Make-Up Schools

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What makes a good make-up school? There are lots of important factors to consider, including coursework, instructors and student services. When you look at what a school offers, it’s a good idea to think about where you want your new skills to take you once you graduate. Do you want to work backstage at couture shows or on the backlots of Hollywood? Would you rather spend your time creating a smoky eye or a foam-latex nose? And how will a particular school’s programs and staff help you achieve your goals? Continue reading our guide “What to Know Before You Go.”

Our School Directory

Choosing a make-up school can be difficult; time and money are wasted if the school is not right for the student. Make-Up Artist magazine gives you all the information you need to make the best decision. We’ve streamlined the selection process with our school directory, which provides a comprehensive, and growing, list of make-up schools from around the world.


featured schools

Make-Up Designory, Burbank

Make-up Designory is dedicated to providing an education in make-up artistry for both the novice and the experienced artist.


Chic Studios School of Makeup

A leading makeup artistry school with locations in Los Angeles (Fashion District) and New York (Financial District). Chic provides an array of fashion-forward techniques and practices through course instruction, professional training and modern curriculums. Courses are designed for all levels of artists or those inspiring to become professional


Vancouver Film School

Under the leadership of veteran makeup artist Stan Edmonds (Unforgiven, I, Robot), the one-year Makeup Design for Film & Television program at Vancouver Film School immerses students in the world of the make-up artist.


Boca Beauty Academy

We are the preeminent school for permanent make-up, airbrush, bridal, esthetics, hairstyling for make-up/cosmetology, retail/marketing, production make-up and fashion make-up, amongst other course offerings.


Tom Savini's Special Make-Up Effects Program

Perhaps there is no program in the world more defined by the people inside it, or by the spirit, energy, and imagination that they embody.


Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry

The only licensed and accredited school of makeup artistry in South Florida. Cosmix provides training in all the different modalities—beauty, fashion, film, television, stage and special effects.


Cinema makeup school

Hollywood’s professional makeup school, is among the most venerable and celebrated programs for makeup artists in the world and boasts a faculty list that includes Oscar-winners, Emmy-winners, and world-renowned artists of all kinds.


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