About Us

MUD: A Primer

A school by make-up artists, for make-up artists.

Make-Up Designory (MUD) was founded in 1997 in North Hollywood, California, bringing quality education and products to the make-up artist community. Today, we have two main campuses in Los Angeles and New York, ten MUD Studios worldwide, and courses in seven partner schools -- bringing world class education to you in four continents, eight countries, and seventeen cities around the globe. At MUD, we are dedicated to providing valuable training in the fundamentals of study. For this reason, both of our main campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), a private, non-profit, independent accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Each year, our schools train hundreds of students from around the world in a variety of make-up specialties. Whether a student chooses the intricacies of prosthetics or the delicacy of beauty make-up, Make-Up Designory prepares the student to begin a journey as a make-up artist.

MUD shops

Make-up Designory operates three MUD retail stores at our Los Angeles, New York, and Europe locations, where we proudly offer our books on make-up artistry and our professional-quality line of MUD products. At MUD shops, our students and graduates enjoy discounts on all MUD products and savings on all other products. The discount is good at stores in both Los Angeles and New York, as well as online at mudshop.com