In-School Academy

We are delighted to hear of your interest in Artists Within! 

Below are our latest course descriptions, dates and pricing. If you need further information or wish to arrange a tour of our facility please do not hesitate to contact us at 403.208.0034 or via email at [email protected]

Please note that all in-academy courses over 12 weeks are accredited with the vocational school board and, as such, qualify for government-based student loan assistance. Graduates of courses over twelve weeks will receive a recognized diploma.

As well as the regular diploma exams for our Full and Part-time Makeup program we offer ‘ITEC’ international certification to these students. This is the recognized leader in international make-up artistry and a highly significant advantage for our graduates, something we are very proud of. Artists Within Makeup Academy is the only school in Canada to offer this qualification in Makeup Artistry. For ITEC certification, an ITEC approved examiner con-ducts the ITEC examinations in Calgary, which is available at a fee of $299. This fee in non-refundable should the student not sit the exam. To date our students have achieved 100% success – again, something we are very proud of.

A word on Artists Within; our instructors are the best in the business, with decades of international experience far beyond the reach of competition in Western Canada. Our programs have been thoughtfully and methodically built from the ground up on the basis of the theoretical and practical concepts that are truly needed and desirable for students to succeed in the industry. We are the only academy to offer fully accredited recognized diploma programs in the province, as well as being the only to offer ITEC certification and government sponsored student loan assistance (for diploma course of 12 or 16 weeks).

Artists Within Makeup Academy does not guarantee job placement upon completion of your chosen course, however we have build strong relationships over the years in all areas of the industry and are constantly receiving requests for graduates. All students that graduate are able to log on to our student alumni facebook page where we are continually posting job opportunities. We have a very high standard of student placement; please ask to see our latest job placement rate.
We encourage you to do your homework and due diligence in selecting the correct school for you. Come visit us!

Please note:

  • When you sign up for more than one course, you will benefit from the student discount program.
  • All students are eligible for the 40% pro-makeup product discount card upon completion of any diploma program.
  • Deposits are non refundable.
  • Deposits are subtracted from the total course fee.
  • Course schedules and fees are subject to change.
  • All courses signups operate on a first come first serve basis.

To enroll in your chosen course, please contact the Academy. A member of our administrative office will help you complete the registration process.


Certified Courses:

Airbrushing
Eyelash Extensions

 

Makeup Diploma with an International Certificate

Full & Part time (12 & 16 Weeks)

This course is designed to take you, the student from the basics of makeup, to a full understanding of application and techniques needed to succeed in the fashion industry as a makeup artist. Perfect for those with no experience, to those already working in the field, wanting to improve their skills. Due to the small class size, we are able to give individual attention enabling students to progress at their own level. The Makeup course covers all aspects of fashion makeup. 

Both the 12-week full time course and the 16-week part-time course cover the same material, allowing the student to learn at a pace, which suits their needs. Each program gives you the last four weeks to work on your ITEC project in your own time. Details will be given when you start your chosen program.

The Makeup course includes a professional photo shoot, and the business and marketing skills needed to manage your career.

  • Introduction to the industry
  • Your makeup kit 
  • Hygiene and sterilization
  • Tool selection and care
  • Anatomy and physiology for the makeup artist
  • Professional Communication and Consultation
  • Skin Structure, Care and Functions
  • Product knowledge
  • Basic application and blending techniques
  • Brows - creating, correcting, defining - learn the basics and the new trends and product applications 
  • Facial structure and shapes
  • Contour and highlighting using different mediums working with basic and extreme techniques 
  • Principals for color and light
  • Color theory – corrective color techniques, color schemes, color terms and quality
  • Daywear and dramatic applications
  • Dewy and sun-kissed looks
  • Basic camouflage techniques for the body
  • Corrective eye techniques
  • Corrective lip techniques
  • False lashes – strip, individual and creative applications
  • Basic makeup for male models & children
  • Ethnic makeup
  • Mature makeup 
  • Bridal makeup including different ethnicities and looks, consultations and considerations
  • Period makeup through eras 20’s – 80’s - Where do the latest techniques such as a cut crease or a sculpted dramatic brow come from...understanding original designs and editorial inspirations so that you can work with any trend that comes your way, trends come and go but basics stay forever
  • Makeup for color and black & white photography, set etiquette and pre-production
  • T.V., commercial & video makeup - continuity schedules, script breakdown and digital technology
  • Cosmetic retailing – skin analysis, client charts
  • Runway makeup - Creating storyboards, scheduling and understanding different distance and lighting scenarios
  • Creative and inspirational challenges - challenge your creativity and push your boundaries 
  • Professionalism and conduct requirements
  • Business management
  • Portfolio development
  • One professional photo shoot

No Prerequisite

Dates and Pricing (All pricing is in Canadian Dollars)

Tuition - $3995 (No GST charged on Diploma Programs)

Pro Makeup Kit Fee - $1195 +GST

Total - $5249.75

Deposit - $500 (This is subtracted from your tuition and due at time of registration to hold your spot. The balance of fees are due the first day of class)

ITEC fee - $295.00 (is not included in the tuition)

Full Time (12 week) 

Wednesday – Friday
9:30 am – 4:30 pm 

2017

January 4 - March 24, 2017
March 8 - May 26, 2017
May 10 - July 28, 2017
July 5 - September 22, 2017
September 6 - November 24, 2017
November 1, 2017 - January 19, 2018

2018

January 10 - March 30, 2018
March 14 - June 1, 2018
May 16 - August 3, 2018
July 18 - October 5, 2018
September 19 - December 7, 2018

Part Time (16 week) 

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday (evenings)
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The last week runs Monday – Thursday (evenings)
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

2017

January 9 - April 27, 2017
May 8 - August 24, 2017
September 5 - December 21, 2017 (September 4th is a holiday)

2018

January 8 - April 26, 2018
May 14 - August 30, 2018
September 17 - January 3, 2019

Advanced Makeup Diploma

 

Full Time (12 weeks)

Advanced makeup is a diploma program for those that have taken the basic makeup diploma program and are wishing to enhance their skills, push their limits and get creative!

This program will cover topics such as:

  • Enhancing creative and inspirational thinking
  • Inspiration journals
  • Enhanced texturing techniques
  • Various line techniques
  • Advanced highlight and contour techniques - enhance facial structure or change beyond belief
  • Fashion special effects that may be used on shoots or for runway shows
  • Brow blocking and creating
  • Body art
  • 3-D techniques
  • Advanced creative application and techniques
  • Advanced airbrushing techniques
  • Stencilling techniques including overlaying
  • Temporary tattooing
  • Historical period makeup
  • Theatrical and character makeup
  • Progressive aging techniques

Upon completion of the course, graduates will be highly competent and able to strive for enhanced job placement and opportunities. The Advanced Makeup program includes a course booklet, advanced makeup kit, and a photo shoot with a professional photographer. The course is 8 weeks on campus with 4 additional weeks to complete three case studies at your pace.

Prerequisite: Makeup Diploma and Airbrushing Certificate 

Dates and Pricing (All pricing is in Canadian Dollars)

Tuition - $2995 (No GST charged on Diploma Programs)

Advanced Makeup Kit Fee - $1195 +GST

Total - $4190.00

Deposit - $500 (This is subtracted from your tuition and due at time of registration to hold your spot. The balance of fees are due the first day of class)

Full Time (12 weeks)

Monday – Tuesday  9:30 am - 4:30 pm

2017

January 9 - March 28, 2017
May 15 - August 1, 2017
September 5 - November 21, 2017
October 30 - January 16, 2017

2018

January 8 - March 27, 2018
March 12 - May 29, 2018
May 14 - July 31, 2018
July 16 - October 2, 2018
September 17, December 4, 2018

Special FX Makeup Diploma Program

Full Time (12 weeks)

This course teaches everything you need to know to become a well-rounded and capable Special FX out-of-kit artist. You will be creating and learning about; basic wound effects, illnesses, hair-laying, bald caps, tattoo effects and much more. At the end of the course you will be able to realistically create and develop character “looks” and take any challenge head on with your new found set of diverse skills.  Upon completion of the course, graduates will be highly competent and able to take their skills to the next level with an accredited diploma. This is the perfect next step for those who have taken the basic ‘Makeup Diploma’ course or ‘Advanced Makeup Diploma’ course and wish to enter the world of film, theater or television production. The Special FX Makeup program includes a course booklet, special effects makeup kit, and a photo shoot with a professional photographer.

  • Character development/script breakdowns
  • Illnesses and major wounds
  • Makeup breakdown
  • Cuts, bruises, gashes, scrapes & scars
  • Corpsing
  • Temporary tattoos & tattoo covering
  • Realistic aging
  • Hair-laying
  • Bald caps
  • Basic prosthetic applications
  • Theatrical work
  • Portfolio development
  • One professional photo shoot

Prerequisites: All students must have a diploma in Makeup Artistry. Students must also have completed an Airbrush certificate course, or have equivalent experience. (If students do not meet specified prerequisites please inquire for alternate entry requirements)

Dates and Pricing (All pricing is in Canadian Dollars)

Tuition - $3995 (No GST charged on Diploma Programs)

Pro Makeup Kit Fee - $1195 +GST

Total - $5249.75

Deposit - $500 (This is subtracted from your tuition and due at time of registration to hold your spot. The balance of fees are due the first day of class)

Full Time (12 weeks)

Wednesday – Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm 

2017

April 12 - June 30, 2017
September 6 - November 24, 2017
November 1 - January 19, 2018

2018

January 10 - March 30, 2018
March 14 - June 1, 2018
May 16 - August 3, 2018
July 18 - October 5, 2018
September 19 - December 7, 2018

Fashion Styling Diploma Program

 

Full and Part time (12 & 16 weeks)

This course is designed for those wanting to break into the industry as a fashion stylist for photo shoots, personal shopping and runway shows. Students develop an understanding of designers and trends, delving deep into industry publications. They follow new cult trends on a daily basis encouraging them to explore their full creative potential.

Students learn about topics such as

  • Kit preparation
  • Fashion terms
  • Sourcing
  • Mood boards
  • Trends
  • Fashion terminology - Pret-a-porter, Haute couture, Avant-garde
  • Designers
  • Understanding body shape and type
  • Fibres and textiles
  • Colour theory
  • Wardrobe & image consulting
  • Garment care and prep
  • Personal shopping
  • Sizing and measurement 
  • Closet prep and organization
  • Trends vs classics
  • Understanding dress codes 
  • Menswear
  • Fashion and catalogue shoots
  • Editorial styling
  • Accessories
  • Fashion lay downs
  • History of fashion
  • Classic icons and their style, how it has evolved and new trends that replicate
  • On and off figure styling
  • Fashion show production & organization - prep, lineup, set lists, fittings, descriptions, responsibilities, fashion weeks, fashion show types
  • Working with models and celebrities
  • Story board prep
  • Fashion direction
  • Creative thinking
  • Business management
  • One professional photoshoot

One photo shoot is included in this course, shot by a fashion photographer, with students working on professional models, creating their own looks. The fashion styling program works alongside the makeup and hair programs as part of a team with a call sheet giving you a real industry experience. 
The aim of this program is to alter student’s visual and sensory perception allowing them to experience the inner workings of the fashion industry.

Upon completion of this course, students are equipped to try their hand in various areas of the fashion industry, enhancing the career they aspire to.

No Prerequisite

Dates and Pricing (All pricing is in Canadian Dollars)

Tuition - $3995 (No GST charged on Diploma Programs)

Pro Styling Kit Fee - $1195 +GST

Total - $5249.75

Deposit - $500 (This is subtracted from your tuition and due at time of registration to hold your spot. The balance of fees are due the first day of class)

Full Time (12 weeks)

Wednesday – Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm 

2017

August 30 - November 17, 2017

2018

January 10 - March 30, 2018
March 14 - June 1, 2018
May 16 - August 3, 2018
July 18 - October 5, 2018
September 19 - December 7, 2018

Part Time (16 Weeks)

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday (evenings)
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The last week runs Monday – Thursday (evenings)
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

2017

May 8 - August 24, 2017
August 14 - November 30, 2017

2018

January 8 - April 26, 2018
May 14 - August 30, 2018
September 17 - January 2, 2019

Session Hair Styling Diploma

 

Full and Part Time (8 & 16 Weeks)

A must for anyone who has taken or is taking the makeup programs. This course is designed for a makeup artist or for a hairdresser wanting to become more creative and to add a strong editorial base to their work. It is a definite advantage as a makeup artist to be able to style hair also, giving you greater versatility. In this industry you are more marketable being able to do hair and makeup, rather than one or the other. We teach you how to work with different face shapes and hair textures, appliances and products. The course covers styling techniques from basic, to more elaborate creations. This course teaches hair styling for:

  • Kit needs
  • Hygiene & infection control
  • Skeletal and muscular structure
  • Hair types & structure
  • Hair design elements
  • Facial considerations
  • Rollers, curls & diffusing 
  • Basic twists and rolls
  • Marcel waves
  • Finger waving
  • Pin curls - technical and fashion inspired
  • Product knowledge
  • Working with heated tools
  • Parting and sectioning - classic and fashion inspired
  • Blowdrying
  • Setting techniques
  • Bridal or grad work
  • Period hair, looks and fashion inspired looks
  • Braids - basic & fashion inspired
  • Photo shoots - perfecting each technique, expectations, fashion inspiration
  • Television, Commercials & Video - technicalities, call sheets, working with a production team 
  • Runway - exceptions, basic and creative looks
  • Preparation & bookings 
  • Marketing 
  • One professional photoshoot

The hair course may be combined with the makeup course to become a full time program or may be taken individually. The course  includes one photo shoot with a professional photographer.

No Prerequisite

Dates and Pricing (All pricing is in Canadian Dollars)

Tuition - $1995 (No GST charged on Diploma Programs)

Hair Kit Fee - $550 +GST

Total - $2572.50

Deposit - $350 (This is subtracted from your tuition and due at time of registration to hold your spot. The balance of fees are due the first day of class)

Full Time (8 weeks)

Classes run Monday and Tuesday from 9:30am - 4:30pm.

2017

January 9 - February 28, 2017
May 8 - June 27, 2017
July 4 - August 22, 2017 (July 3rd is a holiday)
September 5 - October 24, 2017 (September 4th is a Holiday)
October 30 - December 19. 2017

2018

January 8 - February 27, 2018
March 12 - April 1, 2018
May 14 - July 3, 2018
July 16 - September 4, 2018
September 17 - November 6, 2018

Part Time  (16 weeks)

Classes run Monday and Tuesday from 6:30pm-9:30pm

2017

January 8 - April 24, 2018
May 14 - August 28, 2018
September 4 - December 18, 2018 (September 3rd is a Holiday)

2018

January 8 - April 24, 2018
May 14 - August 28, 2018
September 17 - January 1, 2019

Certified Courses

Airbrushing

Full time  (2 Days) 

This 2-day course helps complete any makeup artist’s knowledge. Let us update your skills with this increasingly popular method of makeup application used by many of the top makeup artists in the industry. We would say it's a must with everything being HD these days, learn how to apply a flawless finish that looks beautiful and fresh. Perfect for photo or television work. Once you try this technique you will be hooked! This course concentrates on various techniques of airbrush application, including:

  • Facial makeup
  • Day and evening looks
  • Bodywork
  • Stencilling
  • Air tanning

Prerequisite: Makeup Diploma

Dates and Pricing (All pricing in Canadian dollars)

Tuition - $795 + GST

Airbrush Kit Fee - $500 + GST (Includes Airbrush, compressor, hose, airbrush cleanser, 8 foundation colours)

Total - $1295

Deposit - $200 (This is subtracted from your tuition and due at time of registration to hold your spot. The balance of fees are due the first day of class)

Full Time (2 Days)

Dates are subject to change
9:30 am – 4:30 pm

2017

January 26 - 27, 2017
March 2 - 3, 2017
May 1 - 2, 2017
July 20 - 21, 2017
August 14 - 15, 2017
September 28 - 29, 2017
November 2 - 3, 2017

2018

January 24 - 25, 2018
March 8 - 9, 2018
May 10 - 11, 2018
July 12 - 13, 2018
September 13 - 14, 2018
December 13 - 14, 2018

Eyelash Extensions

Full Time (1 Day)

This technique created to enhance the length and thickness of the natural lashes. The extensions are applied one by one to the existing lashes creating a natural or very enhanced look to the eye. The lashes last 2-3 weeks before touch ups are required. This is a great service to offer to clients in a salon setting, for brides to be, and for models. Eyelash extensions are the latest beauty trend… now is the time to get started. Students are required to bring a model.

No Prerequisite

Dates and Pricing (All pricing in Canadian dollars)

Tuition - $595 + GST

Lash Kit Fee - $350 + GST

Total - $945

Deposit - $200 (This is subtracted from your tuition and due at time of registration to hold your spot. The balance of fees are due the first day of class)

Full Time

Monday
Dates are subject to change
9:30 am – 4:30 pm

2017

January 18, 2017
May 1, 2017
July 17, 2017
August 14, 2017
September 18, 2017
November 27, 2017
December 11, 2017

2018

February 12, 2018
April 30, 2018
June 18, 2018
September 10, 2018
December 19, 2018
 

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Artists Within Makeup Academy
#306, 822 11th Ave. S.W. Calgary, AB T2R 0E5
Phone: (403) 208-0034
[email protected]
www.artistswithin.com
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