Make Up Artistry

As a Makeup Artist, your job would be to create the look that your client requires. This is the ultimate Makeup Artistry course which is suitable for either a complete beginner or those with experience.

Being a Makeup Artist is a fantastic career for people who are passionate about the fashion and beauty industry, make-up artists are in high demand.   The beauty industry is a fun and glamorous industry but also a competitive one, and this course will help give you the knowledge you need to make the right choices.

On this Makeup Artistry course you will:

  • Learn how to provide facial treatments, apply makeup and carry out eyebrow and eyelash treatments.
  • Discover how to provide makeup treatments for beauty salons, weddings, fashion photography, theatre and more.
  • Gain an understanding of important aspects of professional conduct in the industry.
Zero experience needed. Learn how to become a makeup maestro with the treatments to glamorise and impress any client.
Study with winners

We’re an award-winning learning provider and have been recognised for our cutting-edge learning techniques.

At your own pace

Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

Unlimited Tutor Support ™

Get as much help as you want from your personal course tutor via phone and email.

Awarding body: ABC Awards
Our course ref: HL304

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework.  ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our students.

Study Hours

Up to 120 hours which is under 40 minutes per day for 6 months.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours.  This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments.  Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.


Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, posters, leaflets, presentations, video/audio recordings, work-based and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course).  You can read more about ABC here.  Tens of thousands of people each year further their education with an ABC award.

Additional Information
Level 3
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Section 1
Skin Structure, Anatomy and Physiology
  • Understand the anatomy of the skin
  • Appreciate the different jobs which the skin carries out and how this helps to regulate the body
  • Be able to identify certain skin diseases and inflictions that are most common
  • Describe skin pigmentation abnormalities
  • Understand the function of the heart and blood in the body

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start.  However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

No. While you can choose to write your assignments by hand, the majority of students type up their work in a word processor and then submit it via email to their tutors. A typed essay is much easier to save and edit and makes it easier for tutors to read.

Fabulous to do in my own time

I have always wanted to pursue a makeup career however have never had the time. Being able to do this in my spare time is FABULOUS!

Don’t feel pressured
Molly. P

Very professional tutors and there isn’t too much pressure re: deadlines etc

Will use Oxbridge again
Mia. J

My learning experience with Oxbridge was very positive. The tutor was excellent, her responses were always quick and very helpful. I am considering doing another course on beauty and I would definitely use Oxbridge again. Thank you all so much, look forward to signing up for my next course with you.

Great way to extend my portfolio

I am a fully qualified and practising Beauty Therapist and wanted to add Makeup Artistry to my portfolio. What a great way to do it!

Confident in my career

I feel confident that I will grow in the makeup industry after completing this course.

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