Special Effects Makeup Artists apply cosmetic and special effects makeup on actors and other performers.
Makeup artists generally need a portfolio of work in order to demonstrate their creative and technical ability to employers. Make-up artists working in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts may require a training program. For most occupations in this unit group, completion of a college or university program in broadcasting, theatre arts or a related field and Several years of experience in a related support or assisting occupation in motion pictures, broadcasting or the performing arts are required.
In Canada, for the period of 2019-2029, the annual employment growth rate is 2.9%.
Workers in this group may be required to work irregular hours, including overnight shifts. Since work in this industry is often project-based, workers may experience periods of unemployment. Working conditions for other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts vary depending on the specific occupation. Work may be in movie or broadcast studios, in theatres or on location. Workers may be required to travel to various locations, depending on the project.