Fashion Photographic Makeup Artist Certificate Program


Program Duration: 6 Weeks

Upcoming Start Dates:

  • Please contact admissions for information on the next available start dates

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


Tuition Fee: $4,980.93

Student Kit*: $1,405.00

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.


Stop watching how-to videos on YouTube and learn the skills you need to make your own. Whether you dream of owning a bridal makeup business, working on large scale productions or becoming the latest and greatest influencer, this 6-week intensive program provides the foundational skills to get you there. Learn the fundamentals of colour theory and skin analysis for all ages and ethnicities. Design and execute makeup looks on yourself and others, and develop photographic makeup skills and tricks. At the end of this fashion makeup artist program, students will have the opportunity to create their own makeup look on a professional model and execute a photoshoot for their professional portfolio.


  • 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 their 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.

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.