Making up for lost time

After completing a marketing qualification, Watcharapong Kanjanakrit (River) followed his true creative calling and travelled from Thailand to Victoria University to gain world-class make-up skills.

"I completed a masters degree in marketing communication but then I realised my true passion was in make-up and hair. I decided to enrol in Diploma of Specialist Make-up Services at Victoria University where I perfected my skills in hairstyling, wig designing, various types of makeup and special makeup effects.

I am so glad that I made that decision to take the course because I have never been happier.

The course was held at the City King Campus, located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. It was so convenient to get to and I felt like I really belonged there. All the educators were friendly, supportive and so willing to go the extra mile to teach us.

I had some knowledge about make-up before I started the course but I had no idea how to style hair. Now, I feel confident to do both, which gives me more opportunity to succeed in the industry.

I am currently freelancing as a professional stylist in Bangkok. The high standard of knowledge and skills I received from the course made me standout from others. Moreover, the portfolio I created both on and off campus during my time in Melbourne became very useful. It differentiates me from others."

Courses studied

Diploma of Screen and Media (previously Diploma of Specialist Make-Up Services)

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