Become a Special Effects Makeup Artist with Online Training

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

You’ll get:

  • Professional and up-to-date course content
  • Courses include full business training to prepare you for a new career
  • A professional special FX makeup starter kit
  • An International Special FX Makeup Professional certification when you complete your course
  • Video training from special effects makeup artist Michele Mulkey
  • One-on-one mentoring throughout your course
  • 50% off all additional courses so you can keep mastering your skills

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Special FX Makeup Starter Kit | Course Outline | How You Learn

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Special FX Makeup Starter Kit

Special Effects Makeup Starter Kit Free

You will need to purchase some additional items for your assignments which will cost approximately $75 depending on where you buy them. Frends Beauty has assembled kits for QC students that include everything you’ll need. You can find them here.

Here’s What You’ll Learn

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Unit A

  • Tips for success as a special effects makeup artist
  • Safe and sanitary practice
  • Taking photographs
  • Setting up your kit
  • Setting up your workspace
  • Client etiquette and professionalism
  • Highlight and shadow
  • Old age makeup
  • Applying bald caps
  • Starting your makeup business

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Unit B

  • Working with hair
  • Stippling techniques
  • Stippling a beard
  • Hand laying hair
  • Lace hair piece application
  • Hand punching hair
  • Analyzing a script
  • Creating a look from a script
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Social media for your makeup business

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Unit C

  • Understanding wounds
  • Researching wounds
  • New and old bruises
  • Scrapes and scratches
  • Indented and raised scars
  • Frostbite
  • Burns
  • Tattoos
  • Working with clients

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Unit D

  • Prosthetics and blood effects
  • Foam gelatin prosthetics
  • Pros-Aide® transfers
  • Combining techniques
  • Cutting the skin on camera
  • Blood tubing
  • Blood packs
  • Zombie makeup
  • Industry connections

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How You Learn

How to become a professional makeup artist online
  • Study whenever and wherever you like
  • We send you DVDs, course texts, makeup products, and course guides
  • You watch instructional videos
  • You read full-color course texts and complete loads of practical assignments
  • You upload your work to the Online Student Center
  • Your personal tutor evaluates your work and provides personalized audio feedback
  • Once you finish the course, you’ll receive your certificate and professional designation, International Special Effects Makeup Professional (ISMP)

Here’s What You’ll Get

QC’s Special Effects Makeup Training Course Material

Special Effects Makeup Training Course Material

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 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 that 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!