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Artistry of Makeup Program

December 17, 2008


This program is offered during the day, twice a week, MW or TT, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or in the evening Monday through Thursday, from 6:45 to 10:00 p.m. It is composed of 600 clock hours of training, 30 credit units, and is taught over 52 weeks.

Overall Objectives:
This program prepares students to become complete makeup artists with an overall comprehension of what is necessary to be a professional, along with the necessary skills to become eligible for positions within the professional makeup industries, and the time and instruction needed to become an artist. The course includes training for positions within salons, spas, cosmetic companies, opera, live theatre and ballet companies, dance, musical and comedy group productions, as well as live non-dramatic entertainment presentations and commercial, video, film and television productions.

Course Content:
Students learn how to create makeup designs for all aspects of straight makeup and effects applications as they relate to beauty, film, television, theatrical/live performances and high fashion photographic makeup industries.

  • Salon: Beauty and Corrective Makeup – Students learn all the fundamentals of the face including shape, condition, and corrective techniques, day and evening applications, with special emphasis on the elements of the face: eyes, nose, lips, cheeks, etc.
  • Theatrical/Live Performance Makeup – Training in intimate, mid-range and long-range theatrical productions, development of specific character studies including analysis of the personality together with environment, heredity, health, personality, circumstances as they influence character appearance, age and facial hair.
  • High Fashion Photographic Makeup – Training includes lighting for black and white and color print; the study of color with all the uses of color; expanded and reinforced creativity and imagination; the understanding and use of non-conventional elements in fanciful designs; how to promote products through makeup design; studio etiquette; and the uses of film versus digital photographs.

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