Special FX Makeup

Learn how to become a professional special effects makeup artist online with QC’s professional courses.

In this course, you’ll get:

  • An International Special FX Makeup Professional Certification
  • One-on-one mentoring from  professional makeup artists
  • professional special FX makeup starter kit
  • Full business training to prepare you for a new career

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Your Special FX Makeup Kit

You’ll receive this starter makeup kit when you enroll in the Special Effects Makeup Artistry course (value $100 USD). This kit includes makeup products, prosthetics and tools that you’ll use to complete your assignments.

Your Special FX
Makeup Kit

You’ll receive this starter makeup kit when you enroll in the Special Effects Makeup Artistry course (value $100 USD). This kit includes makeup products, prosthetics and tools that you’ll use to complete your assignments.

Set of 5 latex prosthetics
Bald cap
Crepe wool in brown and medium brown
Stipple sponge
Liquid and gel blood
Red and black cream makeup
RMG bald cap wheel
Injury wheel
Set of 5 latex prosthetics
Bald cap
Crepe wool in brown and medium brown
Stipple sponge
Liquid and gel blood
Red and black cream makeup
RMG bald cap wheel
Injury wheel

Special FX Makeup Course Outline

With help from celebrity makeup artist Nathan Johnson, special FX makeup artist Michele Mulkey will walk you through every step of the special FX makeup application process.

You will learn a variety of techniques, from the basics of applying bald caps to creating raised scars in a series of hands-on assignments. Put your knowledge to the test by completing numerous hands-on assignments.

UNIT A: Introduction to Special FX

  • Safe and sanitary makeup application
  • Identifying common skin disorders
  • Bald cap application
  • Aging makeup
  • Setting up your kit
  • Starting your own business

UNIT B: Hair Techniques

  • Working with hair
  • Stippling techniques
  • Your role in the production process
  • Creating a character from a script
  • Marketing and promotion

UNIT C: Special FX Makeup for Trauma

  • Understanding wounds
  • Creating a bruise
  • Scrapes, scratches, and scars
  • Creating frostbite effects
  • Decomposition effects
  • Burn types
  • Working with clients

UNIT D: Working with Blood

  • Prosthetics and blood effects
  • Pros-Aide® Transfers
  • Combining techniques
  • Special topics in business
    & career development

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How You’ll Learn

1

Access Your Course Materials

Receive your online materials within 48 hours, and receive your course package and free makeup kit in 5-10 business days.
2

Submit Your Assignments

Practice your makeup techniques and complete fun and practical hands-on assignments. Submit your assignments to the Online Student Center and wait for your tutor's feedback!
3

Review Your Feedback

Your personal tutor will review your work and provide you with personalized audio feedback. Use this advice to improve your skills for the next unit!
4

Become a Certified SFX Makeup Artist

Graduate from your course and receive your professional makeup artist certification!
The M.A.C. Pro Student Program

Learn From a MAC Eligible School!

QC Makeup Academy is a MAC Pro Eligible School! Students in the Master Makeup Artistry course are eligible to apply for the MAC Pro Student Membership and receive a discount on MAC products, in-store and online!

The M.A.C. Pro Student Program

Learn From a MAC Eligible School!

QC Makeup Academy is a MAC Pro Eligible School! Students in the Master Makeup Artistry course are eligible to apply for the MAC Pro Student Membership and receive a discount on MAC products, in-store and online!

QC Makeup Academy Product Discounts 

Students that graduate from QC can take advantage of the exclusive product discounts offered by QC’s preferred makeup partners. Product quality is an important part of becoming a successful makeup artist!

Our Guarantee

We stand behind our quality courses. That’s why we offer a full money-back guarantee. From the day you receive your course materials, you’ll have 21 days to review the course materials.

If you do not find that the course is a good fit for you, simply return the materials, unused, with a tracking number, and your course fees will be immediately refunded. All we ask is that you call the School to receive shipping instructions.

For the Special FX Makeup Course, the SFX Starter Makeup Kit can not be refunded (value $100 US).

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Are you ready to take the first step
towards a new career in special effects?

Enroll with QC Makeup Academy today!

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