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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Advanced Special Effects Makeup, Prosthetics and Props

Meet industry demand for advanced special effects makeup artists.

Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate product knowledge and skills into the development of special effects advanced makeup.
  • Apply a variety of calculations and formulae with the degree of accuracy required to solve problems and make decisions, within the context of the craft.
  • Conform to established industry hierarchy, established protocols, unique professional etiquette and adherence to the role boundaries of the special effects makeup artist for success in the industry.
  • Modify special effects, makeup effects and image manipulation using computer technology.
  • Create special effects prosthetics and puppetry that incorporate a basic understanding of mechanics and engineering.
  • Conduct extensive research to inform the development of special effects advanced makeup in a variety of venues.
  • Manage a successful special effects advanced makeup project from concept to completion.
  • Maintain a safe, sanitary and professional environment required through adherence to industry-specific guidelines and requirements, and acquisition and application of appropriate related credentials.
  • Generate viable solutions to unexpected situations and challenges unique to the field of special effects advanced makeup through creative and critical thinking and effective problem solving.
  • Engage in effective self-promotion and marketing activities, using appropriate presentation and communication skills.
  • Accommodate the unique and dynamic nature of the work in the field of special effects advanced makeup by refining one’s personal and professional work process and self-management skills