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Ontario College Diploma

Makeup for Media and Creative Arts

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

Become a highly skilled make-up artist.

Program Overview

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.

Hands-on classes

Learn to:

  • 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.

Additional information

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.

PMMCA

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

International Student?

This program is part of our new two-year graduate certificate bundles! You may be able to qualify for a three-year post-grad work permit.

Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    COMM 19999Essential Communication Skills3
    COSM 16859Skincare and Product Knowledge for MU Artists3
    COMM 10082Industry Profile and Orientation3
    MKTG 12068Introduction to Marketing3
    COSM 13314Introduction to Hair Techniques3
    COSM 11254Fundamentals of Makeup Application3
    COSM 12185Theory of Makeup and Colour3
    Total:21
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    COSM 10172Integrated Sales Strategies3
    CULT 13230GCulture, Identity and Representation3
    COSM 26764Intermediate Makeup Techniques3
    COSM 25144Trends in Makeup and Design3
    COSM 25140Era & Period Hair Design3
    COSM 28795Era & Period Makeup: Theory and Application6
    Total:21
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    COSM 20082Theatrical Makeup: Character and Design5
    ADVG 10686Media and Advertising Communication in the Makeup Industries3
    COSM 27198Film and Television Makeup3
    COSM 20133Portfolio 1: Production and Art Direction3
    FLPL 27370Field, Freelance and Networking Preparation1
    COSM20009    Advanced Hair Styling Techniques for MU Artists3
    CCGEGeneral Education3
    Total:21
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    COSM25436Creative Studio Techniques3
    COSM 23314Portfolio 2: Digital Branding5
    MGMT 12297Industry Culture: Professionalism and Leadership3
    COSM 29599Out-of-Kit SPF/X Makeup3
    FLPL 24964Field Seminar and Placement3
    CCGEGeneral Education3
    Total:20

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U).

or

Mature student status.

Applicant Selection

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 Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary

Career Opportunities

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.

Employment Areas

  • Advertising and editorial make-up
  • Film/television make-up
  • Freelance artist
  • Live theatre
  • Photography studio
  • Sales and marketing
  • Wedding make-up

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Co-op

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Degree Completion

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Learning Outcomes

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.

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Internship

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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Fees

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 2021–2022 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.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Program Fees

Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.

Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

For Canadian Students

The fees shown here are for the 2021-2022 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. For English Language Studies, depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

For International Students

The fees shown here are for Fall 2021, and are subject to change. The English Language Studies program is offered to international students in 7-week sessions. The fees displayed are for each 7-week session and include tuition and health insurance. Depending on your level placement, your program completion time may differ.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$5,364.53
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$19,155.53

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

All new international students beginning their studies in the Fall 2021 or Winter 2022 semesters will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

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.

Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

Applications close on May 26. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

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Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Ontario College Diploma

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Want to learn more about Experiential Design? This interactive workshop will explain what Experiential Design is and explore the many exciting career options in this rapidly-growing field.

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Workshop Schedule

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

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Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Faculty

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program availability

Ontario College Diploma

Full-time 2 years Program code: PMMCA

Ontario College Diploma
Start date Campus Status
Sep 2021 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available
Jan 2022 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville) Available

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