About the Makeup Artist Education
The makeup artist education at Scandinavian Makeup Academy is a practical education with a focus on technical training. We balance 30% theory with 70% practical studies as we believe that extensive practice produces the best artists.
At the beginning of each new topic, the teacher will focus on the theory behind and demonstrate on a model. The theoretic part includes an extensive compendium and oral lectures where the focus is on styles, techniques, products, product ingredients and much more.
The Practical Makeup Education
After the theoretic introduction to a new theme, the students work in pairs and groups to practice the techniques.
The teachers will work closely with the students, correct and supervise the students’ work on both models and face charts.
As graduated students from SMA are widely recognised for their technical and artistic level, they are often invited to participate in real-life work on photo shoots, etc. both before and after the education period.
Evaluations and exams
Our students finish each subject with a practical exam – where their work is evaluated and professional photographs are taken for the students’ portfolios.
Testing is a central part of the education as it allows both the teacher and the student to be aware of each student’s strengths and weaknesses. The education is not a competition, but we want to ensure that every student gets the most out of the education as possible.
Every student will be evaluated in theoretical knowledge, practical skills and creativity.
At the final examination which covers the full course, a photographer will do a photo-shoot of each student’s work.
Diploma, portfolio and the future
On the last day of the studies students will receive their Diploma and portfolio pictures.
Through our extensive network, we often receive inquiries for educated makeup artists, so chances are that we can help you get your career started.