Our Online Makeup Artistry Course

Begin a transformative journey of artistry and innovation with our Diploma of Makeup Artistry. This course is designed to unleash your potential, providing comprehensive training in makeup artistry, from basic techniques to advanced applications.


Diploma Course

  • 12 Modules and Assignments
  • Access to Online Resources
  • 12 Months to Study
  • Diploma of Makeup Artistry
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Optional Add Ons

Advanced Modules

Advanced Modules

  • Specialized Short Courses
  • Specialized Tutors
  • Additional 6-Month Extension
  • Certificate of Completion
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Online Workshops

  • Learn Live with Industry Experts
  • Develop Hands-on Skills
  • Connect with Local and International Students
  • Stay Current with the Latest Makeup Artistry Information
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We strongly believe in providing the best quality service and learning experience available online. We have partnered with a number of third-party accreditation bodies to give students peace of mind and confidence in studying with us.

Discover the Foundations of Becoming a Makeup Artist

The Diploma of Makeup Artistry course is designed to meet the growing demand for skilled makeup artists in the beauty, fashion, film, and television industries. This 24-week, extendable up to 12 months, self-paced online course offers in-depth training in makeup artistry. From the basics of makeup application to advanced special effects, students will explore the breadth of the field, preparing them for various career paths including freelance work, brand representation, or roles within professional settings.

Explore the Fundamental Principles of Makeup Artistry

Tailored for specific beauty standards and industry requirements, our curriculum ensures a comprehensive understanding of makeup artistry's essential principles:

  • Makeup Fundamentals: Engage with the basics of makeup, focusing on skin science, colour theory, and the proper use of tools and equipment.
  • Beauty and Fashion Makeup: Master creating impeccable looks for everyday beauty, high-fashion shoots, and runway shows, with a keen understanding of unique fashion sensibilities.
  • Bridal Makeup: Gain expertise in crafting the perfect wedding day looks, catering to diverse styles and preferences.
  • Character and Special Effects Makeup: Dive into the creative realms of television, film, and theatre, learning techniques in character creation and special effects.
  • Business Skills for Makeup Artists: Develop crucial business skills to navigate the freelance world, including marketing, client relations, and portfolio development.

Learn How to Create Stunning Visual Transformations

Gain hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge to confidently apply makeup in various styles and settings. This course bridges the gap between learning and real-world application, preparing you for a successful career in makeup artistry.

Study When It Suits You

The flexibility of our course structure means you can begin your journey into makeup artistry at any time that suits you. There are no fixed start dates, allowing you to enroll and start learning immediately or at a time that aligns with your personal and professional commitments. This flexibility ensures that education in makeup artistry is accessible to everyone, regardless of their current life situation.

Our makeup artistry courses are designed to be self-paced, accommodating your schedule and pace of learning. Students enrolled in the Diploma course are provided with 12 months to complete the course. Should you need more time, extensions can be purchased, offering additional flexibility to ensure you can complete your studies without pressure.

The self-paced nature of our courses allows you to engage with the material fully, apply your learning in practical assignments, and even balance your studies with work or personal commitments. With around-the-clock access to course materials and support from our dedicated tutors, you have the freedom to study whenever and wherever suits you best.

Find out more about self-paced learning and how it can fit into your life: Frequently Asked Questions

What Will I Achieve?

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Hold a deep understanding of makeup artistry principles.
  • Be adept in a wide range of makeup techniques for various industries.
  • Have the skills to start their own makeup artistry business or work within the industry.
  • Be part of a global network of makeup artists and industry contacts.

Professional Portfolio

At the Institute of Makeup Artistry, we understand the significance of a well-curated portfolio in helping our students land their dream jobs in the industry. Therefore, we prioritize guiding our students through the process of creating portfolios that are not just impressive but also professionally done.

Our course is meticulously designed to equip students with the knowledge, tools, and techniques needed to produce high-quality work that stands out in the field of makeup artistry. From conceptualizing innovative makeup ideas to executing them with precision and attention to detail, our curriculum covers all aspects of makeup artistry portfolio creation.

By the end of our makeup artistry course, students will have a comprehensive portfolio of works that demonstrates their creativity, technical proficiency, and professional readiness. This portfolio serves as a powerful tool for them to present themselves confidently in job interviews, client meetings, and other professional settings, significantly increasing their chances of securing rewarding employment opportunities in the competitive field of makeup artistry.

Let us inspire you with a portfolio below by graduate, Ruby Pegley: View Portfolio

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Kickstart Your Makeup Artistry Career with Personalized & Expert Guidance

Our dedication to your growth extends far beyond offering high-quality education. Through personalized guidance and expert mentorship, our program does more than teach the fundamentals of makeup artistry—it sets you on the path to a thriving career in the field.

Each tutor at our institute is not only a seasoned makeup artistry professional but also a dedicated mentor, providing tailored feedback on your work. This approach ensures you get the targeted support and insights necessary to refine your abilities and build your confidence as a makeup artist. Our mentorship adapts to your unique educational journey, offering precise, constructive feedback to facilitate your progress.

Enrolling in our internationally recognized and accredited courses means acquiring a comprehensive skill set and valuable credentials that significantly enhance your career prospects in makeup artistry. Our curriculum is designed to prepare you for success, whatever your career ambitions are.

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Unmatched Online Learning Experiences with The Institute of Makeup Artistry

As part of our dynamic online community, you'll connect with expert tutors and like-minded students, engaging in discussions, sharing ideas, and drawing inspiration from a network of creative minds. This supportive educational environment is designed to inspire, challenge, and empower you on your path to becoming a makeup artist.

Our Community

As part of your learning journey, you'll gain access to our vibrant online community. Through dedicated Facebook groups, you'll have the opportunity to connect with fellow students and professionals from around the world.

Share your ideas, seek advice, gain inspiration, and even collaborate on projects. This community engagement is an invaluable aspect of your learning experience, providing support, networking opportunities, and a sense of belonging to a global network of aspiring and established makeup artists.

Read testimonials from our student community or see what our students are up to via our #IMUAstudent tag.

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Diploma Course

What Does the Diploma Course Cover?

Our carefully crafted curriculum encompasses 12 comprehensive modules tailored to enhance your knowledge and proficiency in makeup artistry. You will graduate with a professional portfolio and have the skills to thrive as a makeup artist.

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Advanced Modules

For students eager to expand their expertise in makeup artistry beyond the basic curriculum, our Advanced Modules offer a chance to delve into innovative subjects and current makeup artistry trends. Dive into specialized topics like Bridal Makeup Techniques & Airbrushing, Business, Branding, Marketing & Social Media For Makeup Artists, Personal Branding Photography for Makeup Artists, and beyond.

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Online Workshops

We provide a range of online workshops centered on hands-on, practical experiences in makeup artistry, led by industry professionals. These sessions explore cutting-edge design concepts, unpack emerging trends, and equip you with practical tips and tricks directly from experienced working professionals.

Engaging in these workshops not only enriches your educational journey but also equips you with the essential skills and insights needed to thrive in the competitive landscape of makeup artistry.

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Start your journey today! We have no set start dates, and with our 7-day money-back guarantee, you can join risk-free! Have questions? Get in touch, and our friendly support team will get back to you.

Makeup Artistry Blog Posts

Embark on a journey of inspiration, creativity, and expertise through our array of Makeup Artistry blog posts featuring insights, student showcases, and expert tips.

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I loved every minute of this Course!

The support from my tutor was brilliant and everyone in the Facebook group was so helpful and encouraging!

Bianca Ryan

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