Programs and Courses

At Make-Up Designory (MUD), we offer a diverse range of programs and courses designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the dynamic field of makeup artistry. Whether you are looking to specialize in fashion, film, television, or special effects makeup, our comprehensive curriculum provides the foundation and advanced training you need to succeed.


Comprehensive Programs

Our comprehensive programs are designed to offer in-depth training in various aspects of makeup artistry. Each program is tailored to meet the specific needs and career aspirations of our students, providing both theoretical knowledge and practical experience.

Fashion Makeup Artistry Program

The Fashion Makeup Artistry Program at MUD focuses on the techniques and trends essential for creating stunning looks for the runway, fashion magazines, and editorial shoots. Students will learn to work in high-pressure environments, mastering skills such as contouring, highlighting, and creating flawless skin. The curriculum covers everything from classic beauty styles to avant-garde trends, ensuring graduates are well-equipped to meet the demands of the fashion industry. Our program also emphasizes the importance of collaboration, as students often work alongside stylists and photographers to bring a cohesive vision to life.


Film & Television Makeup Artistry Program

The Film & Television Makeup Artistry Program prepares students for the unique demands of makeup in the entertainment industry. This program covers everything from basic corrective makeup to the complexities of character development and continuity. Students learn how to create and maintain looks for various characters, ensuring consistency throughout long shooting schedules. The curriculum includes special effects makeup, aging techniques, and the application of prosthetics. Graduates are trained to work in diverse settings, from feature films and television series to commercials and independent projects, making them versatile artists in the field.

Multimedia Makeup Artistry Program

Our Multimedia Makeup Artistry Program covers a broad spectrum of makeup applications for different media, ensuring versatility and adaptability in various creative fields. This program includes training in beauty, fashion, film, television, and special effects makeup. Students gain experience with HD makeup techniques, airbrushing, and working with digital photography and videography. The curriculum is designed to prepare artists for the fast-evolving landscape of multimedia, where they can work on everything from music videos and live performances to online content and virtual reality. This program ensures that graduates are well-rounded and ready to tackle any project.

Master Makeup Artistry Program

The Master Makeup Artistry Program is an advanced course that combines elements from all our specialized programs, offering a comprehensive and intensive makeup education. This program is designed for students who want to excel in every aspect of makeup artistry. It covers advanced beauty techniques, intricate special effects, and detailed character creation. Students will refine their skills through hands-on practice and real-world projects, gaining a deep understanding of makeup for fashion, film, television, and multimedia. The program also includes portfolio development and professional networking opportunities, ensuring graduates are well-prepared to enter the competitive makeup industry as master artists.

Individual Courses

In addition to our comprehensive programs, we offer a range of individual courses that cover specific areas of makeup artistry. These courses are designed to provide focused training and are perfect for students looking to enhance their skills in particular techniques.

Beauty 101: Fundamentals of Beauty Makeup

  • Introduces the essential techniques of beauty makeup, including facial contouring, correction and concealing, base matching, and more.

Beauty 201: Studio Hairstyling for the Makeup Artist

  • Teaches basic to advanced hairstyling techniques, enabling makeup artists to offer complete beauty services.

Beauty 301: Beauty Lab / Portfolio Development

  • Prepares students for real-world projects, including professional photo shoots and portfolio creation.

Special Makeup Effects 201: Character Makeup

  • Covers character makeup techniques, from creating realistic injuries to applying prosthetics.

Special Makeup Effects 301: Lab Techniques

  • Delves into advanced lab techniques, including sculpting, molding, and prosthetic application, essential for creating detailed and believable makeup effects.

Short Courses

In addition to our comprehensive programs and individual courses, MUD provides specialized short courses that focus on particular areas of interest and career goals. These short courses cover a wide array of techniques and applications, ensuring that students are well-prepared for a variety of professional opportunities.

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Beauty Essentials
Bridal Makeup Artistry
High Fashion Makeup Trends
Airbrush Makeup Aristry
Animatronic Character Design and Creation

At MUD, our educational philosophy emphasizes a balance between theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience. Students benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and instruction from industry experts who bring real-world insights into the classroom. This approach ensures that our graduates are not only proficient in makeup artistry but also well-prepared to excel in a competitive industry.

Join us at Make-Up Designory and take the first step towards a successful and fulfilling career in makeup artistry.

Explore educational excellence with Make-up Designory (MUD), globally recognized for top-tier makeup artistry training. Our accredited main campuses in Los Angeles and New York, along with MUD Studios across Europe, Asia, and South Africa, provide advanced programs and state-of-the-art facilities. Through our MUD Extension program, we also partner with select cosmetology and esthetician institutes worldwide, enriching their offerings with our expert makeup courses. Discover the perfect location to advance your career in professional makeup artistry. Learn more about our school locations.