Progressive Makeup Artistry

Your journey starts here!
The Progressive Makeup Artistry Course (PMUA Course)  is Australia’s most comprehensive professional makeup artistry course covering everything from core makeup discipline through advance fashion, cinema makeup and special effects makeup techniques.  Fast tracked over 4 months, this program is intense and meticulous so you can get qualified and skilled up sooner!

PMUA modules have been designed to even challenge qualified makeup artists although, no previous makeup skills are required to commence the course.  As the name suggests, the course is designed to accelerate the students learning to meet the demands of the modern makeup industry.  Through proven teaching methods and more hands on practical lessons than any other makeup course in the country, the PMUA Course is the only course of it’s kind!

Students develop an eye for detail with sophisticated precision.  Since 2011, the Huxley School of Makeup has been at the forefront of makeup artistry education in Australia with graduates successfully challenging the norm, and excelling in all aspects of the makeup industry.  The PMUA Course allows students gain skills which encompass all the requirement of professional makeup artists working in the fields of Film, TV, Fashion, Photographic, Bridal and Cosmetics Industries.  In class real world scenarios and work experience placement give HUXLEY students a deeper understanding of makeup and a competitive edge when applying for positions or booking jobs.

On completion of the PMUA Course, students will graduate with an incredible portfolio of their work from shooting with a professional fashion photographer over 21 times!  Plus, from 2018 students will also receive beautiful video portfolios of their work.  Successful graduates will also receive a Certificate of Attainment for completing all PMUA modules to the high standards set by the school.  Graduating from HUXLEY is a prestigious achievement recognised by industry professionals and employers for producing future makeup leaders.

Having the resources to professionally showcase your work is an invaluable tool to market yourself and get the job. We also understand the importance of non technical skills such as understanding on set etiquette, communication skills, customer service, concept development and business skills.  For this reason the Huxley School of Makeup includes modules such as personal development and makeup business modules to make the transition into the real world a lot little easier.

WHAT COMES WITH THE COURSE

  • Australia’s most comprehensive professional makeup training
  • Industry standard digital photographic portfolio from over 21 shoots
  • First of it’s kind, makeup video portfolio
  • Free training in Air Brushing and Spray Tanning
  • Access to discounted professional development workshops in photography, graphic design and more
  • Studio access 5days per week to practice and prepare for assignments
  • Use of industry standard SPFX products and tools
  • Makeup kit valued at $2200
  • Professional Brushes $400

Australia’s most comprehensive
professional makeup artistry course.


TUITION FEES

$14,000 plus a $250 admin fee

The course runs for 4 months and covers over 60 intense and meticulous modules that cover everything from core makeup discipline through to advanced technique and Special Effects training. These tuition fees cover everything you need to become a professional makeup artist including; a full portfolio shot by a professional fashion photographer, an amazing makeup and tool kit worth over $2000 + more.

Payment Plans

We offer all of our students flexible payment plans where they can slowly pay off their course in affordable instalments without incurring any interest.

Our payment plans can be paid either weekly or fortnightly.

Talk to our administration team to work out a payment plan that is bestfor you.

CLASS TIMES

DURATION:
4 MONTHS
ATTENDANCE:

4 – 6 LESSONS PER WEEK

MADE OF

2 DAYS PER WEEK
(WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY)
10AM – 2PM

 

2 – 4 EVENINGS PER WEEK
(MONDAY – THURSDAY)
5PM – LATE

INTAKES:
JANUARY | MAY | SEPTEMBER

There may be some classes that fall outside of the regular tuition hours however, at the beginning of term students receive a calendar including all of their class dates and times. Finishing times can vary depending on the module and photo shoots.

Work experience opportunities are provided to students. These times vary between intakes and fall outside class hours.

Testimonials

Studying at Huxley has been a journey that I will never forget. I received guidance and training that I know I wouldn't receive anywhere else. With actual practical and hands on training, you know you are studying a course that is constructed by instructors who genuinely care about their students. Huxley is hands down Australia's #1 Makeup School.

- Hayden Teremoana Progressive Makeup Artistry Student

INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EFFECTS

INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EFFECTS

Self defence
Bruising
Blood and guts (secret recipes of the movie makeup artist)
Working with gore

Skin

Skin

Discovering how to prep and prime the skin properly is essential for effective makeup application. The skin is the largest organ in the body and is extremely complex. As a makeup artist it is important to also have a general understanding of the function and structure of the skin.

Complexion

Complexion

The complexion is arguably the most important component of the makeup. Professional makeup artists must have a thorough understanding of different types of complexion products (textures and compositions) and also how to best apply them.

Intro To Prosthesis

Intro To Prosthesis

Apply prosthesis
Create a look

Contouring

Contouring

Contouring principles applied in all makeup technique. In this module you’ll discover how the relationship between light and shade effects the appearance of facial structures.

Bald – Fashion To Victim

Bald – Fashion To Victim

Application of Bald caps
Bald for horror

Aging

Aging

Age spots
Wrinkles
Hooded eyes

Lips

Lips

A lot can be assumed by the colour of a ladies lips. In this class you’ll observe trends throughout history and discover different techniques for applying lip products.

Hair Laying

Hair Laying

Beards
Braiding

Eyes & Brows

Eyes & Brows

In this class we’ll investigate the colour theory and learn how to effectively apply pigment to the eyes. In the second part of the lesson you’ll discover how to perfectly define the brows.

Air Brushing

Air Brushing

Our PMUA students get FREE training in Air Brushing during this course! Air brushing has been used for decades and has become a popular application technique that is often requested for weddings and formals. It can also be a fantastic tool for body art.

Face Charting

Face Charting

Face charting is the way that makeup artists can plan the looks that they are going to create.

Sculpting And Casting

Sculpting And Casting

Making wounds
Making prosthesis

Natural Makeup

Natural Makeup

Combining the principals learnt in previous modules students will create a beautiful natural makeup that enhances the models features.

Burns

Burns

2nd degree
3rd degree
Acid
Sun damage

Intermediate Eye Technique

Intermediate Eye Technique

Students will define the eyes using various techniques including both traditional smokey eyes & socket eye technique.

Practical Disaster & Medical Emergency Makeup

Practical Disaster & Medical Emergency Makeup

Dirt, sweat, tears
Gun shot wounds
Infected
Sores
Skin disease
Scars
Self inflicted wounds
Drug abuse

Bridal Makeup

Bridal Makeup

Brief Development

Brief Development

It is essential to all makeup artists that they are able to effectively communicate their ideas to their clients and employers.

Zombies

Zombies

Teeth
Skin textures
Gore

Mature Makeup

Mature Makeup

Working with a mature skin is slightly different to working on younger skin types. Our Mature makeup class explores ways to beautifully apply makeup on mature clients, looking at colour theory, contouring and eye techniques.

Makeup For Men & Children

Makeup For Men & Children

Makeup isn’t just for woman. Both men and children require makeup for a multitude of film, photographic and fashion projects. In this class student learn suitable makeup techniques for men and children. They will also revisit contouring, learning how to sculpt muscles on the body.

Continuity In Film & TV

Continuity In Film & TV

Maintaining continuity is an integral role of any makeup artist working in Film or on TV productions. Students are challenged on time, technique and accuracy in this module, simulating real world scenarios.

Advanced Eye Technique

Advanced Eye Technique

As a makeup artist clients may request styles and techniques you’re unfamiliar with. Tackling difficult technique can be challenging so our students discover ways to break down complex looks.

Onset Ettiquette

Onset Ettiquette

Asian Inspired

Asian Inspired

Asian cultures are beautiful and have a rich history of fashion and beauty traditions. Student research and develop their own Asian inspired look in this class to complement the brief provided.

Makeup For Dark Skin

Makeup For Dark Skin

There are as many shades of black skin as there are of white and it is a necessity that professional makeup artists are capable of working with darker skin complexions. Understanding colour theory, contouring principles and more.

Black & White

Black & White

Students discover the importance of composition in images while seeing how far they can push the boundaries of contouring. During their live studio session students experience how subtle changes in the makeup can make a huge difference to the overall look.

Creature Tech

Creature Tech

Egyptian Inspired

Egyptian Inspired

The Egyptian people were some of the first to develop cosmetics and have inspired people for thousands of years. Students apply advanced techniques while working on darker skin types

Alien

Alien

Design
Apply

Personal Development

Personal Development

Theatre

Theatre

Countless stories have been told for thousands of years in the ancient art form of theatre. Students get to create their favourite theatre looks discovering different techniques that are suitable for the stage. Anything from Simba to Alice in Wonderland.

Body Art

Body Art

Body painting
3D body art
Group body art challenge
Sugar Skull

Drag

Drag

It’s no lie that our drag class is a hoot! however, students also practice brow blocking and create dramatic looks that go beyond the regular eye shape. Most importantly, it gives everyone an excuse to feel a bit glam and fabulous!

Moulding Silicone

Moulding Silicone

Fashion Today

Fashion Today

Slay mumma! Looking good and feeling fine are the vibes set in our fashion today class where students work with real brands to develop trending looks that are relevant to modern fashion aesthetics. Every term there are different brands with different concepts!

Avant Garde

Avant Garde

This module investigates ways to create with fluidity and to think laterally. Students will create looks that are entirely unique and their own. It is heaps of fun, exciting and unsurprisingly much harder than it sounds.

Makeup History

Makeup History

Period makeup looks are often requested for productions by clients looking to recreate an aesthetic from a particular era. Students work on an assessment to investigate a period of their choice and create a look that is inspired by and accurate to that time.

Spray Tanning

Spray Tanning

Our PMUA students also get FREE training in Spray Tanning! This is a great skill for all MUA’s to have as it can be a good way to meet new clients and increase your revenue. Not to mention, there are obvious benefits to having a sunless tan.

Creating Characters

Creating Characters

Character development is a huge part of makeup artistry so our students get to create their very own unique character for a hypothetical video game. These characters could be anything from an ethereal goddess to a scary ancient warrior!

Beauty

Beauty

The Huxley School of Makeup is incredibly proud of our beauty module where students create high fashion beauty looks for real editorial submission. Students will test with amazing models while having their work shot in HD clarity. (So clear you can see your reflection in your models eye!)

Portfolio Development

Portfolio Development