The Comprehensive Makeup Artist Program- CMU Toronto


Program Duration:  26 Weeks

OSAP Eligible: Yes

Upcoming Start Dates:

  • October 25, 2021 – Filling Fast
  • January 24, 2022 – Accepting Applications
  • March 7, 2022 – Accepting Applications

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


Tuition Fee: $15,489.14

Student Kit*: $5,644.95

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.

Note: All our prices are in Canadian Dollars (CAD).


Do you dream of working with actors, models and performers on set? Perhaps you strive to start your own business or grow your presence and following online. The Comprehensive Makeup Artist training program is ideal for anyone wanting to work in film, TV, fashion and bridal makeup application. This 6-month program offers extensive makeup artist training, teaching vital skills across many disciplines of practical makeup artistry. Delve into the creative worlds of fashion, film and television, and theatre. Be photoshoot ready with an expert understanding of fundamentals including colour theory, shade matching, and symmetry.

With demand for makeup artists growing, we consulted with industry experts, employers and alumni to create the most comprehensive makeup artist program possible to prepare graduates to work in this ever-growing industry. This diploma program focuses primarily on fashion and film & television makeup. In addition, our prosthetics application course provides the skills necessary for students to be highly innovative and creative in their designs. Artists will learn to apply and remove scars, bullet wounds, and lacerations as seen on film and medical dramas. They will also have the chance to work with smaller pieces to create looks for fantasy characters.

CMU takes pride in providing our students with the highest standard of education. Our goal is to equip all graduates of our Comprehensive Makeup Artist Training program with the skills and confidence to begin their careers with ease.

Is Professional Makeup Artistry School Right for You?

Take our quiz to find out!

The fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Take our quiz to find out!


Prosthetics can appear in unexpected places, like the music industry! Look no further than Lady Gaga’s album cover and video for Born this Way.

Want to take it up a notch and stay ahead of the competition? Our students often pair this program with our Digital Makeup Effects Artist Program since it prepares them for work in all areas of the makeup industry including the exciting new field of digital makeup effects. Learn more here.



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.