Master Makeup Artistry

IMG_1715[1]The Master Makeup Artistry is our longest, most comprehensive program for students who want to be well-rounded, train in every media, and work both as a makeup artist and special effects lab technician. Graduates of this program will be prepared for entry-level employment as a makeup artist or special FX technician in the cosmetic, fashion, film, TV, bridal, salon/spa, theatrical and entertainment industries. The 900 clock hour program consists of 5 modules.

Individuals may limit their focus by taking one or more courses, rather than a program. Graduates who acquire the knowledge, techniques, and on-set experiences to work in any realm of the industry have many more career oppportunities.

How do I get accepted to Cosmix?

makeup-show1We welcome students from around the world!

Our #1 requirement is that you have strong desire to become a professional make-up artist and willingness to work hard and adhere to high standards. We recommend a visit to our school to tour the facility, see classes in session, speak to other students, meet faculty members, and meet with a financial aid advisor. To apply for acceptance you must be interviewed by a member of our Admissions team.

Cosmix was founded in 1997 to meet the growing demand for professional make up schools. The school’s founding philosophy was a commitment to educational excellence and began by assembling a staff of exceptional makeup artists.

We are the only licensed School of Makeup Artistry in South Florida. We are not a cosmetology or beauty school, or a retail company. We are a post-secondary technical institution licensed by the Florida Department of Education and accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The ACCSC is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. Federal Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.

We provide training in makeup artistry in all the different modalities- beauty, fashion, film, television, stage, and special effects. In an ever-growing, constantly evolving industry, our faculty are all accomplished artisans actively working.

Cosmix is approved to issue I-20 student visas to qualified candidates. It is our mission to create highly technically trained artists to work in various careers in the beauty, fashion, and entertainment industries. By providing the finest makeup artistry training, we qualify makeup artists for jobs ranging from simple beauty to the more complex artistry of special effects. We are committed to the evolution of every artist’s individual style and the creation of well-rounded makeup artists who excel in their chosen specialty.

For more information call 954-564-4181 and ask to speak to our Admissions Team.

Cosmix Graduates Stories

Our students come from all over the world. Many are attracted to South Florida because of our tropical weather and the latin flair. We like to hear from our graduates and share their stories. Getting a professional makeup job in production (Fashion, Film & TV) is a progression- a gradual advancement. We encourage our students to work hard – no one starts at the top.

In the beginning, some artists work in a retail environment. This allows them to practice what they have learned in school by doing face after face. In their spare time, they start networking with photographers and work in exchange for photos to build their portfolio (an essential tool for interviewing). Some contact established makeup artists and offer to assist. Others are resolute and contact photographers, agencies, film schools, production companies, TV stations, special events coordinators and land jobs that launch their makeup artist careers quickly.

Message from the Director

Have you always dreamed of doing something you love? A career as a professional makeup artist is an exciting choice! The fashion and entertainment industries offer vast opportunities for well-trained makeup artists. Passion for makeup and fashion attracts many students to our profession. Others have left unsatisfactory college or job experiences to search for a more creative opportunity. Makeup Artistry will transform your artistic talent into a successful career. We will show you how to become a makeup artist. Whatever experiences have led you to this point, we welcome you. We invite you to explore the possibilities that await you. With thorough technical makeup training in the various medias, a winning portfolio and the right business skills, your choices are limitless! Many on-set production artists in film, television, runway and print work make a very lucrative living. At Cosmix, you will learn from top working artisans who specialize in their chosen area of work. They will share their technical knowledge and real world experiences. Their passion for their craft will inspire you.

“The journey of a thousand miles starts with one step.”Lao Tzu

We hope you choose to take that step with us, Kathleen Stapleton – School Director