Progressive Makeup Artistry

The Progressive Makeup Artistry Course is the most comprehensive course that we offer at the school. This course runs for 4 months with intense and meticulous modules that cover everything from core makeup discipline through to advanced technique and Special Effects training. PMUA modules have been designed to even challenge qualified makeup artists and as the name suggests, the course is designed to accelerate the students learning to meet the demands of the modern makeup industry.

All PMUA modules are unique to the school and cover important makeup artistry skills. Students develop an eye for detail with sophisticated precision. The program is completely hands on and because our class sizes are small, students receive personal attention from our experienced trainers. Since 2011 the Huxley School of Makeup has been at the forefront of makeup artistry education in Australia. Our reputation of excellence is evident in the exceptional work of our students and graduates who have gone on to work in all facets of this dynamic industry. Huxley Alumni reach their educational objectives with confidence and pride. Our courses are specifically designed with the intention of students entering the work force inspired and knowledgeable.

PMUA students receive all the necessary tools and skills to work as a Professional MUA in all areas of the industry. On completion of the PMUA Course, graduates receive a certificate of attainment for completing all PMUA modules to the high standards set by the school. Throughout the course students develop an incredible portfolio of their work shooting with a professional photographer up to 16 times! 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 so the Huxley School of Makeup includes modules such as personal development and makeup business modules to make the transition into the real world a little easier.

MODULE HIGHLIGHTS

INTRODUCTION TO MAKEUP ARTISTRY

THE SKIN & TOOLS

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

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

Apply prosthesis create a look.

SCULPTING AND CASTING

MAKING WOUNDS

Making prosthesis

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.

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.

INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EFFECTS

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

NATURAL MAKEUP

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

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.

FACE CHARTING

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

NATURAL MAKEUP

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

INTERMEDIATE EYE TECHNIQUE

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

ADVANCED AVANT GARDE, FASHION AND BEAUTY

Advanced eye technique
Complete complexions
Constructing avant garde makeup AGING
Age spots
Wrinkles
Hooded eyes

BRIDAL MAKEUP

Using intermediate eye techniques the students will create their own bridal inspired makeup. There work will also be photographed.

BRIEF DEVELOPMENT

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

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.
BURNS
2nd degree
3rd degree
Acid
Sun damage

PRACTICAL DISASTER & MEDICAL EMERGENCY MAKEUP

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

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 resist contouring, learning how to sculpt muscles on the body.

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

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.

ADVANCED CREATING CHARACTERS

Design
Apply

ZOMBIES

Teeth
Skin textures
Gore

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

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.

EGYPTIAN INSPIRED

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

BALD – FASHION TO VICTIM

Application of Bald caps
Bald for fashion
Bald for horror

ADVANCED BODY ART

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

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

There is more to being a successful MUA than being good at painting a face. By embracing happiness and positive thinking your goals will become more attainable, your work ethic and customer service will improve and you’ll make faster, wiser decisions.

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.

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.

ALIENS AND PIRATES

Teeth
Skin textures
Gore

MAJOR INJURY

BODY ART

All our FBMUA students get FREE training in body art, a fantastics skill to acquire for film, tv and fashion industries. Students work with a variety of body art techniques and products. The second part of the module is a group body art challenge.

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!

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 a relevant to modern fashion aesthetics. Every term there are different brands with different concepts!

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

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.

AIR BRUSHING

Our FBMUA 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.

SPRAY TANNING

Our FBMUA 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

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

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!)