Our Certificate Program


The Certificate Program, approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, is a comprehensive, in-depth makeup artistry-training program. By offering professional instruction in all areas of makeup artistry, we prepare the students to be able to accept work in all avenues of the industry, including editorial, bridal, theatrical, media, clinical and more. In addition, the duration of the Program is specifically designed to allow the students to quickly launch their career.

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The Fast Track


Consolidated Basic Makeup I & II

Make Up First® School attracts students from all over the world!  We also have local students who are unable to devote the time needed for the full four weeks necessary to complete the two prerequisite Certificate Program courses.  In order to accommodate those students, Consolidated Basic Makeup I and II is offered periodically throughout the calendar year.  In the Consolidated Course, Basic Makeup I and Basic Makeup II are combined, and the course is taught over five (5) consecutive eight-hour days.