Tom Savini’s Special Make-Up Effects Program Tag

Meet Laura Mushenheim – Douglas Education Graduate

Douglas Education Center Student Matters Laura Mushenheim Douglas Education Center 2005 Graduate of Tom Savini Special Make-Up Effects Program 2009 Graduate of Esthetics Program 2010 Graduate of General Cosmetology The saying goes that, “The third time is a charm!”  Just ask Laura Mushenheim about that saying and she would probably concur, with a bit...

Douglas Education Center’s Cosmetology Program Graduate: Tina King

Tina King Cosmetology Program Graduate Tina King is a 2011 graduate of Douglas Education Center’s Cosmetology Program and owner of Head Over Heels Salon and Spa located in Smithton, PA.   She has operated her own business for the past five years, which she opened less than a...

Stephen Dixon Factory Digital Film

Stephen Dixon The Factory Digital Filmmaking Program Graduate

Stephen Dixon The Factory Digital Filmmaking Program Graduate Stephen Dixon grew up in an area close to Douglas Education Center. His friends in high school all talked about the Savini Program, so when Stephen graduated from high school where he took many AV classes it was only fitting that...

Nora Hewitt Scholarship Winner: Ryan Woods

Ryan Woods:  Student Matters Spotlight Meet Ryan Woods, the first recipient of the Nora Hewitt Scholarship – Dedication to Excellence and Creativity and future Douglas Education Center student.  Ryan was one of many participants to enter the contest and even though Nora thought all the portfolios...

Mel Licata Face Off Contestant Season 10

Melanie Licata Tom Savini Special Make-Up Effects Program Graduate – January 2015 If you’ve been following SyFy Channel’s Face Off then you know Melanie (Mel) Licata.  She’s one of our favorites this season and we've thoroughly enjoyed watching her this season! Mel attended Douglas Education Center (“DEC”) in the...

Savini and Factory Graduate Finding Success in Many Ways!

2015 was quite a year for Douglas Education Center graduate Jason Baker. He had his creative hand in so many projects that the list seems never ending. From editing movies, touring with a rock band, and producing a movie, he has been so busy, but...

DEC Factory Graduates find Success in Acting

As children, we have many hopes and dreams of what we want to do when we get older - being a doctor, a police officer, a chef. Those hopes and dreams can change numerous times, until we have to really think about what it is...

Make-Up Effects Student Allyson Mae Works on Indie Pilot

  Recently 2nd semester Tom Savini Special Make-up Effects student Allyson Mae had the opportunity to work on the set of a See No Evil Pictures production of their Indie pilot titled “Ad Astra”. Ali arrived on scene ready to do make-up but also ended...

DEC Graduate Finishes in Second Place on SyFy’s ‘Face Off’

From DEC graduate to reality star, Tyler Green unleashed his passion and creativity in special make-up effects, finishing second in the SyFy channel's breakout reality competition series, Face Off. Face Off showcases some of the best special make-up effects talent in the country. Competitors prove they’ve got the skills to...