The Basics

Our Location

Make Up First® School is conveniently situated in the heart of Chicago’s Loop. When coming to the School, students will find themselves close the theater district, Millennium Park, and many other attractions the city has to offer.  The School is a short walk to all forms of public transportation, and there are numerous parking garages, both enclosed and open, located near the School.

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Our Instructors

Each of the School's instructors is a professional, working in the industry of their craft. The instructors include artists from Broadway productions, Ravinia, the Goodman Theater, Lyric Opera of Chicago, the School of the Art Institute, board-certified dermatologists, photographers, and highly successful media makeup artists. The instructors' first-hand, professional knowledge of their industry is passed directly on to the students; the instructors are pleased to continue to advise students on their portfolios and their careers, long after they complete the Certification Program.

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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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