Under the guidance of Stan Edmonds, a respected industry makeup artist, Vancouver Film School's one-year Makeup Design program is truly unparalleled in its approach to the art of light and colour in storytelling.
From big dreams to big realities - VFS offers the only Makeup Design program in the world that combines every aspect of the discipline in one amazingly intense year. Through an immersive study of all facets of makeup including stage makeup, fashion makeup, film and television makeup, and makeup effects, to script breakdown, on-set protocol and digital character design, one year at VFS prepares you to join any production team, day or night.
- January 5, 2015 Limited Seats Available
- May 4, 2015
- August 31, 2015
Successful completion of the VFS Foundation Visual Art & Design program
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A maximum 500 word letter of intent. Successful applicants will be chosen based on their expression of passion, talent (whether it be proven or potential), and commitment. Be encouraged to communicate what you feel best conveys your background, your potential, and why you have a profound desire to attend VFS.
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A portfolio that consists of sketches and/or photographs that best illustrate your artistic vision in makeup design (maximum 12 pieces). This can be in the form of a CD, DVD, colour photocopies, sketches, or photographs. Please note that all submissions cannot be returned.
Guidelines for letter of intent
The VFS Makeup Design Program for Film & Television has only 18 seats available for each start date. Successful applicants will be chosen based on their passion, talent (whether it be proven or potential), and drive. Competition to get into the program will be fierce and world-wide.
All applicants are required to submit a maximum 500 word letter of intent on why they feel they should be chosen for one of the 18 seats. We suggest that you make your submission in whatever format you feel best conveys your background, your talent, and why you have a profound desire to attend VFS.
You Graduate With:
- A Diploma in Makeup Design for Film and Television.
- A comprehensive portfolio.
- Access to the VFS Alumni Directory and Job Board.
Last updated November 30, 2017