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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Makeup for Media and Creative Arts

Become a highly skilled make-up artist.

Learn creative techniques and management, sales and interpersonal skills for makeup and industry-related careers.

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.

Program Offerings

  • Ontario College Diploma

    • Full-Time
    • 2 yrs (4 semesters)
    • Program code: PMMCA