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Makeup Artistry Certificate


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The Makeup Artistry Certificate is designed for individuals planning to enter the makeup, film, photography, theatre, fashion, and bridal industries. Taught by industry experts, the program emphasizes the development of technical and professional skills with the goal of fostering individual growth and creativity.

Students who complete this program will develop the skills, confidence, and experience required to provide makeup artistry services and conduct business in all areas of the field.

Prospective students will need to register at least 2 weeks prior to the course start date, to ensure that their kit is received for the first day of class.

Program Status:
Accepting applications

Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
September, January, April 1.5 to 2 years Certificate Downtown Part-time

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International students must first contact International Education at study@vcc.ca or 604-443-8600 to determine eligibility for this program.

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Program Description

Program Description

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

After completing the program, the student will have developed the ability to:

    1. Select compatible products for all skin types and needs.
    2. Use basic tools (including the airbrush) to apply various makeup styles based on client needs.
    3. Identify the characteristics of makeup styles of various historical periods.
    4. Implement the correct techniques for contouring 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 specialty areas such as fashion shows, theatrical characters, and special effects.
    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 in the cosmetic and makeup artist industries.

INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES, DESIGN AND DELIVERY MODE

Program participants should expect a mix of activities including:

  • Lectures/in-class theory
  • Group activities
  • Applying makeup on classmates
  • Individual and group projects
  • In-class quizzes and tests

PROGRAM DURATION

Part-time for a year and a half to two years


EVALUATION OF STUDENT LEARNING

Evaluation of the course is determined by the instructor and may include a combination of practical assignments, projects, and theory and/or practical exams. Students must achieve an overall passing grade of 70%.

Breakdown of the final grade:

  • Assignments 20%
  • Performance Demo 10%
  • Tests 20%
  • Participation 10%
  • Final Project 30%
  • Attendance 10%

CREDENTIAL

Upon successful completion of this program, and once an application for graduation has been submitted to the registrar’s office, the student will receive a Vancouver Community College Makeup Artistry Certificate.


REQUIRED COURSE(S):

Term 1:

Term 2:

Term 3:

ELECTIVE COURSE(S):

A minimum of one elective course is required. Students have the option of completing all three.

Please note, students who have taken the four core courses previously and wish to receive a certificate are required to complete one or all of the elective courses.


Some courses in this program require textbooks. Please call or visit the Downtown Bookstore for more information.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


International students

Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: study@vcc.ca or 604.443.8600.



As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.


Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

Individuals must apply for this program and have ABE Intermediate or Grade 10 equivalent


Recommended Characteristics:

  • Able to integrate the skills learned across makeup artistry disciplines
  • Ability to administer personal service to clients
  • Willingness and ability to reflect on their own practice
  • Able to move from concept development (idea/vision) to implementation (applying idea/vision to model)
  • Effectively analyze and critique the practice and theory of makeup artistry
  • Ability to conduct research and apply findings to specific projects
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Comfortable planning and working independently
  • Able to adapt to changing situations and formulate contingency plans

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

Fees and Other costs


Application Fee $35


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Program Coordinator: Justin Ewart, VCC Makeup, 604.871.7000, ext. 8417
Program Assistant: Lou Solina, VCC Makeup, 604.871.7000, ext. 8428

Program Highlights

Program Highlights

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Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 

This program is application based. Before you register in any of the courses listed below, please ensure you have applied and been accepted to the program. Apply to the program now.


Currently Scheduled in Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2018 (201893)

(MKUP 1101) Makeup Artistry Fundamentals 1 credits    $573.14  course outline



Learn to apply basic daytime makeup. Skills developed include: using the color wheel to identify undertones and select suitable makeup for every complexion; identifying historical makeup styles; determining various face and eye shapes and using makeup to reshape and contour features accordingly; recognizing skin types and selecting appropriate products for daily cleansing and daytime makeup wear.

Requirement: A non-refundable Makeup Kit must be purchased at the VCC bookstore prior to the first day of class. Please contact the downtown campus bookstore. Additional supplies may be required for class. Approximate cost $50 - $100.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  30405 DTN Rm. 201
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
17-Sep-2018
Dickson, Kelsey
  30405 DTN Rm. 201
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
01-Oct-2018
to 10-Dec-2018
Dickson, Kelsey
  30405 DTN Rm. 201
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1000 - 1300
17-Nov-2018
Dickson, Kelsey


(MKUP 1102) Evening and Bridal Makeup 1 credits    $678.14  course outline



Develops advanced makeup skills including application of bridal/evening and men’s makeup; conducting a makeup consultation and drawing face charts detailing product and color selection.

Prerequisite: Makeup Artistry Fundamentals MKUP 1101

Additional supplies may be required for class. Approximate cost is between $50-$100

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  30406 DTN Rm. 201
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
18-Sep-2018
to 27-Nov-2018
Dickson, Kelsey


(MKUP 1103) Fashion and Photography Makeup 1 credits    $678.14  course outline



Exploration of advanced makeup application techniques and design concepts for runway fashion shows, photo shoots, and special events. Students learn the difference between makeup for hi-definition and traditional film shoots and are taught to re-create looks from the various decades, and create makeup styles that are unusual, over the top, and print worthy.

Prerequisites: Makeup Artistry Fundamentals MKUP 1101 and Evening and Bridal Makeup MKUP 1102

Additional supplies may be required for class. Approximate cost is between $50-$100

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  30407 DTN Rm. 201
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
19-Sep-2018
to 28-Nov-2018
Perkins, Gwen


(MKUP 1104) Freelance and Career Development .5 credits    $235.88  course outline



Prepares students for entry-level employment as sales associates, beauty advisors, cosmetic counter managers, or freelance makeup artists. Students learn customer service and communication skills, develop an understanding of the cycle and psychology of successful selling, and prepare a professional-quality resume and portfolio to showcase their makeup artistry and sales talents.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  30409 DTN Rm. 519
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1800
03-Nov-2018
Dickson, Kelsey


(MKUP 1105) Airbrush Makeup 1 credits    $625.64  course outline



An ideal course for those already in the makeup industry. Explores the technical aspects of the airbrush and its practical use in a professional makeup environment. Students learn to implement a wide range of looks and techniques such as a classic day look, evening, bridal, and high fashion.

Requirement: A non-refundable Makeup Kit must be purchased at the VCC bookstore prior to the first day of class. Please contact the downtown campus bookstore. Additional supplies may be required for class. Approximate cost $50 - $100. Prerequisites: MKUP 1101, MKUP 1102, and MKUP 1103

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  30408 DTN Rm. 201
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
25-Sep-2018
to 04-Dec-2018
Ewart, Justin


(MKUP 1107) Makeup for Film and Television 1 credits    $625.64  course outline



Provides general background knowledge about the film industry, including technical information about lighting, script analysis, continuity and makeup application. Students are introduced to the roles and responsibilities of a Film/TV Makeup Artist. Students will learn which makeup products are best suited for different filming formats. Requirement: A non-refundable Makeup Kit must be purchased at the VCC bookstore prior to the first day of class. Please contact the downtown campus bookstore.

Additional supplies may be required for class. Approximate cost $50 - $100. Prerequisites: MKUP 1101, MKUP 1102, and MKUP 1103

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  30410 DTN Rm. 201
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
26-Sep-2018
to 05-Dec-2018
Ewart, Justin


Upcoming Schedules in Continuing Studies Jan-Mar2019 (201991)

(MKUP 1101) Makeup Artistry Fundamentals 1 credits    $573.14  course outline



Learn to apply basic daytime makeup. Skills developed include: using the color wheel to identify undertones and select suitable makeup for every complexion; identifying historical makeup styles; determining various face and eye shapes and using makeup to reshape and contour features accordingly; recognizing skin types and selecting appropriate products for daily cleansing and daytime makeup wear.

Requirement: A non-refundable Makeup Kit must be purchased at the VCC bookstore prior to the first day of class. Please contact the downtown campus bookstore. Additional supplies may be required for class. Approximate cost $50 - $100.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  10280 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
21-Jan-2019
to 11-Feb-2019
Dickson, Kelsey
  10280 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
25-Feb-2019
to 01-Apr-2019
Dickson, Kelsey


(MKUP 1102) Evening and Bridal Makeup 1 credits    $678.14  course outline



Develops advanced makeup skills including application of bridal/evening and men’s makeup; conducting a makeup consultation and drawing face charts detailing product and color selection.

Prerequisite: Makeup Artistry Fundamentals MKUP 1101

Additional supplies may be required for class. Approximate cost is between $50-$100

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  10281 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
15-Jan-2019
to 19-Mar-2019
Dickson, Kelsey


(MKUP 1103) Fashion and Photography Makeup 1 credits    $678.14  course outline



Exploration of advanced makeup application techniques and design concepts for runway fashion shows, photo shoots, and special events. Students learn the difference between makeup for hi-definition and traditional film shoots and are taught to re-create looks from the various decades, and create makeup styles that are unusual, over the top, and print worthy.

Prerequisites: Makeup Artistry Fundamentals MKUP 1101 and Evening and Bridal Makeup MKUP 1102

Additional supplies may be required for class. Approximate cost is between $50-$100

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  10285 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
16-Jan-2019
to 20-Mar-2019
Perkins, Gwen


(MKUP 1104) Freelance and Career Development .5 credits    $235.88  course outline



Prepares students for entry-level employment as sales associates, beauty advisors, cosmetic counter managers, or freelance makeup artists. Students learn customer service and communication skills, develop an understanding of the cycle and psychology of successful selling, and prepare a professional-quality resume and portfolio to showcase their makeup artistry and sales talents.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  10278 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1700
16-Feb-2019
Dickson, Kelsey


(MKUP 1106) Theatrical Makeup 1 credits    $625.64  course outline



Students learn how to examine a script, the effect of stage lighting on makeup and a variety of makeup techniques that factor into developing and creating appropriate character makeup. Requirement: A non-refundable Makeup Kit must be purchased at the VCC bookstore prior to the first day of class. Please contact the downtown campus bookstore.

Additional supplies may be required for class. Approximate cost $50 - $100. Prerequisites: MKUP 1101, MKUP 1102, and MKUP 1103

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  10282 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
22-Jan-2019
to 26-Mar-2019
Ewart, Justin


(MKUP 1107) Makeup for Film and Television 1 credits    $625.64  course outline



Provides general background knowledge about the film industry, including technical information about lighting, script analysis, continuity and makeup application. Students are introduced to the roles and responsibilities of a Film/TV Makeup Artist. Students will learn which makeup products are best suited for different filming formats. Requirement: A non-refundable Makeup Kit must be purchased at the VCC bookstore prior to the first day of class. Please contact the downtown campus bookstore.

Additional supplies may be required for class. Approximate cost $50 - $100. Prerequisites: MKUP 1101, MKUP 1102, and MKUP 1103

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor
  10283 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
23-Jan-2019
to 27-Mar-2019
Ewart, Justin


Airbrush Makeup (MKUP 1105)
course schedule schedule
1 credits $625.64  course outline
Evening and Bridal Makeup (MKUP 1102)
course schedule schedule
1 credits $678.14  course outline
Fashion and Photography Makeup (MKUP 1103)
course schedule schedule
1 credits $678.14  course outline
Freelance and Career Development (MKUP 1104)
course schedule schedule
.5 credits $235.88  course outline
Makeup Artistry Fundamentals (MKUP 1101)
course schedule schedule
1 credits $573.14  course outline
Makeup for Film and Television (MKUP 1107)
course schedule schedule
1 credits $625.64  course outline
Theatrical Makeup (MKUP 1106)
course schedule schedule
1 credits $625.64  course outline


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