Join our Legacy

Over 5,000 makeup artists have graduated from CMU in the past 30 years. We are incredibly proud of our alumni’s countless accomplishments and we enjoy sharing their success stories with our current and prospective students. Many alumni have gone on to become leaders within their field and even more contribute meaningfully to the international makeup industry. It is not uncommon for CMU alumni to return to the college to visit and even recruit recent graduates for job opportunities through our job posting system. We take pride in the fact that our alumni want to assist our recent graduates at the beginning of their careers.

Find out more about our amazing alumni and their many successes below.


CMU graduates have worked on award-winning productions like Schitt’s Creek, Murdoch Mysteries, Star Trek Discovery, IT, Saw, among many, many others. They continue to design and create iconic makeup looks for entertainment industries across the globe. Our graduates have also found employment in music videos, commercials, documentaries, television series, national newscasts, independent films, major motion pictures, and more.

Image courtesy (from left to right): Shaftesbury Inc., Lionsgate, CBC, Shaftesbury Inc.

Alumni Success

CMU graduate Vittorio Masecchia on His Globetrotting, Star Studded Makeup Career

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Vittorio Masecchia graduated from CMU College in 2005. Since graduating, Vittorio has added several noteworthy accomplishments to his credit. An award winning makeup artist, Vittorio’s work has graced magazines like…

From Art History to Feature Films: Comprehensive Makeup grad Christina Spina’s success story

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Christina Spina graduated from CMU's Comprehensive Makeup Artist Program in 2010. Trading in a sculpting brush for a makeup brush, Christina talks about how her extensive knowledge of art history…

2021 Canadian Screen Award Nominees Announced

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The nominees for the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards (CSA) were announced recently. We want to congratulate CMU graduates Emily O'Quinn Code, Emma Lee Hilton, Elizabeth Gruszka and Candice Ornstein who…

From Film School to Makeup Artistry: Complete Makeup Program Alumna Jaye Falcioni leaves her mark on Netflix shows, short films and more.

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From graduating film school to earning a Diploma in Makeup Artistry at CMU, Jaye Falcioni has always believed in letting an individual’s journey take them to the endless opportunities the…

CMU Complete Makeup Artist Program grad talks Fashion, Music Videos and TV Commercials

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Luisa Duran graduated from CMU College back in 2004. With a career spanning in Fashion, TV Commercials, and Music, Luisa has gathered a wide breadth of experience in the entertainment…

Celebrity Makeup Artist Billy Manik’s journey from CMU to the heart of Bollywood

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Bollywood Celebrity Makeup Artist Billy Manik graduated from our Comprehensive Makeup Artist Program back in 2011 and short of a decade later has achieved some of her wildest dreams. Hailing…

Coast to Coast, How CMU Alumna Shanae Worrell is Making her Mark on the World

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Shanae Worrell graduated from both our “Comprehensive Makeup Artist Program” and “Digital Makeup Effects Artist Program” back in 2018. A Barbados native, Shanae shares her experience living in Toronto and…
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How CMU alumna Brooke Belliveau created her dream career in Fashion

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Brooke Belliveau chose to focus on fashion after graduating from CMU, and her commitment to this fast-paced and highly creative industry has allowed her to thrive as an editorial, bridal…