Makeup Artistry Professional, Continuing Education Workforce Certificate

Train to work in entry-level skilled positions in the beauty industry. such as Commercial Makeup Artist, Hair and Makeup Designer, Makeup Artist, Prosthetic Makeup Designer, Special Effects Makeup Artist and Special Makeup Effects Artist. Understand how to build your customer base, develop your portfolio, and provide excellent customer service to develop and build customer loyalty, and income opportunities.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this Continuing Education Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

  1. function more effectively as a professional makeup artist working with individuals providing beauty services to enhance or alter their appearance;
  2. maintain a level of client confidentiality, personal integrity, and professional standards;
  3. build a successful makeup business or work in the beauty industry to develop a portfolio and income opportunities;
  4. build a customer base and provide excellent customer service to build customer loyalty;
  5. proficient in conducting client assessments to understand the needs of the client; and
  6. assume responsibility for continued professional and personal development through lifelong learning/continuing education. 

Program Credentials

CCBC Credential: Students will be awarded a Continuing Education Workforce Certificate and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

There is currently no license required to become a make up artist in Maryland. Students who have completed program requirements should contact program staff to verify completion and request a certificate.

Financial Aid and Payment Options

CCBC currently offers Continuing Education (CE) financial aid to those who qualify. We package public and private funding options to benefit students which include COVID-19 relief funding, the Maryland Sequence Scholarship, CCBC Opportunity Grant funding, Maryland Promise, and Baltimore County College Promise. Financial aid funding is available for select CE courses and programs. 

Additional opportunities for financial support include partial payment options through Nelnet Business Solutions and tuition waivers for those who qualify. Resources outside of CCBC may also be available through employer/sponsor paid tuition,  the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), and your local office of workforce development. 

For more information about funding resources and how to apply for them, please contact the CCBC Continuing Education Information Center at 443-840-4700.

Program Length

40 hours to complete the courses and written exams.

Courses are offered at CCBC Catonsville, CCBC Essex, CCBC Owings Mills,  and online.​

Program Requirements

​​Students should be computer literate and have Internet access.

Recommended: High School Diploma or GED; prior experience and/or interest in the beauty industry.

Minimum age -18.  

Reading and math levesl should be Grade-12 English and Grade-10 for Applied Math.

Application Process

To apply, go to www.ccbcmd.edu/apply and complete the CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Certificate program application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

Program Course Sequence

Course Number Course Title Course Hours Costs
T=Tuition/F=Fees
Textbook Information
(approximate cost; subject to change)
PDV328  Makeup Artistry Professional 40

$549

T-$165/F-$384

PROMakeup Design Book: Includes 50 Face Charts (By Renowned Celebrity Make-up Artist Lan Nguyen Grealis) Paperback – November 26, 2019 $20
Program Series Totals:
40 $549
T-$165/F-$384
 

Additional Information

Additional Expenses:
​Instructional Tools and Materials $150 - $200

Skills for Success:
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience in makeup artistry is required for these occupations. Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training.

​Detail-oriented, dependability, self-control, ability to follow safety rules, ability to follow directions, cooperation, integrity, persistence, manual dexterity, mechanical aptitude, mathematical aptitude, ability to stand for long periods of time, and ability to lift 35 pounds. Excellent communication and customer service skills.​​

Career Opportunities:
Professional makeup artists are service providers in the beauty industry.  Career opportunities include: Commercial Makeup Artist, Hair and Makeup Designer, Makeup Artist, Prosthetic Makeup Design, Special Effects Makeup Artist, Special Makeup Effects Artist.  

Career Coach

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Program Contact Information

Coordinator: LaVerne Robertson |  lrobertson@ccbcmd.edu  |443-840-1253  | BESS 124

Director: Michelle McCallum |  mmccallum@ccbcmd.edu  |  443-840-1925 |  BESS 117​