Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services)

NIDA’s Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services) had a very successful first year in 2016 and has produced creative and highly skilled artists. Graduates will enter the industry with hands-on experience and have been taught by some of the best make-up artists in the country.

The Make-up students had various opportunities to collaborate with other students throughout the year. They worked with MFA Directing and Diploma of Musical Theatre students on the Weimar Cabaret, where they created high-impact looks in the style of Robert Wilson for early 20th century cabaret. Some students took the opportunity to participate in the Paper Costume Showcase with the BFA Design students, creating period make-up and hair looks to match the costumes made entirely of paper.

As part of their coursework, some students undertook a placement with Pinchgut Opera, where they created the hair and make-up looks for the professional production of Theodora. Other students were placed on the NIDA Directors’ and Designers’ productions, where their skills were put to the test in creating dynamic and sometimes outrageous looks with hair, wigs and make-up.

Students of the Diploma of Specialist Make-up Services also had opportunities throughout the year to work on photographic shoots for the NIDA Open and Corporate course guides, as well as the Triple J Unearthed music videos.

Students finished the year with their make-up showcase event, where models and performers were used to bring their creations to life, exhibiting a variety of character looks, high fashion styles, body art and Special Effects.

Alumni from the 2016 Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-up Services)


Caitlin Brown Camilla Poynter Camilla Leary Casey Elder 

Isabelle Prudhomme Joshua Churchill Josie Williams Kiara Doherty

Lily Appleby Madeleine Jones Megan O'Connor Mia May-Sullivan


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