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Become a highly skilled make-up artist.
Learn from professors with experience in the industry
During this program, you'll work with experienced professors to learn:
- Make-up application techniques for film and television, runway, fashion and black and white/colour photography.
- Colour theory and application.
- Skin care and product knowledge.
- Marketing, advertising, business entrepreneurship and sales skills.
- Apply make-up to live models.
- Draw and render theatrical make-up.
- Apply special effects make-up from a specialized kit.
- Apply make-up at charity fashion shows, high schools, women's shelters and senior centres.
Guest speakers and field trips are also featured.
Practicum gives workplace experience
You'll undertake a 40-hour practicum during Year 2 of your make-up artist program. This practicum is driven by your areas of interest and can range from working in a photographer's studio or in live theatre to helping with make-up application for television.
A rare program in Ontario, Sheridan's Makeup for Media and Creative Arts diploma 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. The program includes one 40-hour field placement assignment based on your specific career interests.
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
CODE TITLE CREDITS COMM 19999 Essential Communication Skills 3 COSM 16859 Skincare and Product Knowledge for MU Artists 3 COMM 10082 Industry Profile and Orientation 3 MKTG 12068 Introduction to Marketing 3 COSM 13314 Introduction to Hair Techniques 3 COSM 11254 Fundamentals of Makeup Application 3 COSM 12185 Theory of Makeup and Colour 3 Total: 21
CODE TITLE CREDITS COSM 10172 Integrated Sales Strategies 3 CULT 13230G Culture, Identity and Representation 3 COSM 26764 Intermediate Makeup Techniques 3 COSM 25144 Trends in Makeup and Design 3 COSM 25140 Era & Period Hair Design 3 COSM 28795 Era & Period Makeup: Theory and Application 6 Total: 21
CODE TITLE CREDITS COSM 20082 Theatrical Makeup: Character and Design 5 ADVG 10686 Media and Advertising Communication in the Makeup Industries 3 COSM 27198 Film and Television Makeup 3 COSM 20133 Portfolio 1: Production and Art Direction 3 FLPL 27370 Field, Freelance and Networking Preparation 1 COSM20009 Advanced Hair Styling Techniques for MU Artists 3 CCGE General Education 3 Total: 21
CODE TITLE CREDITS COSM25436 Creative Studio Techniques 3 COSM 23314 Portfolio 2: Digital Branding 5 MGMT 12297 Industry Culture: Professionalism and Leadership 3 COSM 29599 Out-of-Kit SPF/X Makeup 3 FLPL 24964 Field Seminar and Placement 3 CCGE General Education 3 Total: 20
Courses subject to change.
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Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
- One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U).
Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.
*Course duration for September starts is two academic years. Course duration for January starts is 16 months continuous.
English Language ProficiencyAll applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.
Sheridan provides the well-rounded education employers want. Graduates of Sheridan’s two-year Makeup for Media and Creative Arts program are prepared for employment in a variety of areas.
- Advertising and editorial make-up
- Film/television make-up
- Freelance artist
- Live theatre
- Photography studio
- Sales and marketing
- Wedding make-up
The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:
- Assess the chemical composition of cosmetic products and recommend appropriate cosmetic treatments.
- Differentiate ingredients found in cosmetic products and identify their functions and effects.
- Identify and apply various make-up equipment and techniques used for professional application.
- Create a variety of make-up special effects to portray a theme or cater to the requirements of events.
- Apply relevant knowledge of anatomy, physiology, wellness, aging issues and skin disorders to the provision of specialized cosmetic application.
- Compare and contrast sales strategies and promotion techniques used in the cosmetic industry.
- Identify, analyze and apply colour relationships and theories in the application of cosmetics and products for diverse skin types.
- Develop business communication, promotion and marketing tools and materials for specific audiences in the cosmetic and toiletries industry sector.
- Apply business, legal and accounting principles effectively addressing the business needs of an organization.
- Analyze market needs and apply strategic growth principles.
- Identify the principles of organizational behaviour.
- Identify the ecological, ethical and environmental issues of the cosmetic industry.
- Analyze and apply customer relation principles as they relate to sales and marketing.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the ability to manipulate and style hair for a variety of on-set applications.
- Practice nail care techniques in the context of a makeup artistry setting.
Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees shown here are for the 2020–2021 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.
Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.
Fees for Canadian students$5,293.17
Fees for International students$18,134.17
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
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Full-time 2 years Program code: PMMCA
|Sep 2021||Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)||Available|
|Jan 2022||Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)||Available|
|Jan 2021||Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)||Waitlisted|
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