Get your start in special effects (SFX) prosthetics and create monster masks in this exciting short course. Design and make your own reptilian or space-age monster mask and follow your passion for entertaining an audience through character design.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Create a prosthetic mask from your own monster concept design
Research and draw your concept design
Create a plasticine mould and build a latex mask
Paint your latex mask using acrylic paints
Apply knowledge of available products to create effects
Work with a small budget and meet production requirements on time
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
A pathway to further study in SFX prosthetic masks and makeup
Specialist SFX prosthetic mask creation skills
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in creating prosthetic special effects masks
Imagination, creativity and the desire to design characters
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Our graduates go onto roles like: costume prosthetics creator and prop maker for film, theatre and events with the Diploma of Live Production Technical Services (Production Design).
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Statement of Attainment in SFX Monster Prosthetics for Film & Theatre does not have any pre-requisite courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
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