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(Advanced Prosthetics)
Cutting Edge | SPFX
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Vancouver's only SPFX Program

Prerequisites required for this course include a New Image College “Fashion and Film Makeup Design Diploma” OR equivalent,

OR submit a 2,000-word essay and portfolio describing in detail how you are self-taught.

“What I loved about the NIC Fashion and Film Makeup Design program was the special makeup fx program, I learnt up to date processes like bondo transfers and silicon applications. The skills I learnt during the student films helped prepare me for the real deal film Sets.” 

– Meghan Nicholson
TV & Film Makeup Artist

“While attending New Image College, the faculty prepared me for real world film and television scenarios that come up every day.

 

I’m on set and I’m grateful for the insight” 

 

Matt Lutz

Cutting Edge Advanced Prosthetics

Courses included in this program and hours

Conceptual Design – 20 Hours

Conceptual design is an important skill to obtain as a Makeup Effects Artist as it is the first step in planning and communicating ideas. In this module, students will learn how to draw the basic human form and conceptualize a fantasy character.

Body Part Prop Fabrication – 28 Hours

This module teaches students the exciting new techniques involved in creating a severed arm. Techniques such as life casting a body part, creating a two-piece mold as well as running, seaming, and painting silicone are especially useful skills to have a special effects makeup artist. These techniques can be applied in various ways to complete a variety of projects.

Silicone Tongue Appliances – 20 Hours

Adding a tongue to the character can have a huge visual impact. This addition can either enhance a creature or create a gory effect. Techniques learned in this module will further the students’ silicone and mold-making expertise.

Complete Teeth Creation – 28 Hours

Dental appliances are used frequently in the Television and Film industry to enhance a character. This may be in the form of human teeth used to emanate a famous person or sharp creature teeth used in the fantasy genre. In creating dental appliances, students lifecast the teeth, sculpt, make the mold, run dental acrylic, and complete the look with a realistic paint job.

Gags / Blood Rigging / Splatter Cannon – 4 Hours

Ever wonder how they make wounds bleed in movies? This is done through various mechanisms that will be explained in this module. Students gain hands-on practical experience building small blood-rigged wounds.

Life-Casting Full Bust and Torso – 40 Hours

This module sets up the base for the remainder of the program. Everything from here will be working towards the student’s final character. In this module, students will perform a full head cast to build their character on. Students will also assist classmates which will help sharpen their skills and gain confidence. The mentor will also demonstrate chest casting for future knowledge.

Sculpting of Bust and Torso – 40 Hours

This module teaches new techniques and products involved in sculpting and molding on a larger scale. This includes blocking out the design, refining, and adding textures. When sculpting a character’s makeup, one must consider the final look. In this module, students gain the capability to visualize the necessary steps involved in the full process.

Running Foam Latex – 40 Hours

Running foam latex is a very advanced skill that requires proper equipment and extensive product knowledge. This ability will be gained and practiced throughout this module while running and pouring the molds. Students learn about the ingredients and specific run schedules involved in this hands-on learning environment.

Painting and Realistic Pre-Painting – 20 Hours

This course teaches the students how to seam the cowl or bust and various painting techniques. Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and ability to blend in the seam and apply a realistic paint job to their project.

Final Touches and Practical Exam – 20 Hours

This course teaches the students how to finalize their character and bring it to life. Students will develop the ability to apply a cowl and facepiece to their model or continue with the final stages of painting/hair laying on their bust.

Cutting Edge Advanced Prosthetics

Courses included in this program and hours

Conceptual Design – 20 Hours

Conceptual design is an important skill to obtain as a Makeup Effects Artist as it is the first step in planning and communicating ideas. In this module, students will learn how to draw the basic human form and conceptualize a fantasy character.

Body Part Prop Fabrication – 28 Hours

This module teaches students the exciting new techniques involved in creating a severed arm. Techniques such as life casting a body part, creating a two-piece mold as well as running, seaming, and painting silicone are especially useful skills to have a special effects makeup artist. These techniques can be applied in various ways to complete a variety of projects.

Silicone Tongue Appliances – 20 Hours

Adding a tongue to the character can have a huge visual impact. This addition can either enhance a creature or create a gory effect. Techniques learned in this module will further the students’ silicone and mold-making expertise.

Complete Teeth Creation – 28 Hours

Dental appliances are used frequently in the Television and Film industry to enhance a character. This may be in the form of human teeth used to emanate a famous person or sharp creature teeth used in the fantasy genre. In creating dental appliances, students lifecast the teeth, sculpt, make the mold, run dental acrylic, and complete the look with a realistic paint job.

Gags / Blood Rigging / Splatter Cannon – 4 Hours

Ever wonder how they make wounds bleed in movies? This is done through various mechanisms that will be explained in this module. Students gain hands-on practical experience building small blood-rigged wounds.

Life-Casting Full Bust and Torso – 40 Hours

This module sets up the base for the remainder of the program. Everything from here will be working towards the student’s final character. In this module, students will perform a full head cast to build their character on. Students will also assist classmates which will help sharpen their skills and gain confidence. The mentor will also demonstrate chest casting for future knowledge.

Sculpting of Bust and Torso – 40 Hours

This module teaches new techniques and products involved in sculpting and molding on a larger scale. This includes blocking out the design, refining, and adding textures. When sculpting a character’s makeup, one must consider the final look. In this module, students gain the capability to visualize the necessary steps involved in the full process.

Running Foam Latex – 40 Hours

Running foam latex is a very advanced skill that requires proper equipment and extensive product knowledge. This ability will be gained and practiced throughout this module while running and pouring the molds. Students learn about the ingredients and specific run schedules involved in this hands-on learning environment.

Painting and Realistic Pre-Painting – 20 Hours

This course teaches the students how to seam the cowl or bust and various painting techniques. Upon completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and ability to blend in the seam and apply a realistic paint job to their project.

Final Touches and Practical Exam – 20 Hours

This course teaches the students how to finalize their character and bring it to life. Students will develop the ability to apply a cowl and facepiece to their model or continue with the final stages of painting/hair laying on their bust.

Admission Information

  • Program Requirements
  • Tuition and Fees
  • Admission Details

Student must be at least 19 years of age or have a high school diploma. Complete the Entrance Submission package. Pass the New Image English Assessment Test with a score of 25 or above out of a total of 30 when English is the second language.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition Fee: $9,850 CAD
International Tuition Fee: $15,850 CAD

 
Domestic Application Fee:
$250 CAD
International Application Fee: $1,000 CAD 

 
Materials / Supplies / Textbook Fee:
$2,750 CAD (Supply list provided)

 
Total (Domestic):
$12,850 CAD
Total (International): $19,600 CAD

Applying to your favourite school for a career you have always dreamed of is exciting! A New Image advisor is just an email or phone call away to assist you with questions and help make the process achievable. Your application is assessed by the people that will be there every step of the way during your education journey and have your best interests in mind.

 

Please select the program date, review the admission requirements and fill out the application form. A New Image advisor will be calling you to get to know you better, discuss your goals, expectations, admissions and registration procedures within 48 hours.

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