Art & Design
Makeup Artistry Technician
Develop skills and techniques to apply makeup professionally and learn the Beauty and Cosmetics industry. Find success working as Makeup Artists/Technicians, entrepreneurs, and other positions related to the cosmetic field in this dynamic and creative industry.
About The Program
The Makeup Artistry Technician Diploma program will provide students with practical makeup application techniques and knowledge in multiple aspects of the industry such as Special Effects (SFX), Skincare, Lash Technician, Bridal, Film and more. Students will also learn all aspects of the cosmetic business as they develop their technical skills. A 4-week field placement is offered for students to gain more hands-on experience.
The Makeup Artistry Technician program will qualify grads to pursue positions in Television, Film and Theatre, Salons and Beauty Studios, Retail and Wholesale Cosmetics. Graduates can expect to find work in positions such as but not limited to: Wholesale Cosmetic Representative, Makeup/Beauty Advisor at Fashion Shows, Makeup Consultant for Bridal and Glamour, Cosmetic Co-Ordinator, Account Manager, Distributor, Freelance Makeup Artist, Freelance Lash Technician, and Freelance Demonstrator. Students may also find successful brand collaboration opportunities through social media.
Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads
- Makeup Forever
- Glow Parties
- Halifax Boudoir Photography
- Neddy’s Aesthetics and Spa
*Employment Rate based on 2019 contactable Eastern graduates employed in a related field.
NOC Code: 6562 - **Wage data rounded down to the nearest dollar, and based on Nova Scotia data. Local (or regional) income may vary. Last updated in July, 2021.
Are you looking to unleash your creativity? Go behind the scenes of film, television, photography, fashion, and theatre with a career in Makeup Artistry through Eastern College. Collaborate with artists from a variety of industries in this thriving field.
As Atlantic Canada’s most comprehensive makeup artistry 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:
- Makeup Artist Technician Diploma
- Lash Technician certification
- 4-Week field placement
- Registration with the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia
- 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 Technician 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 Technician Diploma 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.
Course Listings: Nova Scotia
The Art of Cosmetics
CANS Exam Preparation
Career Planning & Preparation - Level I
Career Planning & Preparation - Level II
Standard First Aid/CPR Level C/WHMIS
Evolution of Cosmetics and Fashion
Facial Anatomy and Physiology
Field Placement- Makeup Artistry Technician
Lash Enhancement Technician I
Lash Enhancement Technician II
Professional Skills for Makeup Artists
SFX and Creative Techniques
Special Beauty Techniques
Student Success Strategies
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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