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A career in professional makeup artistry is rewarding and fulfilling. Makeup Artists have the opportunity to showcase their skills on movie sets, fashion photoshoots, corporate projects, private events, music videos and more.

CMU has prepared more than 5000 artists for exciting careers in film & television, fashion, theatre, and digital and special effects. Our makeup courses are taught by award-winning instructors. Students flourish within our state-of-the-art facilities, special makeup effects laboratory, on-site photography studio, and encouraging creative environment.

Career Outlook

A professional Makeup Artist career offers a rewarding work environment, self-employment opportunities and the chance to design and create looks for global entertainment industries. CMU students have the opportunity to learn from some of industry's finest makeup artists. They receive hands-on training and experiential knowledge from our award-winning faculty.

With hands-on training and the right preparation from CMU, graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills to work in fashion, film or theatre, build their own brand and online influence, or in prosthetics design and special effects labs. Our Complete Makeup Artist Program graduates may also find employment in prosthetics design and special effects labs.

Endless Opportunities

According to Ontario Creates Film Commission, Ontario's Film and Television industry is contributing $1.6 billion annually to the province's GDP, creating over 32,000 jobs. Ontario Creates' Film Commission welcomes the global film industry with various services- inviting global productions being shot right here in Ontario.

As graduates of our industry-acclaimed programs, CMU alumni truly hold the competitive edge to attract these growing job opportunities. Our students are qualified, highly skilled, and industry-ready with the knowledge that employers demand.

Why CMU College?

  • Registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005
  • OSAP Eligible Diploma Programs
  • Hands-on learning experience with individualized faculty support
  • Proven track record of successfully preparing graduates for global entertainment industries

Program Offerings

Do your students dream of working with actors, models and performers on set? Perhaps they strive to start their own business or grow their presence and following online. Our Diploma programs are developed by industry experts to meet the ever-evolving makeup industry's needs. Click button below to review our Program offerings.

Diploma Programs

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I remember CMU being such a transformative time for me. I was young, from a small town, experiencing Toronto for the first time. The location was so central, and all of the instructors, staff, and students seemed so connected. I loved being surrounded by encouraging, knowledgeable people who wanted to support me and share their expertise with me. I felt like it bred such a healthy sense of professionalism and in turn – artistry.

Emily O'QuinnCSA Nominated Makeup Artist, CMU Alumna