Master Makeup Artistry

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 are prepared for entry-level employment in the cosmetic, fashion, film, TV, bridal, salon/spa, theatrical and entertainment industries. The 900 clock hour program consists of 5 modules:

Master Students Learn FX Makeup

After mastering makeup techniques for Beauty, Fashion, and Film & Television, Master students immerse themselves in FX Makeup. This allows them to not only work on a production, but to work in a Special FX Makeup Lab building projects for film, television and theatrical productions, haunted houses, toy or video game productions and theme parks.

Special Effects Makeup School

The Master program develops artists who are well-rounded, and can work in all the different genres and medias. Makeup Artists who work in television, film, and theater must be able to transform actors into whatever the script requires. Cosmix is more than just a special effects makeup school. Students who take the Master program become skilled in all areas of makeup artistry.

Course Descriptions

Fundamental Makeup Technique
MAS-01 105 hours

This begins your evolution as an artist. The course includes:

  • The Essential Principles of Application
  • Professional Dispositions
  • Artistic Color Theory
  • Sanitation & The Tools of the Trade
  • Facial Geometry & Corrective Techniques
  • Brow Shaping & Design
  • Problematic Lip Shapes & Correction
  • Corrective Technique on Different Eye Types
  • Current Looks & Trends
  • Reshaping with Highlighting & Contouring
  • Multi-Cultural Makeup

Airbrushing Makeup
MAS-02 28 hours

Airbrushing makeup is the preferred technique for digital photography and high definition television. Those specializing in print-work, fashion, and bridal makeup need to master this skill. 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.

Wedding & Event Makeup
MAS-03 42 hours

‘Camera ready’ makeup for bridal and special events is covered thoroughly. Airbrushing Makeup is a pre-requisite as both brides and photographers request it. Students learn current trends and classic looks for any occasion from a big-city black tie extravaganza to a simple oceanfront wedding ceremony.

Students learn how to market their services, create bridal contracts and develop a thriving freelance business.

Retail & Marketing
MAS-04 20 hours

Client relations, retail cosmetic sales and marketing, job opportunities, hiring expectations, employee responsibilities and interview skills are all covered.

Hairstyling for Makeup Artists
MAS-06 14 hours

Makeup artists must be able to style hair for commercial, editorial, and fashion work. Fundamentals of hairstyling, from basic blow-drying to intricate up-dos prepare students for production work. Students also learn period-inspired hairstyles made famous by Hollywood celebrities.

Makeup for Fashion
MAS-05 91 hours

This training is staged in a different atmosphere. Students now comprise a creative team; they learn to work with designers, models, creative directors and photographers. Print advertising, catalog layouts, fashion editorial work, black & white and color photography, and runway shows are included. Students learn how to execute successful advertising campaigns and magazine editorial spreads ranging from commercial ‘clean beauty’ to high fashion ‘glam’ and fantasy makeup Students’ work is captured in several photo shoots. Students learn how to build a winning portfolio and plan their marketing strategy.

Makeup for Film & TV
MAS-07 84 hours hours

Students learn the fundamental skills necessary to work in television and film, including music videos, commercials, daytime television, sitcoms, reality shows, TV series, news broadcasts, and films. Breaking down a script, industry terminology & protocols, and pre-production responsibilities are all included. Students learn how to work with a cinematographer and actors in the production of a short film.

Theatrical Makeup
MAS-09 49 hours

Students learn Theatrical Makeup to prepare to work in the performing arts - musicals, operas, ballets and live concerts. Students learn the principles of theatrical makeup including technical terminology and lighting effects at two local performing arts theaters. Many artists work professionally as body painters. This course teaches the different airbrushing and brush techniques used in body painting. This course includes an application of specific looks such as Clown, Kabuki, Geisha, Skull, Animal, Day of the Dead Masks, and Cirque du Soleil.

Character Makeup
MAS-08 167 hours

In film and television, a makeup artist’s job is to help create characters real and fantasy from all time periods. This training covers 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, and ensure accurate continuity. Topics covered:

  • Character Design & Execution
  • Injury Simulation: Scratches, Lacerations & Scars
  • Bullet Entrance & Exit Wounds
  • Bruises & 1st, 2nd, 3rd Degree Burns
  • Zombies and Dead Simulation
  • Ice FX
  • Character Aging with Highlight & Shadow
  • Stretch & Stipple Aging
  • Bald Cap Application & Coloring
  • Facial Hair Application
  • Tattoo Application
  • Prosthetic Application

Special FX: Prosthetics Makeup
FX-2 210 hours

This course equips students with makeup & lab techniques to create special effects for film, television, and theater. Students learn about silicone, gelatin, and foam latex materials. They design, create, and apply prosthetic and dental appliances. The process includes conceptualization, life casting, sculpting, molding and application techniques. Blood delivery methods are also included.

Creature Design
FX-3 90 hours

Students learn how to design, construct and mold an advanced three-dimensional sculpted character. This course is ideal for artists interested in working in a special makeup effects lab building projects for film, television and theatrical productions, haunted houses, toy or video game productions and theme parks. Students produce a completed creature from conceptual design to final application. Their final project is captured in a photo shoot.

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Makeup Artistry Schools are where you will start A Career You will LOVE!

If you have been looking at Makeup Artistry Schools and trying to decide which program is right for you- The Master Program is our most popular program. Graduates that study all the different makeup styles from clean beauty to the most complex character and prosthetic makeup have more employment opportunities. Also as a beginner, you may not even know where your natural talent will take you!