Comprehensive Makeup Artist Program


Our Comprehensive Makeup Artist Program teaches you everything you must know to become a professional makeup artist in the beauty, fashion, film and television industries. With this program's extended curriculum and the guidance of industry professionals, develop the skills you need to work in all areas of the makeup industry, including special effects. Learn to achieve a vast range of makeup looks (daytime, evening, glamour, bridal, runway, editorial and more) using advanced application methods, including airbrush. Practice the advanced techniques involved in the creation and application of prosthetic makeup for photography, stage, film and television. Additionally, enhance your studies by learning to create hairstyles for a variety of occasions. Finally, learn how to create a professional resumé and prepare for a formal interview while also examining what is required to open and run a successful business. This expanded makeup program gives you the knowledge and techniques you need to be able to work at the highest level of professionalism.


Classroom and Exam Policies:

You will be required to work on other students and to let other students work on you in order to get the skills you need to work on models and clients. You will also be required to bring your own model on occasion and for practical exams.

Dress Code:

The dress code for in-class Makeup Artist courses is no eyelash extensions while you are in class.

Program Essentials:

You must purchase three of our kits from the Makeup and Esthetics Student Store for this program. Our professional makeup kit costs $2,750 (plus tax) and includes everything you need for our FASH 9281 Makeup 1 course, our FASH 9282 Makeup 2 course and our FASH (9280 Bridal Makeup) course. Our professional hairstyling kit costs $575 (plus tax) and includes everything you need for our FASH 9229 Hairstyling for Makeup Artists course. Our professional film and television makeup kit costs $900 (plus tax) and includes everything you need for our FASH 9230 Makeup 3: Film and Television course and our FASH 9236 Special Effects Makeup course.


You must have completed grade 12 English. (An approved equivalent is also acceptable.)

Completion Details

Once you have completed all the requirements of this program, you can request to receive a certificate.

Additional Information

Have Questions?

Contact the Continuing Education School of Makeup & Esthetics at 416-415-5000, ext. 4070, at or by visiting the school at St. James Campus, 193 King St. E., Building G (SJG), first floor.