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ITEC is an internationally recognized certification that is highly respected in the industry. Our makeup academy is approved to train for this prestigious exam allowing our Makeup Diploma students to become certified in 33 different countries world wide. An immense advantage over others when applying for work as a makeup artist in the industry or when traveling for makeup artistry jobs. Based in London, England, ITEC ensures that the training you are receiving is of superior quality allowing you to rest assured that you are getting the best education possible.

We create skilled makeup artists who raise the standards of the makeup industry.
Our vision is coming true class after class.

Next Full Time Makeup Diploma October 23rd

Almost Full!


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Founder and director of the makeup academy, Tara Anand Cowles, who has 30 years of makeup artist experience working for major photoshoots, magazines and runway shows based in Europe is the vision behind Artists Within Makeup Academy.

At Artists Within Makeup Academy we teach you what you really need to know to be the best, what others don’t. Other makeup courses Calgary has to offer don’t have the international background that gives our makeup school the experience to make you the best.

Pro Makeup Kit available


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Our makeup school based in Calgary has been producing successful makeup artists for 15 years. We have a formula that works.

Our makeup academy is licensed and accredited giving you peace of mind that your makeup artist training is thorough and your makeup artists diploma is of value.

Online Makeup Courses WORLD WIDE


International Recognition

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We are the only makeup school in Canada to offer the ITEC makeup artistry certification which is recognized in 33 countries world wide.  ITEC is the recognized leader in international makeup artistry and a significant advantage for our graduates of our makeup courses in Calgary.

To date, our students have achieved 100% success, something we are very proud of.

Student Testimonies

"Taking the makeup courses have changed my life. The instruction was better than I could have ever imagined. Taking makeup artistry is something I have always wanted to do, but until Artists Within Makeup Academy it was only a dream." - Zoe, Full Time Makeup School Diploma

“The makeup courses instruction is at the highest level, the makeup classes size was small enough that we received extensive personal attention, and the makeup courses work and practical makeup artist experience provided, fast tracked my abilities as a makeup artist exponentially. To top it off, I secured a job with one of the best makeup brands at Canada's top luxury department store a week after graduating. My credentials as a makeup artist trained through Artists Within Makeup Academy is why I secured employment so quickly and successfully." - Kirsten, Full Time Makeup School Diploma

"When I started makeup school I was terrified that I wouldn't be good as a makeup artists or hair stylist. It seemed like a lot to take in as I had no experience. The makeup instructors were so patient with all of us and the many demo's and hours of hands on really left me feeling confident that I can tackle anything now that I am finished. Thanks so much Artists Within Makeup , the staff were so amazing, it feels like leaving home!" - Kimberly, Full Time Makeup School Diploma & Hair Design

"I loved that our instructor was also working in the fashion industry. The real life stories were both inspiring and eyeopening giving me things to work hard for and also things to live up to and not take for granted." - Natasha, Fashion Styling Diploma

Makeup Academy Diploma Program

Fully accredited Full and Part time makeup courses in Calgary available. Sessions start every 8 weeks. Sign up now, make your dream makeup career a reality!

Next Makeup Classes: Full Time October 23rd, 2019 . Part Time January 6th, 2020

*Space is Limited - October 23rd Full Time is almost full . Apply and Register Now!

Online Makeup Courses

Our online makeup courses are available world wide. Study your online makeup classes from home at your own pace, create your own schedule, start your dream makeup artist career today!

As easy as 1, 2, 3.



 Pro Makeup Kit

AW03 has put together a fully stocked professional makeup artist kit at a hugely discounted rate with all you need to get started as a professional makeup artist!

Makeup that lasts from dusk till dawn.

Created originally for the makeup courses online and the makeup school diploma programs this makeup kit is also perfect for active makeup artists or those hoping to get started! 

Hair Session Styling Diploma

Designed for a makeup artist or hair stylist wanting to break into the editorial world. No cutting or coloring, just fabulous creativity!

Next Session Starting January 6th, 2020

Apply and Register Now!

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Makeup Store

AW03 m a q u i l l a g e is designed by founder and director of the makeup academy, Tara Cowles. Taking her 30 years of experience in the industry as makeup artist, Tara created a line that inspires confidence and enhances style. Go natural, go dramatic. AW03 reflects current trends lasting all day long, through - work . kids . exercise . martinis . sex


One on One Makeup Workshop

Master Your Makeup

Do you have a drawer of makeup products you have no idea what to do with? What colours work for you? How do you create a great everyday makeup look? How do you apply so it lasts all day? What should you be doing with your brow shape and how the heck do you do all this in 5 minutes every morning?! Come and join Director of the makeup academy Tara Cowles as she answers shows you how and answers all these questions in a one hour makeup lesson.

*Dates are very limited so book yours while they are available!

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