Art & Design

Makeup Artistry and Design

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32 Weeks


4 Weeks

Program Outline

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About The Program

The Makeup Artistry and Design diploma program offers an 4-week field placement for students to gain hands-on experience.

Career Opportunities

The Makeup Artistry and Design program will qualify grads to pursue positions in Television, Film and Theatre, Salons and Beauty Studios, Retail or Wholesale Cosmetic Representative, Makeup Advisor at Fashion Shows, Makeup Consultant for Bridal and Glamour.

Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads

  • Makeup Forever
  • Sephora
  • Glow Parties
  • Halifax Boudoir Photography
  • Neddy’s Aesthetics and Spa


94 %

Employment Rate*

$ 14

Average Wage/hr**

$ 24

High Wage/hr**

*Employment Rate based on 2018 contactable Eastern graduates employed in a related field.


NOC Code: 6562 - **Wage data is for employees in all ranges of experience in the field, rounded down to the nearest dollar, and based on Nova Scotia data. Local (or regional) income may vary.

Program Details

Are you looking to unleash your creativity? Go behind the scenes of film, television, photography, fashion, and theatre with a career in Makeup Artistry and Design through Eastern College.
As Atlantic Canada’s most comprehensive makeup design program, you’ll be trained in crafting fashion looks, using special effects makeup, and how to market yourself and establish relationships with a diverse range of clients.

Students enrolled in the program receive:

  • 4-Week field placement
  • Preparation to write the licensing exam of the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia 
  • Foundation to work in the Maritime motion picture industry

Makeup Artistry is legislated as a licensed trade within Nova Scotia. Upon successful completion of this program you will receive a diploma in Makeup Artistry and Design and be prepared to write the licensing exam of the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia.

Passing this exam allows you to receive your license in Makeup Artistry. Only license holders are able to perform make-up applications professionally.

The Makeup Artistry and Design program offers a strong and thorough foundation in makeup artistry, an important consideration for those wanting to participate in the Maritime motion picture industry. It is also a prerequisite towards obtaining membership within the motion picture workforce.

Students should check with local film technician organizations and associations for up to date prerequisites and requirements for membership.

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Admission Requirements
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High school graduation or equivalent. For those without high school completion, please refer to the Program Overview at the top of this page or speak to your Education Consultant.

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Success Stories

"The instructors are amazing, very helpful and always there for anything you need anytime. The atmosphere of the school is energetic and fun. I enjoy coming to school every day."