Makeup FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Multimedia Makeup Academy

No experience is needed to become an MMA student!  Applicants must be at least 15 years old with proof of being currently enrolled in school 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 3 months to 2 years.

  • Part-time is 2 evenings a week 6p-9p
  • Full-time is 4 days a week 10a-4:30p

Professional Program of Artistry

  • Part-time 6 Months
  • Full-time 3 Months

Scholar Program of Artistry 

  • Part-time 10 Months
  • Full-time 5 Months

Master Program of Artistry

  • Part-time 20 Months
  • Full-time  10 Months

Content Production*

  • Part-time 2 Months
  • Full-time  1 Month

*Included in Master Program of Artistry or can be added on to Professional or Scholar Program of Artistry.

  • Professional Program of Artistry, 195 Hours – $8600
  • Scholar Program of Artistry, 364 Hours – $17,400
  • Master Program of Artistry, 643.5 Hours – $26,600

All program costs include:

  • Program Tuition
  • Comprehensive Makeup Kit
  • Sanitation Kit
  • Airbrush Kit
  • Online Course Access
  • Student Binder
  • Uniform
  • Media Room & Equipment Access
  • Job Postings Access

Dependent on your choice of communication you will be notified within 3 days by means of text, email, or certified mail.

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 offers housing at 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!

YES! You will be certified by Multimedia Makeup Academy as a makeup artist and presented with a certificate of program specialty upon graduation. With your certification, you are able to apply for cosmetic discounts, attend professional tradeshows, and more.

The Multimedia Makeup Academy Advantage

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


Mastery of the essentials

Curriculum designed to combine skill and technique with creativity and inspiration to strengthen your unique brand and style.


Hands on training

From beauty to Special Effects Makeup, you'll get hands-on training and exposure to our talented professional instructors.


Career concierge

The Academy was built on the promise to not only provide you with the technical skills to become a successful makeup artist but to also teach the importance of good business. The Career Concierge will help align you with the right job opportunities by connecting you to employers seeking your specific skills.


"I just finished a feature film."

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