Career Development

Your Career After Makeup Artist Classes

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We are proud to be on MAC Cosmetics' preferred school list and many graduates begin their career working in a retail environment. Our graduates are eligible for many professional discounts from companies including MAKE UP FOR EVER, MAC, and BOBBI BROWN. Cosmix makeup artistry school offers career assistance to all program graduates in good standing, but does not guarantee placement.

Career Development for Students

Marketing is integrated into the curriculum so that at graduation, students are armed with the essential marketing tools they will need to begin their job search. They create business cards, a resume, and begin creating a winning portfolio. Students also plan their marketing strategy, develop interview skills and are counseled concerning their individual career pursuit. Graduates then are able to begin their job search and meet with employers with confidence.

We do not guarantee placement. It is up to each individual to seek the job openings, apply, interview, and obtain employment. Our Director of Career Services is always available for advice, but we are not an employment agency.

Many graduates begin their careers in the retail cosmetic or salon & spa industries where jobs are more abundant. This allows them to practice their skin care or artistry skills and develop client relationships. If their end goal is to work in production, this is where they develop experience.

Getting a professional makeup job in production (Fashion, Film & TV) is a progression- a gradual advancement. In the beginning, many artists work for a small kit fee, assist an established production makeup artist, or work in exchange for photos to build their portfolio (an essential tool for interviewing). Others contact photographers, agencies, film schools, production companies, TV stations, special events coordinators and find the openings to launch their makeup artist careers quickly.

No matter how quickly or slowly our graduates’ careers move initially, the training we provide as one of the country’s makeup artistry and special effects makeup schools ensures a great foundation. We carry over 40 different makeup and supply manufacturers in our student store. Our student kit contains MAKE UP FOR EVER, Kryloan, Cinema Secrets, and other great products.