SHBBMUP003 - Design and apply make-up for photography

Unit code: SHBBMUP003 | Study level: TAFE
City Campus
City Flinders
City King St


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design and apply make-up for photographic shoots in natural and artificial light.  It requires the ability to select products and tools to apply photographic make-up in response to a brief from a client or stylist engaged in a photo shoot.

This unit applies to beauty therapists and make-up artists who work in beauty salons, make-up studios and photography shoot settings requiring make-up services. In this environment they work as part of the creative team, make informed creative decisions and have knowledge and skills across a range of specialised make-up products and application techniques.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:

  • communicate, follow and adjust make-up plan to apply safe and appropriate make-up in three of following photography contexts: business; wedding; fashion; commercial, and; catwalk;
  • demonstrate make-up applications suitable for: artificial light; natural light, and; studio conditions;
  • provide make-up services for print outcomes;
  • design and record make-up plans for each client;
  • present self, according to organisational policy;
  • manage product quantities to avoid waste of consumables, and;
  • comply with health and hygiene regulations and requirements.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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