200 Kirts Blvd.,Troy, MI 48084

Master of Artistry

Master of Artistry Overview

This program is a collection of the Core, Media and Special FX programs with the addition the Bridal Certification. This program provides the student with the most well-rounded education to enter the career world of makeup artistry. 

Upon completion of the Master of Artistry program, students will be equipped with a wide array of skills necessary for the Beauty, Bridal, Media and Special FX industries. 

Type: On Campus
Tuition: $26,600

Prerequisite: N/A
Hours: 486 hrs
Forum: Full or Part-time
Electives: 5
Focus:  Professional Makeup Career in Beauty, Commercial and Film Industries

Masters Program Curriculum

This course begins online in an interactive training format designed to equip students with the fundamentals of artistry and provide feedback on execution before attending on-campus classes.. Through a series of audio, text, video content and interactive tools, you will learn color theory, foundation matching, sanitation, tool selection and use, basic contour and highlight skills, and accurate placement for every facial feature.

Once online coursework is complete, student work is assessed by an on-campus instructor so that on the first day of on-campus class, students can focus on hands-on practice.

Airbrush is a staple technique for any aspiring artist.This course teaches students the art of applying makeup without the use of brushes. Using the airbrush compressor, gun,  and product, students learn to apply color correction, foundation, contour, highlight and blush. 

This course is designed to take beauty skills to the next level through training on advanced contouring techniques, mature and age-appropriate makeup, trending makeup styles and technique, creating custom foundations, and manipulating tools and textures to create glamorous makeup looks.

This course incorporates all skills learned in every previous class, while challenging students to improve speed, ease of application, creativity ability to incorporate multiple techniques in one look and effectively execute looks in an ergonomic environment. 

This course provides students with a business start up plan. Establishing your brand, website, mission, vision, marketing strategies and setting goals are all a part of how students will prepare or a successful career.

In this course students will learn how to minimize texture from scaring and acne, how to cover vibrant colors for skin conditions like a port wine stains and vitiligo. In addition, they will learn tattoo cover up and realistic camouflage for the high demands of HD. 

The primary focus of this course is on realistic trauma and out of the kit effects while learning the best techniques for 3D transfers and silicone and slab mold making. 

Students will take a trip through history to learn about and execute looks from every decade ranging from the 1920s-1970s. Skills like brow blocking and HD makeup are essential to learning to create these classic looks for moderns times. 

In this course students will be equipped with knowledge to determine the differences between trade versus paid work, how to understand and negotiate commercial rates, learn photo shoot etiquette in order to effectively work with with talent, creative team and high profile clients.

This course is a compilation of skills need to work on photo shoots, ad campaigns, bridal, commercial shoots and runway shows. Editorial, Clean Beauty and Runway Makeup skills are taught to equip students to meet the demands of an ever-changing part of the makeup industry. Men’s Grooming and women’s styling accompany the makeup technique taught to complete a comprehensive look. The final course project is a mock photo-shoot that incorporates all skills learned in the classroom. 

This course is designed to equip students with the creative knowledge to execute conceptual Avant Garde designs. Students will learn the difference between inspiration and imitation, the pioneers of Avant Garde looks, how to conceptualize their designs, and how to incorporate unusual products into their makeups while maintaining a high taste level. 

The principles for design,  blending, and coloring techniques will be taught through hands-on appliance building and painting. Students will gain an understanding of FX history as a source of inspiration. 

The primary focus of this course is on realistic trauma and out of the kit effects while learning the best techniques for 3D transfers and silicone and slab mold making. 

This course adds to fundamental beauty airbrush training by equipping students to execute fantasy and character airbrush applications. Focusing on dual action techniques, they will learn how to layer colors, add texture to the human form as well as how to airbrush appliances.

Students first gain knowledge on the importance and strategies for ensuring safety and taking precautions. The course consists of the process of preparing the life casting  product, area, and model. Students will cast with alginate and refine the life cast upon completion. 

This course covers tool knowledge,  sculpting sourcing inspiration, sculpting techniques and how to alter facial anatomy in order to create creatures a creative mind can only image up to this point. Students will conceptualize their design, sculpt to create clay formations, learn to block out form, refine their sculpt and create texture. 

This is where the designs begin to come to life. Preparing the sculpture for the molding process is the first step. Creating two piece Ultracal molds and running the foam latex are the process of completing the piece. Then, the skill of applying the foam latex appliances combined with blending techniques will ensure the student’s creature reads realistic on camera.

This course consists of learning to sculpt character pieces with new technique. Designing a character is the first part of the process. The next step- sculpting, and casting the piece in silicone brings the character into being. Students will obtain the skills needed to create multi-piece molds and complete the course project by the casting, application and coloring of the silicone appliances.

Taking the skills of concept and design further, students will learn new techniques for casting and sculpting.  Creating a 3-piece mold with ultracal and injecting casting material into the mold will produce pieces to enhance projects such as ear prosthetics or character props.

Diversifying the student’s knowledge and use of FX materials such as acrylics and silicone, allows them to better meet any demands in the industry.  Students will learn two different techniques to create  prosthetic teeth. Through dental casting and sculpting, students will create the missing piece that will put the finishing touches on their creations. 

This course equips the student with an understanding of how to navigate through and establish rapport in networking environments in order to  to book work. A review of deal memos, film set etiquette, budgeting, and script breakdowns make this course an integral part of the Special FX program.

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