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23 April 2014

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.


Students are asked not only to reproduce what the teacher has shown, but also to perform tricks and effects on the theme, freeing creativity.


The skills acquired are applied in all areas of the show - opera theater, ballet, prose, cinema, television - as in photography, fashion and events sector.


The course staff is constantly present alongside the students to follow them in the classroom activity and to guide them in the world of work.

Exclusive products

At the students' disposal there are materials and products of the highest professional level.

Recap 2019-20

Teaching Staff
- Roberto Mestroni
- Beatrice Cammarata
- Luca Morando
- Andrea Massimo Grassi
- Elisabetta Casale
- Rita Cannata
- Marta Aiello
- Gianfranco Daniele
- Sergio Tasca
- Laura Ferrari
- Cristina Davite
Ten months, from 18 November 2019 until 31 October 2020.
Mandatory, 4 days a week, between Monday and Friday, from 9 to 18. For didactic needs, some practical exercises and shows assistance can occasionally take place in the evening and on the festive days. Any absence must be justified and can not in any case exceed 25% of the scheduled hours, under penalty of exclusion from the course, unless motivated derogation by the Academic Board.
Prerequisites for admission
- Age between 18 and 29 years to 31 January 2020;
- Compulsory compulsory education.
Preferential requirements
- Provenance from training schools of an artistic nature and / or theatrical and cinematic;
- Specific interest shown towards the world of show and special make-up;
- Work experience in the entertainment sector, flexibility and willingness to reconcile one's commitments with respect to the attendance of the course.
Accademia Teatro alla Scala – Milan.
The course is open to 16 participants. To access the course it is necessary to pass a selection test * which consists of:
- Two written tests, one of them motivational and the other aimed at evaluating the basic knowledge on special effects;
- An individual interview, aimed at verifying the motivations, the attitudes and expectations of the candidate.
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. You can find the fee of the course by downloading the brochure.
Scholarships and loans
One or more partia or totall coverage scholarships are available participation fee, for students deemed suitable to the selection who will apply. Requests can be presented only by students whose ISEE is equal to or less than 17,000.00 euros.
You can also access a loan at favorable conditions called "loan of honor" for the payment of the tuition ed provided by a bank. How to apply for a scholarship and an honor loan will be specified in a special call.
Application deadline
13 September 2019
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