The Master Make-up Artistry program includes all the core courses offered at Make-up Designory. None of the other programs offer as much diversity as the Master Make-up Artistry program. In 812 hours, over the course of 24 weeks, not only will you learn skills that can lead to employment in the worlds of fashion and film, and television, but this program will also prepare you to work in a special effects lab setting. The special make-up effects lab is where the appliances used for monster-making and creature-creation have their start.
MUD’s Master Make-Up Artistry Program offers a diverse set of skills to the student make-up artist. This program provides students with the necessary instruction to prepare them for work in the worlds of fashion, film, television, and a special make-up effects lab setting – specifically, where the appliances used for monster-making and creature-creation have their start. Program graduates will be prepared with the beauty, character, and lab skills to work in the fashion, film, or television industries and special make-up effects labs.
This course provides instruction on the basics of skin tone matching, highlights and shadows, facial analysis, contouring, color theory, corrective make-up, and proper cosmetic hygiene. Students are guided through the basics before progressing to creating flawless beauty make-ups or male corrective looks.
This course provides students with instruction in the techniques required to create a variety of hairstyles, ranging from updos to hairstyles from different time periods. As students progress, the hairstyling techniques become more advanced in difficulty, and Beauty 101 skills are incorporated to create a complete look.
In this course, students create make-up and hairstyling set-ups on professional models, in a series of projects that are designed to challenge the student while simulating actual working environments. Each set-up is captured by a professional photographer; photos may be used by students in their portfolios. While students receive lessons on the business of make-up artistry in all courses, this course devotes time to instructing students on website design, resume skills, marketing techniques, and other business acumen necessary to help them succeed in their careers.
This course provides students with a foundation in character make-up. Students are shown aging techniques, bald caps and prosthetic applications, injury simulation, and the basics of laying crepe wool for beards, mustaches, or other body hair. In their final project, students combine the many techniques that they have learned to design and create a portfolio-ready special make-up effects character that is captured in an editorial photo shoot by a professional photographer.
This course mimics an actual special make-up effects lab environment, and students must be prepared to get their hands dirty. Students are instructed on how to map the steps of creating a full prosthetic appliance. They begin by sculpting their ideas, life-casting models, sculpting a custom creature that seamlessly fits with their facial expressions, running foam, and painting the final product. Students are given the opportunity to have their final product captured in a portfolio shoot by a professional photographer.
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.
At MUD, we’re dedicated to creating a beautiful future for individuals around the world. We are proud to partner with organizations that uplift our communities and empower people, globally and locally. Through MUD Cares, we strive to make a personal difference in the everyday lives of people with special needs, or those living in underserved communities. We like to think of it as building a foundation for a gorgeous tomorrow.
Today, MUD Cares is proud to contribute to organizations like JOY PROM Las Vegas, Malaika, Beauty Changes Lives, NextAid and Red Rhino.
This program has been designed to provide graduates with the beauty and character make-up artistry skills necessary to begin a career as an entry-level make-up artist in fashion, cosmetic sales, film, and television, or in a special make-up effects lab.
As the start of a career in either fashion, special make-up effects lab, film, or television, the graduate of the Master Make-up Artistry Program will be prepared with the beauty, character, and lab skills to work in the fashion, special make-up effects lab, film or television industries. Our programs prepare students for the occupation of “Make-up Artist, Theatrical and Performance”.
Our program is 24 weeks consisting of 812 hours.
Our upcoming start dates for this program can be found in our 2024 Class and Program Schedule.
This program is a full-time program that meets Monday – Friday. For more information on times and start dates, contact us!
If you’re ready to pursue your passion for make-up artistry, we encourage you to reach out to our admission team today. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff is here to guide you through every step of the enrollment process, from answering your questions to helping you with your application.
Before you apply, you must meet these requirements:
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