What it takes to become a special fx makeup artist?

I am a junior in high school and I already know what I want to do, I want to become a special fx makeup artist (zombies, horror, etc.) and I know where I'm going to school (Douglas Education Center --> Tom Savini's Program) and I have no idea what kind of classes I'll have to take or what I need to... show more I am a junior in high school and I already know what I want to do, I want to become a special fx makeup artist (zombies, horror, etc.) and I know where I'm going to school (Douglas Education Center --> Tom Savini's Program) and I have no idea what kind of classes I'll have to take or what I need to do to become this! Please Help?
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