CMU TORONTO Makeup Artist Fundamentals Certificate Program

This 14 week program provides foundational knowledge in hairstyling, fashion and editorial makeup artistry, film & TV makeup and theatrical makeup and prosthetics. Through an introduction to fashion, film and theatrical makeup, students are equipped to start building their skillset toward becoming a professional MUA.

What you'll learn

The 14 week Make up Artist fundamentals program is highly regarded for its intensive, hands-on training offered at our downtown Toronto campus. Many students who complete the Makeup Artist Fundamentals Certificate program go on to further study in the Diploma programs. Some students will gain entry-level employment in jobs such as retail or salon/freelance.

At CMU, you’ll find a caring and inclusive community that values creativity and authenticity. Prepare to be inspired and encouraged by industry professionals & insiders, peers, and best of all, yourself!


Career paths

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

  • Client-based makeup
  • Commercial makeup
  • Salon/retail makeup

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Dates and costs


14 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) $9,542.80

+ $4,185* Student kit
+ $100* Text books

+ $1,200 International students

* + HST 

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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