepare a Portfolio which will assist them with finding work. The Portfolio should be relevant to the study of make-up, film, theatre and/or history. It must include two folders; the Professional Work Portfolio and the Supporting Evidence Folder. Passing the Portfolio is a pre-requisite to sit the CIDESCO Media Make-up examination.
- Wig handling- Postiche work
- Different types of make up
- Hair styling
- Ageing and latex ageing
- Bald caps
- Plaster work (Hot foam latex work )
- Prosthetics and facial casting
- FX Special effects (injuries, skin diseases, scars, bruises, wounds)
- Public Relations & Marketing
- Professional work portfolio
- Supporting evidence folder