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:

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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Course Descriptions

Sanitation & HIV/AIDS
14 clock hours

This course covers the principles and practice of infection control. Students learn the guidelines for healthcare professionals that cover the safe handling of materials, instruments and equipment. They learn classifications and growth of bacteria, various types of infections, and the principles of prevention. They learn product knowledge on antiseptics, disinfectants, and how to use them, as well as the different equipment used to sterilize facial tools. This course covers the differences between HIV and AIDS and the transmission and prevention of the viruses. It covers United States statistical data and resources. Students learn the sanitary procedures and precautions necessary when working with the public.

Skin Sciences
85 clock hours
This course begins with an introduction to the field of esthetics acquainting students with skin care and facial techniques. Students then begin to study general sciences: pathology of the skin - recognizing skin diseases and disorders, 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
This course focuses on actual practices performed by the esthetician. Students begin by learning how to set up a treatment room, select and operate facial equipment, learn about electricity, product knowledge, and how to disinfect and sanitize implements and equipment. Students also learn an array of different facial treatments, facial massage techniques, and begin developing their skills through hands-on training. Advanced procedures (i.e. peels, laser technology, light therapy, lymphatic drainage, body treatments, and surgical procedures) are introduced. Students are introduced to 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 both permanent and temporary, and product knowl-edge on a variety of hot and soft waxes, body sugaring pastes, and other products. Students practice waxing all areas of the face and body. This includes legs, bikini, underarms, facial hair and eyebrows, back and chest.

FL Law & Business Development
7 clock hours
This course covers the Florida Statues that govern makeup artists, facial specialists, and cosmetologists. Students review the rules and laws set by the State of Florida. Students learn practical knowledge on business management. The course covers resume writing, interviewing skills, responsibilities of employment, client retention, retail strategies, incentives, goal setting, designing successful marketing strategies, listening and communicating, and day to day salon operations.

Why should a Makeup Artist attend an Esthetician School?

Sephora and Ulta, two major retailers are now only hiring Makeup Artists who are licensed. As the job market becomes more competitive, having a skin care license is more important than ever! To have a thorough understanding of skin conditions can only enhance your abilities as a Makeup Artist. Makeup Artists who sell retail products drastically increase their income when they add skin care to their product line. Skin care is highly consumable. Clients may keep a blush for over a year, but a cleanser or moisturizer needs replacing every month or two. Your clients will also be grateful when their skin glows and their makeup lasts longer as well.

Cosmix is a school of makeup artistry and an esthetician school. Many makeup production companies only hire licensed Makeup Artists. By obtaining your skin care license you will never have to turn down any opportunity.

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!

Many students combine the Master and Skin Care programs (1200 hours) to obtain the state license. Many companies like Sephora and Ulta only hire licensed makeup artists.