Success Stories

Learn about the successful careers of some of our former students. We just had another Academy Award nominee in 2016, Love Larson.

How Dick’s Course Helped Weta Make LOTR

Land That Job!

The Dick Smith Certificate Opens Career Doors

I had trained as a straight makeup artist for one year and another year as a prosthetic makeup FX artist at a well known Australian makeup college. I worked as a freelance makeup FX artist and also have my own makeup FX business and have been in the industry for over 15 years. Even after all this time spent working in the industry, I felt like I’d reached a learning point in Australia that I just couldn’t get past. There was no new information out there, not that it doesn’t exist, just no one was sharing it.

Then I enrolled in the Dick Smith Advanced Professional Makeup Course. Dick’s course got me to a level of work high enough to beat out hundreds of other international applicants for a place in the prosthetics department at Weta Workshop in New Zealand on Peter Jackson’s film “The Hobbit.” This was a once in a lifetime opportunity. I would recommend this course to anyone either starting out or looking to further their knowledge within the makeup FX industry.

– Russell Sharp, Australia