The Institute of Makeup Artistry Online Learning Experience

Embark on an extraordinary online learning journey with The Institute of Makeup Artistry. Whether you're a working professional, career changer, stay-at-home parent, or retiree, our online makeup artistry course is designed to provide flexibility, accessibility, and an enriching educational experience.

The Institute of Makeup Artistry prides itself on offering personalised service to meet the unique needs of our students, creating an unparalleled online learning experience that is tailored to you.

How The Institute of Makeup Artistry Ensures a Fantastic Online Learning Experience

Our course has been carefully crafted to offer a comprehensive curriculum that encompasses all aspects of makeup artistry. From the fundamentals to advanced modules, our course equips students with the essential skills and knowledge to excel in the industry. Our team of experienced instructors consists of professionals in the field, guaranteeing that you receive exceptional and relevant education, along with practical insights.

At The Institute of Makeup Artistry, we believe in the power of interactive learning. That's why our online course fosters an engaging and collaborative environment, utilising virtual workshops, discussion forums, and project-based assignments. Throughout your online learning journey, you'll actively engage with instructors and fellow learners, exchanging ideas and receiving valuable feedback. These interactive opportunities empower students to connect and network within the industry, enhancing the overall online learning experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that embarking on an online learning experience might raise some questions - so we’ve answered the most common inquiries from current and past online makeup students to provide you with the clarity you need to make an informed decision.

Online Learning Concerns

Are online makeup artistry courses worth it?

Online makeup artistry courses are definitely worth it. They offer a flexible and convenient way to gain valuable knowledge and skills in the field of makeup artistry. With the advancements in technology, online learning platforms have become increasingly interactive and engaging, providing a high-quality educational experience. The Institute of Makeup Artistry ensures that our online course is designed to provide students with the necessary tools to succeed in their careers.

Can I get a makeup artistry certificate online?

Yes, you can obtain a makeup artistry certificate online. The Institute of Makeup Artistry offers a comprehensive online course that covers all aspects of makeup artistry. Many employers value the practical skills gained through online courses, making them a valuable asset in the job market.

What are the advantages of online makeup artistry courses?

Online makeup artistry courses offer numerous advantages. Firstly, they provide flexibility, allowing you to study at your own pace and in your own time. This is particularly beneficial for those with busy schedules or other commitments. Secondly, online courses are accessible to individuals from all over the world, eliminating geographical barriers. Lastly, online learning platforms often provide interactive resources and opportunities for networking, allowing students to connect with professionals in the field and enhance their learning experience.

Are online learning programs suitable for all age groups?

Yes, online learning programs are suitable for individuals of all age ranges above 16 years old. The Institute of Makeup Artistry welcomes students from various backgrounds and age ranges. Our course is designed to be accessible and user-friendly, catering to the diverse needs of learners. Whether you are a recent graduate, a working professional, or a retiree looking to expand your knowledge, our online courses provide a flexible and engaging learning experience for everyone.

How do I stay motivated and engaged in online learning?

Staying motivated and engaged in online learning can be achieved through various strategies. Firstly, set clear goals and objectives for your learning journey. This will help you stay focused and motivated throughout the course. Secondly, create a study schedule and allocate specific time slots for learning. Treat your online course as you would a traditional classroom-based course, dedicating regular hours to study and completing assignments. Additionally, actively participate in the course's interactive features, such as workshops and exclusive Facebook groups. Engaging with instructors and fellow learners will not only enhance your learning experience but also provide a sense of community and support.

Common Student Questions

Is learning self-paced or real-time? Will online learning fit into my busy schedule?

Our online makeup artistry course is designed to be self-paced, allowing you to study at your own convenience. This flexibility is ideal for individuals with busy schedules or other commitments. You can access course materials and assignments at any time and progress through the course at your own speed. This ensures that online learning can fit seamlessly into your lifestyle, allowing you to balance work, family, and other responsibilities while pursuing your education.

How long do I have to complete the course?

The course is designed to be self-paced. Normally, you would expect to be dedicating on average about 4-6 hours per week for 24 weeks. However, many students take up to one year to complete their studies because of family or work commitments.

Can I interact with instructors and other students in online learning?

Yes, interaction with instructors and fellow students is an integral part of our online learning experience. The Institute of Makeup Artistry provides various avenues for interaction, including virtual workshops, exclusive Facebook groups, and project-based assignments. These interactive elements allow you to engage with instructors and fellow learners, exchange ideas, ask questions, and receive valuable feedback. The opportunity to connect and network with professionals in the field and other students enhances your overall learning experience and provides a sense of community and support.

Are online certifications recognised by employers?

Yes, online degrees and certifications are widely recognised by employers. The Institute of Makeup Artistry's online course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in their careers. Employers value practical experience and the ability to apply learned principles in real-world scenarios. Completing an online course demonstrates dedication, self-motivation, and the ability to manage time effectively, which are highly desirable qualities in the workforce.

What equipment or technology do I need for online learning?

To participate in our online makeup artistry course, you will need basic computer skills, access to a computer or laptop with an internet connection, a video camera (a smart phone camera is acceptable) and a makeup kit. As a student of The Institute of Makeup Artistry, you will receive exclusive discounts to leading makeup suppliers. Contact us for more information on kit options, pricing and how to purchase.

Additionally, you may need software such as Adobe Reader to access course materials, and a word processing program to complete assignments. The Institute of Makeup Artistry's online platform is user-friendly and accessible, ensuring that you can easily navigate through the course materials and engage with the learning resources provided.

Our course is compatible with both PC and Mac computers, tablet and smartphone devices.

Do I have to have a background in makeup artistry?

No. The course is designed to allow for students who have had little or no experience in makeup artistry.

Do I need a model?

When it comes to makeup artistry, the best way to gain experience is by working on as many different faces as possible! This is because every face is unique, and makeup techniques vary depending on face shapes. So, the more faces you can experience, the better for your overall experience. This said, we do require students to work on other people (over the age of 10) throughout the course.

Does the course offer Advanced Modules?

Yes, advanced modules are available to purchase if you want to take your learning to the next level. These modules delve deeper into specific areas of makeup artistry, providing you with specialised knowledge and skills. The advanced modules cover topics such as Bridal Makeup, Special Effects Makeup, and Plant-Based Product Application. By completing these advanced modules, you can enhance your expertise in specific areas of interest and broaden your career opportunities in the field of makeup artistry.

Can I purchase the Advanced Modules as a stand-alone course?

No. Unfortunately, we do not offer our Advanced Modules to the public. Only students enrolled in one of our courses can purchase them.

How do I communicate with my tutor?

You can contact your tutor at any time through our secure student site, which you will gain access to once you enrol. Your tutor's role is to assess your assignments and provide you with feedback. They are also available to answer any questions you may have about the course.

Do you mail any course notes or materials out?

No, all course materials are provided digitally. As soon as you join The Institute of Makeup Artistry, you will gain access to our online student site. From there, you can download the course materials as you progress through each module. The modules are provided in PDF format, allowing you to keep them for future reference and print them if desired. We are committed to providing a sustainable and environmentally friendly learning experience.

Do I have to attend any classes?

No. The course is completed online. This means there are no classes to attend. You can study in your own time and at your own pace.

Do I need computer skills?

Only basic computer skills are required to complete the online makeup artistry course.

When can I start?

As the course is provided online, you have the flexibility to start when and where it suits you. If you enrolled today, for example, you could start straight away.

Will I be able to chat with other students?

Yes. We have a dedicated student Facebook group, which allows you to connect with other like-minded students where you can discuss the course and all things related to makeup artistry.

Are there any networking opportunities?

Yes, The Institute of Makeup Artistry offers networking opportunities for students through our dedicated student Facebook group. This platform allows you to connect with other makeup artistry students and graduates of the course, share ideas, and engage in discussions related to the industry. Additionally, we organise regular workshops where you can interact with industry experts and gain valuable insights. These networking opportunities enable you to broaden your professional network, learn from experienced individuals, and stay updated with the latest trends and advancements in the field of makeup artistry.

Kickstarting Your Career in Makeup Artistry

Can I teach myself makeup artistry?

While self-study can be a valuable way to learn about makeup artistry, enrolling in a structured online course offers several advantages. The Institute of Makeup Artistry's online makeup artistry course provides a comprehensive curriculum that covers all aspects of makeup artistry, ensuring that you gain a solid foundation in the field. Our course is designed by an experienced professional who understands the industry's requirements and provides practical insights. By enrolling in an online course, you can benefit from expert guidance, interactive learning opportunities, and networking possibilities that will enhance your knowledge and career prospects in the field of makeup artistry.

How do I become a makeup artist in the Philippines?

To become a makeup artist in the Philippines, you might start by completing a course like the one offered at the Institute of Makeup Artistry to build a strong foundation in the basics of makeup artistry. Following this, pursuing further qualifications from accredited institutions and gaining practical experience through apprenticeships or freelance work can be beneficial. It's important to note that our course provides a significant stepping stone, but further experience and possibly additional qualifications might be needed to fully establish yourself in the industry. Pursuing an online makeup artistry course is a great first step in discovering whether or not a career in this field is right for you!

What Our Students Are Saying

Sabrene-Marie Papas

I enjoyed my entire journey with IMUA!

They were so supportive and uplifting towards my work and supported me on my Instagram journey sharing my makeup looks with the online world! I learnt so many new techniques that allow me to design and create more dramatic and theatrical makeup looks that involve SFX and paints!

It gave me the confidence to experiment more with my skills and expand my knowledge beyond traditional beauty makeup. I absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED my time with IMUA and strongly encourage anyone passionate about makeup who wants a career in the industry or just wants to expand their own artistry skills to take part in this course!

You will love it! All the best to any new students! Thanks for having me, IMUA! xxx

Sabrene-Marie Papas

@ sabrene.marie

Sabrene-Marie Papas


This is the only course you need! If you are a complete beginner or if you already have experience, this is the course to get you qualified. This isn't just your stock standard makeup; this covers theatre, television, SFX, and legal requirements of an MUA working in the industry!

All the better is you can do this at your pyjamas if you wish (like me haha).

So happy I did this course and I couldn't recommend​ it more!

Jade Madden


Sabrene-Marie Papas

When I began this course I had no direction in my makeup career and only the skills that I picked up from self-teaching.

This class has solidified my knowledge of the fundamentals of beauty makeup, has introduced me to the fascinating world of special effects makeup and has been an invaluable resource in learning how to be a working makeup artist.

Now I feel I have the background and direction to move forward with confidence! I'm proud to have studied here.

Brooke Shivers


Sabrene-Marie Papas

I genuinely loved this course so much. It has helped my confidence tremendously, and I have learned so much more.

So sad it’s over already but so proud of myself for completing it, and I cannot wait to follow my dreams of becoming a special effects makeup artist.

Thank you to my tutor Rachel who helped me every step of the way and gave me amazing feedback on every module.

Lauren Gough


I have absolutely loved this course! It covers everything a makeup artist should know to become successful.

There is so much information in each module. Everything is in-depth, and after completing it, I feel really confident in my skills and knowledge.

Before I started the course, I had never done anything with prosthetics or special effects. These modules were a bit challenging for me, but I am so glad they were included, and I had the opportunity to learn so many new and interesting things. I highly recommend this course!

Dobrina Ivanova


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