Film and Television Make-up Artistry Program

Master Film and Television Make-up Artistry

Film and Television have revolutionized make-up design, from basic corrections to intricate special effects. Our Film and Television Make-up Artistry Program equips you with the skills to prepare actors for the camera and bring characters to life. This 420-hour program, spread over 12 weeks, covers both core beauty and special make-up effects courses.

Program Overview:

Fundamentals of Make-up Artistry (Beauty 101)

Begin your journey with essential make-up concepts such as facial analysis, highlights and shadows, color theory, and corrective make-up. Master the basics to create flawless beauty make-up and male corrective looks, forming a strong foundation for advanced techniques.

Character Make-up (Special Make-up Effects 201)

After mastering beautifying and correcting, progress to character make-up. Learn to use highlights and shadows to create the appearance of age and other character effects. This course covers applying bald caps, prosthetics, and lay hair techniques to achieve diverse effects from injuries to fantasy characters. Conclude by designing a portfolio-ready special make-up effects character, captured by a professional photographer.

Career Opportunities Await

Graduates are equipped with skills for various roles, such as:

  • Entry-Level Make-up Artist in Film and Television
  • Artist on Student Films and Small Budget Productions
  • Sales Consultant
  • Freelance Artist for Weddings and Social Occasions
  • Make-up Artist at a Salon (state licensing may be required)

Our program prepares you for a career as a make-up artist in the film and television industry, providing essential skills for roles such as:

  • Make-up Artist, Theatrical and Performance (SOC Code 39-5091)
  • Retail Salespersons (SOC Code 41-2031)
  • Skin Care Specialist (SOC Code 39-5094)

For detailed information on these professions, visit the Department of Labor’s website.

Your Path to Success in Film and Television

The Film and Television Make-up Artistry Program equips you with the beauty and special effects skills necessary for the industry. Whether you aim to work on student films, small budget productions, or larger projects, this program sets the stage for your success.

Enroll Today and Bring Characters to Life with Your Make-up Artistry Skills!


Jan 8 – April 2, 2024 

Feb 21 – May 14, 2024 

April 3 – June 27, 2024 

May 15 – Aug 12, 2024 

June 28 – Sept 24, 2024 

Aug 13 – Nov 6, 2024 

Sept 25 – Dec 20, 2024 

Nov 7, 2024 – Feb 18, 2025 

This program meets Monday through Friday and consists of 420 clock hours. 

Day sessions are 12 weeks long and are between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. 

For maximum class size, see individual courses that make up the program. 

* In addition to the listed amounts above, the State of California requires we add an additional $ 2.50 per $1,000 of institution charges for the State’s Student Tuition Recovery Fund. 

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