The Complete Makeup Artist Program


Program Duration: 32 Weeks

OSAP Eligible: Yes

Upcoming Start Dates:

  • September 14, 2020 (Accepting applications)
  • October 19, 2020 (Waitlist)
  • November 2, 2020 (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.


This intensive 8-month makeup artist training program provides thorough instruction for aspiring makeup artists in all 8 disciplines of practical makeup artistry. 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.



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.