Specialist effects

Specialist make-up student of the year Julie Giuricin is working behind the scenes of King Kong.

"When I first finished school I wanted to do something creative but I took a different path. I worked several jobs to support my family but realised I wanted a challenge in life and do something that pushed me.

I learned a lot more than I expected in the course including character creation wigs, prosthetics, costumes and make-up effects. The knowledge, skill and talent of the VU teachers is impressive.

The highlight of the course was the 80 hours work experience. VU has many industry contacts that benefit student placements.

Working on King Kong is intense but incredible. I am so blessed to work with people of this calibre. If you impress one person, it can lead to many avenues."

Course studied

CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media (previously CUF50407 - Diploma of Specialist Make-up Services), 2013

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