Master Program of Cosmetology + Special FX Makeup

The cosmetology program for aspiring special fx + film artists.

The Master Program of Cosmetology + Special FX Makeup provides you with the most well-rounded education to enter the career world of Cosmetology and become an Expert Makeup Artist!


On Campus


1750 hrs


Full or Part time

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Master Cosmetology Program Schedule

Full Time: M-F, 9a-3:30p (Approximately 14.5 months to complete)

Part Time: Currently Unavailable

Master Cosmetology Program

Specialize in Any Part of the Hair + Makeup Industry.

Enroll in the Master Program of Cosmetology + Special FX Makeup and become a desired and diverse artist in the makeup and cosmetology industry. Master Cosmetology Program students will be able to learn all of the core competencies as a hair stylists + makeup artist, how to build a bridal business, how to differentiate their style for media purposes, and learn to create monsters and trauma pieces in our Special FX courses.

Master Program of Cosmetology + Special FX Makeup Curriculum


Throughout the Master Program of Cosmetology + Special FX Makeup students will learn anatomy, physiology, sanitation, personal hygiene and public health. The focus of the cosmetology program hair segment is consultations, cutting, coloring, textured hair, perms/relaxers/straighteners, blowouts, extensions, styling, special occasion up dos, bridal hair and treatments. Students will begin working on mannequins, but after 350 hours will have the opportunity to work with the public on the clinic floor.

  • Styling- Bridal/Special Occasion
  • Color
  • Chemical Treatments
  • Cutting
  • Texture
  • Products
  • Blowouts
  • Extensions
  • Sanitation
  • Nail Manicuring,Gel
  • Facial Knowledge
  • Facial Anatomy
  • Brow Design
  • Brow Laminating
  • Brow Henna
  • Lash Perm
  • Lash Tint
  • Lash Extensions
  • Spray Tanning
  • Face and Body Waxing

Beauty Makeup Fundamentals

This comprehensive makeup portion of the cosmetology program has been designed to assist students in becoming a Professional Makeup Artist. The course curriculum contains the fundamentals of any makeup application. Upon program completion students will be able to offer both beauty and bridal makeup as part of their service menu.

  • Sanitation
  • Color Theory
  • Placement
  • Correction
  • Temporary Lashes
  • Airbrush Makeup
  • Contouring
  • Consults

Advanced Beauty Makeup

After learning the fundamentals of the fundamentals of makeup application students are ready for more advanced makeup techniques. This course builds on what students already learned, but provides them with advanced skills to be able to service advanced client requests and challenges. With this next level training students will learn makeup for all genres.

  • Airbrush for Beauty
  • Mature Techniques
  • Age Appropriate Techniques
  • Foundation Building
  • Shading Techniques
  • Reverse Contouring
  • Two Tier Contouring
  • Corrective
  • Transformative

Bridal Makeup

In addition to learning all the fundamentals of a beauty makeup application, students will also learn a variety of bridal looks to assist in developing a bridal clientele or bridal business. Students will learn how to conduct successful bridal consultations and create a customized look based on their clients traditions, style, weather conditions, wedding venue and overall appearance.

  • Classic Styles
  • South Asian Styles
  • Middle Eastern Styles
  • Waterproofing
  • Dramatic Trends
  • Vintage
  • Bump Ups
  • Kit Necessities
  • Consultations

Commercial/Editorial Makeup

This course is a compilation of skills needed to work on photo shoots, ad campaigns, editorial spreads, commercial shoots and runway shows. Students will learn the difference between inspiration and imitation, the pioneers of Avant Garde looks, how to conceptualize their designs, and how to incorporate unusual products into their makeups.

  • Clean Beauty Shoots
  • Runway
  • Men’s Grooming
  • On Location Shoots
  • Androgyny
  • Beauty Stories
  • Photoshoots
  • 3-D Design Elements
  • Conceptual Imager
  • Vintage Beauty
  • Avant Garde Makeup

Film + Special FX Makeup

This course consists of realistic trauma, character makeup, creature makeup, and  special fx modalities. Students will learn out of the kit effects while learning the best techniques for 3D transfers along with silicone and slab mold making. The principles for designing, application, and coloring techniques will be taught through hands-on appliance creation and painting.

  • Bruising  + Trauma
  • Foundation Application for HD
  • Old age for HD
  • Prosthetic Teeth
  • Conceptual Design for Film
  • Character Design for Film
  • Creature Makeup
  • Life Casting
  • Prosthetic Teeth Casting
  • Multiple Piece Mold Making
  • Sculpting + Mold Making
  • Creating + Applying Prosthetic Appliances
  • Film Set Etiquette

Business Courses

Business I

Developing your skills as a professional stylist and makeup artist is equally important to learning the business of the service industry. Students will learn the fundamentals of business and how to develop their own brand, portfolio, website, marketing campaigns and operations. Upon graduation students will have a startup business ready to embark on and their careers can begin.

  • Business Startup
  • Branding
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Contracts
  • Service Menu
  • Client Forms
  • Consultations

Business II

This course focuses on building salon clientele and freelance bridal clientele. Students will learn how to create contacts, budgets, service menus, processes and procedures and assess profit and loss scenarios.

  • Bridal Contracts
  • Menu of Services
  • Legal Documents
  • Client In-Take Forms
  • Customer Service
  • Communication Skills

Business III

In this course students will be equipped with the knowledge to determine the differences between trade versus paid work, how to understand and negotiate commercial rates, learn photo-shoot etiquette in order to effectively work with talent, work with creative teams and high profile clients.

  • Commercial Rates
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Agency Contracts
  • Studio Etiquette


Business IV

This course equips the student with an understanding of how to navigate through and establish rapport in industry networking in order to book work. A review of deal memos, film set etiquette, budgeting, and script breakdowns make this course integral in order to secure work as a film and special fx artist.

  • Business of Film
  • Budget Proposals
  • Industry Networking
  • Script Breakdowns

Content Creator

Students will learn the fundamentals of content creation, photography, videography, and editing to assist with creating and posting on their personal or business social media platforms. Upon graduation students will know how to capture and edit professional images and be equipped with the skills to build a professional digital portfolio.

  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Editing
  • Lighting Styles
  • Equipment Modes
  • Retouching
  • Lightroom
  • Photoshop
  • GIMPshop

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How do you become a sought
after master cosmetologist and makeup artist?

1. Application Process

Submit your application fee of $100 and complete the application form.

2. Admissions Review

Schedule an virtual or on-campus admissions meeting.

3. Acceptance

After the application process and admissions review a determination will be made.

4. Enrollment Meeting

An Admissions Advisor will contact you to discuss final details including enrollment deadlines and expectations.

Easy Financing Available for the Master Program of Cosmetology + Special FX Makeup


Apply for the Master Cosmetology Program

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 cosmetology program application and reach out to you for a virtual interview. We are grateful for your interest and look forward to speaking with you soon.