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Makeup School

Today, there are many makeup schools operating in and around Hollywood to cater to the growing demand for makeup artistry.

Established in 1966 and situated in the heart of Hollywood, EI School of Professional Makeup is the first Hollywood makeup school to make its mark in the highly creative and imaginative world of special effects and prosthetic makeup. Fully devoted to train the budding artists, this finest Hollywood makeup school provides a comprehensive hands-on education in all areas of professional makeup. Its makeup classes are tailored to suit all categories of serious students who wish to develop a career in this area. The institute offers three basic programs of study explained below.

Studio Makeup Artist program is aimed at students who primarily wish to work in the beauty industry, including salons, spas, health resorts, cosmetics companies, photo studios, wedding studios, as well as freelance work. This program covers all aspects of beauty and corrective makeup, high fashion photographic makeup, hair styling, airbrushing, the wedding business, and the psychology of beauty.

SFX or Special Effects is an intensive program intended specifically for students who want to work in special effects makeup. This program is designed to prepare the beginner to a fully-functioning makeup artist qualified to work in SFX houses, labs and workshops. This program includes: full head life casting, designing and designs, sculpting (mold making), application of prosthetic, foam rubber and silicone casting, drawing and sculpting techniques, head casting, full body casting, multi-piece molding, and seaming foam, among others.

Artistry of Makeup is a one-year program that prepares students to become fully-trained makeup artists capable of working in all aspects of the various makeup industries. Six courses in this program offer students the fundamentals of each makeup discipline, including practical workshops, guest speakers, and field trips. This program consists of: beauty and corrective makeup, theatrical/live performance makeup, high fashion photographic makeup, beginning prosthetics workshop, and television and film makeup.

In addition to the basic makeup artist courses listed above, this school also offers Master Classes covering subjects such as hair arranging and wig styling, advanced tech lab, tattoos for film, airbrushing, refresher class (customized), face and body painting and mask making. EI’s student services include a full-fledged library, helping international students on I-20 and visa formalities, finding careers and providing housing facilities.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. JAMES GIKONYO permalink
    June 3, 2009 12:48 pm

    I have been going through your website and i enjoy everything.Am a makeup artist and would like to further my studies in the fields of theatrical and special effects makeup which are not offered in my country. would you please send me full information on these courses,payments and application procedures.Your reply will be highly appreciated,Thanks in advance

  2. Rami jarjour permalink
    June 27, 2010 5:44 pm

    My dear .. am moveing to cali /La very soon and i ahve round 4 years Experianc as make up artist from Dubai , UAE
    am cerfiticated from Make up for ever academy ( dubai , UAE)
    work ..with Bobbi brwon ( Dubai , UAE) …my query if there i need more study or work in USA …
    just for extra information how much will cost me the courses at your academy and for how long term time does need .
    best my regards ….

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