Multimedia Make-up Artistry Program (B101, B201, B301, FX201)

With so many pathways into make-up artistry there’s no reason to be limited.  Our Multimedia Make-up Artistry Program combines both the worlds of fashion and editorial make-up with film and television.  In 602 hours over the course of 18 weeks, students learn both how to make a model look their best for print and an actor look their scariest for the screen.

This program starts with our core course, the Beauty 101: Fundamentals of Beauty Make-up Artistry, where students learn skin tone matching, facial analysis, contouring, color theory and proper hygiene.

In order to make our students more marketable to employers, we have them learn basic hairstyling in our Beauty 201: Studio Hairstyling for the Make-up Artist course.  This course teaches how to use hot tools in order to create basic styling techniques, updos and period hairstyles.

Once students have learned how to put a look together learning skills from the Beauty 101 and Beauty 201 class, they are asked to style entire photoshoots with professional models which can be used as a way to start their portfolio in our Beauty 301: Beauty Lab class. While students receive lessons on the business of make-up artistry in all courses, this course takes the time to show students website design, resume skills, marketing techniques and other business acumen necessary to help them succeed in their career.

Once students are proficient in making everyone look their best, we challenge them to make them look their worst- or scariest, or creepiest, or goriest!  In our Character Make-up Artistry course, Special Make-up Effects 201, students learn aging techniques, bald cap and prosthetic applications, injury simulation, and how to lay crepe wool for beards, mustaches or other body hair.  In their final project, students combine the many techniques that they have learned into one character that is professionally shot and can be added to their portfolio.

Graduates from this program are prepared to find entry-level work in the following areas:

//Make-up Artist

// Entry-Level Make-up Artist in Film in Television

// Artist on Student Films and Small Budget Productions

//Sales Consultant

//Freelance Artist for Weddings or Social Occasions

//Make-up Artist at a Salon (state licensing as a cosmetologist or esthetician may be required)

As the start of a career in either fashion, film or television, the graduate of the Multimedia Make-up Artistry Program will be prepared with both the beauty and character skills to work in the fashion, film or television industries.