Application & Enrollment Process

Please fill out our Application Form to start the enrollment process. If you have any enrollment questions please contact us or schedule a tour before submitting an application. There are no costs or obligations to submit an application, but a $150 deposit (applied towards tuition) is required to hold and reserve your space in a Certificate Program and/or each selected Course or Specialty Class. Space is always first come first serve so the sooner you apply the better.

Once your application is received an Enrollment Agreement will be provided, including all costs and terms for your review. Please note Specialty Classes do not require an Enrollment Agreement. Please be sure to review our Catalog for all Policies, Terms & Conditions.

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Schedule & Hours

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Certificate Programs

The Master Class

175 clock hours / 7-Weeks

Jan 2-Feb 15 Day Schedule
March 3-April 21 Weekend/Evening Schedule
May 7-June 21 Day Schedule
Sept 4-Oct 18 Day Schedule
Sept 8-Oct 24 Weekend/Evening Schedule

Character & Special FX Makeup

207 clock hours / 7-Weeks

June 25-Aug 10 Day Schedule
Oct 22-Dec 9 Day Schedule

For more info on our SFX program hop on over to our FX site for detailed program scheduling and other relevant info.

A fashion photo shoot day is scheduled for all Certificate Programs.

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Fashion Makeup Artistry

127 clock hours / 5-Weeks

Jan 2- Feb 3 Day Schedule
March 3-April 21 Weekend/Evening Schedule
May 7- June 9 Day Schedule
Sept 4-Oct 6 Day Schedule
Sept 8-Oct 13 Weekend/Evening Schedule

Multimedia Master Makeup Artist

382 clock hours / 14-Weeks (includes both The Master Class & Character & Special FX Makeup).

May 7-Aug 10 Day Schedule
4-Dec 9 Day Schedule

Please contact us if you are interested in customizing a MMMA program in a schedule that is convenient for you.  The MMMA program may be split by taking The Master Class program and Character & Special FX program in any order or at different times of the year.

Individual Courses

Corrective Beauty

24 clock hours

Jan 2-5 Day Schedule (Tue-Fri / closed New Years)
March 3-7 Weekend/Evening Schedule
May 7-10 Day Schedule
Sept 4-7 Day Schedule (Tue-Fri / closed Labor Day)
Sept 8-12 Weekend/Evening Schedule


24 clock hours

Jan 8-11 Day Schedule
March 10-14 Weekend/Evening Schedule
May 14-17 Day Schedule
Sept 10-13 Day Schedule
Sept 15-19 Weekend/Evening Schedule


24 clock hours

Jan 15-18 Day Schedule
March 17-21 Weekend/Evening Schedule
May 21-24 Day Schedule
Sept 17-20 Day Schedule
Sept 22-26 Weekend/Evening Schedule


24 clock hours

Jan 22-25 Day Schedule
March 24-28 Weekend/Evening Schedule
May 29-June 1 Day Schedule (Tue-Fri closed Memorial Day)
Sept 24-27 Day Schedule
Sept 29-Oct 3 Weekend/Evening Schedule

Airbrush Makeup

24 clock hours for Certificate Program Students
As an individual course the first half: Beginning/Beauty Airbrush I (12 clock hours) and the second half: Face & Body Painting Airbrush II (12 clock hours) can be taken separately or together as the full 24 clock hour Course.  Select preferred airbrush option on Application Form.

Jan 29-Feb 1 Day Schedule
March 30-31 & April 2-5 Weekend/Evening Schedule (closed Easter Sunday)
June 4-7 Day Schedule
Oct 1-4 Day Schedule
Oct 6-10 Weekend/Evening Schedule

Out of the Kit FX (Special FX Makeup)

24 clock hours

Feb 5-8 Day Schedule
April 7-11 Weekend/Evening Schedule
June 11-14 Day Schedule
Oct 8-11 Day Schedule
Oct 13-17 Weekend/Evening Schedule


24 clock hours

Feb 12-15 Day Schedule
April 14-18 Weekend/Evening Schedule
June 18-21 Day Schedule
Oct 15-18 Day Schedule
Oct 20-24 Weekend/Evening Schedule

Career Marketing

3 clock hours
*Available to Certificate Program students only.  Hours TBA.

Jan 30-Feb 1 Day Sched. Students 5p-6p
March 23 (Fri) W/E Sched. Students 6:30p-9:30p
June 5-7 Day Sched. Students 5p-6p
Oct 2-4 Day Sched. Students 5p-6p
Oct 11 (Thurs) W/E Sched. Students 6:30p-9:30p

Fashion Photo Shoot Day

4 clock hours
*Available to Art of Makeup Master Class students only.  Hours TBA.

Feb 3 Day Sched. Students (hours TBD)
April 21 (hours TBD)
June 9 Day Sched. Students (hours TBD)
Oct 6 Day Sched. Students (hours TBD)
Oct 13 W/E Sched. Students (hours TBD)


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Hours (Certificate Programs & Courses)

Day schedule

Weekdays (Mon-Thurs) 10:00am-5:00pm
Character & Special FX only (Mon-Friday) 10:00am-5:00pm

Weekend/Evening schedule

Saturday and Sunday 9:30am-5:30pm AND
Weekday Evenings (Mon-Wed) 6:30pm-10:00pm

*Schedule subject to change without notice. There are a few holiday exceptions to the schedule.  Be sure to sign up for our mailing list and follow us on facebook and instagram to receive important updates and new class announcements.  Specialty Class hours are as indicated below and are not subject to Enrollment Agreements.

The Art of Makeup reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes due to minimum enrollment requirements.

Specialty Classes

Advanced Bridal Hairstyling


Bridal Makeup & Marketing

April 22, 2018 (Sunday 9am-5pm)
Sept 9, 2018 (Sunday 9:30am-5:30pm)

Corrective Beauty ROGUE RIVER

May 19-20, 2018 (Saturday-Sunday 9am-5pm) @ class will be held in Rogue River, OR. Contact us for location.


30 hours / 5-days

June 18-22, 2018 (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm)

Drag Makeup


Drag KING Makeup


Halloween Horror Makeup

Sept 29, 2018 (Saturday 10am-5pm)

More specialty classes TBA!  Make sure you are on our mailing list and like our Facebook page for future announcements.  Email us if you have ideas for a class you would like to see!

Sculpting the Human Face

13 hours / 3-days

April 5-6 Thurs-Fri 6:30pm-10pm AND April 7 Saturday 10am – 5pm

Summer Makeup Camp

21 hours / 4-days
July 23-26, 2018 (Mon-Thur 10am-4pm)
Aug 6-9, 2018 (Mon-Thur 10am-4pm)

UV Body Painting


Zombie Night! Makeup After Dark

June 16, 2018 (Saturday 3pm-10pm)

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Tuition & Kit Fees


Multimedia Master Makeup Artist
Tuition $7,030
Lab Materials $500
Kit M $2,585
Total Cost:
Tuition + Lab Materials + Kit M = $10,115
New for 2017! MMMA is a 14-week (382 clock hours) Certificate Program that includes both The Master Class and Character & Special FX Makeup.
The Master Class
Tuition $3,495
Kits $1,990
Total Cost:
Tuition + Kits ACDE = $5,485
Character & Special FX Makeup
Tuition $3,895
Lab Materials $500
Kit F $700
Total Cost:
Tuition + Lab Materials + Kit F = $5,095
Fashion Makeup Artistry
Tuition $2,495
Kits $1,695
Total Cost:
Tuition + Kits ACD = $4,190


Professional Beauty Makeup Artistry Kit (Kit A) $825 (w/ large case and trolley)
Airbrush Makeup Kit (Kit C) $495
Hair Styling Kit (Kit D) $375
Out of the Kit FX (Kit E) $295
Character & Special FX Kit (Kit F) $700
Multimedia Master Makeup Artist Kit (Kit M) $2,465 (all items in kits above)
Summer Makeup Camp Kit $315
Please contact us us for a full list of included Summer Camp items (over 50 pro quality items from our Pro Beauty Makeup Artistry and Special FX Kits are included!)


Corrective Beauty $550*
Fashion & Media Makeup $550*
Decade Makeup $550*
Hair Styling for Production & Media $550*
Airbrush Makeup $550* (24 hours)
Airbrush Makeup I
 (First 12 hrs -Beginning/Beauty Airbrush) $300*
Airbrush Makeup II (Second 12 hrs – Face & Body Painting Airbrush) $300*
Out of the Kit FX (Special FX Makeup) $550*
Film, Television & Stage Makeup $550*
Theatre Makeup $275*
Hair Laying, Dressing & Construction $425*
Out of the Kit FX II $275*
Working Special FX $150*
Character Aging Makeup $425*
Bald Cap Fabrication & Application $425*
Lifecasting $275*
Prosthetic Design, Fabrication & Application $1,995*

* Tuition only.

Specialty Classes

Advanced Bridal Hairstyling $195
Please contact us for an itemized list of kit supplies needed for this class – available from us or use your own! (previous AoM program graduates will likely already have most of the supplies needed).
Bridal Makeup & Marketing $150 (tuition only)
Please contact us for an itemized list of kit supplies needed for this class – available from us or use your own! (previous AoM program graduates will likely already have most of the supplies needed).
Corrective Beauty ROGUE RIVER $325
Cosplay 5-Day Workshop TBA
Drag Makeup tba
Drag KING Makeup $125
Halloween Horror Makeup $100
Sculpting the Human Face $225
Summer Makeup Camp $375 (tuition only)
Tuition + Summer Makeup Camp Kit = $690
UV Body Painting $125
Zombie Night! Makeup After Dark $100

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All pricing subject to change.  Be sure to join our mailing list and like us on facebook for future programs and courses to be announced. Kits are not included in tuition, with the exception of select Specialty Classes as indicated.  Please review the Catalog for a full list of supplies included in each kit and all AofM terms & conditions.


About Portland, Oregon

We love living and having our school in Portland, Oregon.   The Pacific Northwest is such a creative and inspiring environment for makeup artistry…the beautiful landscapes, lush greenery, mountains, rivers, food, art, quirkiness, alternative vibes, coffee and a whole lot more.

Whether you are just visiting, thinking about enrolling in one of our classes or programs, or already live here….we hope you can take some time to stop by and see us.  Makeup is our passion!


Google Maps Directions

Portland has many resources to help map your trip and beyond.

Transportation: There are many transportation resources here such as bike, TriMet and other planning tools.

Since our location is in a major public transportation destination, there are many transportation lines available.  Bus stop is directly in front of Art of Makeup.

TriMet Trip Planner
TriMet provides bus, light rail and commuter rail transit services in the Portland, Oregon, metro area.  

Art of Makeup is served by two TriMet lines: 44 and 78, best stops include:

  • Kerr & Hidalgo – served by 78-Beaverton/Lake Oswego (stop ID 13645)
  • SW 49th & PCC Entrance – served by 44-Capitol Hwy/Mocks Crest (stop ID 8951)
  • SW 49th & Hidalgo – served by 44-Capitol Hwy/Mocks Crest (stop ID 7579)

Portland Transportation: TRI-MET 

Local Transportation – Getting Around

About Portland, Oregon

Free “Travel Portland” Magazine

About Vancouver, WA

Vancouver & Portland Transportation: C-TRAN

Washington State Visitors’ Guide

You can check Interstate 5 and bridge traffic here.

Room & Board

Hotels near Art of Makeup (distance from school):

Hospitality Inn Portland (.9 miles)
10155 SW Capitol Highway
Portland, OR 97219
(503) 244-6684

Weekly rates available and preferred rates/service for Art of Makeup Students (The mgr Harry is our contact)

Comfort Suites Southwest (.9 miles)
11340 SW 60th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219
(503) 768-4400

When making reservation use the Art of Makeup rate plan code: “LARTOF” for a 15% discount code.  Or book online (discount applied with this link).

Other Nearby Accommodations:

Quality Inn – Tigard (1.5 miles)

Extended Stay America Hotel Tigard (2.8 miles)

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Portland – Tigard (3.3 miles)

Additional Accommodation Resources:

Room Sharing:

Temporary Housing:


* Please note accommodations are referrals only. There may be many other options found online. Rates and discount information subject to change at anytime. When making travel arrangements and accommodation reservations please be sure to verify and confirm information with facility management.  Please contact us if you need additional help or are interested in room sharing with other students.

Financial Aid

Direct Financing

Art of Makeup is now offering tuition financing options to those needing payment assistance for any of our Certificate Program’s. Approved applications will be awarded a contract and applicants will then be eligible to make payments over a select period of time until all obligations are met.  Kits are not eligible for financing.  All approved contracts are administered by an independent service provider, employed by Art of Makeup.

How to Apply:

If you are interested to see what kind of financing payment plan terms you are qualified for, please email us and request our Application for Credit form.
After reviewing your application, if qualified, we will send you a contract with the terms that you are approved for. Completed applications must be returned no later than 45 days prior to the start date of the Certificate Program you wish to enroll. All financing policies are in compliance with the Truth In Lending Act (TILA).

Credit Union & Bank Loans

Personal loans are available at private institutions such as Columbia Credit Union.  Columbia Credit Union offers a variety of low interest long term personal loans (depending on what you are qualified for).  They are more flexible to deal with, rather than, for example, a bigger financial or banking institution.  This kind of loan would exclusively be directly between the student/borrower and Columbia CU and any money borrowed would cover ALL costs (tuition AND kits).  These loans are popular because you can get the monthly payments down to whatever you are comfortable with.  You can also add a co-signer for easy qualification.  Art of Makeup has an application and a specific Columbia representative that is eager to help.  Please email us for additional details.

If you are Multnomah County (Oregon) resident you can also try Trailhead Credit Union. The “Signature Personal Loan” is a good place to start.

Check with your banking institution for more personal loan information and rates.

Community Assistance

MercyCorpsNW is located in downtown Portland and serves OR and WA. They are a community based service offering a variety of resources to emerging entrepreneurs that don’t have access to traditional business financing or related resources. They are a great source for those looking to kick start or grow a new profession.  Also check out the Women’s Resource Center, where resources are provided to entrepreneurial women seeking to build and/or grow their businesses (including freelance careers).

Crowdfunding & Peer to Peer Education Loans

There are several crowdfunding platforms out there.  GoFundMe is among the most popular.  See how you can easily raise funds online to pay for your tuition, supplies, and more: GoFundMe: Education Schools Learning.

GreenNote was created to help students achieve their higher education dreams by empowering social networks for financial support to bridge the gaps not covered by traditional lending methods. Using the GreenNote online platform, students connect with their social network – friends, family, friends-of-family, community leaders and others to ask for financial support. In many cases this tends to come in the form of micro-donations but as traditional sources continue to diminish larger donations are becoming more common.

Art of Makeup is unable to accept government or military financial aid programs at this time.