Make-Up Artist
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Make-up artist is a program that prepares individuals to professionally apply cosmetic makeup preparations and perform complete and specialized appearance makeovers including hairdressing, wig work, masking, temporary prosthesis applications, cosmetic applications, and related costuming for leisure or for professional stage, camera, clinical, or security purposes. includes instruction in period and contemporary hairstyling and costuming; wig work and hairpiece application; synthetic hair and masks; cosmetic preparations and treatments; makeup artistry; attachment, removal, and camouflaging of prostheses; health and safety; client consultation and care; pre- and post-production operations; set and crew conduct and relations; script, instruction, and prescription interpretation; labor relations; and business practices.
Current award levels
Hover over the bars below to see how many people across the country completed a degree in make-up artist at each level last year.
05001K2K2K0-1 Year Certificate1-2 Year CertificateAssociate's Degree
People with this degree have gone on to work in these careers
Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
undefined majors work in these careers, which are sized by percentage of majors in the career (at least 1%) and colored by the predominant level of education.
High School
Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all make-up artist graduates from this last academic year. We found a lower percentage of international graduates than in 55% of other programs.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a higher percentage of graduates than in 73% of other programs.
Gender
Of all people with any degree in make-up artist earned in the last academic year, 94% were women.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage women
This is a higher percentage of women than 95% of other programs.
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Recommended careers
Following are the jobs recommended for those who study this degree. These are listed in order of highest nationwide employment.
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Staring Salaries and College Debt by Award
How are students who recently completed a degree in Make-Up Artist doing?

New data from College Scorecard gives us a glimpse into the earnings and debt for recent graduates in their first year or two after leaving school. Shown is the distribution of the medians reported for all schools with graduates in the given program/award level.

Starting salaries by award level
$16K$16K$0$5K$10K$15K$20K$25KAssociate's DegreeCertificate
Median cumulative federal loan amount
$10K$12K$0$5K$10K$15K$20K$25KAssociate's DegreeCertificate
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What careers are recommended with this degree?

Is this degree preparing you for a career with a salary you want? Are there lots of openings in the near future? The Department of Education suggests these careers as a starting list, and Ididio hopes that if the career you're most interested in doesn't appear here, you will head over to our careers site and learn more about paths to your best career.

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Salary Spread
Salary distribution for people in this occupation
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
How much school?
Education level of people in this occupation
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Employed
The number of people employed in this occupation
Growth Rate
The projected percentage growth in employment for this occupation in 10 years
Annual Job Openings
The projected average number of job openings per year
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
$0$200K$25K
683,800
8.5%
94,600
Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
$0$200K$64K
4,500
7.0%
600
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Where can I complete this program?
What schools offer this program?
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We've created a list of schools that offer this program for the level you select. We've also chosen a few facts about each school that give you an idea of the educational quality each school might offer:

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.

  • Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).

  • Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually. You can filter the list by award level and by state. Clicking on any table headers will sort the table by that column, and clicking on any row sends you to Ididio's school profile.

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School
State
Total enrollment
Student to Full-time Faculty Ratio
Average Net Price
Repayment Rate
6-year Completion Rate
Beauty Academy of South Florida
FL
197
25.5
$26,385
33%
Bellus Academy - Chula Vista
CA
259
17.4
$24,243
37%
Bellus Academy - Poway
CA
454
20.4
$19,547
56%
Blush School of Makeup
CA
41
$20,134
Boca Beauty Academy
FL
128
5.9
$13,444
46%
Brittany Beauty Academy
NY
149
20.3
$20,156
39%
Caribbean University - Bayamon
PR
949
34.8
$1,959
37%
27%
Celebrity School of Beauty
FL
235
21.1
$18,940
69%
Century College
PR
475
102.8
$4,555
44%
Clary Sage College
OK
566
37.1
$25,093
38%
Colleen O'Haras Beauty Academy
CA
72
103.0
$32,731
41%
Dermal Science International Aesthetics and Nail Academy
VA
69
69.0
$9,494
Douglas Education Center
PA
350
31.1
$23,227
56%
78%
Elegance International
CA
376
32.6
$24,606
57%
Emma's Beauty Academy - Juana Diaz
PR
359
11.9
$3,225
Emma's Beauty Academy - Mayaguez
PR
263
13.2
$5,229
Health And Style Institute
NC
555
24.6
$16,503
34%
Institucion Chaviano de Mayaguez
PR
115
63.5
$5,796
Instituto Educativo Premier
PR
319
34.0
$11,932
International Academy
FL
137
11.1
$21,997
27%
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Make-Up Artist is part of a larger collection of programs: Personal Services. Is there a different program that's close to Make-Up Artist that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.

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Award Levels
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Bachelor's
Graduate
Gender
Men
Women
Race/Origin
White
Minority
International
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