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Advanced Special Effects Makeup, Prosthetics and Props

Tuition fee CA$25,913 per programme

The fees shown here are estimates only for three semesters and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$18,360), health insurance and ancillary fees.

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Registration fee CA$400 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

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Dormitory fee CA$12,000 per year

The above fee is an estimated amount for living expenses during the two academic semesters.

  • Including rent and meals (varies depending on your living preferences).
  • Estimated living expenses are to be used as a guide only and subject to change.

There are a lot of housing options for you to choose from depending on your needs and preferences. Be sure to find a place close to your campus and easily accessible by regular and frequent public transit.

More information

academics.sheridancollege.ca/..s-and-props 

Overview

Prepare to begin a career in the highly specialized field of advanced special effects makeup.

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.

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
Apply Now! Fall 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 6, 2022
Apply Now! Winter 2023
Application start
Feb 21, 2022
Application deadline
Oct 31, 2022, 11:59:59 PM
America/Toronto time
Studies commence
Jan 2, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! Fall 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 6, 2022
Apply Now! Winter 2023
Application start
Feb 21, 2022
Application deadline
Oct 31, 2022, 11:59:59 PM
America/Toronto time
Studies commence
Jan 2, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States