Become an Industry-Ready Professional Makeup Artist

Step 1: Select a Diploma Program or Certified Course

Diploma Programs:

  • Makeup Diploma with an International Certificate
  • Advanced Makeup Diploma
  • Fashion Styling Diploma Program
  • Session Hair Styling Diploma Program
  • Special FX & Film Makeup Diploma Program

Certified Courses:

  • Hair Extensions
  • Airbrushing
  • Eyelash Extensions

*Many of our diploma programs and certified courses are available in both full and part-time

Step 2: Complete Your Diploma Program or Certified Course at Our In-School Academy

  • Receive your diploma or certificate

    Why Attend Artists Within Makeup Academy?

    Accredited In-School Makeup Artist Academy

    • When you sign up for more than one course, you will benefit from the student discount program. 
    • Once you’ve completed your diploma program or certified course, you will gain exclusive access to our online community of Makeup Artists.
    • Share your stories and connect with other professional makeup artists from around the world.
    • All students are eligible for the 40% pro-makeup product discount card upon completion of any diploma program.

    The Founder, Tara Anand

    Tara’s in-depth international experience has enabled her to develop these programs from the ground up. With attention being given to even the smallest of details, our programs aims to make you a confident, industry-ready Makeup Artist.

    Beginning as nothing more than a vision, Artists Within has been an accredited in-person makeup school since 2003. We are the only academy to offer fully accredited recognized diploma programs in the province, as well as being the only makeup artist academy to offer ITEC certification and government sponsored student loan assistance.


    Our Makeup Kits

    For many of our diploma programs and certified courses having the correct tools is essential. These kits are a part of our makeup line (AW03) that has been developed in LA and New York by Tara Cowles to give you top-of-the-line makeup tools to master your makeup skills. To learn which makeup kit you will need to purchase please visit our In-School Academy Courses, Pricing & Dates page.

    The Instructors

    Along with Tara Cowles, our team includes 13+ professional makeup artists that specialize in hair, fashion, special effects, and makeup in various different industries.

    These days there are countless ways to learn but we have found a fool proof system that we are constantly updating to include the latest techniques. Our teaching methods have been working for hundreds of students over the years, and we believe that real hands on experience is incredibly valuable. Each trainer teaches using the same format as one another who have been personally trained by Tara Cowles. Whoever your trainer is you can rest assured that they have hands on makeup artist industry experience, and are all on the same page as far as our teaching techniques goes. We help you understand the theory of what you are doing, show you the practical and then make you practice each technique until you see it starts to feel natural!

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