Make-up Designer

In the Career Features series we review potential career paths IADT graduates pursue. Lets take a close look at what it takes to become a make-up designer.

A make-up/prosthetics designer works on feature films, television dramas, television commercials, music videos, and theatre, opera and dance performances. Learn how to work in conjunction with a costume designer and hair/wig dresser to ensure that the overall visual statement is complete and convincing. The designer focuses on the performers and the creation of appropriate characters based on a given script using make-up, postiche, wigs or prosthetics. Learn the skills to liaise with the director to discuss the interpretation of the script and any notable effects required.