For the Winter 2021 semester, this program will be delivered through a hybrid model that combines remote and in-person learning. View delivery modes for all programs.
Prepare to begin a career in the highly specialized field of advanced special effects makeup.
Classes to prepare you for your career
You'll earn your graduate certificate through classes that involve:
- Researching styles, trends and new developments within the industry.
- Developing two-dimensional special effects concepts and work-ups of what they might look like complete.
- Using specialized products and equipment to animate, sculpt, create, cast and mold your creations.
Professors who know the business
Because classes are small, you'll receive lots of personal support from your professors who are themselves highly experienced in the field. Most are still active in special effects makeup. Through your study you'll also be introduced to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), the union representing the profession.
Practical, hands-on experience
During the summer following the first two semesters, you'll participate in a field placement where you can use your newly acquired special effects makeup skills in a professional setting. This invaluable work experience and exposure to professionals in the field can be a springboard for employment.
Our program is one of the few programs of its kind in North America and the only one in the Ontario college system. Coursework was developed specifically to meet the needs of employers such as museums, amusement parks, exhibitors and the entertainment industry.
Through intensive lab experiences that simulate industry settings, you'll gain solid knowledge in casting, molding, sculpting and developing prosthetics, props and animatronics.
Classes include both classroom theory and extensive hands-on lab work. Guest industry speakers regularly visit class, providing excellent networking opportunities.
The Special Effects Makeup, Prosthetics and Props program is located at the Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville, Ontario.
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
- 1 yr (3 semesters)
- Program code: PASEM
Column one has the Start date, second the Locations and third the Availability Start date Locations Availability Jan 2021 Trafalgar Campus (Oakville) Closed Sep 2021 Trafalgar Campus (Oakville) Closed Jan 2022 Trafalgar Campus (Oakville) Available