Make-Up Artist
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Overview
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
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05001K2K2K0-1 Year Certificate1-2 Year CertificateAssociate's Degree
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 53% 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 78% of other programs.
Gender
Of all people with any degree in make-up artist earned in the last academic year, 95% were women.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage women
This is a higher percentage of women than 96% of other programs.
Recommended careers
Following are the jobs recommended for those who study this degree. These are listed in order of highest nationwide employment.
Completions History
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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
617,300
13.0%
92,500
Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
$0$200K$64K
4,800
12.5%
700
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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
Acaydia School of Aesthetics
UT
76
25.3
$14,570
78%
Beauty Academy of South Florida
FL
280
25.5
$23,316
33%
Beauty Schools of America
FL
235
$22,475
29%
Beauty Schools of America - Hialeah
FL
380
380.0
$23,168
29%
Beauty Schools of America - Homestead
FL
427
$24,342
29%
Beauty Schools of America - Miami
FL
546
546.0
$23,094
29%
Bellus Academy - National City
CA
279
17.4
$21,635
37%
Bellus Academy - Poway
CA
448
20.4
$17,231
56%
Boca Beauty Academy
FL
107
5.9
$13,264
46%
Celebrity School of Beauty
FL
274
21.1
$22,645
69%
Clary Sage College
OK
630
37.1
$18,772
38%
Colleen O'Haras Beauty Academy
CA
103
103.0
$22,204
41%
Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry
FL
30
D'Mart Institute
PR
513
85.5
$10,564
Dermal Science International Aesthetics and Nail Academy
VA
69
69.0
$8,655
Douglas Education Center
PA
342
31.1
$24,918
56%
85%
Elegance International
CA
424
32.6
$24,074
57%
Emma's Beauty Academy - Juana Diaz
PR
334
11.9
$3,122
Emma's Beauty Academy - Mayaguez
PR
277
13.2
$4,854
Hogan Institute of Cosmetology and Esthetics
GA
58
$7,880
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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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Graduates
Award Levels
Less than Bachelor's
Bachelor's
Graduate
Gender
Men
Women
Race/Origin
White
Minority
International
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