NIDA Make-up Essentials

Make-up Essentials

For adults 18+

Level: Beginner

Practise designing and applying make-up and special effects for stage and screen.

Course components

  • Design make-up for characters on stage and screen using text as a stimulus.
  • Discover the appropriate make up techniques by applying general stage make-up on your fellow participants.
  • Apply special effects make-up to re-create bruises, injuries and gore. Experiment with fake blood and nu-skin putty for stage and screen characters.


  • Effective application of make-up for stage and screen using the correct technique.
  • Ability to develop make-up design using text as stimulus for a broad range of characters.
  • Effective application and design special effects make-up.

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No experience necessary

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Flights and Accommodation: From time to time we may need to cancel an advertised course. Before booking flights and accommodation for travel to attend a NIDA Open course, please contact the NIDA Open office to confirm if your course will proceed as planned. NIDA does not accept liability for any associated costs of attendance or cancellation.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in for all drama and performance related courses. Clothing that restricts movement is inappropriate.
  • Please wear closed-in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
  • Please bring along a pen, notebook or electronic device and a bottle of water to all classes.
$385 $346.50 Limited inc GST
Make-up Essentials

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