MUD Makeup School in California | Blake Austin College

MUD Make-up Artistry










OUR MUD Studio Course will give you the tools needed to become a highly sought after Make-Up Artist with the skills to work in many facets of the entertainment, bridal. Fashion/runway, advertising, editorial and beauty industries.


Level I Make-Up Artist Certification

All students completing Beauty Essentials will receive our Level I Make-up Artist Certification. Beauty Essentials was written as an introduction to beauty make-up. In this intensive 84-hour course, students learn how to apply beauty make-up and why we as make-up artists do what we do. We view these first 84 hours as the bare minimum to learn beauty make-up.

Level II Make-up Artist Certification

As a make-up artist we need to be prepared for the multimedia nature of work we are often asked to create. The courses of this certification cover the different areas make-up artists are expected to know as professionals. To receive a level II Certification, which also allows students to transfer to a main campus program, students must take (Level 1), Beauty Essentials and (4: Level II) Airbrush, Bridal Make-up, Studio Make-up and High Fashion Make-up Trends.

Stand Alone Pro Classes

After taking the Level I Beauty Essentials pre-requisite, you may choose to take one of the Pro Level II Studio Classes as a stand alone to enhance your education in your desired field of make-up.




essentialsBeauty Essentials: 84 hrs (6 and 12 week Programs)

This course is designed as an introduction to beauty make-up with an emphasis on the techniques required today in this multi-faceted industry. Regardless of which of these areas you intend to work in, mastery of beauty make-up is a must. In this course you will start by learning facial analysis, base matching and application, correction, contours, and highlights, and focus on eyes and lips. The course finishes with complete make-up applications ranging from one hundred percent corrective to natural make-up.





airbrushAirbrush: 35 hrs

Airbrushing has become one of the premier ways of applying make-up. 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-Make-UpBridal Make-Up: 21 hrs

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-Make-upStudio Make-up: 35 hrs

In this course, students are exposed to film and television production and the make-up required for today’s demanding sets. 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-Make-Up-TrendsHigh Fashion Make-Up Trends: 35 hrs

Learn the techniques employed by professional make-up artists working on advertising and editorial. In this course, students will learn how to work on set and create make-ups that can be used in fashion or editorial and how to work with a professional photographer to create imagery that stands out from the rest. Students will also develop their eye for make-up and learn what to look out for in their own pictures.





Avant-Garde-Make-upAvant-Garde Make-up: 14 hrs

Learn the techniques employed by professional make-up artists in runway and editorial to create creative and wild make-up creations. We will help the students open themselves up to the creative process and learn to harness the power of creativity.