Always keeping up to date with the most important trends, you become an expert in make-up. Be it flamboyant or classical, discreet or extravagant: you work on high level fashion and have mastered the tricks of the trade for putting models on scene.


  •  Creative
  •  Technical
  •  Organisational
  •  Communicative

Start your career as

  • Makeup Artist
  • Hairstylist

Diploma of Screen and Media (Make Up Artistry)

Follow the brief and create the look, whether it be for digital media, photoshoots or the catwalk. Develop the theoretical and practical skills required to future proof your career as a professional makeup artist.

  • Course Code CUA51015
  • Cricos Course Code 104646H
  • Course Name Diploma of Screen and Media (Make Up Artistry)
  • Course Outline Click here to download
  • Intakes January, May, September
  • Duration 52 weeks total 
  • Cost

    Total Course Fee $19,176 
    Promotional offer $7,500
    Students can choose to pay the total course fee upfront (100%) or via monthly installments.
    ‚Äč The following payment is required upon acceptance of a letter of offer:
    Total $1,500
  • Delivery Location Campus Melbourne

  • Study Mode Full Time / 20 hour per week minimum. 52 weeks

  • Delivery Method Blended Learning

  • Entry Requirements

    International Student Entry Requirements:

    This course is available to international students who are able to provide evidence that they:

    • have completed year 12 or equivalent
    • are over the age of 18
    • meet one of the following English proficiency requirements:
      • a valid IELTS score of 5.5 or other minimum test scores indicated here
      • that they have successfully completed their Year 12 or equivalent in English Language.
    • It is a condition of entry that upon acceptance, students provide evidence of having an Australian Student Visa (subclass 500). Please refer to this government website for information about applying
    • IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and CAE: These tests must be taken no more than two years prior to application.

    • Completion of Year 12 English at an Australian secondary school or college, or equivalent
    • If you have completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, you may be eligible for an English language exemption.

    You will be required to undertake a pre-training review and Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment as part of the application process:

    Your pre-training review and LLN result will be used to:

    • help United POP identify your educational support needs, and
    • to be eligible for entry into a United POP Australia diploma of study you must achieve an exit Level 3 LLN outcome in both literacy and numeracy.

    Domestic Student Entry Requirements:

    Applicants for VET diploma courses must satisfy one of the following minimum entry criteria:

    • are over the age of 18
    • Attend Course Entry Interview

First trimester:


  • Foundational make up technique
  • Operating safely in a creative space
  • Responding to client briefs
  • Designing makeup for Photography

Second trimester:

Creative practitioner

  • The merit and importance of networking
  • Maintaining makeup and hair continuity
  • Styling for hair and wigs
  • Developing and managing a production budget

Third trimester:

Professional practice

  • Responding to changes in the industry
  • Understanding the delegation of tasks and short film production
  • Production workflow
  • Design and apply specialised makeup

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International Industry Link

We are your stepping stone into the growing media business with campuses all over Europe and Australia. Choose your desired occupation in Music & Sound, Event & Music Management, Design & Photography and Fashion & Make-up. Experience high-quality education closely linked to practical experience in order to qualify for your chosen profession in the international art & media industries. Be inspired to become a creative professional and discover exciting new career opportunities.

United POP was founded by a group of companies working in the creative industry. Today, United POP includes the business branches of Education, Media, Production & Services and is one of the leading and most innovative partner for all aspects related to music & media in Europe.

We have industry experienced trainers who are up to date with current trends and technologies. Furthermore, we have our own extensive industry networks in Europe who have assisted students in progressing their careers.

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