Jose Davalos Academy of Arts

Makeup & Special Effects Program

Start your career in the makeup artistry. The course includes fundamentals and basics of makeup up to advanced technics. 

JDAA trains, educates, teaches, and helps you practice your artistic skills in the SFX artistic world.

We open the doors to the Academy every six months. Stay tuned for the next term!

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What you'll learn

Become a SFX makeup industry professional. You will learn all the best practices, latest trends, procedures, and professionals' tips and tricks, certified by one of the best and biggest makeup artists in the SFX industry.

This artist-run course aims to teach and improve the student's professional and artistic understanding of special effects makeup.

This intensive 3-month program is taught by award-winning makeup artist José Dávalos.

Course Outline

  • Makeup Fundamentals
  • Character Makeup
  • Prosthetic Makeup
  • Airbrush Technics
  • Special FX Makeup
  • Drag Makeup
  • Editorial and Beauty Makeup
  • Becoming a Professional
Included in your membership:

40+ Hours of video lessons

Bianual membership with access to all the lessons and supportive materials

Diploma of completion by JDAA.

Option for certificate of merit by JDAA.

Private Facebook community

Monthly live Q&A calls with Joo*

Discounts to the best SFX and makeup brands

MAC Cosmetics student discount upon course completion

MAC Cosmetics Pro Discount*

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About Jose

Self taught, plastic artist, specialized in makeup effects, props, scenery and art.

Winner of more than 16 International awards in events such as: San Diego Comic Con, IMATS, Wondercon and Monsterpalooza.

Currently, he is an official judge for makeup, costume fabrication and cosplay, his work has made him an official guest at events all over the world like makeup shows, trade shows to costume and special effects conventions.

Joo is best known for bringing animated characters to real life monsters.