In exciting news for potential makeup artists, the Institute of Makeup Artistry (IMUA) has officially launched a world-class online education platform.

Aimed at aspiring makeup artist professionals interested in learning about makeup, from bridal looks through to special effects, this course is designed to be completed over a six to twelve-month period.

Giving easy access to makeup industry heavyweights, as well as mentoring, support and a variety of assessments, students learn from quality content and professionally filmed HD video tutorials.

Anthony Mondello, CEO, IMUA credits the creation of the course to an increasing demand for quality education and a lack of time to physically attend.

“We noticed an increase in expensive face-to-face options for makeup courses and a limited number of quality online options for aspiring makeup artists,” he says. “Our students are wanting the very best mentors and teaching, and the flexibility to complete high quality training in their own time; our course offers both.

“We have built an innovative course that is delivered 100% online, utilising video tuition and providing students an amazing experience that will rival conventional face-to-face learning at a fraction of the cost.”

Author of the course, lauded makeup artist Rachel Dal Santo, has over 30 years’ experience in many sectors of the makeup industry.

“The world of makeup offers endless opportunities, from wedding makeup to special effects and everything in between. This is why I’ve constructed the course to include aspects of what I think are the essentials for having a successful career in the industry,” she says.

“Being an all-rounder is a tremendous selling point and offers the perfect launch pad for beginners. We’ve really designed the course requirements around what would be practical and essential for those starting out.”

Over 140 students signed up to the launch of the course in May, with each student having the opportunity to create a templated website, showcasing their abilities and receiving professional discounts for makeup and equipment.

For more information visit The Institute of Makeup Artistry.