Character & FX Creations

Step into the creative universe of character design and special makeup effects

Character & FX Creations

Step into the creative universe of character design and special makeup effects

From character design to makeup application and photoshoot

Do you want to take your makeup to the next level? Do you want to learn how to create crazy characters with depth and thoughtfulness? Do you want to scare but impress your friends with special makeup effects, like cuts and bullet holes?

This 5-day introductory program is designed specifically for those ages 12 to 17 who are inspired by face painting, character design and special makeup effects! The program concludes with a fun photoshoot to capture students’ amazing characters’ fx creations!

5-day course

Learn initial steps and explore character design and special effects.

Practical approach

Hands-on activities every day of the program.

Face Painting, Character Design & Makeup FX

Learn the fundamentals to enable you to achieve your creation.

Kit Included

$300 kit included to equip you with the supplies necessary for the program.

Program Overview

Explore makeup through the creation of a character and bringing it to life

This Character & FX Creations recreational course is a 5-day course designed for those ages 12 to 17 who are inspired by face painting, character design and special makeup effects. The program is led by a knowledgeable instructor with step-by-step procedures and concludes with a fun photoshoot to capture students’ amazing character creations! All successful students will receive an Award of Completion with a possible opportunity of acceptance into the Profession Makeup Artist Program or the Film Makeup Master’s Program!

At the end of this program, students will have a deeper understanding of the elements of makeup design and the practical ability to apply makeup successfully. They will also gain foundational knowledge on character design and gain an introductory understanding of the world of professional makeup artistry.

Learn by doing

This interactive program is composed of daily activities enriching the learning experience through a hands-on project.

Create a character of your own

We will give you the knowledge and tools to design a character of your own and bring it to life through makeup art.

Courses Included

The Character & FX Creations program is divided into the following modules:

Students start with the basics of facial design. They will start with a brief introduction to colour theory and learn about colour placement for eye-catching designs. Paint layering and design building are an important parts of this class. Students will work alongside their instructors, step by step, in an interactive setting!

In this section, students will learn how to create characters of their choice! They will learn about expression, and appropriate placements. Line work and shading will be a strong part of this section. Instructors will walk students through the character creation process and the techniques required for amazing executions!

Students will begin the building blocks of special makeup effects in their final section! Blood, guts and gore will be explored and created, and then re-created, again and again! Students will study bruising patterns, wound making, blood splatter and so much more! Appropriate placement and injury design will also be engaged.

Fundamentals of color theory, painting and design

Bring a character to life through makeup

Professional photo shoot of your creation

Apply special makeup effects on your character

Our Faculty

NIC’s knowledgeable makeup faculty explore this fun program with you.

Shimon Karmel

Shimon is an internationally published and award-winning photographer (Photo France...

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Shimon Karmel

Shimon is an internationally published and award-winning photographer (Photo France...

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Success Stories

Check some of the success stories from NIC’s Makeup programs alumni.

Upcoming start dates

Program Requirements

Program exclusive for ages 12-17.

Students will need to provide a model for their last day of class.

Program Duration

25 hours – 5 days (1 pm to 6 pm)

This program does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. As such, PTIB did not review this program.

Admissions & Tuition

Our Admissions Representatives are prepared to guide you through the enrolment and payment options. Get in touch to schedule a Zoom appointment and discuss.

The tuition fee includes the Character and FX Creations Kit (valued at $300). Students are given limitless use of supplies and products to work on each other during the practical portions of the modules that they are attending at the time. The tuition fee doesn’t include basic school supplies (pens, pencils, highlighters, sharpeners, erasers, white-out, tape, scissors, binders, paper, etc.)

Tuition Fee

Domestic Tuition Fee: $995

Ready to apply?

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 form at the Application Centre. A New Image representative will be calling you to get to know you better and discuss your goals, expectations, admissions and registration procedures within 48 hours.

Application Process

Apply Online

Check the program information and go through the program details, courses included, and tuition fees. Then fill out your application on NIC's Application Centre

Let's Talk

Upon receiving your application, one of our admissions representatives will reach out to you to schedule a Zoom call. We will discuss details regarding your program, tuition payment options and any question you might have.

Confirming your enrolment

We will provide you the documentation to confirm your enrolment and require an initial payment to reserve your seat for your chosen start date.

Get ready for school

This is your time to get organised! Use this period to coordinate your living arrangements, explore Vancouver and set up your route for your educational journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check below the most frequently asked questions about this program. If you have any further questions, feel free to get in touch with us.

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