Cosmetology Professional Program

The Cosmetology Professional Program focuses on the fundamentals of professional makeup artistry, including color theory, sanitation protocols, proper tool selection, and application for different facial components. The curriculum then advances to the next level, focusing on technique and business acumen to build a bridal career.

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Cosmetology Professional Curriculum

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First Rotation – LEARN (0-350 hours)


The first rotation of the Cosmetology portion of the program is designed to provide the theory and basis for all cosmetology techniques and technologies. Students are graded and evaluated using written, oral, and practical testing methods. Students will learn through lectures, demonstrations and work on mannequin heads about the following topics:

Sanitation, Personal Hygiene and Public Health, Anatomy & Physiology as well as, the fundamentals of cutting, color, texture, styling, skin and nails.

Students must successfully complete the curriculum in the Learn rotation prior to attending regularly scheduled daily classes in cutting, coloring, permanent waving, and chemical texture services.

Second Rotation – CREATE (351-900 hours)

The second rotation of the Cosmetology portion of the program will be guided by an instructor with individual attention and group learning experiences using workshops, monthly mini-classes, clinic classroom worksheets, and periodic evaluations developed specifically for monitoring progress. This rotation is when you begin experiencing your clinic classroom education on paying clients in the clinic classroom area. Students will learn:

Hair Dressing, Hair Coloring, Chemical Hair Restructuring, Scalp + Hair Treatments, Skin Care, Brows, Manicuring + Pedicuring, and Artificial Nails.

During this rotation students will also start their Minimum Practical Application (MPAs) hours which are a requirement through the State of Michigan to be eligible to take the state board exam.

Third Rotation – PROSPER (901-1449 hours)

The third rotation of the Cosmetology portion of the program is designed to provide all of the fundamentals of makeup application and continue with Cosmetology Minimum Practical Applications (MPAs) on the student clinic floor. Students will learn through demonstrations, and hands-on training all of the techniques presented in the Professional Artist Portion of the makeup curriculum. Courses include:

Makeup Essentials, Airbrush, Advanced Artistry, Comprehensive Beauty, Business I, Bridal Media I, Bridal Media II and Business II.

Fourth Rotation – EVOLVE (1450-1500 hours)

The fourth rotation of the Cosmetology portion of the program is designed to prepare students for the State Board examination as well as provide time for completion of Minimum Practical Applications (MPAs). Students will review topics that will be covered on the written portion of the exam. Additionally, through demonstration and hands-on experience, students will prepare for the practical portion of the exam.



This course begins online in an interactive training format designed to equip students with the fundamentals of artistry and provide feedback on execution before attending on-campus classes. Through a series of audio, text, video content and interactive tools, you will learn color theory, foundation matching, sanitation, tool selection and use, basic contour and highlight skills, and accurate placement for every facial feature.

Once online coursework is completed, student work is assessed by an instructor so that on the first day of on-campus class, students can begin practicing makeup application.

  • Makeup Essentials Online Course – 19.5hrs
  • Sanitation, Product & Tools, Kit Focus, Color Theory, Skin Prep & Set, General Facial Anatomy, Foundation Matching, Color Correction, Eye Components, Brow Application, Lash Application, Beauty Application, Facial Zones, Skin Types, Brow Correction, Shadow Placement for Eye Components, Lash Application for Eye Components, Color Harmony for a Full Application
  • Makeup Essentials Practical – 19.5hrs
  • Online course subjects; Practical training

Airbrush is a staple technique for any aspiring artist. This course teaches students the art of applying makeup without the use of brushes. Using the airbrush compressor, gun, and product, students learn to apply color correction, foundation, contour, highlight and blush.

  • Airbrush Fundamentals – 19.5hrs
  • Equipment Knowledge, Product Knowledge, Airbrush Techniques, Foundation Matching, Color Correction, Highlight & Contour, Full Application, Airbrush Maintenance

This course is designed to take beauty skills to the next level through training on advanced contouring techniques, mature and age-appropriate makeup, trending makeup styles and technique, creating custom foundations, and manipulating tools and textures to create glamorous makeup looks.

  • Advanced Artistry – 39hrs
  • Texture & Finishes, Advanced Product Knowledge & Specialty Tools, Smokey Eye Techniques, Advanced Eyeliner Techniques, Trending Makeup, Mature & Age Appropriate Applications, Foundation Building, Advanced Anatomy, Shading Techniques & Tools, Contour/Highlight with Powder & Creams, Nose Contour, Multiple Contouring Techniques: Reverse; Two-Tier; Trending; Corrective; and Transformative

This course incorporates all skills learned in every previous class, while challenging students to improve speed, ease of application, and creative ability to incorporate multiple techniques in one look and effectively execute looks in an ergonomic environment.

  • Comprehensive Beauty – 19.50hrs
  • This course incorporates all skills learned in MUE, ADVANCED ARTISTRY, and AIRBRUSH FUNDAMENTALS through demonstration and practical learning

This course provides students with a business start-up plan. Establishing your brand, website, mission, vision, marketing strategies and setting goals are all a part of how students will prepare for a successful career.

  • Business I Online Course – 19.50hrs
  • Complete Business Startup, Branding, Marketing, Mission & Vision Statements, Branding Your Business, Marketing Your Business, Taxes for Freelancers, Building a Website, Resumes & Job Hunting, Business Ethics, Intro to Rates, Developing a Portfolio & TFP Shoots, Setting Goals, Registering Your Business
  • Business I Practical – 19.5
  • Online Course Subjects; Practical Training

This course is designed to equip students with the skills to execute a variety of bridal looks for all styles and seasons, based on the client’s needs, and incorporating both airbrush and traditional techniques.

  • Bridal Media I  – 19.50hrs
  • English Rose Bridal Look, Beach Bronzed Bridal Look, South Asian Bridal (Modern & Traditional, Natural Bride, Creating A Professional Bridal Kit (Needs Vs. Wants), Destination Weddings, Waterproof Makeup, Traveling with Your Kit, Adjusting Looks for Drama (Bump-Ups), Lash Styles & How to Choose The Right Lash For Your Look

Students will learn pro products for bridal work, popular bridal looks, how to present themselves and communicate professionally, and how to create a customized look for each client.

  • Bridal Media – 19.50hrs
  • Classic Vintage Bride, Bridal Smoky, Romantic Smoky, Middle Eastern Bridal (Modern & Traditional), Lash Stacking, Reacting to Client Requests, Reacting to Client Feedback, Quick Fixes and Shortcuts, Product Substitutions, Setting Up Your Kit In Any Situation, Kit Intensive Review

This course is designed to help develop students into business professionals. Each class meeting students will engage in-class discussion, group activities and self-reflection. Students will learn how to start building a clientele, how to create a bridal menu of services, budgeting, and setting rates to insure bridal business success.

  • Business II – 19.50hrs
  • Consultations, Bridal Contracts, Creating Menu of Services, Creating Client Intake Forms, Client Communication Skills

Become a Graduate of
The Cosmetology Professional Program

Beauty and Bridal Makeup

Graduates from The Cosmetology Professional Program can artfully manage and execute polished beauty looks, or enjoy a rewarding career as a freelance bridal artist.


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Kit Fee:

$2,900 +tax


1500 hrs


Full or Part-time

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Please note, in order to access the application form, you will first have to submit the $100 application fee. You will then be redirected to the application form. Once you complete your application, a Multimedia Makeup Academy representative will review your application and reach out to you for a virtual interview. We are grateful for your interest and look forward to speaking with you soon.