About the School
Learn special effects makeup without going to makeup school from Dick’s hand-picked faculty of top Hollywood professionals.
Dick’s Advanced Professional Makeup Course has more Academy Award winning and nominated graduates than all of America’s makeup schools combined. And we just had another Academy Award nominee in 2016, Love Larson.
For beginners, Dick’s Basic 3-D Makeup Course has introduced countless aspiring makeup artists to this magical art.
Learn about the successful careers of some of our former students.
“If you’re going to include a diploma in your portfolio, make sure it’s the one that counts. The only one that counts in my book is the one that comes from Dick Smith’s Advanced Professional Makeup Course.
Rick Baker – 7-time Oscar winner
We offer both Basic and Advanced Courses in State-of-the-Art FX Makeup.
Learn the core skills of special effects makeup with a home study program designed by makeup legend Dick Smith
Create a complete prosthetic makeup with the help of easy step-by-step instructions and video originally created by Dick Smith himself.
Have an Academy Award-Winning Makeup Artist from our faculty critique your finished project and advise you
Dick’s Advanced Course has more Academy Award winning and nominated graduates than all of America’s makeup schools combined.
The Advanced Course lets you learn special makeup effects in the comfort of your own home, on your own schedule.
The program includes extremely detailed text and video created by Dick, with supplementary material by Andrew Clement.