The Professional Makeup Artistry Courses

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

Features of the Courses

The Makeup Artistry Courses are provided online.
You study at home, in your own time and at your own pace.

Certificate and Diploma Courses

Cutting edge online courses in makeup artistry taught by industry leading makeup artists

High Definition Video Content

Access to 24+ hours of HD video content and tutorials

24/7 Support

Ask for assistance at any time

Exclusive Facebook Group

An opportunity to connect with other students globally

Product Discounts

Discounts on makeup tools and products

Payment Options

Flexible payment options

Portfolio

Free website portfolio to display your work

Guarantee

7 day money back guarantee

Personal Tutor

Personal tutor to assist you and mark your assignments

Excellent

Rated 4.6 out of 5 based on 111 reviews.

  • Albina Jakini

  • 22/09/2021

This course is Amazing

This course is Amazing I am a hairdresser and always had a passion for makeup. I have just finished my...

  • Albina Jakini

  • 12/08/2021

Very understanding and helpful team

Very understanding and helpful team

  • Sarah

  • 27/07/2021

The Institute of Makeup Artistry has…Outstanding

The Institute of Makeup Artistry has provided a wonderful platform for those who wish to independently learn and gain knowledge...

  • Julie-ann James

  • 25/07/2021

I love this course

I love this course. Not only a teachers so helpful and readily available, but community of students so supportive. It’s...

  • Kiri Denning

  • 18/07/2021

They have been so understanding with…

They have been so understanding with the current lockdown situation & very helpful! I am able to do the course...

  • Parris Duggan

  • 08/07/2021

This course has completely improved…

This course has completely improved and changed my skills in a way I never imagined. I even surprise myself sometimes...

  • Sandi

  • 03/07/2021

Perfect course for a MUA to be!

This course has been fun to learn and very easy to do at home. I have thoroughly enjoyed taking part...

  • Emily Stokes

  • 22/06/2021

Chance of a lifetime

This course has taught me more about the makeup industry than I ever thought possible. I am so thankful for...

  • Jena-lee Leskie

  • 21/06/2021

I’m absolutely loving this course and…

I’m absolutely loving this course and I’m very glad that I signed up in September 2020. I work full time...

  • Aimee ying duan

  • 16/06/2021

AImee ying duan

The best makeup school in Australia has courses that friends who want to learn makeup can consider. The teachers are...

  • shiloh thomson

  • 06/06/2021

The course is fantastic.

The course is fantastic.. easy to follow and if you need help you have your own teacher to message.... they've...

  • Andrea Eastley

  • 14/05/2021

Im really enjoying the course

Im really enjoying the course. I love how its set up with a book to read through and videos to...

  • Sandi

  • 30/04/2021

This course is so amazing

This course is so amazing! It’s very in-depth and you have access to your tutor all the time with quick...

  • Bec

  • 11/04/2021

Great institute to study with!

Great institute to study with!! Thoroughly enjoyed completing my Diploma. Learning was structured and I advanced my skills.

  • Yulina

  • 08/04/2021

Amazing course!

As someone who has always had a passion for makeup, the modules of this course have taught me many new...

The Courses

Our courses are cutting edge professional makeup artistry courses written by some of the best working Makeup Artists in their field. The aim of the courses is to provide you with the knowledge and skills required for a career as a professional Makeup Artist or as a keen hobbyist. Both versions of our course, the Certificate Course and the Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Makeup Services) - CUA51015, are up-to-date and comprehensive, covering every aspect of makeup artistry.

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Course Outlines

The Professional Makeup Artistry Courses are delivered online, consisting of 12 comprehensive modules and 12 corresponding assignments. The courses are designed to be self-paced. Students enrolled in the Certificate Course are provided with 12 months to complete the course. Students enrolled in the Diploma Course are provided with 18 months to complete the course. Extensions are available if required.

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Course Videos

These courses provide students with exclusive access to over 24 hours of professionally shot HD video tutorials. These videos complement the course modules by explaining makeup techniques and processes as well as demonstrating historic, iconic, and on-trend makeup designs.

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Advanced Modules

Students have the opportunity to delve deeper into specific areas of interest in makeup by purchasing Advanced Modules. These are similar to short courses and are specially formulated materials to challenge motivated students to achieve more.

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Equipment & Student Discounts

We cover everything you need to know to make an informed decision on purchasing your kit. To make this process easier, we have joined forces with leading makeup brands to provide students with incredible savings of up to 40% on makeup products and equipment. Students also have the option to purchase a custom kit which has been specially created by the author herself!

The Institute

The Institute of Makeup Artistry offers you the most advanced and comprehensive online solution to learning available today. We offer the most thorough home study courses in makeup artistry using the very latest online learning techniques. Our commitment to providing the highest quality training program has resulted in unique teaching and student support systems, which produce unparalleled results.

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Accreditation

We are accredited and recognised by

In partnership with UNICEF, The Institute donates $5.00 from each enrolment to the children in the Syria crisis. This money will help to provide a safe education to the children in war-torn Syria. UNICEF’s aim this year is to assist in providing a formal and safe education for 1.2 million children in Syria. This includes the provision of facilities, school furniture, qualified teachers, rehabilitation, safe learning environments, and learning materials. We are very privileged to be working with UNICEF towards this goal.

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The Author

Rachel Dal Santo, the author of the Professional Makeup Artistry courses, is a makeup artist with over 30 years’ experience in and has worked in all facets of the Makeup Industry. The opportunity to teach her craft and pass on her knowledge and passion for makeup artistry is now Rachel’s main focus. She is passionate about passing her knowledge onto you!

Tatiana Stutz - Guest Makeup Artist

Tatiana Stutz studied as a student under Rachel, demonstrating a strong curiosity, passion, and desire to step outside the boundaries of conventional makeup. Tatiana has utilised Instagram and her passion for photography to share her more experimental, Avant Garde creations. She is now a successful makeup influencer with a substantial social media following. What started as a side project became the doorway to countless opportunities such as working with major makeup brands like Kat Von D Beauty. Throughout the course, Tatiana will appear as a guest makeup artist to demonstrate various makeup designs. To see more of Tatiana's work, visit her Instagram page.

Jonas Leriche - Key contributor

Jonas Leriche is an Art Director and Fine Art Photographer that works with a highly skilled set of Makeup Artists to create breathtaking art pieces. Through his work, Jonas aims to transform individual models into dramatic, iconic figures that tap into a deeper level of experience, melancholy, and mortality. Jonas and his team are excited to be involved with The Institute of Makeup Artistry. "Transforming emotions, intentional or unconscious ideas into gripping images: this is what matters to me..." - Jonas Leriche

Our Tutors

Our handpicked tutors are not only great teachers but experts in their fields.
Rachel Dal Santo
Rachel Dal Santo, the author of the Professional Makeup Artistry course, is a makeup artist with over 30 years’ experience in many sectors of the makeup industry.
Emer Hawkins
Emer Hawkins is a makeup and hair artist with over 10 years of experience working across beauty, editorial, TV, and more recently, the bridal industry.
Nolene de Jager

Nothing excites Nolene more than gaining knowledge in creativity and sharing it with others.

Catherine Farren-Price
Catherine has taught art, makeup, and special effects extensively over the past 30 years.

Student Testimonials

Take a moment to read some of our graduate testimonials.
Jessica Phillips

Sydney, NSW

I was so impressed with the resources provided and found the online portal easy to navigate. My trainer was supportive and prompt with all their responses which I found incredibly helpful while learning online.

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Maya Rawal

Sydney, NSW

The messages section was extremely helpful, with both student support and my tutor offering quick and clear responses to my many questions and worries.

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Isabelle Turner

Bendigo, VIC

I recommend this course to anyone who loves makeup - if you are a beginner who has never picked up an eyeshadow brush or an experienced makeup artist willing to learn something new!

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Nina Krivoshev

Strathfield South, NSW

It taught me so much more about the makeup industry than is often shown on Instagram and YouTube, and I learned techniques that gave me the confidence to begin working in any avenue of makeup artistry (even including special effects!).

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Charito Espartero

Camden, NSW

This course has completely transformed my skills in a way I never imagined. I even surprise myself sometimes with the results of my work. I couldn't believe it!

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Amy Acheson

Canberra, ACT

The course material had links to some amazing videos that helped grow my skills and techniques. Now that I have finished the certificate, I am going back to do the diploma and further my skills, techniques and passion for this industry.

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Student Portfolios

All of our students are provided a free portfolio website to display their work.

Course Fees

We offer a number of flexible payment options.

Certificate Course Fees

Pay in Full

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$999.00

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Weekly Plan

24 Weekly Payments

$1,099.00

$45.79

per week

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Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

$1,099.00

$183.17

per month

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Accredited Diploma Course Fees

RTO Code 45423

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$2,899.00*

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* An initial Deposit of 50% will be taken at enrolment, and the course fee balance will be deducted after 4 weeks.

Weekly Plan

48 Weekly Payments

$2,999.00

$62.48

per week

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Monthly Plan

12 Monthly Payments

$2,999.00

$249.92

per month

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Money Back Guarantee

Not happy? Contact us within 7 days of your enrolment to receive a full refund.

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The Institute of Makeup Artistry

4407/4 Daydream Street
Warriewood NSW 2102
RTO Code: 45423

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For answers to our most commonly asked questions, read our FAQs.

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International locations

We offer our courses in over 10 countries around the world.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

With all our courses being 100% online, we are running as normal during the COVID-19 restrictions and shutdowns.
Our staff are working remotely and tutor/student support is available as usual. We have also modified our learning requirements to allow all students to complete their assignments entirely from home, in isolation or lockdown situations.

We wish you the best of health and safety during this difficult time we are all facing.