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Bellus Academy was the first school outside of New York or Los Angeles to offer a professional make-up course of this high caliber. The internationally acclaimed Make-up Designory (MUD) Make-up Artistry course can give you the technical skills desired by employers to work on fashion shoots, runways, TV, movie sets and so much more. The course concludes with a professional photo shoot for both your personal and professional portfolio.

Please note that each location offers a unique catalog of programs and  required hours will vary.

Make-up Artistry –
Poway, CA
Make-up Artistry –
Chula Vista, CA
Make-up Artistry –
El Cajon, CA
Make-up Artistry –
Manhattan, KS

Make-up Artistry  150 hours

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  • Includes M.U.D. Professional Kit with professional brushes and tools required to perform theatrical, airbrush and professional make-up applications
  • Projects range from natural make-up to avant-garde looks
  • Teaches facial contouring using highlights and shadows, correction and concealing techniques
  • Students become knowledgeable in: corrective make-up, runway, bridal, glamour, professional, photography, air-brush, camouflage and basic special effects application

Can also be taken as a standalone program, but does not qualify for financial aid.

Makeup + Cosmetology Makeup + Esthetics

Master Make-up Artistry 602 hours

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The Master Makeup Artistry program is a 602-hour program that teaches Makeup application utilizing the Make-up Designory (MUD) curriculum. The program length for the Day Schedule is approximately 17 weeks and the Evening Schedule is approximately 24 weeks. Beginning with a focus on Beauty Essentials, students will progress through elements of Drawing, utilizing an Airbrush techniques for Studio, Special Effects, Bridal, High Fashion, and Mature Makeup, as well as Male Grooming, and Period Hair and Makeup.

Students will learn career and personal development skills such as client consultation, business tracking systems and marketing strategies as well as Financial Literacy. This course will prepare you with the necessary skillset to work in various fields such as entertainment, theatrical, retail, bridal, special make-up effects, society, salon/spa, fashion and special events!

Fall course exclusively offered at our CHULA VISTA campus and will commence September 3, 2019 for the day schedule. 

The Student Kit
MUD makeup kits

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Why Choose Bellus?

Travel the World

We offer International Certification (ITEC) which allows our graduates to work in 38 countries around the world.

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Top Job Placement

Our career services team and student mobile app make finding your dream career so much easier.

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Classes that prepare you to own a business and market yourself.

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Our Reputation

Bellus is the most awarded beauty and wellness institution in the country and Intercoiffure recently ranked us the #1 beauty school in North America!

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Compete in Competitions

Our students have a history of succeeding at national student competitions including TrendVision and America’s Beauty Show.

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We're Tech Savvy

Our app gives 24/7 access to academics, attendance and job postings. Select programs offer social learning on iPads, which are included in the student kit.

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Exam Prep

All of our programs include a mock state board test to prepare you for the state license exam and our kits include the state board kit and licensing fees.

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Top Educators

We invest in our educators to ensure that they are trained in the latest industry techniques and trends.

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Our relationships with high-end salons in Southern California allow students to network with top stylists and owners. (CA campuses only)

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We Give Back

We have an undeniable passion for humanity. Our schools are honored to give back and participate in community events while utilizing our technical skills.

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Multiple License Programs

Bellus is proud to offer combined courses that allow you to enroll in one program and graduate with multiple credentials.

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Alumni Benefits

We give our graduates access to job postings, the opportunity to attend campus events and alumni scholarships for advanced education.

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“My life has changed so much. Within eight months of graduating, I now own a successful wax bar. I am forever grateful for the great education I received at Bellus Academy.”

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“For the past year I have been working on super-yachts in Spain as a massage therapist for billionaires and have loved every second of it! I don’t know what I would’ve done without Bellus’ training and expertise.”

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“I love how hands-on the nail program is at Bellus. I am a visual and hands-on learner and I appreciated the time and focus on my advancement throughout the program. I would definitely recommend Bellus Academy to anyone interested in beauty and wellness education, especially the nail program!”

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“The program and educators in Make-up Artistry are exceptional. The curriculum was so well designed that each day I couldn’t wait to get to school and begin the next step in learning high-end makeup. I feel very comfortable after taking this class to apply for a job anywhere in makeup, including a Hollywood studio, theater, photography or in a high-end salon and spa.”

- Jessica
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“As a cosmo crossover, the Barbering Program was not only an excellent way to brush up on the basics, but also the best way to take my career to the next level. The staff was so helpful in every aspect and I highly recommend the program.”

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Financial Aid

Yes! Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.
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Flexible Schedule

We offer day & night classes. We also have new classes starting every month.
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