Become a Certified Makeup Artist

Start a Career You’ll Love with QC’s Interactive Online MUA Training

Enroll with QC and you’ll get:

  • Professional and up-to-date course texts, video tutorials, and tons of practical assignments
  • A professional makeup starter kit with each course and workshop
  • An international makeup artistry certification and professional designation when you graduate
  • Exclusive makeup discounts from brands you know and love
  • Lifetime access to the QC Online Student Center to help maintain your skills
  • Full business training to prepare you for a new career
  • Video training from celebrity makeup artist Nathan Johnson
  • One-on-one mentoring throughout your course from makeup professionals
  • a 50% discount off all additional QC courses so you can keep mastering your skills

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Courses & Tuition

Did you know? Enroll in more than one course and receive 50% off any additional course you choose (of equal or lesser value)!

Learn the fundamentals of makeup artistry, daytime, evening and bridal makeup. Then, learn how to start your own freelance makeup business.

Makeup Kit Included

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Learn everything in our Makeup Artistry course plus makeup for theater, movies, fashion shows, and photo shoots.

Makeup Kit Included

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Combine your love for fashion and makeup artistry with this two-in-one course. You’ll be able to offer clients amazing make-over services.

Makeup Kit Included

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Take your skills to the next level with this advanced workshop. Learn the makeup techniques Nathan Johnson uses on celebrity clients.

Eye Shadow Palette Included

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Learn how to create ghoulish creatures, age characters, apply bald caps, simulate injuries, and much more.

SFX Makeup Kit Included

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Learn the fundamentals of using an airbrush to apply foundation and corrections, stencil tattoos and create fantasy characters!

Airbrush Included

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Learn how to create beautiful updos, period pieces and styles for the red carpet.

Styling Wand Included

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Course Decision Guide

Wondering which course is right for you?

Use the free Course Decision Guide to help you choose the courses that best match your career goals and interests.

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Meet the Tutors

At QC Makeup Academy, you’ll get one-on-one mentoring and detailed feedback from one of our tutors, all professional makeup artists in the industry

Nathan Johnson, Executive Makeup Artist

Nathan is a New York City–based celebrity makeup artist with over 18 years of industry experience. Nathan has worked on over 300 famous faces including Paula Abdul, Lea Michele, Paul McCartney, and more. His work has been featured in Glamour, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and more. He was a makeup artist on seasons four and five of Project Runway.

As the executive makeup artist for QC, Nathan is responsible for ensuring that all the course materials are in line with best industry practices. He’s also featured in the instructional videos for all of QC’s makeup courses.

Azzi Williams, Professional Makeup Artist

Azzi is a Sydney-based makeup artist with over 10 years of experience. Her career has taken her to exciting cities around the world including London, Barcelona, and Istanbul. Prior to launching her own successful business, Azzi worked as an international model. She credits her sharp eye for detail to her many years of experience in the modelling industry.

She has transformed countless models, dancers and actors, including Rihanna’s backup dancers!

Michele Mulkey, Special Effects Expert

With 14 years of experience working as a special effects makeup artist and prop maker in New York City and Los Angeles, Michele is the perfect tutor to introduce you to the world of special effects!

Throughout her career, Michele’s work has been featured in such feature films as The Last Samurai, The Chronicles of Riddick, Sin City, Seed of Chucky, Constantine, and more. She has also worked on CSI Miami, Firefly, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and Charmed.

Pat Armstrong, Professional Makeup Artist

Pat has been the owner and operator of Image Essentials Spa in Ottawa, Canada since 1997. Pat has studied makeup artistry and worked in cosmetics with major lines like Lise Water, Shiseido, and Lancaster. She is known for her ability to make every client feel beautiful, special, and confident through her expertise and kind heart.

Some of her A-list clients include Olympic medalist Elizabeth Manley, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

BBB Accreditation

BBB Accredited

We know that some students are anxious about enrolling for a distance education course in makeup artistry. Rest assured that we have the highest possible consumer satisfaction standing (A+) with the Better Business Bureau. We’ve had thousands of satisfied students take our courses who are now running their own successful businesses. We hope you’ll be the next person to follow this path!

Our Guarantee

We stand behind our quality courses. That’s why we offer a full money-back guarantee. From the day you receive your course materials, you have 21 days to review the makeup artistry course.

If you do not find that the course is a good fit for you, simply return the materials, unused, with a tracking number, and your course fees will be immediately refunded. All that we ask is that you call the School to receive shipping instructions.

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