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 our 40% pro-makeup product discount upon completion of any diploma program.

The Founder, Tara Anand Cowles

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

Beginning as 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 the ITEC certification and government sponsored student loan assistance.


    Become an Industry-Ready Professional

    Diploma Programs:

    • Makeup Diploma with an International Certificate
    • Advanced Makeup Diploma
    • Fashion Styling Diploma Program
    • Hair Session 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

    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 Maquillage that has been developed in LA and New York by Tara Anand Cowles to give you top-of-the-line makeup tools to master your makeup skills. Each course includes the essentials needed to excel. 

    Our makeup kits are also available to purchase independantly

    The Instructors

    Along with Tara Anand Cowles, our team includes 13+ professional makeup artists that specialize in hair, fashion, special fx, and makeup in the industry.

    There are countless ways to learn but we have found a fool proof system that works. We constantly update to include the latest techniques. Our teaching methods have been working for hundreds of students over the years. Our programs are heavy on the practical side as 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 Anand Cowles. Whoever your trainer is you can rest assured that they have hands on industry experience, and are all on the same page as far as our teaching techniques go. 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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