We revised and expanded our course curricula to ensure that our students are provided with more inclusive training and are equipped with the knowledge and techniques required to work on diverse skin tones and hair types. We produced new textbooks with the first set of curriculum enhancements in July 2020 which will be followed with further updates in the months ahead. We also added diverse subject matter to all teaching tools including lesson plans, PowerPoints, reference materials, photos and both current and historical BIPOC examples.
We have enhanced both our class stock and all CMU student kits with a wider range of tools, products and shades to enable the integration of diverse subject matter into required course work.
We utilize products and brands that suit a global range of skin tones and types, including MAC Cosmetics, Make Up Forever, Skin Illustrator, Viseart, RCMA, and more. The colour portion of our student kit is regularly refined to meet growing and continuously evolving industry standards and needs. We recently expanded the range of colour products in our student kits to meet the needs of our melanin rich students, clients, actors and models.
Opportunities to work on more diverse skin and hair types will be further enhanced when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.