Art & Design
Makeup Artistry Technician
Learn industry-leading makeup and beauty trends and techniques, taught by creative, qualified, and experienced instructors in a modern classroom environment. Work on real clients and models and have your looks shot by pro photographers as you build your portfolio for a dynamic career.
Our Students’ Work
The Makeup Artistry Technician program will open doors to a well-rounded career. You will have the opportunity to pursue positions in film and television, theatre, beauty salons, spas and retail as well as self-employment as a freelance artist.
Graduates can expect to find work as a makeup artist, eyelash technician, fashion show artist, makeup consultant for bridal and glamour, brand ambassador and more.
Employers Who Have Hired Eastern Grads
- MAC Cosmetics
- Make Up For Ever
- Smashbox Cosmetics
- Glow Parties
- Halifax Boudoir Photography
- Shopper’s Drug Mart Beauty Boutique
*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 our Makeup Artistry Technician Diploma Program. Collaborate with talented artists from a variety of industries in this thriving and lucrative field.
As Atlantic Canada’s most comprehensive makeup artistry program, you will gain hands-on training in makeup artistry and eyelash technology. You will learn state-of-the-art makeup techniques using MUA’s most loved makeup brands – MAC Cosmetics and Make Up For Ever.
You will also gain in-depth knowledge and practical experience with eyelash extension applications including lash lift (perming), lash tinting, touch-ups and extension removal as well as brow tinting and lamination. Throughout the program, you will learn how to market yourself and your services, establish relationships and grow your client portfolio.
Students enrolled in the program receive:
- Personal makeup kit and supplies
- Personal lash extension kit and supplies
- 20% student discount at MAC and Make Up For Ever
- Portfolio building opportunities during class
- 4-week field placement
- 3 professional photo shoots
- Makeup Artist Technician Diploma
- Lash Technician Certification
- Registration with the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia
- Preparation to take the licensing exams of the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia
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 take the licensing exams of the Cosmetology Association of Nova Scotia in both makeup artistry and lash technology.
Passing this exam allows you to receive your licenses in both makeup artistry and lash technology. Only license holders can perform make-up and lash enhancement 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 film and television industry. 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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