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SFX 101


We start this course with out-of-the-kit effects that are the staple of professional make-up artists. We will help students learn their craft in this hands-on course that covers two and three-dimensional techniques to simulate injuries and other effects. Our team of professional make-up artists will walk students through the process of applying and colouring foam gelatine prosthetic appliances, silicone GFA’s, foam latex prosthetic appliances and Pros-aide transfers.

70 hours

Pre-education required


 2800 €
Inc. kit / retail value: 1200€

In this course
we will cover

MUD is known for training most of Hollywood's top award-winning
SFX artists.


The course starts by teaching you the real techniques of this industry and offers you an in-depth path to simulate different special make-up effects through the use of numerous techniques. 

It then continues with the creation of scratches and wounds, scars, cuts and lacerations, burns etc., the creation of realistic temporary tattoos up to the application of prosthetics and their colouring to create a real character.

In this course you will learn how to use different materials for creating dramatic and realistic illusions and looks:


  • Creating bruises using the right stippling technique

  • Applying different types of prosthetics to create a "character"

  • Creating cuts and wounds using special silicone products

  • Creating scratches and grazes using a black stipple sponge or a brush

  • Creating two and three-dimensional scars

  • Creating entrance and exit bullet holes with wax

  • Applying latex foam and gelatine prosthetics to simulate injuries

  • Different colouring techniques for special make-up effects (using regular brushes and airbrush tool)

  • Precise protocol of application and removal of SFX make-up

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Special Effects
Make-up Kit

CFX 1 Wheel

CFX 2 Wheel

3x brushes


Orange Stipple Sponge

Double Point Cotton Tip Applicators

Black Stipple Sponge

Dye Brush

1 oz Medicine Cups

3rd Degree 4 oz kit, Clear

Pros-Aide Cream .5 oz

Pros-Aide Adhesive 1 oz

Books: Character Make-up, Second Edition

Pax Paint Kit #7 (Shinto 1, Shibui, Shinto 3, Suntone, Natural, Deep Mauve, ST 1, ST 3)

RMG Palette - 24-color

Kryolan 15ml Fresh Scratch

Reel Blood

PPI Make-up Palette 1

PPI Make-up Palette 2

Empty Pouch

Plat-Sil Gel-10 Multi-Piece Facial

Foam Latex Small Facial

Facial Pros-Aide Transfer Kit (5 pcs)

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