The Comprehensive Makeup Artist Program


Program Duration:  26 Weeks

OSAP Eligible: Yes

Upcoming Start Dates:

  • August 31, 2020 (Limited seats available)
  • September 28, 2020


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.


This 6-month program offers extensive training in most disciplines of practical makeup artistry. Graduates are prepared to work within the film and television, theatre, and fashion industries.

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. Artists pursuing careers in the performing arts may find work with touring musicals, operatic productions, ballet performances, and other forms of stage performance.

Did You Know? CMU alumni and faculty have been published in major fashion magazines including Elle Canada, Flare, and Fashion.

After consulting with industry experts, employers, and alumni, CMU recently made the decision to update the Comprehensive Makeup Artist Program. The diploma will now focus more heavily on fashion and film & television makeup. In addition, the prosthetics course will now focus on application rather than design.

CMU is proud to routinely re-examine our curricula in order to provide the highest standard of education and to allow our graduates to begin their careers with ease and confidence.

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.