where artistry meets industry
YOUR JOURNEY STARTS HERE!
Studying at HUXLEY is an experience like no other. The HUXLEY, Diploma of Screen and Media Specialist Makeup Services is Australia’s most comprehensive professional makeup artistry course covering everything from core makeup discipline to advanced fashion, cinema makeup, and special effects makeup techniques. This intense program is meticulous, practical, and allows students to graduate industry ready!
HUXLEY Diploma 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 specialised and designed to accelerate the students learning to meet the demands of the modern makeup industry. Through proven teaching methods delivered by extremely skilled, knowledgeable, and passionate trainers, students have an immersive experience not offered anywhere else in the world. Course materials and class content is revised every intake to ensure HUXLEY students have the most up-to-date training. With incredible portfolio shoots and in-class collaborations with major brands, HUXLEY students have opportunities that are not offered by other education providers. The HUXLEY Diploma Course is the only course of its kind!
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 Diploma Course allows students to gain skills that encompass the entire spectrum of the makeup industry. Students gain the skills and knowledge to work in the fields of Film, TV, Fashion, Photographic, Bridal, E-commerce, Social Media, Theatre, 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 this course, graduating students receive an incredible portfolio of their work, shooting with the HUXLEY in-house creative team up to 14 times! Our industry pros help to inspire students, discuss their creative concepts, and troubleshoot ideas to respond to the contextual constraints of their projects, with consideration of industry practices. Every photo and video that you see on this website was created at HUXLEY. As the saying goes, the proof is in the pudding. HUXLEY students become remarkable makeup artists with acuity for modern aesthetics by gaining industry skills, knowledge, and of course by having the opportunity to flex their creativity in a fun, safe, real-world, constructively critical environment.
Ranked among the world’s best makeup schools, graduating from HUXLEY is a prestigious achievement recognised and highly regarded by industry professionals and employers alike.
Unique & Uncompromising
The wonderful world of makeup artistry is incredibly broad. With an $800 billion dollar global cosmetics industry and an exploding local Film and TV industry, the future is bright for aspiring makeup artists. However, choosing a pathway and a place to start can often be the hardest part. HUXLEY takes the guesswork out of the scenario, with student mentors, knowledgeable support staff, and faculty of educators who specialised across the entire scope of the makeup industry to help students discover pathways into a successful career.
Below are a few career pathways, jobs, and industries you could work in, once becoming a qualified and skilled professional makeup artist.
DEVELOP a career in one of the worlds largest industries
VALUED AT $1.9BILLION, THE AUSTRALIAN FILM INDUSTRY IS ONE OF THE LARGEST AND FASTEST GROWING IN THE WORLD
THE GLOBAL COSMETICS INDUSTRY IS WORTH OVER $380 BILLION USD ANNUALLY AND IS CONTINUING TO GROW!
TURN YOUR SKILLS INTO A CAREER!
Regardless of your career aspirations and industry interests, HUXLEY has the courses to help students reach their full potential and bridge the gap between education and employment opportunities.
A piece of paper doesn’t equal a job. At HUXLEY we understand what employers, clients, and organisations require from their artists.
The best way to learn and reach your goals is to total immerse yourself in your chosen discipline. At HUXLEY students have access to experienced, passionate industry leaders who have actually done it all before. They gain real-world experience on exciting in-class collaborations and shoots while developing a deep understanding of relevant industry knowledge and practices.
The scope of employment for professionals within the makeup industry is extremely broad. Common fields such as film, cosmetics and bridal industries are well known. However, the breadth of employment opportunities extends to e-commerce, fashion, commercial, and even non-traditionally creative industries such as marketing, business development, and product development to name a few. Even within certain fields, individuals throughout their career specialise in areas that interest them. For example, in film, there are specialisations ranging from on set applications to manufacturing props and effects to concept design and project management.
Overall Course Features
Masculine makeup and grooming
Makeup for dark complexion
Bruises and blood
Burns and scars
Intro to sculpting
Encapsulated flat plate moulds
ADVANCED MAKEUP DESIGN
Asian cultures design
Fashion & commercial concepts
ADVANCED DESIGN & SFX TECHNIQUE DEVELOPMENT
Character design & script Breakdown
Character illustration & design
Major injury design
Making simple props – for example; severed fingers, ears eyeballs
Lifecasting full face
Character 1: Zombie, Vampire, or Witch
Characters 2 – Silicon prosthetics: Fantasy, humanoid, or alien
HEALTH & SAFETY
Kit knowledge, Setup, Maintainance, & Cleanliness
Onset safe practices
Risk assessment practice
DURATION AND SCHEDULE
AT A GLANCE:
On-campus for 2 – 4 Days/week
Mixed-mode learning (face-to-face, work experience, online, self-directed projects)
VSL Approved program
A LITTLE MORE:
This program is our most intense and meticulous course with exceptional results. The course is run over 28 weeks with a mixture of face-to-face classes, projects, work experience placements, and online learning. It is an immersive, practical-based program where students are personally guided throughout the course by the experience HUXLEY faculty.
This is a face-to-face course where classes are calendar scheduled, while other projects, work experience placement, and online components are flexible and self-directed.
This course is designed to optimise the student experience. After years of creative arts education, the team at HUXLEY has a deep understanding of what works and how to maximise student results and outcomes. In a world where education providers are finding ways to reduce contact time and student experiences, the face-to-face HUXLEY Diploma of Screen and Media Specialist Makeup Services is a cut above the rest, offering the most intense and meticulous professional makeup artistry training.
This course creates an opportunity for students to bridge the gap between education and industry with the perfect balance of practical, theory, and real-world experience. You’re not another number at HUXLEY. Every student has access to personal attention, mentorship, and guidance.
One of the major limitations to studying is not the cost of a course, especially when most students can access government assistance. The duration can be crippling and demotivating if dragged out over a long period.
10 years of successful creative arts training has shown us that students want intensive real-world training that helps them to reach their goals faster! This comprehensive course is designed to promote engagement and positive outcomes. Not anywhere in Australia or even the world, is there a professional makeup artistry course like the HUXLEY Diploma of Screen and Media Specialist Makeup Services.
HIGHLIGHTs, more HIGHLIGHTS!
HUXLEY courses are designed by industry professionals, for industry professionals. Courses are thorough, meticulous, and inspiring. These attributes help HUXLEY students become more employable!
To be clear, it’s all about the experience at HUXLEY! The obvious benefit is portfolio development. The real hero is experienced working under the pump while developing their visual acuity for modern aesthetics. Plus, they get the opportunity to develop a ton of content for their social media channels.
“Have you got experience working on photo shoots and campaigns?
HUXLEY Makeup Queen or King:
“YASS indeed! More than 14 times!”
“Unlike at other education providers where the highlight of the course is a hypothetical scenario requiring you to stick a foam rabbits nose on your model… At HUXLEY students collaborate with companies like Village Road Show, Brands like YSL and even produce their own incredible characters for short films. Oh the SHADE of it all!”
Here are just some of the blockbuster films HUXLEY have sent students too:
Elvis, Aquaman, Thor, Dora the Explorer (live action), Pirates of the Caribbean the list goes on! Students have also been placed on productions like Mamma Mia the musical, music videos, fashion shows, campaigns for major brands, and even worked with massive social media influencers. Every term there are different opportunities. However, one thing is for sure: HUXLEY has the connections!
Trends, products, and techniques are constantly changing. HUXLEY is always at the forefront of current education practices and industry standards. How do we know for certain? Our course topics are adapted for every single intake!
Students who enrol in our Diploma course receive discounted rates for our Professional Hair Styling Course and other specialty workshops. Ask one of our friendly team for more info on prices and availability.
Outside regular classes, Monday to Friday during business hours, students have the opportunity to take advantage of facilities to practice and create content! There are often trainers around who can also give you extra guidance and feedback.
None of this, 5 colours of foundation nonsense! Seriously though… students get an incredible kit and work with industry-standard products.
HUXLEY students have worked with brands like Mercedes-Benz, Moana Bikini, Lorna Jane and L’Oreal to name a few. Image graduating a course and already you have developed a comprehensive portfolio and worked with iconic brands like these; Resume on point!!
HUXLEY trainers are goals! They have years of actual industry experience working in all aspects of the makeup industry.
HUXLEY has a database with over 600 models who come in and work with our students on shoot projects. Many of our models have gone on to work on incredible campaigns, major productions, and gained representation with incredible modeling agencies!
You never know who you’ll meet at school. You might end up working with them in the future or become life long friends!
“Australia’s BEST makeup school!”
Not just because every year we win national and international awards. Not just because Google ranks HUXLEY in the Top 10 makeup schools in the entire world. Certainly not just because we are a government preferred provider…. HUXLEY is the BEST because our students come first and as the saying goes, the proof is in the pudding. As you can see from our incredible student work, there really isn’t a better place to study makeup than HUXLEY!
FUN FACT !
All the photos on our website were created in class at HUXLEY!
Pretty incredible considering many of our students start with little to no experience.
Establish and maintain safe creative practice
Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
Design, apply and remove make-up
Design and apply special make-up effects
Promote products and services
Maintain make-up and hair continuity
Style hair for performances or productions
Design and apply specialised make-up
Create prosthetics for special make-up effects
Originate and develop concepts
Analyse influences on contemporary fashion designs
Collaborate in a creative process
Create special effects items
Use casting and moulding techniques to make props
Style wigs and hairpieces for performances or production
Develop own sustainable professional practice
Present a body of own creative work
Realise a body of creative work
Analyse cultural history and theory
Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
Make a presentation
Refine digital art techniques
Estimate and cost job
Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities
At HUXLEY our goal is to create equal opportunity for all prospective students. Eligible students can apply for VET Student Loans and may be able to access Government subsidies off the full course fees. Therefore, in most cases, successfully enrolled students will not have an upfront cost to pay besides the student kit fee. For more information about VET Student Loans, payment plans, or anything to do with fees and services please don’t hesitate to ask.
The total cost for this course is $19,900*. You will also need to purchase a kit with all the products and tools you need for the course, this is valued at $2000*. We understand that not everyone can pay this fee upfront, so we give our students the option to access flexible payment plans. A $600 deposit is required**, which will be taken off your your total kit cost. At this point you will also receive your successful enrolment letter. Please note full fees for students vary based on an individual’s eligibility to concessions government subsides and qualifications.
Every effort has been made to ensure the information provided on this website is true and accurate at the time it was published. For more information regarding what your fees and your journey at HUXLEY will look like, contact one of our friendly team members!
*This price has been revised as of August 2022. The price for this course may be subject to change.
**The first payment of $1200 will secure your position as a HUXLEY student and is non-refundable.
Admin fee: $250
HUXLEY Shirt: $35 – $45
KIT PAYMENT PLANS FROM JUST
$60 per week
NOT JUST A NUMBER!
The entire team at HUXLEY genuinely cares about each and every student. Beyond our incredible trainers, HUXLEY employees additional support staff to help with day-to-day student life. As for HUXLEY trainers, they aren’t just extremely skilled and experienced. They are your personal mentors to help maximise your educational outcomes!
No matter which pathway you choose, you’ll learn from the best!
Meet some of our trainers and mentors.
Diploma of screen and media specialist makeup services
Limited places available by application only! If you’d like to become a pro mua apply now for your chance to study at the BEST makeup school in Australia.