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Make-Up Courses

Make-up artistry is an exciting career path - makeup artists can work on a freelance basis, applying make-up for weddings and formals, working for magazines, applying makeup for the film & TV industry, applying makeup for fashion parades and events, photoshoots for catalogues and commercials and retail cosmetics sales, just to name a few.

Every girl enjoys putting on her makeup to look glamorous for a special occasion. Not only can you transform your look to match with your outfit, but you can also enhance your features, and by using makeup camouflage techniques, you can disguise any unwanted features.

As a makeup artist you can make a bride look and feel beautiful on her wedding day. You can transform models into a look for a fashion parade or for a photoshoot. You might apply the makeup for a character in a movie or TV show. A career in makeup artistry could lead you to all sorts of places.

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"I could have never pictured how much AICD would help me find my calling.”
—Alison, Graduate
"I have learnt so much, gained so much confidence and found passions I never knew I had."
—Chontae, Graduate
"The coursework has allowed me to build an awesome portfolio.”
—Alison, Graduate
"AICD has offered me invaluable industry knowledge and real world experience."
—Jade, Graduate
"It has been an amazing journey — AICD has given me so many opportunities.”
—Jane, Graduate
"AICD prepared me with the knowledge to work for an esteemed industry leader.”
—Alison, Graduate
“AICD has helped me meet professionals, buyers and wholesalers, and build contacts in the industry."
—Jade, Graduate
“AICD has gone above and beyond to support me in my ventures.”
—Jessica, Graduate
"Apart from learning, the best part has been meeting new people and creating new friendships.”
—Margie, Graduate
"I couldn't be doing what I am now doing if I hadn't done the course."
—Rebecca, Graduate
"The hands on experience in classes helped prepare me for the industry."
—Zowie, Graduate
"Through AICD I obtained an internship, which was invaluable (and led to a job offer)."
—Jade, Graduate
"Couldn’t be happier learning here!"
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Full Time
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The Diploma of Makeup is designed to prepare students to work as a professional makeup artist and hair stylist for fashion, bridal, retail and special effects. Students will develop a portfolio of work which will include day, evening, bridal and f... MORE ▸
DURATION
approx 36 weeks
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Part Time
If you love make-up and beauty and would love to work for a cosmetics company or get started in a career as a freelance make-up artist, then the Certificate II in Retail Make-Up and Skin Care will prepare you to take your first step!. MORE ▸
DURATION
16 weeks (1 day per week)
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Brisbane Campus 26th Aug 16
Gold Coast Campus 30th Jul 16
Part Time
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Has working as a make-up artist been a dream of yours? Then the Diploma of Specialist Make-Up Services qualification is the course for you!

After many requests, AICD has now released this part time study option to complete the Diploma f... MORE ▸

DURATION
3 Years (1 day per week)
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Short Course
Airbrushing make-up application has become increasingly popular in recent years with the advent of High Definition TV/Film and digital photography. Due to the quicker application of airbrush make-up, this also makes airbrushing a popular choice fo... MORE ▸
DURATION
1 Day
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Short Course
Eyelash extensions are in high demand in beauty salons. Learn the techniques to provide professional eyelash extensions so that you can start your own eyelash extension business or add eyelash extension services to your treatment menu. MORE ▸
DURATION
1 Day
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Gold Coast Campus 14th Aug 16
Short Course
This Advanced Workshop is a smaller, more personalised session offered only to students who have completed our Introductory Workshop and the required pre-requisite evidence ( 5 photographic evidence of before and after completed sets of lashes) ta... MORE ▸
DURATION
1 Day
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Short Course
Get started in a makeup career in the fashion and bridal makeup area. Learn the secrets to flawless makeup application, creating high fashion make-up looks and getting started in the industry. You will learn how to create up to the minute fashion... MORE ▸
DURATION
8 Weeks
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Short Course
Have you ever wanted to work as a makeup artist for the media? Are you a fashion stylist and would like to extend your skills so you can create a total look with the makeup and hair? Are you a make-up artist that would like to advance their skills... MORE ▸
DURATION
12 Weeks
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Short Course
Have you ever wished you were able to style your hair but didn't know how? The Hair for You 1 Day Workshop is designed to show you quick and easy everyday hair styles, evening looks and tips and tricks to styling your hair to best suit your face s... MORE ▸
DURATION
1 Day
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Short Course
Have you always wanted to learn how to style hair? Learn to create a range of hair styles to enable you to offer hair styling services to your clients!  MORE ▸
DURATION
5 - 10 weeks
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Gold Coast Campus 23rd Sep 16
Brisbane Campus 24th Sep 16
Short Course
Would you like to improve your look? How you apply your own make-up can make a big difference in how you look. Choosing the right colours for your skin can take years off. You can learn techniques to correct flaws in your skin and improve your fac... MORE ▸
DURATION
1 Day
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Brisbane Campus 9th Oct 16
Holiday Course
Learn how to style hair professionally! Blow drying, teasing, straightening and curling to create a variety of styles. MORE ▸
DURATION
3 Day Intensive
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Holiday Course
Learn how to apply makeup professionally, understanding skin types, face shapes and makeup products & their uses. Highlighting and shading to enhance your face. Choosing the right foundation, blush, lip and eye shadow colours for your skin. Creati... MORE ▸
DURATION
3 Days
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Holiday Course
Want to know the art of Special Effects Makeup. Well here's your chance to learn the techniques at making things look painful. In this one day course you will learn how to create bruises, cuts, scratches and even an amputated finger. MORE ▸
DURATION
1 Day
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Brisbane Campus 26th Sep 16
Gold Coast Campus 27th Sep 16