Get Your Diploma From Canada's Top Makeup School in Toronto

Be Career Ready In 8 Months

Do you dream of working as a makeup artist with actors, models and performers on set?

The Complete Makeup Artist Program is an intensive 8-month course that offers hands-on & immersive training in Toronto, ON.

Taught by award-winning instructors in an intimate classroom setting, you’ll find a caring and inclusive community that values creativity and authenticity. 

Prepare to be inspired and encouraged by industry professionals & insiders, peers, and best of all, yourself!

When you enroll you’ll learn…

  • Photographic & Studio Hairstyling
  • Fashion Photographic Makeup
  • Theatrical Makeup
  • Film, Television, & Special Effects Makeup
  • Prosthetic Makeup
  • Practical Creature Design: Sculpting
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Complete Makeup Artist Program

From hairstyling and makeup application for film, television & fashion, to creating and executing unique SFX and character design.

CMU’s Complete Makeup Artist Program provides comprehensive instruction in the skills you’ll need to launch your career in makeup artistry.

What Our Students Are Saying…

Over 5,000 makeup artists have graduated from CMU in the past 30 years.

I’ve done so much in the month that I graduated, that I’m so grateful for and so happy that I’m doing. This has been one of the best times in my life. Working a job that doesn’t feel like a job but makes you happy is amazing. This was made for me and I’m so passionate about it; doing this for the rest of my life is what I intend on doing.

- Francezka Tapper

Everything was so well put together that it was smooth sailing. Everybody was very nervous about doing anything because life suddenly came to a halt. CMU helped me a lot; everybody was constantly with us in connection. It was a good experience, I enjoyed it a lot – I learned a lot. If I could sit at home and learn so much, I can do anything.

- Mashiyat Khan

After 12 years of working with brides, I had the opportunity to move to Toronto. Knowing what I had learned in Brazil, I was determined to find something that would not only improve my skills but also my knowledge of the different techniques and products used in the industry. Being here in this incredible school and being able to learn about all the paths I can take in this profession is simply magical.

- Julio Cesar da Silva

Success Stories

From Roots to Savage x Fenty Vol. 2: Alumna Arielle Park’s incredible success story

Arielle Park graduated from CMU’s ‘Complete Makeup Artist’ program in 2017. She gained a curiosity for the makeup industry after participating in CMU’s Summer Makeup Camp as a teenager. Her curiosity quickly turned into creativity and passion, and upon graduating from the diploma program, Arielle has found tremendous success in the industry. Her work has been featured in Interview Magazine and she worked with brands like Roots and Samsung, and collaborated with people like Director X and Pricilla Ono.

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From Vogue to Shawn Mendes: CMU Alumna Brittany Sinclair is living the dream through her work

Brittany Sinclair graduated from CMU in 2012. A P1M represented hair and makeup artist, Brittany’s talent for makeup artistry has graced the covers of international Vogue, Paper Magazine and FASHION. She has worked with people like Keiynan Lonsdale, Laysla De Oliveira and Gabriel Macht just to name a few. A professional in the industry with an impressive list of work and features, Brittany took the time to discuss with us what got her into pursuing a career in makeup, her advice to aspiring makeup artists and her hopes and ambitions for the future.

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