Online Courses to Become a Makeup Artist

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Online Courses to Become a Makeup Artist
Study at home to become a professional make-up artist. (make-up artist image by Alexey Kozhevnikov from

Whether you are interested in make-up artistry as a career or simply like to look your best, you'll find several ways to study online to become a make-up artist. Beginners and professional make-up artists alike can find a variety distance-learning courses that allow you to study the art of make-up application in the convenience of your own home and often at your own pace.

Combined "On-Site" and DVD Makeup Courses

The Epro beauty education college offers distance learning for professional make-up artist training through the "Elite" schools of make-up in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain. The high-quality correspondence-learning course is designed to be a complete match of the on-site make-up artistry classes at the facilities in Spain. Upon enrolment, you will receive the supplies, materials and course content used by on-site students in the form of visual aids, manuals and DVDs that enable to you to study on your own time from the comfort of home. The Epro/Elite beauty correspondence course is available in English or Spanish, and optional long-distance tutoring and on-site classes are available.

Interactive "Virtual Classroom" Training

The Makeup Artist School of cosmetology has four locations throughout the state of Virginia and offers two online courses in make-up artistry for distance learning--a basic make-up artistry course and a "Pro" make-up artistry course. Students who choose distance-learning courses are not required to attend any "in-class" schedules and are able to study the full course at home. However, the program operates through interactive virtual classrooms, and you must participate via Internet in the scheduled classes of your choice. In order to participate in this course you must have a computer with high-speed Internet, a webcam, headset or microphone and model to apply make-up to.

Internet-Exclusive Makeup Artistry Schools

When studying make-up artistry online, you may be able to save a few dollars by enrolling in a course provided by a school that provides training designed exclusively for Internet study as opposed to traditional schools that offer distance learning as a secondary option. The National Online Makeup Academy (NOMA) only offers distance learning classes and at in 2011, £226 for the full course--supplies, exams and certification--is far less expensive than traditional schools that can sometimes run close to £1,950.

Distance Learning Time Constraints

Some distance learning courses allow you to study at home at the hours of choosing but still require that you complete the course within a specified period of time. The HEX Make-up Artist School offers a distance learning professional make-up artist program that can be completed online within four weeks. Upon enrolment, students are shipped a full professional carrying case of course supplies including pro-cosmetics, brushes, seven instructional DVDs, a PowerPoint presentation and all other required study materials and exams.

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