How It Works

Earn your MUA certification from the world’s leading makeup academy.

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  • Choose from 10 makeup artistry courses.
  • Receive up-to-date course texts, video, and practical assignments.
  • Get a free professional makeup starter kit.

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Complete Your Assignments

  • Receive personal feedback from your tutor to build your makeup skills.
  • Complete free business training to prepare you for a new career.
  • Get exclusive makeup discounts from brands you know and love.

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Be a Certified Makeup Artist

  • Graduate and receive your international makeup artistry certification.
  • Get lifetime access to your Online Student Center.
  • Start your exciting career in makeup artistry.

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)!

Foundational Makeup Training

Learn a mix of basic and advanced makeup artistry techniques, including editorial, high fashion, and an introduction to special fx makeup!

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Learn the fundamentals of makeup artistry including daytime and evening makeup. Find out how to start a freelance makeup business!

Makeup Kit Included

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Advanced Makeup Courses

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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Become a Professional Skincare Consultant and add a huge revenue stream to your booming makeup business!


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In this advanced makeup workshop, you’ll develop an expertise for makeup applications from all over the globe. A must for any serious artist!

Henna 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 plan and direct a styled shoot to boost your makeup business. Build your makeup portfolio with professional photos!

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Specialty Courses for MUAs

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

Styling Wand Included

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Makeup clients can also be fashion styling clients! Expand your business by becoming a professional fashion stylist.

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Meet the Tutors

  • You’ll be paired with a professional makeup artist currently working in the industry.
  • Your tutor gives you direction and valuable career insight.
  • Your tutor reviews your assignments and gives you audio feedback to help you improve your makeup skills!

QC Makeup Academy tutors: Nathan Johnson, Beth Chapman, Pat Armstrong, Michele Mulkey, Azzi Wiilliams

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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.



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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