Do you have a passion for makeup? Are you interested in taking your skills to a professional level? Is a successful career as a makeup artist your ultimate goal?

If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, then QC Makeup Academy can help! We, for one, think there’s no better time to get started on the path towards your future than today!

Now, you may be thinking, “But what if I want to get my certification in the next few months, so I can start working in the field right away? Don’t most makeup courses take long time to complete?”

Great questions!

Typically, yes, many standalone makeup courses can take 3-6+ months for you to complete. Most cosmetology schools, in comparison, will typically take anywhere from 8 months to 2 years to finish. Even self-paced courses require plenty of time to complete, when you factor in that you’re completing the course around your existing schedule.

But with the right motivation, dedication, and availability, we can offer you a way to get the most of your makeup training AND graduate with a professional certification in as little as TWO months!

That’s right, you heard us. Two months.

Think about it: this would mean that you could get top-quality training from an industry expert, earn your certification, and be ready to break out into the professional world and start booking clients – by the end of this summer!

If you’re thinking that this sounds like the PERFECT opportunity for you, keep reading! We’ll break down how QC Makeup Academy makes this possible through our Fast-Track Program, and what you need to do to get started!

Please Note: While some makeup businesses are beginning to open back up, or are making plans to do so in the near future, please stay mindful of the rules and regulations in your particular area. If local businesses are still advised to remained closed for the time being, we urge you to follow this order and wait until things are safer before you begin booking clients.

What is the Fast-Track Program?

The Fast-Track Program designed by QC Makeup Academy offers a solution for aspiring MUAs to earn their makeup certification in the least amount of time possible.

The Fast-Track Program is perfect for aspiring MUAs who may:

  • Wish to devote more hours per day to their education, in order to complete the program in a shorter time
  • Want to become a working, freelance makeup artist ASAP
  • Have goals to start their own freelance makeup artist business sooner rather than later

How Does the Fast-Track Program Work?

With our standard, self-paced makeup courses, the average student takes approximately 4-5 months to complete their program and graduate with their certification. This is based on devoting 1-2 hours per week towards the course (which is easily achievable for most lifestyles).

This also takes into account the average turnaround time for your assigned instructor to review each unit, grade each assignment, and provide detailed audio feedback.

QC’s Fast-Track Program condenses this experience into a shorter, 2-month time-frame! On your end, you would be expected to complete your course readings, watch the instructional videos, and complete and submit your makeup assignments more quickly. You’ll also need to pay for your course in full within 2 months. However, if you choose to pay off your tuition within your first 30 days, you’ll be eligible to receive our pay-in-full discount!

In return, we guarantee a 2-day turnaround time (always) for your tutor to review your work, grade it, and provide you with their thorough feedback.

Oh, and did we mention that as part of the Fast-Track Program, you’re guaranteed to be paired with our leading instructor and executive makeup artist, Nathan Johnson?

This is definitely a worthwhile perk! Simply put, Nathan is the BEST! ❤️️

The Fast-Track Program’s 4-Step Process

The easiest way to understand the Fast-Track learning  experience is to break it down into 4 easy steps:

Step 1: Enroll and Receive Your QC Course Materials

The enrollment process is easy, and can be done either directly online or by contacting our awesome Student Support Specialist Team. Within 24 hours of enrolling, you’ll receive an email containing your login information for the Online Student Center.

Here, you’ll find electronic copies of all of your course texts, instructional videos, and assignments. You can begin your first Unit immediately!

Within 3 business days, we’ll mail you a physical copy of your course materials. If your makeup course comes with its own makeup kit, that’ll be shipped out to you as well. This shipment will take roughly 7-10 business days to reach you. While you’re waiting for your kit, you can still get started on your course using the online textbooks and videos!

You won’t require makeup until you get to your practical assignments – by which time, your package from us will have already arrived!

Step 2: Submit Your Assignments

Each unit of your course will require you to put the makeup theory you’ve been learning to the test! This will be done in the form of practical assignments. Here, you’ll get hands-on experience applying makeup on your friends and family!

We recommend practicing your skills and doing your assignments on as many different people as you can. This is the single best way for you to gain exposure to different skin types, tones, conditions, ages, etc.

Note: In light of COVID-19, we urge you to continue practicing social distancing. If social distancing rules have not yet been lifted in your area, please do NOT put yourself or others at risk for the sake of your assignments. It’s 100% okay under these circumstances to do your practical assignments on yourself, or anyone who’s been residing within your immediate living environment (so long as they’re willing to be a model).

Practice makes perfect, so take as much time as you need to work on your assignments until you’re completely satisfied with the end result! Once you are, you can then take photographs of your work and submit them through the Online Student Center.

Step 3: Review Your Feedback

As we mentioned above, one perk of using our Fast-Track Program is that celebrity makeup artist, Nathan Johnson, will go over your assignments with a fine-toothed comb, and provide you with his expert feedback, in as little as 2 days.

This feedback will be in the form of an audio file. Like with your course materials, you can keep this valuable feedback forever, and refer to it as often as needed!

Nathan’s feedback will be incredibly detailed, so we urge you to pay close attention while listening to it. He’s going to cover a LOT of ground with you, such as where your strengths are and where you need to improve. Growing as a freelance makeup artist (and even just a makeup artist in general) means being open to positive, constructive criticism.

The aim will only ever be to help you grow, improve your techniques, and encourage you to fine-tune  your craft!

Step 4: Become a Certified Makeup Artist

Once you’ve completed and submitted all the Units within your program, and have received passing grades, you’ll officially be a certified MUA! We will mail out a physical copy of your certification in the mail, and from there, you can then begin your journey as a professional makeup artist!

Don’t forget, our courses also offer optional business training as the final Unit in your program. If you wish to be a freelance makeup artist and launch your very own business, we strongly urge you to take advantage of this training!

For instance, QC Makeup Academy graduate and pro MUA, Devyn Gregorio, recently shared a video on her YouTube channel, discussing the benefits of QC’s business training and how it’s helped her gain even more success in her career.

How to Get Started

If you’re interested in using our Fast-Track Program to earn your makeup certification, simply contact our Student Support Specialist Team and we can help get everything up and running!

So, what are you waiting for? Your future is waiting for you – grab a hold of it and make it come to life!

Keep reading for 5 helpful tips to help you book clients for your freelance makeup artist business after COVID-19!

Author Sarah-Lynn Seguin

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