Makeup Artistry and Design

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A career in Makeup Artistry and Design can be fast paced and challenging with many opportunities for you to expressive your creativity. 

Makeup Artistry Program Information

Makeup Artistry is both a craft and profession.  Eastern College offers Atlantic Canada’s most comprehensive makeup artist courses where you will learn to craft fashion looks.  You will receive expert instruction beginning with skin care, hygiene relating to cosmetics, the foundation of makeup artistry, colors and skin tones.

At the end of the Makeup Artistry program you will be prepared to go behind the scenes of television, film, theatre, and photography as a professional Makeup Artist. 

Makeup Courses include:


  • Understanding of the structure of the skin and its functions Learning about the various ingredients that are found in skin care and makeup products
  • Bacteriology, sanitation and infection control proper use of cleansers, toners, moisturizers, masks and exfoliators, skin analysis and facial services
  • Applying camouflage makeup; daytime and evening applications; techniques for brows and lashes and special occasion makeup
  • Instruction in advanced makeup techniques used in the video, film and television industries.
  • How to create special effects such as black eyes, bruises, scars, burns, cuts and scratches, aging effects, facial hair, wigs, mustaches and more.
  • Airbrush makeup and effects

Makeup Artistry is legislated as a licensed trade within Nova Scotia. 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.  Upon passing this exam, you will receive your license in Makeup Artistry. Only license holders are able to perform make-up applications professionally.

The Makeup Artistry and Design program at Eastern College offers a thorough foundation in makeup artistry which is an important consideration if you want to work in the Maritime motion picture industry. It is also a prerequisite towards obtaining membership within the motion picture work force.

Inquire here for further course information, program start dates, tuition fees, tuition assistance programs and more.

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The Makeup Artistry program is offered at the following Eastern College locations:

  • Halifax, Nova Scotia

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