Certificate Programs

The Art of Makeup issues a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of a Certificate Program. This certificate can be used as proof of education for future job submissions, interviews, and placement. Certificates are also recognized by a number of industry distributor and retail partners who recognize The Art of Makeup and honor discounts on hundreds of product lines, and may offer other privileges at their discretion. Exclusive offers are occasionally available to program graduates, including exclusive discounts on future classes. Please feel free to inquire about Certificate of Completion qualifying brands and privileges before enrolling.

*Please note, the Evening Certificate Program Schedule will only be offered once per year.

Multimedia

The Multimedia Master Program – 405 clock hours / 15-Weeks

The Multimedia Master Program includes both Makeup Artistry Essentials and Character & Special FX Makeup, every course offered at The Art of Makeup School. Makeup Artistry Essentials and Character & Special FX Makeup is offered consecutively to complete the full Multimedia program and can be taken in either order. You can also contact us about customizing a program in a schedule that is convenient for you.

The Multimedia Master Program is designed to provide a comprehensive education for students looking to build skills in every genre and career path of professional makeup artistry. These skills will provide career options such as working on professional fashion, and lifestyle photo shoots and runway shows, commercials, and other advertising campaigns and informational media that requires makeup and hairstyling services. They would also include working on theatrical performances and film and television productions requiring beauty makeup and hairstyling, character makeup, and advanced special effects techniques.

A 15-week Day schedule is available. The Multimedia Master Program certification combines twenty courses, providing a comprehensive education and preparation for student graduates to explore career options in every genre of makeup artistry. The program includes two marketing classes specific to each half of the program, and two professional photo shoot days with guest models. A fashion shoot concludes the first half of the program, and another photo shoot capturing special effects and prosthetic skills concludes the second half of the program. A graduation ceremony will follow.

Classes are a combination of lectures, demos, student application, and photo shoots documenting makeup looks applied in class. Photos are shot in a portrait studio and/or outdoors. Students alternate practicing on each other in order to work with a variety of skin types and coloring, while gaining the experience of working with different subjects. The career marketing classes include social media trends, job resources, best business practices, etiquette, rates, invoicing, and other useful tips to begin their career, and membership on a graduate only job board will provide career and experiential opportunities in the field. A Certificate of Completion is issued upon successful graduation.

See individual Course descriptions here for Makeup Artistry Essentials.  For individual Character & Special FX Makeup course descriptions click here.

Highlights of Program:

    • Certificate of Completion issued upon successful graduation
    • Career Marketing course (available to Certificate Program students only)
    • Manual & Handouts issued throughout program
    • Most Individual Courses available for enrollment
    • Participation opportunities in real work collaborations
    • Membership on the private AofM job board (for 18 months after graduation)
    • Discounts from hundreds of pro and major makeup/hair product brands (ongoing after gradation)
    • High resolution pictures from our portrait studio for portfolio building and documentation
    • Professional photo shoot days with guest models
    • No experience necessary to enroll in a program

Included Courses:

Above courses available individually. See prerequisites in Course section or submit an application.

Kits needed:

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

Complete Schedule & Program Hours

TUITION & RATES

Application Form

"Both Celena and the program are wonderful. Even as a seasoned artist, I still learned a wealth of new information from professionals with diverse backgrounds in the industry. An added bonus is the warm, friendly atmosphere fostered by everyone involved with the program. Thank you all for a fantastic experience!" - Carly

Makeup Artistry Essentials

Makeup Artistry Essentials – 196 clock hours / 8-Weeks

The Makeup Artistry Essentials Certificate Program emphasizes the fundamental essentials of every media and production makeup artist given the scope of opportunities available in photo shoots and other media, fashion, film, television, and stage productions. No experience is necessary to enroll in this program.

The Makeup Artistry Essentials Certificate Program combines ten courses, providing a comprehensive education and preparation for student graduates to explore career options in every genre of makeup artistry, without the advanced skills of Character and Special Effects makeup required of a film, television and theatre makeup artist. The program concludes with a professional fashion photo shoot day with guest models. Students get a chance to use creativity and skills learned throughout the program to apply makeup and style hair. A graduation ceremony will conclude the program.

Classes are a combination of lectures, demos, student application, and photo shoots throughout the program. High resolution digital files are distributed to students for personal, portfolio building, and social media marketing use. Students alternate practicing on each other in order to work with a variety of skin types and face shapes, while gaining the experience of working with different subjects. Photos are shot throughout the program in a portrait studio and/or outdoors. A career marketing class for the professional media and production makeup artist is also included. Students will learn marketing techniques, branding, social media and networking skills, resources, best business practices, etiquette, rates, invoicing, and other useful tips to begin their career, and membership on a graduate only job board will provide career and experiential opportunities in the field. A Certificate of Completion is issued upon successful graduation.

See individual Course descriptions here.

Highlights of Program:

    • Certificate of Completion issued upon successful graduation
    • Career Marketing course (available to Certificate Program students only)
    • Manual & Handouts issued throughout program
    • Individual Courses available for enrollment
    • Participation opportunities in real work collaborations
    • Membership on the private AofM job board (for 18 months after graduation)
    • Discounts from hundreds of pro and major makeup/hair product brands (ongoing after graduation)
    • High resolution pictures from our portrait studio for portfolio building and documentation
    • Professional fashion photo shoot day with guest model
    • No experience necessary to enroll in a program

Included Courses:

    • Corrective Beauty
    • Fashion & Media Makeup
    • Decade Makeup
    • Hair Styling for Production & Media
    • Airbrush Makeup
    • Out of the Kit FX
    • Film, Television & Commercial Makeup
    • Stage Makeup
    • Career Marketing
    • Fashion Photo Shoot Day

All courses are available to take individually. See prerequisites in Course section or submit an application.

Kits needed:

Complete Schedule & Program Hours

TUITION & RATES

Application Form

"Thank you so much for all of your knowledge and time! This class has been so fun and I can¹t thank you enough for giving me the confidence to go out and make my dreams a reality!"
~ Brittany N.

Fashion Makeup Artistry

Fashion Makeup Artistry – 103 clock hours / 4-Weeks (Day Schedule) or 8-Weeks (Evening Schedule)

The Fashion Makeup Artistry Certificate Program provides an education specific to those students looking to pursue a career in makeup artistry for professional fashion, lifestyle, catalogue, and editorial photo shoots, fashion runway shows, live performances, and other fashion and advertising media that requires fashion makeup and hairstyling services. These skills would also prepare students for celebrity and red carpet events.

Both a 4-week Daytime and 8-week Evening schedule are available. Both schedules are the same amount of clock hours. The Fashion Makeup Artistry Certificate Program combines 6 courses, providing a comprehensive education and preparation for student graduates to explore career options in the fashion and media advertising industries. The program includes a professional fashion photo shoot day with a guest model.

Classes are a combination of lectures, demos, student application, and photo shoots throughout the program. High resolution digital files are distributed to students for personal, portfolio building and social media marketing use. Students alternate practicing on each other in order to work with a variety of skin types and coloring, while gaining the experience of working with different subjects. Photos are shot throughout the program in a portrait studio and/or outdoors. A career marketing class for the professional media and production makeup artist is also included. Students will learn marketing techniques, social media trends, resources, best business practices, etiquette, rates, invoicing, and other useful tips to begin their career, and membership on a graduate only job board will provide career and experiential opportunities in the field. A Certificate of Completion is issued upon successful graduation.

  • Add-on courses such as Airbrush Makeup are also available for greater skill building opportunities.

See individual Course descriptions below.

Highlights of Program:

    • Certificate of Completion issued upon successful graduation
    • Career Marketing course (available to Certificate Program students only)
    • Manual & Handouts issued throughout program
    • Individual Courses available for enrollment
    • Participation opportunities in real work collaborations
    • Membership on the private AofM job board (for 18 months after graduation)
    • Discounts from hundreds of pro and major makeup/hair product brands (ongoing after gradation)
    • High resolution pictures from our portrait studio for portfolio building and documentation
    • Professional fashion photo shoot day with a guest model
    • No experience necessary to enroll in a program

Included Courses:

    • Corrective Beauty
    • Fashion & Media Makeup
    • Decade Makeup
    • Hair Styling for Production & Media
    • Career Marketing
    • Fashion Photo Shoot Day

All courses are available to take individually. See prerequisites in Course section or submit an application.

Kits needed:

Complete Schedule & Program Hours

TUITION & RATES

Application Form

Training will prepare you for many diverse career paths:
* Bridal
* Fashion
* Catalogue
* Editorial Photo Shoots
* Fashion Runway Shows
* Commercials
* Music Videos
* Live Performances
* Media & Advertising
* Retail

Special FX

Character & Special FX Makeup – 210 clock hours / 7-Weeks

For Course descriptions and more info on our Special Effects program hop on over to our FX site here.

The Character & Special FX Makeup Certificate Program provides an education specific to those seeking a career utilizing the skills of special effects makeup artistry. This program focuses on 3- dimensional makeup skills and techniques. These skills prepare individuals to provide special effects makeup services for film, television, commercials, photo shoots, and theatrical performances. These specialized techniques also prepare students to be employed working in a special effects lab. Students learn character makeup and appliance fabrication and application techniques to create any transformation required for the creative development of the story written for film, television, or theatrical productions. Special effects makeup is also often used in commercials, music videos, and photo shoots.

A 7-week Daytime schedule is available. The Character & Special FX Makeup Certificate Program combines 10 courses, providing a comprehensive education and preparation for student graduates to explore career options in film, television, commercial, print, and stage. The program includes a professional special effects makeup photo shoot day with a guest model. A graduation ceremony will conclude the program.

Classes are a combination of lectures, demos, student application, and photo shoots. Students alternate practicing on each other in order to work with a variety of skin types and coloring, while gaining the experience of working with different subjects. Photos are shot throughout the program in a portrait studio and/or outdoors. A Certificate of Completion is issued upon successful graduation.

Highlights of Program:

    • Certificate of Completion issued upon successful graduation
    • Manual & Handouts issued throughout program
    • Membership on the private AofM job board (for 18 months after graduation)
    • Discounts from hundreds of pro and major makeup/hair product brands (ongoing after gradation)
    • High resolution pictures from our portrait studio for portfolio building and documentation
    • Professional fashion photo shoot day with guest model
    • No experience necessary to enroll in a program

Included Courses:

    • Color Theory & Anatomy
    • Hair Laying, Dressing & Construction
    • Out of the Kit FX II
    • Working Special FX
    • Character Aging Makeup
    • Bald Cap Fabrication & Application
    • Lifecasting
    • Prosthetic Design, Fabrication & Application
    • Career Marketing II
    • Special FX Photo Shoot

FX courses are available to take individually. Course descriptions here.  Contact us for more info (tuition, prerequisite requirements, etc).

Kits needed:

Complete Schedule & Program Hours

For detailed program schedule and more info on our Special Effects program hop on over to to our FX site.

TUITION & RATES

Application Form