Our Online Makeup Artistry Courses

Embark on an inspiring path of creativity and mastery with our Makeup Artistry courses. Our courses are designed to unleash your potential, providing comprehensive training in makeup artistry, from basic techniques to advanced applications.

Certificate

Certificate Course

  • 12 Modules and Assignments
  • Access to Online Resources
  • 12 Months to Study
  • Certificate of Makeup Artistry
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Diploma

Diploma Course

  • 12 Modules and Assignments
  • 18 Months to Study
  • Accredited Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-Up Services) (CUA51020)
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Optional Add Ons

RPL

RPL Course

  • Upgrade from Certificate to Diploma
  • 12 Months to Study
  • Accredited Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-Up Services) (CUA51020)
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Advanced Modules

Advanced Modules

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

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 Australian beauty industry is flourishing, with an increasing demand for professional makeup artists across beauty, fashion, film, and television sectors. Our self-paced online Makeup Artistry courses, specifically designed for the Australian market, deliver in-depth training, covering everything from basic makeup application to advanced special effects. They prepare students for a range of career paths including freelance work, brand representation, or professional roles within Australia's dynamic settings.

Explore the Fundamental Principles of Makeup Artistry

Tailored for the Australian 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, all through an Australian lens.
  • Beauty and Fashion Makeup: Master creating impeccable looks for everyday beauty, high-fashion shoots, and runway shows, with a keen understanding of Australia's unique fashion sensibilities.
  • Bridal Makeup: Gain expertise in crafting the perfect wedding day looks, catering to the diverse styles and preferences of Australian brides.
  • Character and Special Effects Makeup: Dive into the creative realms of television, film, and theatre, learning techniques in character creation and special effects relevant to Australia's entertainment industry.
  • Business Skills for Makeup Artists: Develop crucial business skills to navigate the freelance world within Australia, 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 the Australian makeup industry.

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 Certificate course are provided with 12 months to complete the course. Students enrolled in the Diploma course are provided with 18 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?

Graduates of our Makeup Artistry courses will emerge with:

  • A profound understanding of makeup artistry principles.
  • Mastery in a broad spectrum of makeup techniques.
  • The entrepreneurial skills to launch a makeup artistry business in Australia.
  • A network of industry contacts and fellow artists.

Professional Portfolio

At the Institute of Makeup Artistry (RTO Code 45423), we understand the significance of a well-curated portfolio in helping our students land their dream jobs in the industry. Therefore, we prioritise 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 conceptualising 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 Personalised & Expert Guidance

Our dedication to your growth extends far beyond offering high-quality education. Through personalised 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 recognised and accredited courses means acquiring a comprehensive skillset 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.

Makeup Artistry

Certificate Course

What Does the Certificate 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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Diploma Course

What Does the Diploma Course Cover?

The Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Make-Up Services) - CUA51020, is a professional qualification. Our carefully crafted curriculum encompasses 12 comprehensive modules tailored to enhance your knowledge and proficiency in makeup artistry. This internationally accredited program, aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level 5 standards and regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), features a comprehensive curriculum with 12 modules, assignments, and activities, which cover core and elective units of competency. Throughout the 12 modules, there are 4 core units plus 11 elective units of competency. You will graduate with a professional portfolio and have real-world skills to thrive as a Makeup Artist.

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RPL Course

What is the RPL Offered by The Institute of Makeup Artistry?

The Institute of Makeup Artistry offers an exclusive upgrade for existing certificate course students to earn an accredited Diploma through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Our course aligns with the Diploma's Units of Competency, granting The Institute of Makeup Artistry graduates access to updated Diploma materials and extra assignments to elevate their qualification to the accredited Diploma level.

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Advanced Modules

For students eager to expand their expertise in makeup artistry beyond the basic curriculum, we offer a range of Advanced Modules. Dive into specialised 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.

Every module has an assignment and going through it is pretty manageable. They thoroughly explained each procedure as you go along and also there are videos, links, and photos in the lessons that you can refer to.

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