About the course

About the course

This screen and media course is designed to take those with a strong interest in creative art and design for hair and make-up to take their skills to the next level. The course includes special effects make-up, prosthectics, production hair styling, and wig design along with creative collaboration to product project outcomes.

Topics you will study include:

  • creative arts industry knowledge
  • safe creative practice
  • concept development
  • remove make-up
  • make-up and hair continuity
  • style hair for performances or productions
  • style wigs and hairpieces for performances or productions
  • specialised make up
  • special make up effects
  • airbrushed make-up
  • creative make-up
  • prosthetics for special make up effects
  • collaborate in a creative process
  • story boarding

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

February 3 2020 - City Campus

July 14 2020 - Elgar Campus

Full time: 30 weeks

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

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Career Outcomes

Successful students can go on to work on set for TV channels, motion picture companies, editorial photo shoots and free lance.

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Entry Requirements

Students must be at least 17 years of age to enter to course. It is recommended that students have completed training in hairdressing or make-up prior to entering this course. Or 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.


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Pathways & Accreditation

After succesful 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

Government Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$5,875$11,515
Service Fee$160$160
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80
Material Fee$825$825
Retain Course Items$2,996$2,996
Total Course Estimate$9,936$15,576
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$9,551$15,191
* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Student tuition & materials fees published are indicative, and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are at 2020 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
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Course Structure

Classes are delivered in 3 blocks (Monday and Tuesday 9am-5pm and Wednesday 9am-4pm)

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