Complete Makeup Artist Program & Courses – CMU Toronto

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


Program Duration: 35 Weeks

PLEASE NOTE: Effective March 2021, the Complete Makeup Artist Program will be 35 Weeks duration. This change does not affect students enrolled for January 4, 2021 start date.

OSAP Eligible: Yes

Upcoming Start Dates:

  • April 12, 2021 (Limited availability)
  • May 10, 2021 (Limited availability)
  • August 16, 2021 (Accepting applications)
  • August 31, 2021 (Filling fast)
  • September 6, 2021 (Filling fast)
  • September 27, 2021 (Filling fast)
  • October 11, 2021 (Accepting applications)
  • October 25, 2021 (Accepting applications)

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


Tuition Fee: $19,300

Student Kit*: $6700

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.


CMU is proud to be the only institution in North America to offer training in all 8 disciplines of practical makeup artistry in an intensive 8-month program. With the skills learned in this intensive makeup artist training program, career opportunities are endless. 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.


The film unions IATSE and NABET both have chapters in Toronto. These unions represent makeup artists and other industry professionals. Many CMU alumni are members of IATSE and/or NABET. They have found work on the sets of major Hollywood productions, international productions and within prestigious special effects labs.


CMU Toronto’s Complete Makeup Artist Program is a great fit if you’re looking for a career in:

  • Fashion makeup artistry
  • Bridal makeup artistry
  • Prosthetics design and application
  • Creature design
  • Special effects makeup (SFX Makeup)
  • Film and Television makeup artistry


  • Communication – ability to communicate clearly and effectively with clients and co-workers through verbal, written and visual means.
  • Critical thinking/problem solving – ability to anticipate, respond and provide solutions for problems and challenges in work environment
  • Information management – ability to locate, organize, interpret and document information.
  • Interpersonal skills – ability to work collaboratively with others, recognizing the diversity of strengths in co-workers, respect for opinions and the value of contributions of others.
  • Personal skills – ability to manage time and resources effectively, take initiative and make decisions.

Please note:

Effective March 2021, the Complete Makeup Artist Program will be 35 Weeks duration. This change does not affect students enrolled for January 4, 2021 start date.We have carefully considered detailed input from our faculty and students who asked for more time spent for ‘Fashion’ and ‘Film and Television Makeup’. The updated Complete Makeup Artist Program will not only provide cutting-edge makeup training to our students but also create industry-ready makeup professionals and help students launch into the professional world of makeup with ease and confidence. If you have any questions regarding the changes, please reach out to or

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.