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CMU TORONTO Fashion Photographic Makeup Artist Certificate Program

Stop watching how-to videos on YouTube and learn the fashion makeup skills you need to make your own. Whether you dream of owning a bridal makeup business, working on large-scale TV/film productions or becoming the latest and greatest influencer, this 7-week intensive program provides the foundational skills to get you there.

What you'll learn

In this makeup program, you learn about essential tools, cosmetic knowledge, and a variety of specialized techniques required for professional fashion photography makeup application. Learn the fundamentals of colour theory and skin analysis for all ages and ethnicities. Design and execute makeup looks on yourself and others, and develop photographic makeup skills and tricks.

At the end of this fashion makeup artist program, students will have the opportunity to create their own makeup look on a professional model and execute a photoshoot for their professional portfolio. Your promising future in makeup and fashion awaits.

Career paths

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

  • Personal or client-based makeup artistry
  • Bridal Makeup Artistry
  • Commercial & Editorial makeup artistry
  • Special event or red carpet makeup artistry

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Dates and costs


7 weeks 

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


Please contact admissions for information on the next available start dates

TUITION (CDN) $5,459.00

+ $3,240* Student kit
+ $103* Text books

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


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


Fashion Force: CMU Alumna Taylor Chousky

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