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Special Makeup FX Courses

This curriculum consists of two courses and prepares students to work as Special Effects Makeup Artists/Technicians at special makeup effects labs for design, construction, and application of prosthetic appliances for such modalities as film, television, theater, toy and game design, haunted houses and the like. Students focus on the design and creation of realistic prosthetic & dental appliances. The first course takes students through every step of the formulation and manufacturing of prosthetic appliances. The second course, "Creature Design" has students utilize their skills working on an advanced multi-piece creature design. Cosmix is one of the only special effects makeup schools that provides such a comprehensive program in this specific area.

It is recommended that students who want to work in the film industry enroll in the Master Makeup Artistry Program, so that they are well-rounded. Our Department of Career Services does not offer placement services to non-program students. Certificates are awarded to students who successfully complete an individual course.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Special FX Prosthetics Makeup

210 clock hours

This course equips students with makeup & lab techniques to create special effects for film, television, and theater. Students learn about silicone, gelatin, and foam latex materials. They design, create, and apply prosthetic and dental appliances. The process includes conceptualization, life casting, sculpting, molding and application techniques. Blood delivery methods are also included. Students learn and practice the art of application, utilizing proper placement, coloration and blending to create realistic characters. The final project for the special effects makeup artist school is captured in a photo shoot.

Creature Design

90 clock hours

Students learn how to design, construct and mold an advanced three dimensional sculpted character. This course is ideal for artists interested in working in a special makeup effects lab building projects for film, television and theatrical productions, haunted houses, toy or video game productions and theme parks. Our FX Makeup students produce a completed creature from conceptual design to final application. Their final project is captured in a photo shoot.