In Vancouver, the creative economy is absolutely booming. In fact, the entertainment arts and creative media industries have some of the fastest growing economies in the world. And, VFS plays a major role across the world’s creative and cultural sectors. In just the past year alone, VFS alumni participated in more than $19 billion in global box office and sales of film, television & gaming entertainment production.
Vancouver Film School grads are some of the most successful and sought-after professionals in the entire Makeup Design industry. You will find our alumni working all over the globe, pushing boundaries, discovering new frontiers, winning all kids of awards and honours, and leading today’s creative economy.
A VFS Makeup Design for Film + Television Education
In 12 months you will graduate with:
- A diploma in Makeup Design for Film + Television
- A comprehensive portfolio
- Access to the VFS Alumni Directory + Job Board
- Industry connections that will help guide your career
Learn the fundamentals of beauty makeup, as well as colour theory and facial anatomy.
Recreate classic decade looks and adapt them for contemporary application.
Learn to define character through hair-laying, wigs, bald caps, airbrushing, and age makeup.
Pour yourself into life-casts, sculpting, and mold-making to create three-dimensional prosthetics.
Create, apply and paint foam latex appliances, masks, master ventilated hair pieces, and human hair lace-front wigs.
Focus on your final portfolio project, and prepare for your career as a makeup artist.
To make sure you have accurate admissions information please select your region based on country of citizenship.
CAD $32,250For more information on payments and financial aid, go to Finances.
CAD $46,750For more information on payments and financial aid, go to Finances.
You will be asked to submit one of the following along with your application. Your advisor can help with selecting the best option.
Send us a letter, along with your portfolio, that shows your dedication to Makeup Design. We’re looking people with talent and a single-minded passion. Tell us about your background, your potential, and what’s driving you to become a Makeup Artist. You'll find information on how to send your portfolio in the application form, or you can ask your Advisor.
When you talk to your Advisor, let them know that you've completed the Foundation program and they will put a copy of your diploma in your file for you.
While training at VFS, students are immersed in the Makeup Design industry, and spend a lot of hands-on time creating professional-quality work. And, nothing is a greater testament to the incomparable industry resources and career preparation that define VFS’s education model, than the top quality work our students produce. Here, a portfolio of outstanding work is just the beginning. Just take a look.
VFS doesn’t just teach you about the industry, it IS the industry. With veteran instructors, mentors and an education Advisory Board recruited straight from the professional world, we are able to constantly update our award-winning curriculum to keep up with an ever-evolving industry. Plus, students also have lots of opportunities to connect and network with industry leaders during special workshop sessions, training presentations, and industry social events hosted by VFS.
As a Makeup Design student, you'll spend your year at our three makeup campuses (including a fully equipped FX lab for fabrication). You'll have access to the campuses, Resource Centre, and computer labs after school and on weekends for additional practice time or outside projects.
We're here to help you submit an application that best reflects your abilities, and gives you the best chance of being accepted. We've helped thousands of people complete a single year at VFS by answering questions like these:
- What does VFS look for in an application?
- Can I apply if I haven't met all the requirements yet?
- What does this part of the application form mean?
- How much does my program cost?
- Can I pay in installments?
- How much will I need for living expenses in Vancouver?
- How do I get to Vancouver?
- Where will I live in Vancouver?
- Do I need a visa?
Your Professional Makeup Kit
Included in your tuition is a comprehensive makeup kit, worth thousands of dollars, containing products that are specific to the film and television industries—this means they are generally more concentrated, and with considerably more pigment. As a result, they are longer wearing, better for the wearer's skin, and conform to the technically exacting criteria set by advanced lens-based technologies.
- Makeup case with wheeled caddy
- 30+ brush set
- Skin care products
- Cake and crème makeup palettes
- Eye, lip and brow pencils
- Lip palette & glosses
- Crème foundations
- FX Colour Wheels
- FX Crème Colours
- Bald Cap materials
- Crepe and human hair
- Prosaide & Spirit gum adhesives
- RMG Palette
- Sculpting wax
- Skin Illustrator palettes in custom designed VFS colours
- Green marble sealer
- Pax paints
- Special adhesive removers
- Hair scissors
- Tools such as steel palette, tweezers, stainless steel spatula
In addition to your makeup kit, you will also have access to everything you need during your year to create an extensive variety of makeups and makeup effects, such as curling tongs and ovens, gelatine, hair lace and needles, human hair, mold-making cements and silicones, platinum-cure prosthetic-grade silicones, polyester resins, airbrushes and compressors, wig and beard forms, sculpting maquettes, assorted paints, dental acrylics, quality four-part foam latex kits, slip-casting latex rubber and urethanes.
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