About the course

About the course

In this screen and media make up course, you'll gain the skills to become a professional hair and makeup artist.

At Box Hill Institute, you'll have all the essential resources to give you the training you need, including high quality online resources accessed through our Student Web platform, webinars and forums, along with a dedicated team of specialist teachers ready to give you that individual support and guidance needed to coach you through your training. 

You'll use the latest products, tools and techniques being used in the industry and have plenty of room for creative freedom.  Our aim is to empower you as an artist and an individual and to give you an exciting career launchpad. 

Some course features include:

  • industry work experience
  • professional portfolio photo shoots
  • makeup kit by Kryolan Professional Makeup
  • award winning educators

Here are some of the things you'll learn:

  • film day and evening makeup
  • historical makeup
  • fashion makeup
  • hair and wig styling
  • theatre makeup
  • drag makeup
  • facial hair
  • bald caps
  • wounds and injuries
  • basic prosthetics
  • concept design
  • industry networking
  • social media development

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length


Full time: 30 weeks (this is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery)

This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes

Successful completion could see you go on to work as a freelance artist on a large range of productions such as:

  • film and television
  • theatre
  • fashion and editorial shoots
  • client based make up in salons
  • make up retail
  • and much more!
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Entry Requirements

Students must be at least 17 years of age to enter the course. It is recommended that students have completed training in hairdressing or make up prior to entering this course, but this is not absolutely necessary. Students will need to be able to demonstrate a strong interest, talent and/or experience in the area of hair and make up for screen and media. 


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


Direct entry

Pathways & Accreditation

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for courses such as the Diploma of Hairdressing Salon Management or the Graduate Certificate in Hairdressing Creative Leadership.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

In order to successfully complete this course you will be required to purchase a specific set of professional industry products and equipment. Upon enrolment you will receive a 'welcome letter' outlining detailed instructions on how and where to order your student kit (at student prices). You may wish to purchase kits in full up front or you may wish to purchase as needed.

The kit is made up of a range of smaller kits as follows:

  • beauty kit 
  • SFX kit 
  • airbrush kit
  • wig kit
  • Lorna Evans Long Hair kit
  • Haircare kit
  • text book
Government Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$6,110$11,750
Service Fee$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83
Material Fee$675$675
Retain Course Items$0$0
Total Course Estimate$7,034$12,674
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$7,034$12,674

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2021 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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Course Structure

Classes are delivered in 3 blocks (Thursday and Friday 9am - 5pm ) with an additional 1 hours of online coaching each week

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