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CMU TORONTO Digital Makeup Effects Artist Program: Creature & Character Design

From digital and practical creature design to photoshop and ZBrush digital sculpting, CMU’s one-of-a-kind Digital Makeup Effects Artist program prepares students for rewarding careers in the growing digital makeup artistry industry.

What you'll learn

This intensive 4-month program lays the foundation for students to pursue careers in all areas of digital effects makeup artistry. Learn from industry professionals and master sculptors in an intimate classroom setting at our beautiful downtown Toronto campus.

CMU prides itself in providing a supportive, inclusive and creative environment where students can tap into and explore their passion for makeup artistry and build new skills for their future.


Career paths

Graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills to work in:

  • Digital sculpting for TV & Film production
  • Post-production editing & SFX design
  • CGI Design & Production
  • Toy prototype design
  • Photo editing
  • Character & Asset design for Videogame production

Is Makeup Artistry school right for you?

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Dates and costs


17 weeks 

Monday to Friday
9:30am - 4:30pm
(One hour for lunch)


September 2024

TUITION (CDN) $12,051

+ $3,888* Student kit

+ $3,250 International students

* +hst

Speak with our Admissions Advisor to learn more about financing including available scholarships, OSAP and payment details.

Success stories

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


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


Complete Makeup Artist Grad Louisa Liao Has Reve’d Up Her Makeup Career to the Universe and Beyond!


Recent Complete Program grad Lateisha Grant is making her mark in the Fashion world