CMU TORONTO Creature Design Certificate Program

The Creature Design Certificate Program teaches students how to fully design and create original character concepts. The SFX makeup training includes special effects sculpting, an essential skill for working within special effects makeup labs for film, television, or theatrical productions.

What you'll learn

As Toronto’s leading Special Effects Makeup Design School, CMU is proud to offer The Creature Design Program, teaching students how to design, sculpt, and mould an original character. The skills introduced in the creature design course are an important part of working on practical effects for cinematic productions.

This SFX makeup design course is ideal for highly creative artists who are interested in working in special effects makeup labs. Students who complete this course will be equipped to build projects for a film or television production, animation studio, museum installation, or theatrical production.

Career paths

Graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills to work in:

  • Digital sculpting for TV & Film production
  • Character & Asset design for Videogame production
  • Toy prototype design

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Dates and costs


6 weeks 
Monday to Friday
9:30am - 4:30pm
(One hour for lunch)


Please contact admissions for information on the next available start dates

TUITION (CDN) $4,900

+ $1,522.12* Student kit

+ $2,500 International students

* + HST 

Success stories

Over 5,000 makeup artists have graduated from CMU in the past 30 years. 


CMU Graduate, Romy Zack’s Thriving Career in Makeup and Fashion


CMU On Living Local


From Roots to Savage x Fenty Vol. 2: Alumna Arielle Park’s incredible success story

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