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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Advanced Special Effects Makeup, Prosthetics and Props

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

For the Fall 2021 semester, this program will be delivered through a hybrid model that combines remote and in-person learning. View details on delivery modes for all programs.

Meet industry demand for advanced special effects makeup artists.

Program Overview

Classes to prepare you for your career

You'll earn your graduate certificate through classes that involve:

  • Researching styles, trends and new developments within the industry.
  • Developing two-dimensional special effects concepts and work-ups of what they might look like complete.
  • Using specialized products and equipment to animate, sculpt, create, cast and mold your creations.

Professors who know the business

Because classes are small, you'll receive lots of personal support from your professors who are themselves highly experienced in the field. Most are still active in special effects makeup. Through your study you'll also be introduced to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), the union representing the profession.

Practical, hands-on experience

During the summer following the first two semesters, you'll participate in a field placement where you can use your newly acquired special effects makeup skills in a professional setting. This invaluable work experience and exposure to professionals in the field can be a springboard for employment.

Additional information

Our program is one of the few programs of its kind in North America and the only one in the Ontario college system. Coursework was developed specifically to meet the needs of employers such as museums, amusement parks, exhibitors and the entertainment industry.

Through intensive lab experiences that simulate industry settings, you'll gain solid knowledge in casting, molding, sculpting and developing prosthetics, props and animatronics.

Classes include both classroom theory and extensive hands-on lab work. Guest industry speakers regularly visit class, providing excellent networking opportunities.

The Special Effects Makeup, Prosthetics and Props program is located at the Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville, Ontario.

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

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Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    COSM 56048 Molding and Casting for the Special Effects Artist3
    COSM 55586Makeup Application & Facial Prosthetics3
    COSM 58081Conceptual Processes  3
    COSM 50009Advanced Special Effects Makeup: Product Knowledge and Safety Solutions 3
    COSM 55436   Sculpting & Anatomy 3
    Total:15
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    COSM 55288Animatronics for the Special Effects Artist3
    COSM 58634Advanced Prosthetics3
    COSM 51975Industry Culture: Crisis, Conformity and Change in Advanced Special Effects and Makeup3
    COSM 56859Prop Production for the Special Effects Artist3
    APPL 58823Digital Applications for Advanced Special Effects Makeup3
    COSM 57545       Puppetry for the Special Effects Artist3
    Total:18
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    COSM 59798Project Production3
    COSM 57198Professional Design Solutions: Marketing, Promotion and Personal Development 3
    FLPL 55436Field Placement and Seminar6
    Total:12

Courses subject to change.

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • Postsecondary diploma or degree.

and/or

  • Demonstrated competence through related work and/or educational experience.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement and/or demonstrated competence through related work experience.

In some cases, applicants may be required to submit a Letter of Intent, Letter of Employment and portfolio that illustrates the applicant's suitability for a career in the field of advanced special effects makeup, prosthetics and props.

Postsecondary transcripts, indicating courses completed to date, must be submitted to ontariocolleges.ca at the time of application.

Domestic applicants with education outside of Canada must have their transcripts assessed for equivalency through ICAS or WES.  A comprehensive (course-by-course) post-secondary credential assessment is required.

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan's English Proficiency Requirements.

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Career Opportunities

When you complete your one-year graduate certificate program, you’ll be ready to take a position in museums, theme parks, special events marketing companies, and film and television.

Here are some jobs you might find:

  • Junior Prop or FX Technician
  • Special Effects Makeup Artist
  • SPFX Artist/Assistant
  • SPFX Technician Coordinator
  • Prosthetic Technician
  • Independent Entrepreneur – Freelance Artist or Technician
  • Exhibit Designer

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Degree Completion

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate product knowledge and skills into the development of special effects advanced makeup.
  • Apply a variety of calculations and formulae with the degree of accuracy required to solve problems and make decisions, within the context of the craft.
  • Conform to established industry hierarchy, established protocols, unique professional etiquette and adherence to the role boundaries of the special effects makeup artist for success in the industry.
  • Modify special effects, makeup effects and image manipulation using computer technology.
  • Create special effects prosthetics and puppetry that incorporate a basic understanding of mechanics and engineering.
  • Conduct extensive research to inform the development of special effects advanced makeup in a variety of venues.
  • Manage a successful special effects advanced makeup project from concept to completion.
  • Maintain a safe, sanitary and professional environment required through adherence to industry-specific guidelines and requirements, and acquisition and application of appropriate related credentials.
  • Generate viable solutions to unexpected situations and challenges unique to the field of special effects advanced makeup through creative and critical thinking and effective problem solving.
  • Engage in effective self-promotion and marketing activities, using appropriate presentation and communication skills.
  • Accommodate the unique and dynamic nature of the work in the field of special effects advanced makeup by refining one’s personal and professional work process and self-management skills

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

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Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2021–2022 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$12,408.49

Notes: Fees shown are for three academic terms.

Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$24,801.49

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

All new international students beginning their studies in the Fall 2021 or Winter 2022 semesters will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.

Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

Applications close on May 26. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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1 yr (3 semesters)

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Workshop Schedule

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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Trafalgar Road Campus

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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Program Vision

Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

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Trafalgar Road Campus

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Full-time 1 year Program code: PASEM

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Start date Campus Status
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