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In recent years, makeup artistry has become a very popular, albeit highly competitive, field. In order to better compete with social media influencers, individuals are choosing formal makeup training to best jump-start their training and careers. In addition, even working, highly-skilled makeup artists , in order to stay competitive, continue to pursue advanced formal education.
At Make Up First® School, we strive to deliver the best education possible; the students are well-prepared to pursue makeup artistry as a viable career. In addition to the basic makeup courses, the School ensures that the students are well-educated in hygiene and sanitation. Students are taught by qualified, working artists, from Chicago, the advanced students/attendees are able to meet and study with important artists and photographers from New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, and beyond. By attending the School Make Up First® students are not only highly trained, but are more likely than not, to find success in this highly competitive industry.
MAKE UP FIRST® FAQ'S
HOW MANY CLASSES DO I NEED TO TAKE TO GET CERTIFIED? WHAT DOES THE CERTIFICATION MEAN?
There are 8 courses that are State-Required: Basic I; Basic II; Media- HD; Media- Runway, Editorial, and Fashion; Theatrical Makeup A; Theatrical Makeup B; Clinical Makeup; and Careers In Makeup Artistry. The State has also approved our Advanced Certificate Program, which is well-suited for the more experienced makeup artist. The Certifications represent that the artist has been successfully trained by a vocational school, approved by the Illinois Department of Higher Education.
HOW LONG ARE YOUR COURSES? WHAT IF I CAN'T TAKE THE COURSES CONSECUTIVELY?
Courses are 1-2 weeks long, Monday-Thursday, and are typically offered morning, afternoon, and evening. Students may elect to take the 8 courses either within one session, or over several sessions, within a 2 year period. Download the consumer disclosure information here.
DO I NEED TO GO TO A COSMETOLOGY SCHOOL OR ESTHETICS SCHOOL BEFORE ENROLLING AT MAKE UP FIRST ® SCHOOL?
No! This is a common misunderstanding! Other than to work in a salon or medi-spa setting, there is no requirement that makeup artists in Illinois (and most other states) be licensed. There is no prerequisite for enrollment at the School, other than that the student be at least 18 years or older and have a high-school diploma or GED equivalent. In addition, Make Up First® is an approved sponsor under the IL Barber Act; most of the School's courses and workshops (open to the public) are eligible for CE hours. Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
DO YOU OFFER JOB PLACEMENT?
In the Careers Course, we provide necessary information and guidance for starting a career in makeup artistry. Students continue to network with the makeup artist community by staying connected with Make Up First®. Temporary, as well as permanent jobs, are received by the School and offered to the graduates through our agency, Artists by Make Up First, LLC.
WHAT OTHER COURSES AND WORKSHOPS DO YOU OFFER?
In addition to the Certification Program, we also offer many workshops, all of which are open to the public: Airbrush Makeup; Bridal Makeup; Advanced Media Makeup; Advanced Theatrical Makeup; Special Effects; Basic and Advanced Hairstyling for Makeup Artists; and Introduction to Wig making. The School also offers a "Mini Monday" workshop each month as well as other special events, posted on the website as well as our social media. Download the Consumer Disclosure Information here.
IS THERE A MAKEUP KIT?
There is a Makeup Kit; the Kit is required for use in the Certification Program. Make Up First® is both a M.A.C. Pro Student Discount eligible School, as well as a Make Up For Ever Pro Student Discount eligible School. Student discount paperwork, for both companies, is provided to the student upon registration.
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