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Special Effects Makeup Artists Are Ready for Anything

special effects make upStudents are the Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry learn a wide range of skills that prepare them for almost any type of project they may find in their careers. This willingness — and ability — to tackle any project is especially useful for students preparing for a career as a special effects makeup artist. The Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry is one of the most comprehensive special effects makeup schools in the country and makes sure that our students are prepared for any project once they graduate.

Graduates of our FX makeup school are able to get great-paying and exciting jobs in a variety of fields. They are are involved in the development and creation of characters for film and television projects. They almost might need to apply prosthetics and other makeup work for film, TV and stage production to show wounds, aging or tattoos. They also can get work creating scary creatures for theme parks, haunted houses, cruises ships or toy and game development.

In order to get prepared for one of these fast-paced careers, students at our special effects makeup artist school take classes from some of the best instructors in the industry. Classwork includes understanding the basic of prosthetics including the use of silicone, gelatin and foam latex to create new creatures and transform faces. Students also learn about blood delivery methods and how to create realistic wounds. From there, students are taught the fine points of creature creation and finish the program taking a creature from concept to final design for a professional photo session.

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