Become a Makeup Artist for Film, TV, Theatre and Editorial

Work as a professional makeup artist in the entertainment industry!

Work with big brands and celebrity names in this fast-paced high stakes environment!

What Does an Entertainment Industry MUA do?

The entertainment industry is wide open for a savvy makeup artist. Every aspect of this industry, from TV shows to theatre productions to editorial shoots, need a talented and efficient makeup artist in the background.

Makeup artists in the entertainment industry will usually specialize in one or two key areas (special effects, for example). You’ll likely work on short-term or long-term contracts for different types of projects or productions.  This type of job isn’t just for Hollywood! Think about your local television stations, theatre productions, visiting tours, festivals, etc. Sometimes it’s easier to break into the industry in a low-key area, then move to a larger city once you’ve made a name for yourself.

How to Become a Makeup Artist in the Entertainment Industry

Get educated

A certification will prove to your future employers that you have the skills and expertise to apply makeup effectively and safely! While not always a requirement to work in the industry, a makeup artist with no certification will have a more difficult time finding employment.

Build your Portfolio

While you’re building your skills, take any opportunity to secure photos of your most stellar work for your portfolio. A great portfolio will be paramount to getting your career started and growing!

Follow the law!

In certain areas, you’ll need to join a union if you want to work in specific sectors of the entertainment industry.  It’s best to always check state and local regulations to make sure you’re following employment laws! If you’re not sure, your local cosmetology board should be able to direct you.

Start your career!

You should be able to get smaller short term contracts to get your foot in the door. Once your reputation is established as a talented and efficient makeup artist, bigger opportunities will be within your grasp!

What Course Should You Take?

If you want to start a career as a makeup artist in the entertainment industry, start here.

Master
Makeup
Artistry
Course

The popular Master Makeup Artistry Course is a great place to start for any serious MUA.  This course will teach you the core skills that every artist needs to master, from blending & contouring, to daytime and evening makeup, to dozens of techniques you’ll apply every day throughout your career. You’ll also get an introduction to Special FX, and an entire unit on makeup for Film, TV, and high fashion.  These additional units are a huge advantage to your career in the entertainment industry!

 

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Set Yourself Apart!

Upgrade your master makeup artistry training with these additional courses, and help better prepare yourself for work in the entertainment industry!

Never underestimate the value of extra certifications! And remember! As a QC student, you receive a 50% discount on all additional courses!

Special FX
Makeup
Course

While you might never get to work on the set of The Walking Dead, a lot of makeup jobs in the entertainment industry require some knowledge and skills in Special FX.  Most movies, tv shows, or theatre productions will on occasion need you to put a bruise or scratch/cut on an actor, or age a character, for example.  This course will prepare you for these types of jobs.

 

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Hair Styling
Essentials
Course

Having the skills and experience to also offer hair styling services on a set can be a huge advantage to your career. Especially when budgets are tight, you’ll be able to save the production a bit of money while still getting a larger paycheck for yourself! Talk about a win-win.  This course will teach you hair styling techniques from different time periods and current trends; perfect for the entertainment industry!

 

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Global
Beauty
Workshop

The entertainment industry is an incredibly diverse landscape. You’ll work on individuals from every corner of the world!  While the Master Makeup Course will teach you to adapt your skills to all types of skin tones, the Global Beauty Workshop goes a step further and teaches you specific makeup techniques and trends from different parts of the world. With these skills, you’ll be better prepared to work on just about any script!

 

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Wondering what your full tuition costs would be once you add up all these courses? Remember that you get a 50% discount on all additional courses with QC Makeup Academy! Use the tuition calculator below to get an idea of the tuition fees on your Makeup Artistry training plan.

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