ADVANCED PROSTHETICS AVOCATIONAL COURSE

Advanced Prosthetics Avocational Course

Advanced Prosthetics Avocational Course – 162.5 Clock Hours / 5 weeks

Prerequisites: Students who take this makeup class (course) must have basic knowledge in prosthetic application and mold making and have either graduated from L Makeup Institutes THE JOURNEY: BEAUTY + HAIR + AIRBRUSH + BODY + EFFECTS PROGRAM, another accredited special effects makeup school, or have a portfolio of their work reviewed and approved by the L Makeup Institute Education Director before being admitted. Upon successful completion of this Avocational course, a Certificate will be awarded.

The Advanced Prosthetics Course will challenge even the seasoned special makeup effects artist and push their talent to the next level. This 162.5-hour course incorporates daily projects and skill-building sessions, to encourage learning by practice through hands on repetition. Students will learn advanced techniques that will prepare them for working as a professional in the Special Makeup Effects field and step into any makeup effects and prosthetic lab in the world with the confidence and skills to be behind or in front of the camera. Students will be given thorough instruction in the lab taking them through full head life-casting, design, sculpture, advanced molding techniques, formulation of foam latex, and application of a dual layered, multi piece, full head and neck prosthetic. In addition, students will learn how to create gel-filled platinum silicone appliances. As part of the course, students will be using all of their knowledge learned to create a fully developed prosthetic character which will be captured digitally in our photo studio for the student to use in his or her portfolio.

This avocational continuing educational course is only offered on a stand-alone basis, does not lead to employment, is not accredited by ACCSC and therefore does not fall within ACCSC scope of Accreditation, and is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid and some other services that are offered to students and graduates of L Makeup Institutes Programs.

What you learn in the Advanced Prosthetics Course:

  • Theory – Safety information, SFX kit, tools and their uses, anatomy, SFX terms, SFX history, character design.
  • Create full head life cast and positives.
  • Various sculpting techniques with attention to detailed texturing and flashing.
  • Advanced molding techniques for multi piece prosthetics, floating for multi piece mold making, and differences in mold making for different materials used.
  • Mix and measure foam for larger molds, as well as finishing processes to prepare foam latex appliances for application.
  • Learn about different types of silicones and their uses, create gel filled platinum silicone appliances.
  • Learn proper application techniques for full head applications as well as silicone applications.

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After I graduated from L Makeup Institute I started my career in entertainment, working in film, print, commercials, television, and red carpet events. The technical training I received really set me apart from the industry, helping me to achieve my dreams on Sci-Fi Channel’s hit show, Face Off.


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After I graduated from L Makeup Institute I started my career in entertainment, working in film, print, commercials, television, and red carpet events. The technical training I received really set me apart from the industry, helping me to achieve my dreams on Sci-Fi Channel’s hit show, Face Off. Currently Adolfo is Lead Makeup Technician for “O” by Cirque du Soleil” and is also a returning Guest Artist at the L Makeup Institute

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Eden Klein attended the L Makeup Institute from 2015 and again for our advance course in 2016. She is the first scholarship winner to Oscar winner, Ve Neill ‘s Master’s Class Series and has worked with our special effects educators on film projects like Puppet Master Axis Termination and other SFX heavy films. Currently, she is contracted with some of the largest Las Vegas makeup agencies and has had the opportunity to work on projects such as films, television shows, commercials, and fashion shows with big brands and celebrities including Neiman Marcus, Mike Tyson, and Shaquille O'neal. Along with makeup Eden has gone on to be educated in permanent makeup and splits her time between set work and cosmetic tattooing.
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Eden Klein attended the L Makeup Institute from 2015 and again for our advance course in 2016. She is the first scholarship winner to Oscar winner, Ve Neill ‘s Master’s Class Series and has worked with our special effects educators on film projects like Puppet Master Axis Termination and other SFX heavy films. Currently, she is contracted with some of the largest Las Vegas makeup agencies and has had the opportunity to work on projects such as films, television shows, commercials, and fashion shows with big brands and celebrities including Neiman Marcus, Mike Tyson, and Shaquille O'neal. Along with makeup Eden has gone on to be educated in permanent makeup and splits her time between set work and cosmetic tattooing.

Tirza Grant

A month before I graduated from L Makeup Institute, I was hired as a freelance makeup artist with Too Faced Cosmetics. Soon after, I auditioned with Makeup Forever and earned the opportunity to join their artist team.


After several years of freelance work, I made the bold decision to start my own business and launch GetReady makeup agency, and truly thank L Makeup for everything they taught me!
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Wendy graduated from the L Makeup Institute in 2012. Since then, Wendy has been all over the world keeping her celebrity clientele looking fabulous, including The Backstreet Boys, The Killers, All 4 One, Amy Purdy, German superstar Capo Milano, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss Universe, local celebrity Jennifer Ramos and the Sexxy Show, Emily England, Israeli 'The Voice' winner Lina Makhoul, Stevie Boi, Cami Li, John Wackerman, among others.


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