Profesional Makeup Courses and Classes - Art of Makeup School

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.

The Master Class

The Master Class – 175 clock hours / 7-Weeks

The Master Class 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.

A 7-week Day schedule and 7-week Weekend/Evening schedule options are available. Both schedules are the same amount of clock hours and sessions alternate throughout the year for planning convenience. The Master Class Certificate Program combines nine 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 fashion photo shoot day with a professional fashion photographer and model. Students get a chance to use creativity and skills learned throughout the program to apply makeup and style hair.

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 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.

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
  • 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
  • Fashion photo shoot day with professional photographer and 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 & Stage Makeup
  • Career Marketing
  • Fashion Photo Shoot Day

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

Kits needed:

2018 The Master Class Schedule:

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

2019 The Master Class Schedule:

Jan 7-Feb 21 Day Schedule

Complete Schedule & Program Hours
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"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 – 127 clock hours / 5-Weeks

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, commercials, music videos, 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.

A 5-week Daytime and 5-week weekend/evening schedule is available. The Fashion Makeup Artistry Certificate Program combines 7 courses, providing a comprehensive education and preparation for student graduates to explore career options in the fashion and commercial advertising industries. The program includes a fashion photo shoot day with a professional photographer and model.

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 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.

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
  • 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
  • Fashion photo shoot day with professional photographer and 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
  • Career Marketing
  • Fashion Photo Shoot Day

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

Kits needed:

2018 FASHION MAKEUP ARTISTRY SCHEDULE:

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

2019 FASHION MAKEUP ARTISTRY SCHEDULE:

Jan 7-Feb 7 Day Schedule

Complete Schedule & Program Hours
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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 – 207 clock hours / 7-Weeks

Program designed and instructed by Emmy winning SFX master Thomas Surprenant

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

The Character & Special FX Makeup Certificate Program provides an education specific to those seeking a career in special effects makeup artistry. 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 special effects makeup photo shoot day with a professional photographer and model.

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

Included Courses:

  • Theatre Makeup
  • 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

Above courses available individually. Course descriptions here. Contact us for more info (tuition, prerequisite requirements, etc).

Kits needed:

2018 Character & Special FX Makeup Schedule:

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

2019 Character & Special FX Makeup Schedule:

Coming soon

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

Complete Schedule & Program Hours
Apply Here

TUITION & RATES

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Multimedia

Multimedia Master Makeup Artist – 382 clock hours / 14-Weeks

The Multimedia Master Makeup Artist Certificate Program includes both The Master Class and Character & Special FX Makeup, every course offered at the Art of Makeup. 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.

The Multimedia Master Makeup Artist Certificate 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 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 14-week Day schedule is available. The Multimedia Master Makeup Artist certificate program combines nineteen courses, providing a comprehensive education and preparation for student graduates to explore career options in every genre of makeup artistry. The program includes a fashion photo shoot day with a professional photographer and model, and concludes with another photo shoot capturing the special effects skills learned during the second half of 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 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.

See individual Course descriptions below (The Master Class). For 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)
  • 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
  • Fashion photo shoot day with professional photographer and model
  • 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:

2018 Multimedia Master Makeup Artist Schedule:

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

2019 Multimedia Master Makeup Artist Schedule:

Coming soon

Please contact us if you are interested in customizing an 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.

Complete Schedule & Program Hours
Apply Here

TUITION & RATES

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"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