In this part-time online Makeup Artist Certificate Course you will learn how to become a makeup artist, including important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional makeup artist.
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 (FabJob 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.
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)
- Developing Your Skills
- Ways to Learn the Job
- Types of Employers
- Finding Job Openings
- Job-Hunting Materials
- 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) 2021 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Makeup Artists for only $2 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: FabJob Guide to Become a Makeup Artist (e-book edition)
This guide is chock full of useful information for anyone looking to begin a career as a makeup artist.” – TC Thecla Luisi, Makeup Artist, Los Angeles
Register for the Makeup Artist Certificate Course
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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 almost 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.
SPRING SPECIAL: This all-inclusive registration package for the Makeup Artist Certificate Course is priced as only $149 U.S. for the April 12, 2021 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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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.