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C | MU Appoints New Leader


Higher Education, Media and Entertainment Executive Barry Patterson Named President

Toronto, April 22, 2014 – Pamela Earle owner of C | MU College of Makeup Art & Design (Complections), North America’s leader in professional makeup art and design education is pleased to announce that Barry Patterson has joined the organization as President effective immediately. Earle has reorganized C | MU to assume the role of Chair and CEO, with Patterson overseeing the day-to-day operations, strategic direction, and growth of the college. The new C | MU leader wasted no time getting acquainted with special effects and prosthetic makeup. Experience his transformation here. 


“Barry’s diverse, creative and business background in film, television, culture and education will further propel our organization forward,” says Earle. “I am confident his leadership will bring a dynamic and innovative approach to our school that will greatly benefit the young Canadian and International students who are poised to be the next generation of talented makeup artists working in the global entertainment and fashion industries.”

“C | MU’s noted faculty, rigorous hands-on curriculum, dedicated staff and leading edge facility located at the Old Fire Hall is truly an inspiring place to learn, create and transform oneself,” says Patterson. “For 27 years the college has been a hidden gem in Canada with more than 4,000 graduates working behind-the-scenes in all facets of the makeup industry.”

Patterson has more than 18 years experience working in leadership roles in communications and marketing within the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Recently, as Executive Director, Communications at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, BC where he led the institution’s content creation, marketing, communications and branding in preparation for its move to a new state-of-the-art campus. Previously, Barry worked at the Canadian Film Centre, CBC Television, Astral Media and Famous Players where he developed multi-award winning campaigns focused on launching and revitalizing brands, enhancing reputation and strategically building organizational success.

About C | MU College of Makeup Art & Design
Established in 1987, C | MU College of Makeup Art & Design (Complections) is one of the world’s foremost training institutions for aspiring makeup artists. C | MU is the only makeup school that offers courses in all seven disciplines of makeup artistry. Specialized areas of study include character and special makeup effects, creature design and prosthetics, theatrical makeup design, and fashion photographic makeup.