Master Makeup Artistry Pro

This is our longest, most comprehensive program for students who want to be well-rounded, train in every media, and work both as a makeup and special effects artist with no restrictions. Most states have licensing requirements for freelance makeup artists, and many retail cosmetic companies only hire licensed artists. Master Pro graduates are licensed by the Florida Board of Cosmetology and prepared for entry-level employment in the cosmetic, fashion, film, TV, bridal, salon/spa, theatrical and entertainment industries. The 1200 clock hour program consists of 6 modules:

Course Descriptions

Fundamental Makeup Technique
MAS-01 105 hours

This class builds a strong foundation in the essential techniques of beauty makeup artistry. Short lectures, video presentations, and live demonstrations are followed by guided practice emphasizing the individual elements of makeup application.

Airbrushing Makeup
MAS-02 28 hours

Airbrushing makeup is the preferred technique for digital photography and high definition television. Airbrushing provides a camera-ready velvety texture in a quarter of the time it takes to do traditional makeup 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.

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.

Makeup for Fashion
MAS-05 91 hours

Students 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’ work is captured in several photo shoots.

Makeup for Film & TV
MAS-07 84 hours hours

Students learn the 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.

Theatrical Makeup
MAS-09 49 hours

Students learn the principles of theatrical makeup to work on musicals, operas, ballets and live concerts. This course also includes body painting and drag makeup.

Character Makeup
MAS-08 167 hours

This training covers the necessary skills to transform actors into whatever the script requires. Topics include: 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.

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. Their final project is captured in a photo shoot.

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Sanitation & HIV/AIDS
14 clock hours

Students learn the guidelines that cover the safe handling of materials, instruments and equipment. This course covers the differences between HIV and AIDS and the transmission and prevention of the viruses. p>

Skin Sciences
85 clock hours
Students begin to study general sciences: general anatomy and physiology, histology of the skin, chemistry, electricity, and disorders and diseases of the skin. Students then learn about skin analysis, skin types and products.

Facial Procedures & Makeup Application
162 clock hours
Students set up a treatment room, select and operate facial equipment, learn about electricity, and product knowledge. They practice different facial and massage techniques. Students study basic makeup techniques including facial geometry, color theory, and principles of corrective techniques.

Hair Removal
32 clock hours
This course provides training in the different techniques of hair removal including waxing, sugaring, threading and tweezing. Students study the morphology of the hair, hair growth cycles, methods of hair removal, and product knowledge. Students practice waxing all areas of the face and body.

FL Law & Business Development
7 clock hours
Students learn the Florida Statues that govern makeup artists, facial specialists, and cosmetologists. The course covers resume writing, interviewing skills, and day to day business operations.

Master Students Learn FX Makeup

After leaning makeup techniques for Beauty, Fashion, and Film & Television, Master Pro & 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 Pro & Master programs develop 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.