Make-up Testimonials

Mikaela Hartley

After previously studying at South Coast Academy 10 years ago, it was time that I wanted to branch out into a different side of the industry. I had learnt from some amazing Beauty Therapist last time I studied with SCA so I was sure their Make-up Educators would be just as knowledgeable and encouraging.

What I enjoyed most while studying was having the challenge to push myself creatively. While really learning what I am passionate about. I never would have dreamt that I would be able to create the looks that I did with in that year, even more as a student.

I had an eye-opening experience while studying at South Coast Academy. I never knew I could have so much determination in myself to create the pieces that I did. I loved the whole learning experience, the further on in the course that we got the more creative course became.

Corey Kerr

As a past student, my decision to study/further my skills with South Coast Academy was made very easy. Their up to date facilities and professional workplace structure gave me the confidence and skills to be ready for work.

The staff and Educators at SCA were very supportive of my learning needs and in helping me achieve and surpass my goals throughout my course and afterward. During my time studying I was able to obtain work experience in the theatrical productions, Beauty and the Beast, Wizard of Oz, Les Miserable and Shrek the Musical  which deepened my passion for theatrical makeup and in pursuing a career in this field. It allowed me to develop and maintain professional friendships and gain work on productions after completing my Diploma.

After completing my course I have been able to gain work in other theatre productions with Albatross musical theatre company, assisting my Educators (Renee and Angela) and have maintained a position as an on call Makeup Artist for Team Spa in Nowra.

Maddison Taylor

My time at SCA has been wonderful as the staff and fellow students have all been kind and very helpful towards my education. I have learnt an enormous amount in such a short time thanks to my Educator Coventry. We have been given the opportunity to work at events including RAW, The Lion King production and Tom Lau photography shoot. The Academy has highly influenced my career decisions as this is the field I would like to work in. Thank you so much to my amazing Educator and fellow teachers for making this experience one I will never forget.

Andrea Valenzuela

I have been studying a Diploma of Screen and Media at SCA Hair and Beauty Academy since Feb 2017. My Educator is Coventry Kearns. Since studying at SCA I have learnt how to apply many types of make-up including period, bridal, theatre, face painting and many more. I have also learnt how to style hair in various styles and learnt techniques such as applying eyelashes, gluing down brows etc. I have been fortunate enough to experience several fashion photoshoots, assisting with artists on their jobs and assisted in the Academy make-up jobs. My Educator is very knowledgeable and I believe that her spirit and positive nature is an asset to the Academy and its students. It has been a very positive experience and I have learnt a lot.

Chloe Jones

My time at SCA has been a great experience as I have gained knowledge and confidence to further my career once I graduate. The staff and teachers have been extremely helpful. If I am struggling with an activity, my teachers spend one on one time with me to help guide me in the right direction. At times, it can be challenging and stressful but I have learnt to manage my time correctly. This course has given me many work experience opportunities that I am so grateful for which will be invaluable for.

Alicia Fuller

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at SCA. The Academy teaches skills and provides experience on how to work in the real world of make-up. Our Educators are fantastic and knowledgeable, and are always willing to help. Overall, I feel that my time at SCA has not only been rewarding, but also prepared me for my future career as a make-up artists.

Tahlia Alcorn

My time at SCA has been a rollercoaster of excitement, fun and good times. Although at times it is tough, with the support of friends that I have gained am my amazing Educator, I have been able to get through the hard times. I feel as though my Educator is also a friend as well as a teacher and takes the time to get to know us and help us build on our strengths and improve our weaknesses. I have learnt a lot of amazing techniques and make-up history which has been extremely interesting. I really enjoy the theory component as well as the practical aspects of this course.

Abbey King

SCA has been a wonderful opportunity to learn from the best and take a glimpse into the world of film and TV make-up. Work experience is an integral part of the Diploma of Screen and Media course, and has been great practice for the real world of behind-the-scenes make-up. The support from SCA and the flexible study options has been amazing. I am a young, single mother who juggles study and full time employment. Had it not have been for the support of the Academy, I would not be able to study to get a job in a career that I love. The Director, Tina, and Educator, Coventry, are both very experienced and knowledgeable. My time at SCA has been a blast!

Emma Murphy

Since starting my studies at SCA, I feel as though I have grown as a person. My Educator has had a massive impact on that, guiding me in the right direction and giving me the support that I need to keep me motivated. The most enjoyable part of the course has been the body painting and airbrushing component as it encouraged me to express my creativity. The Academy is a great space to learn and gain lifelong friends. Some of the opportunities that I have been offered since attending SCA include doing character work at a local theatre, assisting in photo shoots and I have had the opportunity to collaborate with renowned photographer Tom Lau which I certainly would not have had if it wasn’t for SCA Academy. This course will be of great benefit for my future and allow me to establish a freelance make-up artistry business and work in a leading make-up company.

Damian Swales

My time at SCA has benefited my knowledge and expertise and has presented me with many work experience opportunities such as ‘The Lion King’ production and the ‘RAW Artist Showcase’. Through these experiences I was able gin extensive growth in my understanding of the work environment. Helpful staff and highly skilled Educators allow for an unforgettable learning experience.

Ethan Short

My time at SCA has been great over the last 6 months. The staff are amazing, we have a great Educator, Coventry, and the Director is great also. They are very supportive with our education and ensuring assignments are compete and that we understand the task at hand. They make it possible for us to obtain work experience such as local theatre productions, school plays and charity events. I have learnt many new skills and techniques at SCA that I will be able to use in the future. I will always remember the purpose it had in assisting me pursue my career in make-up.


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