The Complete Makeup Artist Program

Learn the full breadth of professional makeup fundamentals, from SFX makeup design, to practical hair & makeup application for film, television & fashion.


Program Duration: 32 Weeks

OSAP Eligible: Yes

Upcoming Start Dates:

  • September 14, 2020 (Full)
  • October 19, 2020 (Waitlist)
  • November 2, 2020 (Accepting applications)
  • January 4, 2021 (Accepting applications)
  • February 8, 2021 (Accepting applications)
  • March 29, 2021 (Accepting applications)

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


Tuition Fee: $17,605.64

Student Kit*: $6,194.95

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.


Taught by industry-leading expert makeup artists, this intensive 8-month makeup artist training program provides thorough instruction for aspiring makeup artists in all 8 disciplines of practical makeup artistry. Upon completion of the practical makeup artist courses, graduates are fully prepared to work within the film and television, theatre, and fashion industries. They may also find employment in prosthetics design and within special makeup effects labs.

Film and television is a booming industry in Toronto. Makeup artists seeking employment in this field can expect to work on music videos, commercials, documentaries, television series, national newscasts, independent films, major motion pictures, and more. The film unions IATSE and NABET both have chapters within the city. These unions represent makeup artists and other industry professionals.

Did You Know? Many CMU alumni are members of IATSE and/or NABET. They have found work on the sets of major Hollywood productions and within prestigious special makeup effects labs. Browse our gallery to see some of their exceptional skills in action, as well as the work of other graduates of our Complete Makeup Artist Program.

Ready to kickstart your career as a makeup artist in Toronto, and beyond? To learn more about makeup artistry courses and programs offered through Canada’s leading Makeup Artist College (and for a detailed breakdown of makeup artist course fees), please reach out to CMU Admissions.



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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.