Tom Savini’s Special Make-Up Effects Program

DOUGLAS EDUCATION CENTER RECOGNIZED AS A SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

  ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges) has recognized Douglas Education Center (DEC) as a School of Excellence. The ACCSC School of Excellence Award is intended to recognize ACCSC-accredited institutions that have demonstrated a commitment to the expectations and rigors of accreditation, as well...

Savini Duo Leads SFX Department on SyFy’s Z Nation

Many students who pass through Tom Savini’s Special Make-up Effects program do so with the hope that one day they could be working on the set of a major motion picture or hit television series.  For DEC graduates Tess Laeh and Logan Tobia, their hard...

SAVINI SCHOOL GRAD WINS SYFY’S FACEOFF ALL-STARS

Tom Savini’s Special Make-up Effects program at Douglas Education Center (DEC) can officially put another feather in its cap this week after Cig Neutron, a 2009 graduate, took home top honors on the SyFy channel’s popular make-up challenge show FaceOff.  The eleventh season, titled “All...

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...

Great Partnerships with Great People

NPV Productions, LLC is an award winning high definition video production company located in Monroeville, PA. Owner Nick Padezan started NPV Productions 25 years ago. Before starting his production business, Nick studied film and video production at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, offered through the University of Pittsburgh. But, he...

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...

Savini grad Benzy finding success in many areas of special effects!

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, the special effects artist known solely as “Benzy” has established himself as one of the region’s top industry professionals.  Since graduating from Tom Savini’s Special Make-up Effects Program at Douglas Education Center (DEC) in 2004, Benzy has added his unique...

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...

Meet Brittany Fontaine – Mold and Silicon Technician on Deadpool

Douglas Education Center Student Matters Brittany Fontaine Tom Savini Special Make-Up Effects Program Graduate - September 2011 Dorian’s Fantasy Art Program Graduate - May 2012 [caption id="attachment_4014" align="alignright" width="300"] Brittany Fontaine[/caption] Have you seen Suicide Squad?  How about Deadpool? Surely you’ve seen the American epic fantasy war film 300: Rise of...

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