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PROGRAMS Makeup Artist Diploma & Certificate Programs

CMU offers 7 specialized diploma and certificate programs designed to provide aspiring makeup artists with the skills and confidence needed to work in different areas of the makeup industry. Our programs have launched graduates into exciting careers throughout the world. Explore our programs below and contact us to book a tour.


Diploma Programs


Complete Makeup Artist

CMU's most popular diploma program. Learn from industry experts and veterans to gain the skills necessary to launch your career in makeup artistry.


Comprehensive Makeup Artist

The Comprehensive Makeup Artist program is perfect for anyone wanting to work in film, TV, fashion and bridal, and understand the fundamentals of prosthetics application. 


Global Makeup Artist

Dreaming of working with actors, models and performers on set? Perhaps you'd like to start your own business. The Global Makeup Artist training program is ideal for anyone wanting to work in film, TV, fashion and bridal makeup application.


Digital Makeup Effects Artist

Dive headfirst into the newest and most rapidly growing field of makeup artistry. The Digital Effects Program equips students for work in film & television and more.


Total Fashion Makeup Artist

Do your makeup aspirations go beyond application? Step into this 12-week diploma program and learn the skills to create remarkable hair & makeup looks.

Certificate Programs


Fashion Photographic Makeup Artist

From IG to TV and beyond, learn the secret for succeeding as a fashion makeup artist. This 6-week certificate course provides the foundation for a career in makeup artistry, whatever your dreams may be.


Photographic & Studio Hairstyling

A 4-week intensive hairstyling certificate program specifically designed for camera and stage.


Creature Design

The Creature Design Certificate Program teaches students how to fully design and create original character concepts. The SFX makeup training includes special effects sculpting; an important skill for working within special effects makeup labs for film, television, or theatrical productions.

Is Professional Makeup Artistry School right for you?

In just 3 minutes, our fun, online quiz will provide a personalized report that will identify your strengths & social style. We'll also tell you what training and opportunities you're best suited for. Find out if you're ready to take the next step toward a career in makeup artistry.

Camps & Workshops

CMU offers makeup camps and workshops throughout the year. These camps provide participants with an introductory understanding of professional makeup artistry and give them the opportunity to recreate a variety of looks for fashion & beauty or film & television.