Art of Makeup Acadamy Vancouver, WA

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 $100 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.

Application Form

Schedule & Hours

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2017 Certificate Programs

The Master Class

175 clock hours

Jan 3-Feb 16 Day Schedule
Feb 18-April 5 Weekend/Evening Schedule
April 24-June 8 Day Schedule
Sept 5-Oct 19 Day Schedule
Oct 21-Dec 16 Weekend/Evening Schedule
Oct 23-Dec 14 Day Schedule

Character & Special FX Makeup

207 clock hours

Feb 20-April 5 Day Schedule
June 19-Aug 4 Day Schedule
Oct 23-Dec 14 Day Schedule
For detailed program schedule and more info on our SFX program hop on over to to our FX site.

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

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Fashion Makeup Artistry

127 clock hours

Jan 3-Feb 3 Day schedule
Feb 18-March 25 Weekend/Evening Schedule
April 24-May 26 Day Schedule
Sept 5-Oct 6 Day Schedule
Oct 21-Dec 1 Weekend/Evening Schedule
Oct 23-Dec 1 Day Schedule

Multimedia Master Makeup Artist

382 clock hours

See The Master Class and Character & Special FX Makeup schedules. Both programs can run consecutively to complete the full MMMA program or contact us about customizing a program in a schedule that is convenient for you.

2017 Courses

Corrective Beauty

24 clock hours

Jan 3-6 Day Schedule (Tue-Fri / closed New Years)
Feb 18-22 Weekend/Evening Schedule
April 24-27 Day Schedule
Sept 5-8 Day Schedule (Tue-Fri / closed Labor Day)
Oct 21-25 Weekend/Evening Schedule
Oct 23-26 Day Schedule


24 clock hours

Jan 9-12 Day Schedule
Feb 25-March 1 Weekend/Evening Schedule
May 1-4 Day Schedule
Sept 11-14 Day Schedule
Oct 28-30 & Nov 1-2 Weekend/Evening Schedule (Sat-Thur / Closed Halloween)
Oct 30-Nov 2 Day Schedule


24 clock hours

Jan 16-19 Day Schedule
March 4-8 Weekend/Evening Schedule
May 8-11 Day Schedule
Sept 18-21 Day Schedule
Nov 4-8 Weekend/Evening Schedule
Nov 6-9 Day Schedule


24 clock hours

Jan 23-26 Day Schedule
March 11-15 Weekend/Evening Schedule
May 15-18 Day Schedule
Sept 25-28 Day Schedule
Nov 11-15 Weekend/Evening Schedule
Nov 13-16 Day 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 30-Feb 2 Day Schedule
March 18-22 Weekend/Evening Schedule
May 22-25 Day Schedule
Oct 2-5 Day Schedule
Nov 18-19 & Nov 27-29 Weekend/Evening Schedule (closed week of Thanksgiving)
Nov 27-30 Day Schedule

Out of the Kit FX (Special FX Makeup)

24 clock hours

Feb 6-9 Day Schedule
March 25-29 Weekend/Evening Schedule
May 30-June 2 Day Schedule (Tue-Fri / closed Memorial Day)
Oct 9-12 Day Schedule
Dec 2-6 Weekend/Evening Schedule
Dec 4-7 Day Schedule


24 clock hours

Feb 13-16 Day Schedule
April 1-5 Weekend/Evening Schedule
June 5-8 Day Schedule
Oct 16-19 Day Schedule
Dec 9-13 Weekend/Evening Schedule
Dec 11-14 Day Schedule

Career Marketing

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

Jan 18-19 Career Marketing I Day schedule students
March 9 Career Marketing I Weekend/Evening Schedule students
May 10-11 Career Marketing I Day schedule students
Sept 20-21 Career Marketing I Day schedule students
Nov 9 Career Marketing I Weekend/Evening Schedule students
Nov 10 Career Marketing I Day schedule students


Fashion Photo Shoot Day

4 clock hours
*Available to Art of Makeup Master Class students only.  Hours TBA.
Feb 3 Day Schedule students
March 25 Weekend/Evening Schedule students
May 26 Day Schedule students
Oct 6 Day Schedule students
Dec 1 Day Schedule students
Dec 16 Weekend/Evening Schedule students


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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 like us on facebook to receive important updates and new class announcements.  Specialty Class hours are as indicated below and are not subject to Enrollment Agreements.

2017 Specialty Classes

Advanced Bridal Hairstyling


Bridal Makeup & Marketing

Sept 10, 2017 Sunday 9am-5pm
Oct 29, 2017 Sunday 9am-5pm

Drag Makeup

July 30, 2017 Sunday 10am-4pm

Summer Makeup Camp

21 hours 4-days
June 26-29, 2017 Mon-Thurs 10am-4pm
July 24-27, 2017 Mon-Thurs 10am-4pm


More specialty classes for 2017 TBA!

UV Body Painting

July 8, 2017 Saturday 10:30am-5pm

Zombie Night! Makeup After Dark


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Tuition & Kit Fees


Multimedia Master Makeup Artist $7,030 (tuition only)
Lab Materials $500
Tuition + Lab Materials + Kit M = $9,995
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 $3,495 (tuition only)
Tuition + Kits A, C, D, E = $5,365
Character & Special FX Makeup $3,895 (tuition only) Lab Materials $500
Tuition + Lab Materials + Kit F = $5,095
Fashion Makeup Artistry $2,495 (tuition only)
Tuition + Kits A, C, D = $4,070


Professional Beauty Makeup Artistry Kit (Kit A) $825 (w/ large case and trolley)
Airbrush Makeup Kit (Kit C) $375
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 & Bridal 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 $650*
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 $2,050*

* Tuition only.  Add Kit(s) as needed.

Specialty Classes

Advanced Bridal Hairstyling $195 (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).
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).
Drag Makeup $75
Summer Makeup Camp $375 (tuition only)
Tuition + Summer Makeup Camp Kit = $690
UV Body Painting $125
Zombie Night! Makeup After Dark $125
In class makeup and supplies included.


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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 Specialty Classes as indicated.  Please review the Catalog for a full list of supplies included in each kit and all AofM terms & conditions.


Room & Board

Comfort Inn & Suites Vancouver

(walking distance to Art of Makeup)

ADDRESS: 401 East 13th St
Vancouver, WA 98660
CONTACT: Chelsey Degman, or front office manager
PHONE: 360-696-0411
RESERVATIONS: 888-333-6803
Located across the street from Art of Makeup. “Lowest rate” discounts available to AOM students. Walk to AOM, shops, restaurants, coffee, galleries, park, downtown…

All Vancouver, WA area lodging (for all budgets)

Vancouver area lodging

Craigslist Vancouver/Portland

Temp. Housing
Rooms Shared

Lonely Planet Hotels & Hostels – Budget travel ideas for the adventurous!

Portland, Ore

* 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).

Washington State

Art of Makeup is a Washington state recognized Eligible Training Provider (ETP), which may help when seeking assistance. Please see our programs listed on Career Bridge. You can also browse around the Career Bridge website for additional resources. Career Bridge is Washington’s source for career and education planning and may be intended for Washington residents only. We are eligible to receive Washington State Worker’s Compensation from the Department of Labor and Industries. Contact us if you think you are eligible.

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.