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Makeup For Media & Creative Arts

You May Be Interested If:

You're a senior level secondary school student who wants to explore an interest in careers in the cosmetics and beauty-related industries.

What Will I Learn/Do?

You will take two courses: In the Theory of Makeup & Colour course you will learn to apply colour and cosmetic theory in the execution of effective makeup application. The Fundamentals of Makeup Application course will teach you to effectively apply cosmetic theory and fundamental makeup techniques in the execution of a day time, evening, and introductory wedding makeup application to a variety of clients.

Secondary Credits   2
Days/Wk  2
# Of Weeks  7



Term Spring
Campus/City Trafalgar/Oakville


Theory of Makeup & Colour

Fundamental of Makeup Applications
Dual Credit Codes TXI4T TXC4T
College Codes COSM12185

Course Descriptions:

1. Theory of Makeup & Colour

Students explore introductory to cosmetic theory as it relates to fundamental makeup techniques. Learners explain the structure of the face and identify and select the appropriate makeup product for application to individual facial features. They learn basic colour theory and understand the significant impact that colour plays in the selection and application of cosmetic products.

2. Fundamentals of Makeup Application:

Students demonstrate the foundation knowledge and skills required to perform fundamental makeup applications. They learn the standards associated with good hygiene practices related to makeup application. They learn introductory contouring and highlighting techniques, and analyze client needs to determine application choices. Students develop the ability to select appropriate product and colour choices in the execution of day, evening and wedding makeup.

Pathways to Full Time Sheridan Programs:

If you enjoyed your dual credit program and have decided you'd like a career as a skilled makeup artist, you can apply for the full-time Makeup for Media and Creative Arts program at Sheridan's Trafalgar Campus. Here are some fast facts about the program:

  • Makeup for Media and Creative Arts is a two year Ontario College Diploma program.
  • You'll undertake a 40-hour field placement assignment in Year 2 of the makeup artist program, based on your specific career interests.
  • The program equips you with both the creative hands-on application techniques and the management, sales and interpersonal skills you need for a career in the cosmetics and beauty-related industries.
  • If you're accepted into the program, the Makeup for Media and Creative Arts dual credit courses you’ve completed successfully will be counted as courses already completed in your full time Makeup for Media and Creative Arts diploma program.

Further Academic/Career Pathways:

When you successfully complete the Makeup for Media and Creative Arts full time Diploma program, you'll be ready to start your career in the makeup industry! You’ll be prepared to look for a job in areas such as advertising and editorial makeup, film/television makeup, fashion runway makeup, freelance artist, live theatre, photography studio, sales and marketing, and wedding makeup.
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