NIDA Make-up Design 101, Grades 11-12

Make-up Design 101, Grades 11-12

Holiday course

Gather inspiration from your favourite characters as you design and apply make-up for the stage and screen. Identify the different techniques that professional make-up artists use in the application of special effects make-up and transform your class mates into incredibly realistic characters. Learn the tricks of the trade and see the magic of make-up unfold!

Course components

  • Learn professional make up application and safe removal techniques for the stage and screen.
  • Experiment with special effects make-up design and application.
  • Discover the trade secrets of physical transformation in the performing arts industry.


  • Experience applying make up for the stage and screen.
  • Awareness of industry best practice when applying special effects make up.
  • Increased ability to create make up designs and bring them to life.

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 ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via email or sms.
  • 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.
  • Participants must provide their own lunch, including snacks and drinks.
  • Students in courses for Grades 11–12 will not be supervised during breaks and are free to leave the venue at designated break times should they wish.

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