Your creativity is only limited by your imagination...
(Advanced Prosthetics)
Cutting Edge | SPFX

The only way to be successful in this competitive landscape as a highly skilled Special Effects Makeup Artist, is to have the top technical knowledge and practical ability to apply it better than your competitors. NIC’s advanced prosthetic makeup course, is designed to introduce you to the most innovative products and techniques used in the SPFX movie makeup industry. From concept design, to completed character creation, students will be guided through body prop fabrication, silicon tongue appliances, ventilated hair pieces, life casting, sculpting a bust, front torso piece and more. No other film makeup course in Vancouver will have you as prepared to work as a SPFX makeup artist in the Film and TV industry.

I want to work in the movie industry…

Design & Concept

Students will be taught how to use hard copy mediums to create a comprehensive character makeup. They will gain a basic working knowledge of creating a concept design of their own character.

Gags, Blood Rigging, Splatter, Canon

Students will be given demos on how to rig up for squirting blood effects. Using different tubing and an assortment of pumps and a variety of different rigs for blood spray effects.

Body Part Prop Fabrication

Students will learn how to size and cut lace to an accurate fit, how to tie real hair to the lace, how to apply a facial ventilated hair piece, how to style the piece and how to remove it properly.

Life-casting Full Bust and Torso

Students will be life-casting the full head. This includes the neck and shoulder areas. Snap molds will also be made.

The only way to be successful in this competitive landscape as a highly skilled Special Effects Makeup Artist, is to have the top technical knowledge and practical ability to apply it better than your competitors. NIC’s advanced prosthetic makeup course, is designed to introduce you to the most innovative products and techniques used in the SPFX movie makeup industry. From concept design, to completed character creation, students will be guided through body prop fabrication, silicon tongue appliances, ventilated hair pieces, life casting, sculpting a bust, front torso piece and more. No other film makeup course in Vancouver will have you as prepared to work as a SPFX makeup artist in the Film and TV industry.

Design & Concept

Students will be taught how to use hard copy mediums to create a comprehensive character makeup. They will gain a basic working knowledge of creating a concept design of their own character.

Body Part Prop Fabrication

Students will learn how to size and cut lace to an accurate fit, how to tie real hair to the lace, how to apply a facial ventilated hair piece, how to style the piece and how to remove it properly.

Life-casting Full Bust and Torso

Students will be life-casting the full head. This includes the neck and shoulder areas. Snap molds will also be made.

Gags, Blood Rigging, Splatter, Canon

Students will be given demos on how to rig up for squirting blood effects. Using different tubing and an assortment of pumps and a variety of different rigs for blood spray effects.

  

  

Sculpting of Bust & Torso

Students will sculpt a creative and interesting creature from the design portion of the course. They will sculpt on a bust and life-cast and will acquire a deeper understanding of running a full-face piece and head Cowell.

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

  

Running Foam Latex

Students will be taught the inner workings of how to mix and run foam latex. They will learn how to pour the foam and how to create an incredible body part.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

  

Sculpting of Bust & Torso

Students will sculpt a creative and interesting creature from the design portion of the course. They will sculpt on a bust and life-cast and will acquire a deeper understanding of running a full-face piece and head Cowell.

  

 

 

  

  

Running Foam Latex

Students will be taught the inner workings of how to mix and run foam latex. They will learn how to pour the foam and how to create an incredible body part.

Painting & Realistic Pre-painting

Students will be learning pre-painting techniques, final dressing
fabrication and prop build up. They will be given a demonstration on
how to paint creatures with a realistic looking paint scheme.

Final Touches & Practical Exam

Students will be taught the inner workings of how to mix and run foam latex. They will learn how to pour the foam and how to bake it, as well as pre-painting techniques.

Great Results

Great Results

By completing this intensive program, whether you have worked professionally as a makeup artist, or are continuing to build on your education, you are now prepared to take on the responsibility, the technical challenges, and accomplishment that comes with being a highly skilled SPFX makeup artist. There are amazing opportunities out there. We have given you the skills to tackle them. Now go out and work in the Movie Industry.

By completing this intensive program, whether you have worked professionally as a makeup artist, or are continuing to build on your education, you are now prepared to take on the responsibility, the technical challenges, and accomplishment that comes with being a highly skilled SPFX makeup artist. There are amazing opportunities out there. We have given you the skills to tackle them. Now go out and work in the Movie Industry.

To become part of New Image College is to take the first step toward practically living your dream. Speak to an advisor to create the right education plan for you. 

FAQs

Questions & Answers

What kind of advanced skills will I learn here that I won’t learn anywhere else?

New Image College’s advanced prosthetic program teaches the most innovative techniques for SPFX makeup in Canada.

 

Taught by award-winning makeup artists, this program undertakes techniques not taught anywhere else including silicone body part prop fabrication, three part mold manufacturing, running foam latex, running full-face pieace applications and head Cowell, squirting blood effects like gags, splatter/canons and blood rigging.

When I complete this program where can I work?

Our Cutting Edge program is specifically designed to have you working in effects shops, as an advanced on-set makeup artist and special effects artist of the highest caliber. This advanced special effects program will give you the skills and your employer the confidence to move your makeup career to the next level.

Where are NIC graduates currently working?

In addition to countless onset experiences ranging from Netflix’s Ghost Wars to Deadpool 2, NIC alumni are working in Vancouver’s leading effects shops including WCT, Schminken Studio Inc. and MasterFX.

What type of experience do I need to take this course?

To be eligible for this program all applicants must be able to provide proof of successful completion of a prior makeup program, which has included a special effects makeup module, or have prior professional experience. For further inquiries, please contact one of our Program and Career Advisors.

What advantages does this program give me?

Successful completion of this program will give you a broadened understanding and capability to confidently perform advanced makeup techniques on-set or in studio. Unlike other makeup effects programs, NIC teaches techniques that are on the forefront of the makeup industry. By completing this program, you will be able to successfully excel at these enhanced techniques, allowing you to pursue advancing career opportunities

When do the programs start?

Because of the advanced nature of this program and the complexities of the training, NIC runs three intakes a year for our Advanced Prosthetics program. We offer programs intakes annually in February, May and September. We advise that you contact a Program & Career Advisor as soon as possible to see if there’s an available start date for you!

I am currently working in film, do I need to quit my job to take this program?

No! As we understand that majority of our clientele for the Advanced Prosthetics program are either active makeup artists, or in the process of developing their careers, we have scheduled this program to run Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings. This is in the best effort to allow you the freedom to work your film jobs and to continue to develop your professional resumes while enhancing your skills.

Does NIC help me get discounts when purchasing my kit?

Lucky you! Yes, NIC can assist you in acquiring discounts for your professional kit through our distribution and product line connections. For further questions contact one of our Program and Career Advisors today!

What type of certification do I receive when I graduate?

Upon successful graduation from The Cutting Edge: Advanced Prosthetics program students will receive a recognized advanced Diploma.

Do I have pay my tuition all at once?

NIC offers a variety of non-interest payment plan options that are available to assist students in obtaining their dream of education. In addition, we are highly experienced in assisting students in applying for government funding. Contact our Program and Career Advisors for further information, and to see the payment plan options available for you.

Can I come and learn outside of my class hours?

Our prosthetics labs are always available to you to gain further practical experience outside of class hours. We are eager for our students to utilize our facilities whenever desired, so you can grow and enhance your abilities as an artist.

FAQs

Questions & Answers

What kind of advanced skills will I learn here that I won’t learn anywhere else?

New Image College’s advanced prosthetic program teaches the most innovative techniques for SPFX makeup in Canada.

 

Taught by award-winning makeup artists, this program undertakes techniques not taught anywhere else including silicone body part prop fabrication, three part mold manufacturing, running foam latex, running full-face pieace applications and head Cowell, squirting blood effects like gags, splatter/canons and blood rigging.

When I complete this program where can I work?

Our Cutting Edge program is specifically designed to have you working in effects shops, as an advanced on-set makeup artist and special effects artist of the highest caliber. This advanced special effects program will give you the skills and your employer the confidence to move your makeup career to the next level.

Where are NIC graduates currently working?

In addition to countless onset experiences ranging from Netflix’s Ghost Wars to Deadpool 2, NIC alumni are working in Vancouver’s leading effects shops including WCT, Schminken Studio Inc. and MasterFX.

What type of experience do I need to take this course?

To be eligible for this program all applicants must be able to provide proof of successful completion of a prior makeup program, which has included a special effects makeup module, or have prior professional experience. For further inquiries, please contact one of our Program and Career Advisors.

What advantages does this program give me?

Successful completion of this program will give you a broadened understanding and capability to confidently perform advanced makeup techniques on-set or in studio. Unlike other makeup effects programs, NIC teaches techniques that are on the forefront of the makeup industry. By completing this program, you will be able to successfully excel at these enhanced techniques, allowing you to pursue advancing career opportunities

When do the programs start?

Because of the advanced nature of this program and the complexities of the training, NIC runs three intakes a year for our Advanced Prosthetics program. We offer programs intakes annually in February, May and September. We advise that you contact a Program & Career Advisor as soon as possible to see if there’s an available start date for you!

I am currently working in film, do I need to quit my job to take this program?

No! As we understand that majority of our clientele for the Advanced Prosthetics program are either active makeup artists, or in the process of developing their careers, we have scheduled this program to run Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings. This is in the best effort to allow you the freedom to work your film jobs and to continue to develop your professional resumes while enhancing your skills.

Does NIC help me get discounts when purchasing my kit?

Lucky you! Yes, NIC can assist you in acquiring discounts for your professional kit through our distribution and product line connections. For further questions contact one of our Program and Career Advisors today!

What type of certification do I receive when I graduate?

Upon successful graduation from The Cutting Edge: Advanced Prosthetics program students will receive a recognized advanced Diploma.

Do I have pay my tuition all at once?

NIC offers a variety of non-interest payment plan options that are available to assist students in obtaining their dream of education. In addition, we are highly experienced in assisting students in applying for government funding. Contact our Program and Career Advisors for further information, and to see the payment plan options available for you.

Can I come and learn outside of my class hours?

Our prosthetics labs are always available to you to gain further practical experience outside of class hours. We are eager for our students to utilize our facilities whenever desired, so you can grow and enhance your abilities as an artist.

Let's start the conversation

Education is the first step to a lasting career
svg icon
svg icon


By sending this form, you authorize New Image College to send you programs info by email or call you to discuss your inquiry.

Our campuses are located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. We are pleased to invite you for a tour to see our Granville Campus and our NIC Film Centre.
 
Corporate Office  
303-543 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6C 1X8 
Granville Campus

2nd Floor – 987 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6Z 1L3
NIC Film Centre
505 West Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2A3
 

Toll Free: 1 (866) 354-6243
Tel: 
(604) 685 8807 Fax: (604) 685 8870  
Website: newimage.ca Email: info@newimage.ca
 

 new_image_college        1 (604) 603-8023


By sending this form, you authorize New Image College to send you programs info by email or call you to discuss your inquiry.

Our campuses are located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. We are pleased to invite you for a tour to see our Granville Campus and our NIC Film Centre.
 
Corporate Office  
303-543 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6C 1X8 
Granville Campus

2nd Floor – 987 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6Z 1L3
NIC Film Centre
505 West Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2A3
 

Toll Free: 1 (866) 354-6243
Tel: 
(604) 685 8807 Fax: (604) 685 8870  
Website: newimage.ca Email: info@newimage.ca
 

 new_image_college       

1 (604) 603-8023

Accredited by

New Image College is accredited by British Columbia Education Quality Assurance and designated by the British Columbia Private Training Institutions Branch.

Accredited by

New Image College is accredited by British Columbia Education Quality Assurance and designated by the British Columbia Private Training Institutions Branch.