Thinking of becoming a Makeup Artist?

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so you want to become a Makeup Artist?

Australian College of Specialist Makeup (ACSM) students graduate with the world at their fingertips.
If you’re thinking about enrolling in makeup courses, ACSM Perth is the place to be. All courses are taught by industry professionals using the latest makeup and technology available.

Believe in your creativity.
We do.

A day in the lifeof a Makeup Artist

Testing bridal looks for a
gorgeous bride-to-be

Getting the bride ready for her big day is an exciting feeling to be a part of. That is why becoming a bridal makeup artist can be a tough but extremely rewarding job to have.

Crafting character looks backstage on a film set

No two days are the same for a specialist makeup artist.

Reaching 1 million followers
on your makeup vlog

Having such a large following online means that many people look at you when it comes to all things related to makeup!

Helping people of all ages
master their own look

Help inner beauty shine through by teaching clients to master their own look and wear it with confidence.

The Benefits of being aMakeup Artist

flexible
hours

Most makeup clinics keep standard retail hours but with few clinics open on Sundays. As a Makeup Artist employed in a cosmetic clinic, your hours may be full-time, part-time or casual.

As a freelance makeup artist, essentially you choose your hours, though must also involve consideration ...Read More

Most makeup clinics keep standard retail hours but with few clinics open on Sundays. As a Makeup Artist employed in a cosmetic clinic, your hours may be full-time, part-time or casual.

As a freelance makeup artist, essentially you choose your hours, though must also involve consideration for the clinic you’re contracting to.

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growing
industry

The beauty industry in Australia alone is growing faster than ever before and is currently valued at US$532 billion worldwide and growing at the ...Read More

The beauty industry in Australia alone is growing faster than ever before and is currently valued at US$532 billion worldwide and growing at the minute!

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competitive
income

A freelance makeup artist is able to choose their own hourly rate based on their skill levels with the potential to increase rates as they become more experienced and ...Read More

A freelance makeup artist is able to choose their own hourly rate based on their skill levels with the potential to increase rates as they become more experienced and qualified.

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do what
you love

Becoming a makeup artist can be one of the most rewarding jobs out there. If you love meeting new people, talking and doing makeup than a career as a makeup artist may be for ...Read More

Becoming a makeup artist can be one of the most rewarding jobs out there. If you love meeting new people, talking and doing makeup than a career as a makeup artist may be for you.

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be your
own boss

One of the significant advantages of being a makeup artist is the opportunity to be your own boss by either establishing your own makeup store, freelancing or contracting to one or more makeup stores. Becoming a makeup artist gives you flexibility that can suit your ...Read More

One of the significant advantages of being a makeup artist is the opportunity to be your own boss by either establishing your own makeup store, freelancing or contracting to one or more makeup stores. Becoming a makeup artist gives you flexibility that can suit your lifestyle.

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How to become a Makeup Artist

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Step One

Complete the application form on the ACSM website.

Step Two

A pre-enrolment interview is conducted on campus and an enrolment package is provided.

Step Three

You complete and return the enrolment documents.

Step Four

Arrange payment according to your chosen payment option.

Step Five

Start course according to your chosen semester intake.

turn your passion into a Career

freelance makeup artist

professional makeup artist

retail makeup artist

film/special effects artist

Get your qualifications

makeup courses in perth

The CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media is designed for candidates who are looking for the highest recognised qualification in specialised makeup.

The SHB30215 Certificate III in Makeup is designed for candidates who wish to become a Freelance Makeup Artist.

This course is for students wanting a great introduction into the make-up industry.

Industry News

Australian College of Specialist Makeup Newsletter

Welcome to the second edition of the ACSM newsletter. These are monthly newsletters to help keep you updated with everything about ACSM and the wonderful world of beauty, spa and makeup!

Life Casting. A Staple For Prosthetics.

Life casting is a core skill that any special effects or prosthetics artist should know. I’m sure you probably already have an understanding about what life casts are and why they are needed, but I’ll quickly go through why they are an essential process for any production that requires prosthetics.

frequently asked questions

Q1. When is the next start date?

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Q2. What are the days of attendance?

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Q3. What is the course cost?

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Q4. Can I get VET Student Loans for a Makeup Course?

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Q5. How do I apply?

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Q6. What is the entry requirement?

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Q7. What’s the difference between a Certificate III and a Diploma?

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Q8. Can I combine beauty and makeup skills to earn more?

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