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Diploma of Makeup for Media and Creative Arts
Diploma of Makeup for Media and Creative Arts

Diploma of Makeup for Media and Creative Arts

  • ID:SC010088
  • Level:2-Year Undergraduate Diploma
  • Duration:
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* Health Science Pre-Admission Testing Charge, Identification Card

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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements:

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12, minimum 65%


Mature student status.

English requirements:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), 80 (20L,W,S,R) iBT (Internet-based TOEFL) or 550 Paper-based

  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition**, 80 (20L,W,S,R)

  • iTEP Academic**, 3.7

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic Module, 6 – Overall Band Score with no Band below 5.5

  • PTE A (Pearson Test of English Academic), 58 - Overall Minimum Score  (49L,W,S,R)

  • FCE (Cambridge English First), 174 - Cambridge English Scale or FCE B

  • CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced), 180 - Cambridge English Scale or CAE C

  • CPE (Cambridge English Proficiency), 200 - Cambridge English Scale or CPE C

  • Sheridan EAP (English for Academic Purposes), 70%

  • Sheridan EPA (English Proficiency Assessment), 4.0 – Listening Band 4.0 – Reading Combined Band CLB 7 – Writing  

Other requirements:

  • Applicant Selection

  • Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).

  • Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

Course Information

Learn creative techniques and management, sales and interpersonal skills for makeup and industry-related careers.

Learn from professors with experience in the industry

During this program, you'll work with experienced professors to learn:

  • Make-up application techniques for film and television, runway, fashion and black and white/colour photography.

  • Colour theory and application.

  • Skin care and product knowledge.

  • Marketing, advertising, business entrepreneurship and sales skills.

Hands-on classes

Learn to:

  • Apply make-up to live models.

  • Draw and render theatrical make-up.

  • Apply special effects make-up from a specialized kit.

  • Apply make-up at charity fashion shows, high schools, women's shelters and senior centres.

Guest speakers and field trips are also featured.

Practicum gives workplace experience

You'll undertake a 40-hour practicum during Year 2 of your make-up artist program. This practicum is driven by your areas of interest and can range from working in a photographer's studio or in live theatre to helping with make-up application for television.

Additional information

A rare program in Ontario, Sheridan's Makeup for Media and Creative Arts diploma program equips you with both the creative hands-on application techniques and the management, sales and interpersonal skills you need for a career in the cosmetics and beauty-related industries. The program includes one 40-hour field placement assignment based on your specific career interests.

Learning Outcomes

The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:

  • Assess the chemical composition of cosmetic products and recommend appropriate cosmetic treatments.

  • Differentiate ingredients found in cosmetic products and identify their functions and effects.

  • Identify and apply various make-up equipment and techniques used for professional application.

  • Create a variety of make-up special effects to portray a theme or cater to the requirements of events.

  • Apply relevant knowledge of anatomy, physiology, wellness, aging issues and skin disorders to the provision of specialized cosmetic application.

  • Compare and contrast sales strategies and promotion techniques used in the cosmetic industry.

  • Identify, analyze and apply colour relationships and theories in the application of cosmetics and products for diverse skin types.

  • Develop business communication, promotion and marketing tools and materials for specific audiences in the cosmetic and toiletries industry sector.

  • Apply business, legal and accounting principles effectively addressing the business needs of an organization.

  • Analyze market needs and apply strategic growth principles.

  • Identify the principles of organizational behaviour.

  • Identify the ecological, ethical and environmental issues of the cosmetic industry.

  • Analyze and apply customer relation principles as they relate to sales and marketing.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the ability to manipulate and style hair for a variety of on-set applications.

  • Practice nail care techniques in the context of a makeup artistry setting.

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Semester 1

  • COMM 19999, Essential Communication Skills, 3

  • COSM 16859, Skincare and Product Knowledge for MU Artists, 3

  • COMM 10082, Industry Profile and Orientation, 3

  • MKTG 12068, Introduction to Marketing, 3

  • COSM 13314, Introduction to Hair Techniques, 3

  • COSM 11254, Fundamentals of Makeup Application, 3

  • COSM 12185, Theory of Makeup and Colour, 3

  • TOTAL:, 21

Semester 2

  • COSM 10172, Integrated Sales Strategies, 3

  • CULT 13230G, Culture, Identity and Representation, 3

  • COSM 26764, Intermediate Makeup Techniques, 3

  • COSM 25144, Trends in Makeup and Design, 3

  • COSM 25140, Era & Period Hair Design, 3

  • COSM 28795, Era & Period Makeup: Theory and Application, 6

  • TOTAL:, 21

Semester 3

  • COSM 20082, Theatrical Makeup: Character and Design, 5

  • ADVG 10686, Media and Advertising Communication in the Makeup Industries, 3

  • COSM 27198, Film and Television Makeup, 3

  • COSM 20133, Portfolio 1: Production and Art Direction, 3

  • FLPL 27370, Field, Freelance and Networking Preparation, 1

  • COSM20009    , Advanced Hair Styling Techniques for MU Artists, 3

  • CCGE, General Education, 3

  • TOTAL:, 21

Semester 4

  • COSM25436, Creative Studio Techniques, 3

  • COSM 23314, Portfolio 2: Digital Branding, 5

  • MGMT 12297, Industry Culture: Professionalism and Leadership, 3

  • COSM 29599, Out-of-Kit SPF/X Makeup, 3

  • FLPL 24964, Field Seminar and Placement, 3

  • CCGE, General Education, 3

  • TOTAL:, 20

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Sheridan provides the well-rounded education employers want. Graduates of Sheridan’s two-year Makeup for Media and Creative Arts program are prepared for employment in a variety of areas.

Employment Areas

  • Advertising and editorial make-up

  • Film/television make-up

  • Freelance artist

  • Live theatre

  • Photography studio

  • Sales and marketing

  • Wedding make-up

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Health and Dental Plan - International: 580CAD/ per year

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