Special FX Makeup Diploma

Become a Professional FX Makeup Artist

Special FX Makeup Diploma Program

At Artists Within, we know the importance of having a diverse portfolio and large range of skills to offer when applying for jobs in the hair and makeup industry. Our vast experience with advanced makeup, hair design, and fashion styling has enabled us to develop a special FX makeup program that will increase your employment opportunities. With attention being given to every detail of our special FX makeup program, our goal to make you a talented, industry-ready special FX artist.

Since 2003, Artists Within has been an accredited in-person academy. We are the only academy that offers fully accredited hair, makeup, and fashion styling diploma programs, as well as the only makeup artist academy to offer government sponsored student loan assistance and ITEC certification.

Take Your Skills to the Next Level with an FX Makeup Diploma

Why Choose Artists Within's Special FX Makeup Program?

If you are looking to add to your resume, then our special FX artist program might be exactly what you need to diversify your portfolio. Available only as a full time course (12 weeks), our special FX makeup diploma program is aimed at makeup artists who want to learn to be more creative, take their work to the next level, and be able to think outside the box. You will have the opportunity to learn everything from the most basic techniques to the more advanced techniques like realistic aging. Upon completion of this course you will not only be awarded your FX makeup diploma but will have what it takes to be an employable, well-rounded and competent special FX makeup artist.

+ Special FX Topics

  • Cuts, bruises, gashes, scrapes & scars
  • Corpsing
  • Illnesses and major wounds
  • Makeup breakdown
  • Character development/script breakdowns
  • Temporary tattoos & tattoo covering
  • Realistic aging
  • Hair-laying
  • Beard Making
  • Theatrical work
  • Bald caps
  • Basic prosthetic applications
  • Portfolio Development
  • One professional photo shoot

+ Special FX Kit


    • Stainless Steel Palette
    • Stainless Steel Spatula
    • Hair Sheers
    • Plastic Tail Comb
    • Kleenex
    • Cotton Rounds
    • Sponges
    • Puff
    • 99% Alcohol
    • Chip Paint Brush
    • Mascara Wands
    • Red Round Stipple Sponge
    • Orange Stipple Sponge
    • Black Large Grain Stipple Sponge



    • Art Brush Set


Skin Care

    • AW03 Cleansing Water
    • AW03 Hydrating Cream Extreme
    • AW03 Dual Action Makeup Remover


Makeup & Paint

    • FX Alcohol Palette
    • Flesh Tone Alcohol Palette
    • Rubber Mask Grease Paint Palette - 6 Colour
    • AW03 Waterproof Gel Liner - Maraschino


Glues, Barriers, Adhesive Removers

    • Telesis #8 Silicone Adhesive
    • Liquid Isopropyl Myristate
    • Green Marble Sealer Spray



    • Latex
    • Prosethic Piece
    • Bald Cap - Small & Large
    • Glycerin
    • Tooth Enamel - Nicotine
    • Flesh Effects Clear Gel
    • Scab Blood
    • Dark Blood
    • Brown Dirt
    • Ash Dirt
    • Charcoal Dirt
    • 3rd Degree Silicone Modeling Compound - Clear
    • Cabosil
    • Colourless Setting Powder
    • Crepe Wool - Light Grey
    • Crepe Wool - Dark Blonde
    • Crepe Wool - Dark Brown
    • Snow Effect
    • Ice Effect


Kits are subject to change.

+ Special FX Pricing

All Pricing is in Canadian Dollars

  • Tuition - $4297.00
  • Special FX Kit - $1197.00 + GST
  • Total - $5494.00
  • Deposit - $500.00 (This is subtracted from your tuition and due at time of registration to hold your spot. The remaining balance is due on the first day of class)

+ Prerequisites

  • All students registering for our Special FX Makeup Diploma program must have a already obtained a Makeup Diploma, an Airbrush Certificate, as well as an Advanced Makeup Diploma.

+ Special FX Full Time Dates

Program Hours: 252

Program Duration: 12 weeks

Program Days: Wednesday - Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm


    • March 3 - May 21, 2021
    • June 23 - September 10, 2021
    • October 27, 2021 - January 14, 2022

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