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he Course in Special Makeup (theatrical special effects) prepares theatrical makeup artists specializing in the creation of special effects; they will take care also carefully cleaning and tidying of the materials used. The technical coordinator is Tiziana Libardo, Head of Makeup Department of La Scala Theatre.


Learn by doing

Every lesson involves a practical demonstration by the instructors, who will then assist students as they learn via hands-on exercises under the direct care of consummate experts.

Progressive specialization

The course is organized into projects that require progressively more complex use of materials and techniques, leading the student to achieve a high level of specialization and ability to work independently.


Students are asked not only to reproduce what the instructors demonstrate, an indispensable part of learning, but also to use their own creativity to create theme makeup and effects.


The teaching staff is always on hand to assist students in their classroom work, in practical projects and in embarking on their careers.

Teaching materials

Each student will receive a kit of instruments and materials necessary for coursework. The student is responsible for returning this kit at the end of the course.

Course detail

Main teaching Staff
Tiziana Libardo, Roberto Mestroni.
from February 12th, 2018 to January 31st, 2019 (=730 h, divided into lessons and practice).
compulsory, three times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, from 9am to 6pm.
Prerequisites for admission
legal age + fullfillment of the compulsory schooling. After the selection process, the suitable candidates must be resident or domiciled in Lombardy and be unemployed.
Preferential requirements
availability and time flexibility.
Accademia Teatro alla Scala – Milan.
the admission to the course is subject to passing an interview. The Students’ Office will contact via mail all the candidates for the details.
registration fee of €85, to be paid with a bank transfer or with credit card, and attendance fee to be paid only with a Bank SDD (SEPA Direct Debit) in installments.
Application deadline
December 1st, 2017.
Currently applications are closed