Fashion Photographic Makeup Artist Certificate Program


Program Duration: 6 Weeks

Upcoming Start Dates:

  • Please contact admissions for information on the next available start dates

Please note that all programs and schedules are subject to change.


Tuition Fee: $4,980.93

Student Kit*: $1,405.00

Textbook Fee*: $100

International Students: A $2,500 fee will be added to your tuition.

*HST of 13% is applicable to all student kit and textbook fees.

Note: All our prices are in Canadian Dollars (CAD).


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 6-week intensive program provides the foundational skills to get you there.

In this makeup program, you learn about key 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.


Whether you want to learn photography or fashion makeup, there are numerous courses available at our makeup and fashion school. Each makeup program is led by industry experts, and designed to motivate your creative inspiration.

As a graduate of CMU’s fashion makeup program, you’ll emerge with the skills and expertise required for access exciting job opportunities. We live in an age where anyone can be an amateur makeup pro with DIY video tutorials, but this isn’t the best way to learn. Instead, elevate yourself with proper training from a leading professional fashion makeup school.

You will learn from an accredited institution, alongside the best fashion and makeup instructors in Canada. These specialists are here to provide insights and guidance to help you establish your brand.


  • Communication – ability to communicate clearly and effectively with clients and co-workers through verbal, written and visual means.
  • Critical thinking/problem solving – ability to anticipate, respond and provide solutions for problems and challenges in their work environment
  • Information management – ability to locate, organize, interpret and document information.
  • Interpersonal skills – ability to work collaboratively with others, recognizing the diversity of strengths in co-workers, respect for opinions and the value of contributions of others.
  • Personal skills – ability to manage time and resources effectively, take initiative and make decisions.

Love Your Career

CMU offers 7 specialized diploma and certificate programs designed to provide aspiring makeup artists with the skills and confidence needed to succeed in different areas of the industry.