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Vancouver Community College (VCC)

Develop makeup artistry skills while building a portfolio for the professional film, photography, theatre, fashion, and bridal industries


Vancouver Community College (VCC)

What to expect:

The Makeup Artistry Certificate curriculum is designed to provide students with practical and experiential learning through theory and hands-on application.

Courses are delivered through a combination of instructional activities including but not limited to, lectures, group activities, demonstrations, practice applications and photo-shoots.

What you will learn:

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
  1. Perform appropriate skin type profiling and apply compatible products for all skin types and needs.
  2. Use selective makeup tools to apply various makeup styles based on client needs.
  3. Identify and replicate the characteristics of makeup styles of various historical periods.
  4. Implement the corrective techniques for various face shapes to improve balance and proportion.
  5. Use the colour wheel to select a colour palette that complements the subject.
  6. Conduct makeup consultations and draw face charts detailing makeup selection, colours, and product placement for a variety looks.
  7. Apply eye makeup styles appropriate to each client’s eye shape.
  8. Create makeup design for seasonal trends and specialty areas such as bridal and events, fashion shows, editorial shoots, and character makeup.
  9. Produce and maintain a resume and photo portfolio of makeup artistry skills for the cosmetic and makeup artist industries.
  10. Identify and implement appropriate and successful sales strategies for cosmetic services and products.
  11. Understand the various roles and responsibilities of a makeup artist.

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