Become a Makeup Artist

You will learn: what a makeup artist does, how to develop your skills to succeed in a makeup artist career, how to get hired for a job as a makeup artist, and how to start your own makeup artist business and get clients.

What Happens in the Makeup Artist Certificate Course

The Makeup Artist Certificate Course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (IAP Career College Guide to Become a Makeup Artist). Unlike some makeup artist classes, this course is self directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time Makeup Artist Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Makeup Artist Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course.

Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person and mentor who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in your new business.

Course Topics

The Makeup Artist Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Makeup Artist Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

How to Become a Makeup Artist

In this course, you will learn how to become a makeup artist, with a focus on how to get hired as a makeup artist and start your own makeup artist business. Topics covered in the Makeup Artist Certificate Course include the following:

Introduction: What a Makeup Artist Does

  • Supplies and Tools
  • Steps of Applying Makeup
  • Specialty Makeup
  • Special Effects (SFX)

Getting Ready

  • Developing Your Skills
  • Ways to Learn the Job

Getting Hired

  • Types of Employers
  • Finding Job Openings
  • Job-Hunting Materials
  • Interviews
  • Success on the Job

Starting Your Own Business

  • Getting Started
  • Setting Up Your Business
  • Marketing Your Business
  • Working with Clients

Freelancing as a Makeup Artist

  • Getting Ready
  • Promotional Materials
  • Where the Jobs Are
  • Joining an Agency
  • Joining a Union
  • Getting Paid

What Is Included in the Makeup Artist Certificate Course Online

This all-inclusive Makeup Artist Course package includes:

  • Registration for the Makeup Artist Certificate Course
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with up to 3 hours of business mentoring during the course
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Makeup Artists for only $2.99 per month
  • Downloadable Makeup Artist Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • Textbook: IAP Career College Guide to Become a Makeup Artist (e-book edition)

Register for the Makeup Artist Certificate Course

$149.00
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You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from over 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.

Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.

WINTER SPECIAL: This all-inclusive registration package for the Makeup Artist Certificate Course is priced as only $149.00 for the February 26, 2024 course.

Register today for the Makeup Artist Certificate Course. Enrollment is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis, so we recommend that you register early for the Makeup Artist Certificate Course online to avoid disappointment.

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About a Career as a Makeup Artist

Imagine having a fun, high-paying job that lets you use your creativity to make people look good. Welcome to the world of makeup artistry!

A makeup artist is intimately involved in the most important and exciting events of people’s lives, from weddings to the Academy Awards. Some makeup artists get to work with celebrities such as models, actors, politicians, and musicians.

Top makeup artists get paid hundreds or thousands of dollars a day for their services. Plus you may get invitations to parties, admission to exclusive restaurants and clubs, or introduAbout a Career as a Makeup Artist

Imagine having a fun, high-paying job that lets you use your creativity to make people look good. Welcome to the world of makeup artistry!
A makeup artist is intimately involved in the most important and exciting events of people’s lives, from weddings to the Academy Awards. Some makeup artists get to work with celebrities such as models, actors, politicians, and musicians.
Top makeup artists get paid hundreds or thousands of dollars a day for their services. Plus you may get invitations to parties, admission to exclusive restaurants and clubs, or introductions to other celebrities you admire.
As a makeup artist you might do makeup for advertisements, magazines, modeling agencies, movies, music videos, runway shows, television, or theatre.
If you work with individuals, your clients might be people who need to look their best for a special occasion, such as an awards dinner, beauty pageant, prom night, or wedding. Or you might help cancer survivors look and feel better about themselves.ctions to other celebrities you admire.

As a makeup artist you might do makeup for advertisements, magazines, modeling agencies, movies, music videos, runway shows, television, or theatre.

If you work with individuals, your clients might be people who need to look their best for a special occasion, such as an awards dinner, beauty pageant, prom night, or wedding. Or you might help cancer survivors look and feel better about themselves.

I want to start by simply saying thank you, thank you, thank you. In taking the Makeup Artist Course I was able to take the first step in having the career that I always dreamed of having, instead of staying stuck in the constant rut of fast food or seasonal jobs. I know this is a long road and this is only the first step, but I still feel a sense of great joy and accomplishment at just starting on this journey and IAP college was what gave me a nudge into not just talking about a career change but taking the steps to make it happen. So thank you all at IAP career college as I reach for success and make my dreams a reality that I love getting up in the morning to pursue.
Ravyn Moore, San Antonio, Texas

Why Get a Certificate?

How can you benefit with a certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College)?

A certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College may give you:

  • Respect as a professional
  • A competitive advantage when marketing your services
  • A sense of achievement and confidence
  • A credential for your resume when applying for jobs
  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
  • Evidence of your expertise
  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

With the International Association of Professions Career College, you can earn a certificate online more quickly and affordably than many other educational options.

Why Choose IAP Career College?

The International Association of Professions Career College (also known as IAP Career College) aims to offer the finest in affordable online certificate programs for dream careers.

The textbooks for most of our courses were developed by our parent company, the leading online publisher of career guide books on how to get started in a dream career, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Our guides have been used as textbooks for more than a decade, and you can find them in the career centers and library collections of many famed colleges and universities – from the University of Texas to the Fashion Institute of Technology – as well as in numerous public libraries in cities from Vancouver to New York.

It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over $1,000.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

Now, the leader in online career guides for dream careers, along with a team of respected academics, have created online certificate programs through IAP Career College, allowing you to study and earn a certificate from the comfort of your own home.

Established online in 1999, the parent company of IAP Career College (known as FabJob) is an award-winning organization named “the #1 place to get published online” by Writer’s Digest. Our company and career guides have been featured in media ranging from ABC to Oprah’s newsletter and respected news sites ranging from CNN to the Wall Street Journal online.

We continue this tradition of excellence in online career education with the International Association of Professions Career College. Each of our career certificate programs has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

We invite you to learn more about the online certificate courses we offer you by visiting our Certificate Courses page. We are also happy to answer any of your questions to help you decide whether an online certificate course from the International Association of Professions Career College is right for you.

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  • How Much Money Do Makeup Artists Make?
    When you work with private clients, you can charge your clients hourly, or by the service. Which you choose is up to you, and depends on what your market will bear. When it comes right down to it, the only rule is that you can’t charge more for your services than clients believe they are worth. Some markets may be willing to pay a makeup artist $500 an hour, while others wouldn’t go over $50 an hour. Although there are fluctuations beyond these ranges, most consultation professionals charge anywhere from $40 to $200 an hour. Top makeup artists get paid hundreds or thousands of dollars a day for their services.
  • What Does a Makeup Artist Do?
    A makeup artist is intimately involved in the most important and exciting events of people’s lives, from weddings to the Academy Awards. Some makeup artists get to work with celebrities such as models, actors, politicians, and musicians. As a makeup artist you might do makeup for advertisements, magazines, modeling agencies, movies, music videos, runway shows, television, or theatre. If you work with individuals, your clients might be people who need to look their best for a special occasion, such as an awards dinner, beauty pageant, prom night, or wedding. Or you might help cancer survivors look and feel better about themselves.
  • How Do I Become a Makeup Artist?
    Earning a certificate as a makeup artist will equip you with the principles and techniques for becoming a professional makeup artist. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • What is the Makeup Artist Certificate Course?
    In IAP Career College’s part-time online Makeup Artist Certificate Course you will learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional makeup artist. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.