Express Your Creativity With Make-up

With so many pathways into make-up artistry, there’s no reason to be limited. The Multimedia Make-up Artistry Program combines both the worlds of fashion and editorial make-up with the world of film and television. In 602 hours over the course of 18 weeks, you learn how to make a model look their best for print and an actor look their scariest for the screen.

Our Multimedia Make-up Artistry Program

MUD’s Multimedia Make-Up Artistry Program combines instruction in make-up for fashion and editorial applications with that for film and television. Students are guided through the processes of how to make models look their best for print. Once students are proficient in making models look their best, we challenge them to make them look their worst – or scariest, creepiest or goriest. Program graduates will be prepared with the make-up artistry skills necessary to work in the fashion, film or television industries.

Beauty 101: Fundamentals of Beauty Make-Up Artistry

This course provides instruction on the basics of skin tone matching, highlights and shadows, facial analysis, contouring, color theory, corrective make-up, and proper cosmetic hygiene. Students are guided through the basics before progressing to creating flawless beauty make-ups or male corrective looks.

Beauty 201: Studio Hairstyling for the Make-Up Artist

This course provides students with instruction in the techniques required to create a variety of hairstyles, ranging from updos to hairstyles from different time periods. As students progress, the hairstyling techniques become more advanced in difficulty, and Beauty 101 skills are incorporated to create a complete look.

Beauty 301: Beauty Lab

In this course, students create make-up and hairstyling set-ups on professional models, in a series of projects that are designed to challenge the student while simulating actual working environments. Each set-up is captured by a professional photographer; photos may be used by students in their portfolios. While students receive lessons on the business of make-up artistry in all courses, this course devotes time to instructing students on website design, resume skills, marketing techniques and other business acumen necessary to help them succeed in their careers.

Special Make-Up Effects 201: Character Make-Up Artistry

This course provides students with a foundation in character make-up. Students are shown aging techniques, bald cap and prosthetic applications, injury simulation and the basics of laying crepe wool for beards, mustaches or other body hair. In their final project, students combine the many techniques that they have learned to design and create a portfolio-ready special make-up effects character that is captured in an editorial photo shoot by a professional photographer.

I did a lot of research looking for the right makeup school for me and my interests. MUD was the best place for me. Teachers go above and beyond for their students and they have a great career placement program.

Lindsey B.

Lindsey B.

Best place for special effects; very convenient and parking right at the back of the school. All instructors are great. Be simple, love what you do and it will be a piece of cake.

Bertha A.

Bertha A.

I loved everything about it! As an international student, I highly recommend it!

Maria Camilla G.

Maria Camilla G.

I took their master course and I don't regret taking it! This school really breaks that glass ceiling and gives you opportunities to meet and be around professionals in the industry. I graduated a little over a year ago, and I already have my dream job. Working for a recognized professional artist making feature films!

Rogue Z.

Rogue Z.

Starting Your Career in Make-up

This program has been designed to provide graduates with the beauty and character make-up artistry skills necessary to begin a career as an entry-level make-up artist in fashion, film, and television.

The graduates of the multimedia Make-up Artistry Program will be prepared with both the beauty and character skills to work in the fashion, film, and television industries. Our program prepares students for the occupation of “Make-up Artist, Theatrical and Performance”

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Program FAQs

How long is your Multimedia Make-up Artistry Program?

Our program is an 18-week program consisting of 602 hours.

What are the start dates for this program?

Our upcoming start dates for this program are as follows:

  • July 5 – Nov 8, 2023
  • Aug 16 – Dec 22, 2023
  • Nov 9 – Apr 2, 2024
What is the schedule for this program?

This program is a full-time program that meets Monday – Friday. Day sessions are 18 weeks long and are between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm

Enrolling at MUD

If you’re ready to pursue your passion for make-up artistry, we encourage you to reach out to our admission team today. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff is here to guide you through every step of the enrollment process, from answering your questions to helping you with your application.

Before you apply, you must meet these requirements:

  • Must complete a Student Application Form
  • Submit a $100 dollar registration fee
  • Submit proof of high school degree or GED

Get started today by filling out the form. After you submit your information, a member of our admissions team will be in touch with you shortly.

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