Fundamental Makeup Technique
78 clock hours
This class builds a strong foundation in the basic techniques of beauty makeup artistry. Short lectures, video presentations, and live demonstrations are followed by guided practice emphasizing the individual elements of makeup application, important factors to learn before taking any of our more advanced makeup classes. This course is recommended for beginners and artists who have worked as a counter salesperson and lack technical training from professional makeup artist schools. The curriculum includes:
|The Essential Principles of Application |
|Corrective Technique on Different Eye Types|
|Artistic Color Theory||Current Looks & Trends |
|Sanitation & The Tools of the Trade |
|Reshaping with Highlighting & Contouring|
|Facial Geometry & Corrective Techniques||Mature Makeup |
|Brow Shaping & Design||Successful Skills in Retail Artistry|
|Problematic Lip Shapes & Correction ||Multi-Cultural Makeup|
|Skin Care & Primers|
Airbrush Makeup & Tanning
19 clock hours
Airbrushing make-up is the preferred technique for digital photography and HDTV (high definition television). Those specializing in print-work, fashion, and bridal makeup need to master this skill, which isn't yet taught at many make up schools.
As television networks, like CNN, have switched to airbrushing, it is demanded of today's makeup artists.. Airbrushing provides a camera-ready velvety texture in a quarter of the time it takes to do traditional makeup application. This class covers basic application (including eye makeup, blush, and lip color) and airbrush tanning.
Bridal & Glamour Makeup
32 clock hours
This course is an introduction to 'camera ready' makeup for photography: bridal, special events, pageants and runway. Students transform ‘Clean Beauty’ in to ‘Glamour’ and ‘High Fashion’ looks using an array of techniques- from subtle smoky eyes to the classic "Bombshell". Video presentations and demonstrations bring the various techniques to life. Students learn how to adapt makeup for in-studio photo shoots or outdoor events, or runway. They also learn how to market their services, create bridal contracts and develop a thriving bridal business.
Intro to Makeup for Film & Television
26 clock hours (pre-requisite Fundamental Makeup)
This course introduces students to the fundamental skills necessary to work in television and film, music videos, commercials, daytime television, sitcoms, news and films. Different styles of makeup, terminology, pre-production responsibilities, the actual shoot day, tools of the trade, and an introduction to character makeup are all included. The course culminates with a creative project.
For those who are serious professionals and decide to pursue a career in film and television, Makeup for Film & TV in the Production Makeup Artistry Program provides the in-depth training needed, including the type of techniques you would expect to learn at a special effects makeup school.
Professionalism: Marketing Yourself
5 clock hours
A thorough critique of each individual’s skills and career goals prepares each student to enter the job market as a professional makeup artist.
Makeup for Fashion
91 clock hours (pre-requisite Fundamental Makeup, Airbrushing and Bridal & Glamour Makeup)
This course is staged in a different atmosphere. Students now comprise a creative team; they work with designers, models, creative directors and photographers. This course covers the techniques used for print advertising, catalog layouts, fashion editorial work, runway shows, black & white and color photography. They learn how to plan, design, and execute successful advertising campaigns and magazine editorial spreads ranging from commercial ‘clean beauty’ to high fashion ‘glam’ and fantasy makeup.
Student’s work is critiqued on camera and captured in several photo shoots including a Commercial Catalog Ad, a Head Shot, High Fashion Editorial shot, a Black & White Shot, and Vintage Fashion Look.
Hairstyling for Production Makeup Artists
32 clock hours
Production makeup artists must be able to style hair. The Hairstyling for Production course teaches hair styling techniques for commercial, editorial, and fashion work. Fundamentals of hairstyling, from basic blow-drying to intricate braids and elaborate avant-garde up-dos will prepare a makeup artist for production work as a make-up artist/stylist. Students explore period and fantasy looks, and capture their work in a high fashion fantasy project. This course is not intended to be a Cosmetology Course.
19 clock hours
Many artists work professionally as body painters. They work frequently in television commercials, print advertising, special events, and film, especially science fiction. The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in recent years has featured a section of models attired in renditions of swimsuits or sports jerseys that were body painted. This course teaches different airbrushing and body painting techniques including body contouring, lingerie, tribal art, super heroes, and painting on clothes.
13 clock hours (pre-requisite Fundamental Makeup, Airbrushing and Bridal & Glamour Makeup, Makeup for Fashion)
Each student goes through a thorough critique of their skills in a series of practical tests. Next is an analysis of their work as captured in numerous photo shoots. Each student has worked as a ‘makeup artist/stylist’, collaborating with a professional photographer and models. The student's responsibilities included research, design, make-up, hair and wardrobe styling. The work is evaluated on editorial style, beauty and makeup proficiency, and students learn how to build a strong diversified portfolio showcasing their talent to land the jobs they want!
Some students choose to do additional testing in order to build their portfolio.
Makeup for Film & TV
175 clock hours
Special training is necessary for those who wish to work in the theater, film & television industries. A makeup artist’s job is to help create characters from all time periods in every walk of life. This course teaches the necessary skills to transform actors into whatever the script requires. Students learn how to break down a script, plan the makeup prior to the shooting of scenes to ensure accurate continuity and many elements of special makeup effects including:
|Character Design & Execution ||Rubber Bald Cap Construction|
|Breaking Down the Script||Bald Cap Application & Coloring|
|Creating a Continuity Journal||Vinyl Bald Cap Application|
|Injury Simulation: Scratches, Lacerations and Scars ||Avant-garde Makeup|
|Bullet Entrance and Exit Wounds||Working with Various Types of Hair|
|Bruises and 1st,2nd,3rd Degree Burns||Floating a Beard|
|Trauma Injuries & Compound Fractures FX ||Ice FX|
|Tattoo Application||Theatrical Makeup|
|Character Aging with Highlight & Shadow||Creating Gelatin Prosthetics|
|Stretch & Stipple Aging||Applying Prosthetic Appliances|
Brandi Henderson (Graduate) was transformed by Matt & Becky from FACE OFF See Video>