At Make-Up Designory (MUD) we provide students from around the world with a rigorous education in the intricacies of professional make-up artistry for film, television, fashion, theater, and retail.
Our Campus in Los Angeles is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). We offer comprehensive make-up programs and individual courses at our Campus, in LA, with many more options – from MUD Studios to MUD Extensions across the U.S. and around the globe.
At Make-up Designory (MUD), it is our mission to provide an exceptional experience for our students before, during, and after their training as professional make-up artists. We are also committed to providing our customers with premium quality products and unparalleled service.
Make-Up Designory was founded in 1997 by a team of professional make-up artists who wanted to establish a center for higher learning in the field of make-up education. Today, our school has grown from a two-classroom, 800-square-foot location in Toluca Lake, California to one thriving Campus in Los Angeles – and there’s still more to come. MUD is taking our version of excellence in make-up education further, constantly expanding our reach with MUD Extension and MUD Studio locations around the world.
Make-up Designory (MUD) courses are designed to maximize creativity and reinforce the skills required to work at a professional level in today’s make-up industry. Students learn by doing and you will get your hands dirty on the first day of class. MUD teaches the importance of research and preparation, mixed with lab work and assignments. MUD combines short lectures with a practical approach that enables students to learn the basics of a given application. As you master skills, you are encouraged to incorporate them into more complex applications. By breaking down each application into individual elements you will develop a strong foundation in each area of expertise. This mixture of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on practice takes you from casting models to a professional photo shoot.
I loved everything about it! As an international student, I highly recommend it!
I did a lot of research looking for the right makeup school for me and my interests. MUD was the best place for me. Teachers go above and beyond for their students and they have a great career placement program.
I took their master course and I don't regret taking it! This school really breaks that glass ceiling and gives you opportunities to meet and be around professionals in the industry. I graduated a little over a year ago, and I already have my dream job. Working for a recognized professional artist making feature films!
Best place for special effects; very convenient and parking right at the back of the school. All instructors are great. Be simple, love what you do and it will be a piece of cake.
129 S. San Fernando Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm