Fashion & Editorial Make-Up Artist Course

The Fashion and Editorial Makeup Artist Course is design to explore creativity with make-up designs to prepare artists for the industry for fashion editorials, fashion advertising campaigns, fashion runway shows and beauty editorials.

Whether it be for print or runway, fashion and editorial makeup application must be creative, yet appropriate for the purpose to be served. It is important to understand the latest runway and couture trends from international and national shows, as well as what is happening on the high street. Fashion makeup can be minimal, edgy, dramatic, vintage inspired and classic.

Working as a makeup artist on editorial photoshoots is a highly creative process for a makeup artist. It requires the makeup artist to work as team to produce an illustrative story through their vision.

During this course students will have a strong understanding of the importance of beautiful flawless skin and how to collaborate and design looks towards a creative brief.

All participants are required to be competent in all practical and written assessments to be issued with Statement of Attainment for the below units;

SHBBMUP002 Design and apply make-up

SHBBMUP003 Design and apply make-up for photography

SHBBMUP004 Design and apply creative make-up

BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others

ICTWEB201 Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement 

The above units are from the SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-Up and SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics training packages

At the end of the course the students have the option to participate in a professional photoshoots to build their portfolio. The photoshoot is set on the creative briefs outlined in the assessments for the artist to showcase their individual skills.

This course is designed for those who wish to gain employment in the fashion and editorial section of the industry, makeup artists wishing to refresh their skills. It is also designed for those who want to learn the CJMD modules only from the Nationally Recognised Training Programs CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media & CUA41215 Certificate IV in Screen and Media that relate to working as a makeup artist for fashion and editorial.


  • Steps to balance & face shapes
  • Colour theory
  • Face charts
  • Skin care and cleansing
  • Skin types and conditions
  • Remedial camouflage
  • Highlighting and shading
  • Foundation types and textures
  • Eye shapes
  • Eye liner and eye brows
  • Mascara and lash application
  • Lips and cheeks
  • Sheer beauty
  • Balance and harmony
  • Make-up techniques for men
  • Day make-up
  • Evening make-up
  • Smokey eye designs
  • Time management
  • Working with the photographer
  • Working with a stylist
  • History of make-up
  • Fashion/Catwalk/Editorial/Avant-Garde
  • Photo shoot briefs
  • Working as an assistant
  • Health and safety
  • Understanding make-up products
  • Social Media as a makeup artist
  • Finding your creativity
  • Experimenting with graphic shapes and colour
  • Creative makeup with textures
  • Importance of understanding and creating mood boards
  • The role of a professional makeup artist
  • Trends in the industry
  • Working to a brief
  • Seasonal trends
  • Makeup artist the business
  • Workplace procedures & organising and maintaining work areas



Mondays and Tuesdays  6pm till 9:30pm 

27 weeks (with school holidays, public holidays etc.)
25 weeks (excluding school holiday, public holidays etc.)


Tuesday 22nd October

Monday 28th October

Tuesday 29th October

Saturday 26th October (ASSESSMENT DAY 1)

Sunday 3rd November (ASSESSMENT DAY 3)

Course Fees: $3500 + GST (TOTAL $3850)

Payment options
Deposit: $850 A non-refundable deposit is payable on enrolment due two weeks before course commencement to secure position in course.The total course cost is to be paid via monthly/Fortnightly direct debit instalments using the EziDebit System.For a copy of the EziDebit Product disclosure statement please contact the Academy.
Monthly: $444 (payments 1st of the Month for 6 payments)
Fortnightly: $222 (payments start on the 1st of the month and reoccur fortnightly for 12 payments)
*Applicants must have successfully completed year 10 and be at least 16 years of age.
*Applicants should display clear communication skills, and a passion for the make-up industry.
* All applicants are encouraged to obtain and read a copy of the CJMD Student
Handbook prior to enrolment as your signed enrolment form signifies your legal contract and agreement to these terms.
*During this course students are required to be available for work experience, which may include weekend and/or evening work.
Additional Cost:
Materials $1500 (including GST)
Participants are required to pay for their materials before the course commencement.
Please note that payment plans are not available for materials.
Kit materials are outlined in the Course Guide.
Photo shoot: There is an option to particpate in a photoshoot at the end of the course. The additional charge is featured in the enrolment form.
Course Intakes:

APRIL 2019

Start date: Monday 29th April

Finish date: Sunday 3rd November