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Cinta Aveda Institute in partnership with MUD Make-up Designory is committed to meeting the ever-growing demand for quality make-up education. If you are interested in make-up for the entertainment, fashion, bridal, or salon industry, or are hoping to build your professional skills with a continuing education course, our MUD partnership provides a rigorous education in a vibrant learning environment.

Classes blend lectures and demonstrations with lab work and assignments, to take students from research and casting to a professional photoshoot. Choose from comprehensive make-up programs designed to give students a foundation in their areas of interest, or hone your skills with a continuing education course.

The Certificate Program is a comprehensive, in-depth make-up artistry-training program. By offering professional instruction in all areas of make-up artistry, we prepare the students to be able to accept work in all avenues of the industry, including editorial, bridal, theatrical, media, clinical, and more. In addition, the duration of the Program is specifically designed to allow the students to quickly launch their career.

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Level I

Beauty Essentials

Essentials 84 Hours

This course is designed as an introduction to beauty make-up with an emphasis on the techniques required today in this multi-faceted industry.

In this course you will start by learning facial analysis, base matching and application, correction, contours, and highlights, and focus on the eyes and lips.

The course finishes with complete make-up applications ranging from one hundred percent corrective to natural make-up.

MUD Level I Certification

  • Tuition $1,680
  • Books, Equipment, & Supplies $1,299
  • Total $2,979
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Level II ( includes all of Level I )

Airbrush, Bridal, Studio + High Fashion

Airbrush 35 Hours

In this course, we demystify the tool and show how to properly care for and maintain it. In addition, we teach the techniques to do beautiful, flawless beauty make-up. Learn the techniques that are being required by the major studios as well as demanding clients.

Bridal 21 Hours

Learn the techniques used to do a successful consultation with a bride and family members. We will focus on the lucrative world of wedding make-up and what is required to successfully run a bridal make-up business.

Studio 35 Hours

Learn how to work with high definition cameras and learn what is required of the make-up. We will also be focusing on the no make-up look.

High Fashion 35 Hours

In this course, students will learn how to work on set, and design make-up looks that can be used in fashion or editorial. Create imagery for your portfolio that stands out from the rest.

MUD Level II Certification

  • Tuition $4,200
  • Books, Equipment, & Supplies $3,195
  • Total ( Includes Levels I & II ) $7,395
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Level III ( includes all of Levels I and II )

Essentials of Hairstyling + Portfolio Development

Essentials of Hairstyling 70 Hours

This course concentrates on the basic fundamentals of hairstyling, from simple blow drying techniques to creating elaborate hairstyles. Students will learn to create modern styles as well as edgy and creative hair designs, using hot tools and roller sets.

This course incorporates daily projects and skill building sessions to encourage learning by practice. As part of this course, students are required to complete hair and make-up projects, which relate to on-the-job experience.

Portfolio Development 35 Hours

Students are pushed to their creative limits in this fast-paced course. This course recreates the real world studio environment in which students will be working. We will guide students as they design and create looks for multiple photo shoots. Students will work with professional models and photographers to create a professional quality portfolio.

MUD Level III Certification

  • Tuition $6,300
  • Books, Equipment, & Supplies $4,140
  • Total ( Includes Levels I, II, & III ) $10,440

Part-time Evening Advanced Make-up Training

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  • Beauty Essentials Kit
  • Airbrush Kit
  • Essentials of Hair Kit

Cinta Aveda Institute loves to pair professional products with quality education—each course comes with a tool kit to help build your professional supplies. Inside your kit, you will find MUD products and course materials.

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Want to learn more about our MUD Make-up Designory programs? Call or text (415) 496-4787 or fill out the contact form above.