Programs

Intensive trainings sessions / Long training sessions
Long training sessions

Four long courses of 6, 7, 10 and 12 months are offered, covering all the specializations required by the professional makeup industry. All of the disciplines are taught, from beauty makeup to artistic makeup, via fundamentals in cinema, TV and stage makeup. The courses are aimed at the talents of tomorrow who are looking for a complete high-quality training course with a view to becoming a professional Makeup Artist.

Long training sessions

Long training sessions

Four long courses of 6, 7, 10 and 12 months are offered, covering all the specializations required by the professional makeup industry. All of the disciplines are taught, from beauty makeup to artistic makeup, via fundamentals in cinema, TV and stage makeup. The courses are aimed at the talents of tomorrow who are looking for a complete high-quality training course with a view to becoming a professional Makeup Artist.

1 / Beauty to Special Effects Fundamentals

6 months

Held: From September 2015 to February 2016
Duration: 6 months - 700 hours
Course Hours: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Price: 7,315 € (all taxes included)

 

Program

Beauty / Fashion / Enhancing Facial Features
Duration : 5 months

- Essential skin concepts
- Anatomy and morphological studies of different faces
- Colorimetry
- The makeup artist’s approach
- Complexion, eye, mouth and eyebrow makeup
- Shading techniques, light and shadow techniques
- Corrective makeup techniques (concealing scars etc.)
- Makeup: from the most natural to the most sophisticated
- Makeup for mature skin, bridal and ethnic makeup (dark and Asian skin)
- Lighting analysis basics
- History of makeup from Antiquity to the present day
- Makeup techniques for photography
- Makeup techniques for the catwalk (Showrooms, Haute Couture and Designers)
- Fashion makeup through the years
- Practical advice for adapting the techniques taught to different professional contexts (photo shoots, fashion shows, weddings, etc.)

 

TV & CINEMA FUNDAMENTALS
Duration : 1 Month

- Lighting concepts and techniques on set (outside, day and night)
- Makeup for men and women (natural, corrective and sophisticated)
- Progressive aging for films (using makeup products and latex)
- Products for recreating special effects on the skin (blood, latex, glue, artificial flesh, etc.)
- Small special effects fundamentals (Grazes, eczema, burns...)
 

ASSESSMENT OF THE 6 MONTHS TRAINING COURSE

Following their training course, students submit 12 photos of their makeup for the 6 months exam.

This portfolio is assessed by a panel composed of professional makeup artists and Dany Sanz, and then serves as evidence of the student’s professional skills.

Registration terms and conditions

Application fees: 80€ (only by bank card, online payment or bank transfer)
Deposit payable upon registering, to confirm participation on the course: 2 200 €
Balance to be paid no later than 10 days before the start of the course: 5 115 €
Ancillary costs: Products Kit

Special package "Beauty to Special Effects" + Master Program TV & Cinema Academy: 16 000€. For further information, feel free to contact us: academy@makeupforever.fr / tvcinema@makeupforever.fr

 

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2 / Beauty to Stage

7 months

Held: From September 2015 to March 2016
Duration: 7 months - 818 hours
Course hours: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Price: 7,890 € (all taxes included)

 

Program

Beauty / Fashion / Enhancing Facial Features
Duration: 5 months

- Essential skin concepts
- Anatomy and morphological studies of different faces
- Colorimetry
- The makeup artist’s approach
- Complexion, eye, mouth and eyebrow makeup
- Shading techniques, light and shadow techniques
- Corrective makeup techniques (concealing scars etc.)
- Makeup: from the most natural to the most sophisticated
- Makeup for mature skin, bridal and ethnic makeup (dark and Asian skin)
- Lighting analysis basics
- History of makeup from Antiquity to the present day
- Makeup techniques for photography
- Makeup techniques for the catwalk (Showrooms, Haute Couture and Designers)
- Fashion makeup through the years
- Practical advice for adapting the techniques taught to different professional contexts (photo shoots, fashion shows, weddings, etc.)

 

TV & CINEMA FUNDAMENTALS

Duration : 1 Month

- Lighting concepts and techniques on set (outside, day and night)
- Makeup for men and women (natural, corrective and sophisticated)
- Progressive aging for films (using makeup products and latex)
- Products for recreating special effects on the skin (blood, latex, glue, artificial flesh, etc.)
- Small special effects fundamentals (Grazes, eczema, burns...)

Theater / Stage
Duration: 1 month

- The world of the stage: theater, opera, dance, circus, etc.
- Lighting concepts and techniques on stage (outside, day and night)
- Use of shadow and light to transform a face
- Using a character to create emotion (joy, anger, sadness, etc.)
- Creating a spitting image (transforming a person into a celebrity)
- Transforming a man into a woman
- Designing and fitting bald caps
- Stage special effects (products and techniques)
- Creation of fantasy characters (monsters, vampires, etc.) and injuries

 

ASSESSMENT OF THE 7 MONTHS TRAINING COURSE

Following their training course, students submit 14 photos for their 7 months exam.

This portfolio is assessed by a panel composed of professional makeup artists and Dany Sanz, and then serves as evidence of the student’s professional skills.

Registration terms and conditions

Application fees: 80€ (only by bank card, online payment or bank transfer)
Deposit payable upon registering, to confirm participation on the course: 2 350 €
Balance to be paid no later than 10 days before the start of the course: 5 540 €
Ancillary costs: Products Kit

 

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3 / Beauty to Artistic

10 months

Held: From September 2015 to June 2016
Duration: 10 months - 1146 hours
Course Hours: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Price: 9,500€ (all taxes included)

 

PROGRAM

Beauty / Fashion / Enhancing Facial Features
Duration: 5 months

- Essential skin concepts
- Anatomy and morphological studies of different faces
- Colorimetry
- The makeup artist’s approach
- Complexion, eye, mouth and eyebrow makeup
- Shading techniques, light and shadow techniques
- Corrective makeup techniques (concealing scars etc.)
- Makeup: from the most natural to the most sophisticated
- Makeup for mature skin, bridal and ethnic makeup (dark and Asian skin)
- Lighting analysis basics
- History of makeup from Antiquity to the present day
- Makeup techniques for photography
- Makeup techniques for the catwalk (Showrooms, Haute Couture and Designers)
- Fashion makeup through the years
- Practical advice for adapting the techniques taught to different professional contexts (photo shoots, fashion shows, weddings, etc.)

 

TV & CINEMA FUNDAMENTALS

Duration : 1 Month

- Lighting concepts and techniques on set (outside, day and night)
- Makeup for men and women (natural, corrective and sophisticated)
- Progressive aging for films (using makeup products and latex)
- Products for recreating special effects on the skin (blood, latex, glue, artificial flesh, etc.)
- Small special effects fundamentals (Grazes, eczema, burns...)


Theater / Stage
Duration: 1 month

- The world of the stage: theater, opera, dance, circus, etc.
- Lighting concepts and techniques on stage (outside, day and night)
- Use of shadow and light to transform a face
- Using a character to create emotion (joy, anger, sadness, etc.)
- Creating a spitting image (transforming a person into a celebrity)
- Transforming a man into a woman
- Designing and fitting bald caps
- Stage special effects (products and techniques)
- Creation of fantasy characters (monsters, vampires, etc.) and injuries


Artistic
Duration: 3 months

- Face painting
- Presentation of products
- Face morphology
- Design of ‘plumping-up’ effects and expressions on the face
- Artistic “beauty” makeup
- Animal makeup (cats, reptiles, birds, etc.)
- Examining different expressions
- Body painting
- Presentation of products
- Sketching a plan
- Design and hairstyling
- Shading techniques, light and shadow techniques
- Designing scrolling and plants on the entire body
- Creating material effects (wood, marble, fire, water, feathers, scales, etc.)
- Designing extremely realistic Body Painting (item of clothing, tree, etc.)
- Each year, two students are selected by the Academy’s teachers to take
part in the World Body Painting Festival in Austria.

 

ASSESSMENT OF THE 10 MONTHS TRAINING COURSE

Following their training course, students are assessed on an example of beauty makeup, and of aging makeup, and on fitting a prosthetic, the presentation of and evaluation of their portfolio by a panel composed of professional makeup artists and Dany Sanz and the design and presentation of an example of body painting during the Academy’s end-of-year fashion show.

REGISTRATION TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Application fees: 80€ (only by bank card, online payment or bank transfer)
Deposit payable upon registering, to confirm participation on the course: 2 850 €
Balance to be paid no later than 10 days before the start of the course: 6 650 €
Ancillary costs: Products Kit

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4 / Beauty to Prosthetics

12 months

Held: From September 2015 to February 2016 + Fom 29th February 2016 to 30th September 2016
Duration: 12 months - 1490 hours
Course Hours: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Price: 19 315€ 16 000 € (all taxes included)

PROGRAM

BEAUTY TO SPECIAL EFFECTS FUNDAMENTALS
6 Months - Paris Academy  

 

TV & CINEMA ACADEMY MASTER PROGRAM
6 Months - TV & CINEMA Academy, La Cité du Cinéma

Timetable : Morning demos / PM: practises in real Work condition (Light, 4K screens and Cameras…)

 

Module TV
Duration : 6 weeks - 195 hours

- Better understanding of Colorimetric methodology
- Make-up for TV programs, news broadcasts and video clips
- Specificity of TV and video clips environment
- Light usage: natural, artificial, set background
- TV Camera technical differences
- TV shows time-scale specificity
- Preparation to Video-clips: working with the director
- Product use and tips for different climates (heat, snow, rain, cold, …)

Wig-making and Hair-dos : 
  • Wig setting
  • How to take it off, to clean and maintain
  • Fitting of hairpieces and creation of beard, moustaches and sideburns
  • How to take them off, clean and maintain
  • How to repair wigs and hairpieces
  • Initiation to hairpieces manufacturing

 

Module TV Series & TV Movies
Duration: 4 weeks - 130 hours

- TV movies and series, what and how it happens during a shooting
- How to read and work with a script
- How to prepare make-up step by step according to a script
- Preparation of first meeting with the Director, actors and technical team
- Organization (time frame, material, conditions,…)
- Negotiating the budgets with production company
- How to work under time constraint and with limited budget
- Light work
- TV series camera specificity
- TV Beauty, period and special effects make-ups

 

Module Cinema
Duration: 8 weeks - 260 hours

- Beauty enhancement for movies, period movies, aging, SFX
- Which relationship to develop with Actors, Directors, Directors of photography
- Make-up cultural differences
- How to read and work with a script
- How to prepare a script step by step
- Preparation of first meeting with Director
- Organization (time frame, material, conditions…)
- How to work on a full-length feature film or short films, with Majors or indies
- Light work
- Cinema camera specificities
- How to work with prosthetics artists

 

Module SFX Prosthetics
Duration: 8 weeks - 260 hours

- Adventure movies, thrillers, fantasy…
- How to work with prosthetics on an actor
- Fingerprinting
- Moulding
- Sculpture (Plastiline)
- Prostheses creation (silicone,…)
- Protheses make-up
- Adjustement on the actors
- Initiation to dental prostheses

 

SPEAKERS : 

Team work with HMC team (wardrobe, make-up and hair), Wig maker, Director of photography, scriptwriter, director, wigmaker, technicians (TV camera, screen, lighting).

Adjunct Teachers

Mariana Padher (TV Module) "More than a hobby, it is a passion where the most important is to be able to tell a true story through your work."

Dany Vasseur (Series Module) "A Make-up Artist creates make-ups based on characters and according to the script..."

Stéphanie Orillard (Cinema Module) "We work in the shadows to serve a text and a performance..."

Harold Levy (SFX - Prosthetics) "The movie culture that we’re all brought up in from a very early age has an inevitable influence on us..."

Amélie Lecul (Wigmaker) 

US Masters

Dani Fonseca (TV Module) "A Make-up Artist is a problem solver, a manifester of vision, and a personality specialist."

Patty Bunch (Series Module) "A Make-up Artist is a Therapist with a brush."

Leonard Engelman (Cinema Module) "A Make-up Artist in the film industry is a story teller."

Marietta Carter-Narcisse (Cinema Module) "My definition of a Make-up Artist for film is someone who can interpret the vague and the nebulous of characters and concepts from a director’s “mind’s eye”..."

Kazuhiro Tsuji (SFX - Prosthetics) "I get my inspiration from my interactions with people."

Glenn Hetrick (SFX - Prosthetics) "The SFX Makeup Artist’s job is to bring to life the three dimensional vision of the Director..."

Other Speakers

Michael DeVellis (The Powder Group) "The thing I think I have always felt was the most attractive to me about our industry is the passion of the Makeup Artist."

 

FINAL EXAM / INTERNSHIPS  :

Internships

Our vast experience in organizing internships for our students of our flagship Paris Academy ensures the proposal of internships within the professional structures of la Cité du Cinéma (schools, shootings ...). The classes not attended while doing an internship will be taken into account in the grading.

Final exam preparation

Mars 2016

Final exam: in-situ film shooting exercise
Common project with the École de la Cité’s students​

Registration terms and conditions

Application fees: 80€ (only by bank card, online payment or bank transfer)
Deposit payable upon registering, to confirm participation on the course: 4 800 €
Balance to be paid no later than 10 days before the start of the course: 11 200 €
Ancillary costs: Products Kit

 

 

 

 

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ADDITIONAL / INFORMATION

On the Long Training courses

Interships

Our Long Trainging students join numerous internships during their course in many different areas such as TV, Stage, Dance... Learn more about the Academy's expertise!

Testimonials

Discover testimonials from our Academy alumni! 

Brochure

Formations_Longues.pdf

Participant profile

This course is aimed at the talents of tomorrow who are looking for a complete high-quality training course with a view to becoming a Professional Makeup Artist.

Admissions

Students are selected on the basis of their application file (administrative file and artistic portfolio assessed by the teaching body) and an individual interview with an Academy teacher who evaluates the candidate’s motivation and artistic sensitivity.

For the interview:
• Applicants are required to present their book.
• Applicants who don’t have degrees or previous art-schooling should justify sufficient motivation and artistic sensibility.
• Foreigners should send their application by email or mail and those who cannot come to an interview will be contacted to book a telephone interview.

All classes are held in French, perfect fluency is required.

All successful candidates must be at least 18 years of age on the first day of the course.

Application File

Download the application file DOSSIER_CANDIDATURE_2015_2016_diffuse.pdf and send it to academy@makeupforever.fr

Registration terms and conditions

Application fees: 80€ (only by bank card, online payment or bank transfer)
Deposit payable upon registering, to confirm participation on the course: 30%
Balance to be paid no later than 10 days before the start of the course
Methods of payment accepted: debit/credit card, cash, bank transfer.
If the above fees have not been paid within the full 10 days before the start of the course, your registration will be cancelled.
Ancillary costs: Products Kit

For the Beauty to Prosthetics 10 month program, please contact us: academy@makeupforever.fr / tvcinema@makeupforever.fr

FUNDING YOUR TRAINING COURSE

Funding provided by funding bodies or employers is permitted.
Funding is possible through: Pôle Emploi/Fongecif/AFDAS/OPCA/Regional Councils/Uniformation/Mission locale Under- 25s, etc.

The Société Générale Bank is now partner of the Academy and offers a priviledged rate for all Academy students. Call your english-speaking contact Alexandra Mocik (00 1 44 89 82 10) to learn more!  OFFRE_2014_MAKE_UP_FOREVER.pdf

WORTH KNOWING

- Students can use the services of a photographer affiliated to the Academy while compiling their portfolio
- MAKE UP FOR EVER offers kits at discounted prices at the start of the course and a 50% reduction at the Academy’s Pro Loft and in MAKE UP FOR EVER stores (5 rue la Boétie, 75008 Paris and 5 rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75004 Paris)
- After training, students who become Makeup Artists can at any point obtain a Professionals only Backstage card (i.e. a discount of 40%)
- The Paris MAKE UP FOR EVER ACADEMY is a government-approved training centre

- The Academy has a partnership with Les Résidences Estudines

 

 

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