The Makeup Artistry Essentials Certificate Program emphasizes the fundamental essentials of every media and production makeup artist given the scope of opportunities available in photo shoots and other media, fashion, film, television, and stage productions. No experience is necessary to enroll in this program.
The Makeup Artistry Essentials Certificate Program combines ten courses, providing a comprehensive education and preparation for student graduates to explore career options in every genre of makeup artistry, without the advanced skills of Character and Special Effects makeup required of a film, television and theatre makeup artist. The program concludes with a professional fashion photo shoot day with guest models. Students get a chance to use creativity and skills learned throughout the program to apply makeup and style hair. A graduation ceremony will conclude the program.
Classes are a combination of lectures, demos, student application, and photo shoots throughout the program. High resolution digital files are distributed to students for personal, portfolio building, and social media marketing use. Students alternate practicing on each other in order to work with a variety of skin types and face shapes, while gaining the experience of working with different subjects. Photos are shot throughout the program in a portrait studio and/or outdoors. A career marketing class for the professional media and production makeup artist is also included. Students will learn marketing techniques, branding, social media and networking skills, resources, best business practices, etiquette, rates, invoicing, and other useful tips to begin their career, and membership on a graduate only job board will provide career and experiential opportunities in the field. A Certificate of Completion is issued upon successful graduation.
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