Beauty School FAQs

Beauty School FAQs | Multimedia Makeup Academy

No experience is needed to become an MMA student!  Applicants must be at least 16 years old with proof of being currently enrolled in school or a high school diploma (9th grade education or a high school diploma).  You must submit your application and $100 application fee, as well as, complete an admissions interview with your advisor in order to be considered.

We have part-time and full-time programs that range from 10 weeks – 82 weeks.

  • Part-time is 4 evenings a week (Monday- Thursday), 5pm-9pm + every Saturday, 8a-4p 24rs a week
  • Full-time is 5 days a week (Monday – Friday) 8a-4:30p + 2 Saturdays a month, 8a-4p 40hrs a week

Esthetics Programs

  • Esthetics Professional Artist + Esthetics, 400 Hours – $13,500; uniform/kit $1800 +tax
  • Esthetics Scholar Artist (Special FX) , 680 Hours – $15,750; uniform/kit $2220 +tax
  • Esthetics Master, 850 Hours – $19,250; uniform/kit $2500 +tax

Cosmetology Programs

  • Cosmetology Professional, 1500 Hours – $22,500; uniform/kit $2900 +tax
  • Cosmetology Scholar Artist (Special FX) + Cosmetology, 1780 Hours – $29,500; uniform/kit $3100 +tax
  • Cosmetology Master, 1950 Hours – $34,500; uniform/kit $3600 +tax

Upon completing the application, you will be notified via email within 24-48 hours!

We do not accept traditional government funding called Financial Aid. However, we do have a few options to make funding your education possible. Visit our Financial Assistance page for details.

3 Options:

  1. A loan through one of our partners
  2. Payment Plans through the Academy
  3. Pay in Full Discount Savings

Visit our Financial Assistance page for details.

Yes!  The academy has a partnership with an apartment complex within minutes of the academy.

Once you have graduated from the academy, you have lifetime access to job placement opportunities through our Career Concierge.  In fact, you will also have scheduled time through the Career Concierge to meet one-on-one with an Advisor to discuss your future. Together, you will create a blueprint for your career goals.  As an alumni, you will have continuous access to community events, our private MMA Facebook Group and the academy pro store discount.  Not only that but, you are able to refresh any of your courses for free, forever! And remember, you are always welcome to come back just to say hello and to share with us where you are in your journey of success!

We understand that there are times in life that we are not able to control our circumstances. The Academy does have a policy that allows you to take a temporary leave of absence from your classes and return when you are able.

The Academy has a special program for students and alumni called Career Concierge. The Career Concierge will help to align you with job opportunities that are a good fit for your skillset and even begin the interview process with a future employer. In addition, you will have access to a private platform with new opportunities listed weekly.

You will find a community of like-minded individuals waiting to connect with someone just like you! Our class sizes are intimate so that you are able to connect with other students and begin to form professional relationships. You will gain experience in class, during your model days and with a variety of volunteer opportunities so that you are able to apply makeup on all skin colors and textures. Each classroom is equipped with high tech projectors so that you can see demonstrations clearly and accurately. There you will also find all your materials and supplies to assist with various projects. The Creative Space is a wide-open space where you can collaborate with students and colleagues about projects and job opportunities. The Media Space is a studio equipped with the latest backdrops, lighting and technology to help capture, record and edit your work. The Break Room is a place where you can relax during breaks and lunchtime. It has all the amenities you need to dine in. When you are not at the school you may find yourself attending our “Shenanigan” events. These events are intended to bring the community together and help students get comfortable networking. Some of our student and alumni’s favorite events are Friendsgiving, Movie Date Nights and Scary GingerBread House Contest. These are just a few of the fun activities MMA has to offer!

Not Quite! The Academy provides the training for the skills necessary to become a cosmetologist, esthetician, or a makeup artist. In order to receive your license through the state, you must register for and pass both the theory exam and practical exam for state boards. The great new is that MMA helps you with that process!

The Multimedia Makeup Academy Advantage

How we equip our students to build the makeup career of their dreams:


Solopreneur Training

Unlike other beauty schools we offer what you need to become the creator of your own success. Learn how to uniquely brand yourself and build your own start-up as a freelance makeup artist, stylist, brand consultant or beauty expert as a licensed esthetician or cosmetologist.


Career Concierge

If you are not ready to be a Solopreneur yet and want to gain more experience in the industry we have personalized career counseling to help propel you into the career of your dreams. The Career Concierge provides a variety of career services that will help you connect with business professionals in beauty, film or special fx.


Exclusive Mentorship

Once you begin your journey we want to make sure that you have the resources necessary to be a successful student. We want you to be comfortable asking questions and seeking guidance from an industry professional. Upon enrollment each student will be assigned a professional mentor that aligns with their esthetics or cosmetology program.


"I just finished a feature film."

"MMA teaches you how to combine your artistry with your business"