NIDA Skills NT - Make-up and Hair Essentials for Screen

Skills NT - Make-up and Hair Essentials for Screen

Discover how make-up and hair play a part in creating believable characters for on screen performance. Experiment with styling and application techniques and learn how to create special effects that have dramatic impact.

Course components

  • Design hair and make-up for characters using text as a stimulus
  • Explore the use of appropriate make-up techniques through application on fellow participants
  • Apply special effects make-up to re-create bruises, injuries and gore. Experiment with fake blood and nu-skin putty for screen characters


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


Professional experience in hairdressing or make-up application required.

Course enrolment is open to people over 18 years old. This course is available specifically for residents of the Northern Territory.

All course materials will be provided.

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.

This course has no current classes. Please join the waiting list