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Theatrical and Makeup Artistry

If you love art, fashion, film, and theater, spend hours experimenting with different makeup designs and styles, and want to spend your life working behind the scenes to bring characters and costumes to life, a degree in Theatrical and Makeup Artistry may be the perfect look for you.

Types of Degrees

Theatrical and Makeup Artistry students typically pursue a certification, associate degree (2 years), or bachelor's degree (4 years) prior to entering the workforce. In this field, some aspiring Makeup Artists study Cosmetology while others choose to study art, theater, or film alongside their Cosmetology-related coursework, helping them to better understand the lighting and photographic processes behind theater productions.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background and work or volunteer experience in theater/drama clubs helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Theatrical and Makeup Artistry Degree Or Certification

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree or certification in Theatrical and Makeup Artistry include:

  • Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
  • Skin Care Specialist
  • Hairstylist/Cosmetologist
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean salary for Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance was $81,600 in 2019 (1) while Skincare Specialists earned a median salary of $34,090 in 2019. (2)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.