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Your Career Starts Here!
Learn the art of Special Makeup Effects, Mask Making and Animatronic Puppetry!

Due to popular demand, industry professional Tom Devlin is now offering in depth training courses to jump start your future in character creation and special makeup effects! Flexible programs give you the choice to dive into a fully immersive education or pick and choose courses as you go!

We are the first and only school in Nevada focused completely on learning all aspects of Special Make-up Effects! Located next door to Tom Devlin's Monster Museum, we've naturally extended the preservation of the art and history of practical effects into training the next batch of future FX masters.

What Is Your Passion

Characters in Make-Up

Imagine What You Can Create With These Skills & Your Creativity

As a special make-up effects artist, your expertise will be called on for contributing your knowledge of practical problem solving to acheive a variety of endless possibilities! Unlike most make-up schools, we are deeply focused on all aspects of special make-up effects, offering several classes you won't find anywhere else!

  • Creating Character CourseCreating Character (2 Weeks)
  • Introduction to Mask Making CourseIntroduction to Mask Making (2 Weeks)
  • Creating Prosthetics CourseCreating Prosthetics (6 Weeks)
  • Special Make-up FX CourseSpecial Make-up Effects (4 Weeks)
  • Puppet Building and Animatronic CoursePuppetry and Animatronics (3 Weeks)
  • Advanced Mask Making CourseAdvanced Mask Making (2 Weeks)

Click here to learn more about our course offerings!

Apply Yourself

No matter if you are just starting out or have previous training, if you want to pursue an education in the art of special make-up effects then we've got a course for you! Read our course descriptions here then contact us to discuss enrollment, financing options and/or payment plans!

Click here for information on our programs and pricing!

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