Makeup Educations / Makeup Schools

Make-Up Designory – Los Angeles

Make-Up Designory (MUD) is a renowned institution that offers a comprehensive education in professional make-up artistry to students from around the world. This program covers the intricacies of make-up application for film, television, fashion, theatre, and retail.

MUD’s roots are in Los Angeles. So are the film industry’s – and that’s no coincidence. When we founded MUD in 1997, we had a vision: to create a school for make-up artists, by make-up artists. Here, students can gain expertise in the varying aspects of make-up artistry from a team of educators who are also industry professionals.

Located in downtown Burbank, MUD’s Los Angeles Campus is near some of the biggest production studios in the world. Our students can choose from four comprehensive make-up programs or individual courses, learning the basics of beauty, character, or special make-up effects for film, television, fashion and retail. They’ll also get access to career advice, a robust alumni network and perspectives from working make-up artists, who share their insights about the latest innovations in the craft.

The “Film and Television Make-Up Artistry” program is offered for those interested in SFX makeup. This program teaches the techniques necessary to prepare actors for the camera in order to bring characters to life.

Upon completing this program, individuals will be equipped to pursue entry-level employment in the following fields: 

  • Entry-Level Make-Up Artists in film and television
  • Make-Up Artists on student films and small-budget productions
  • Sales Consultants
  • Freelance Make-Up Artists for weddings and social occasions
  • Make-Up Artists at a salon (state licensing as a cosmetologist or esthetician may be required) 
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