Australia’s Elite


Fashion & Editorial Make-Up Artist Course

The Fashion and Editorial Makeup Artist Course is design to explore creativity with make-up designs to prepare artists for the industry for fashion editorials, fashion advertising campaigns, fashion runway shows and beauty editorials.

Whether it be for print or runway, fashion and editorial makeup application must be creative, yet appropriate for the purpose to be served. It is important to understand the latest runway and couture trends from international and national shows, as well as what is happening on the high street. Fashion makeup can be minimal, edgy, dramatic, vintage inspired and classic.

Working as a makeup artist on editorial photoshoots is a highly creative process for a makeup artist. It requires the makeup artist to work as team to produce an illustrative story through their vision.

During this course students will have a strong understanding of the importance of beautiful flawless skin and how to collaborate and design looks towards a creative brief.

At the end of the course the students have the option to participate in a professional photoshoots to build their portfolio. The photoshoot is set on the creative briefs outlined in the assessments for the artist to showcase their individual skills.

This course is designed for those who wish to gain employment in the fashion and editorial section of the industry, makeup artists wishing to refresh their skills. It is also designed for those who want to learn the CJMA modules only from the Nationally Recognised Training Programs CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media & CUA41215 Certificate IV in Screen and Media that relate to working as a makeup artist for fashion and editorial

2024 Enrolments are now open!


Course Duration: 25 Weeks




Materials $1,650 (including GST)
Participants are required to pay for their makeup kit before the course commencement.
Please note that payment plans are not available for materials.
Kit materials are outlined in the Course Guide.

Photo shoots: There is an option to participate in a photoshoot at the end of the course. The additional charge is featured in the enrolment form.


  • Applicants must have successfully completed year 10 and be at least 16 years of age.
  • Applicants should display clear communication skills, and a passion for the make-up industry.
  • All applicants are encouraged to obtain and read a copy of the CJMD Student
  • Handbook prior to enrolment as your signed enrolment form signifies your legal contract and agreement to these terms.
  • During this course students are required to be available for work experience, which may include weekend and/or evening work.

Course Fees: $4000 part time, $5250 full time

Payment Details

We are planning on running the existing part-time course ($4,000), and then running an expanded full-time course ($5250)

Deposit: A $500 (part time) or $1200 (full time) non-refundable deposit is payable on enrolment to secure position in course.

The total course cost is to be paid via monthly/Fortnightly direct debit instalments.

Option 1:

Part Time:
$583.00 Monthly

$291.00 fortnightly

Option 2:

Full Time:

$900.00 Monthly

$450.00 fortnightly

Course Schedule


April 2024 PART TIME
Monday & Tuesday
6:00pm till 9:30pm

including 2 weeks holidays
Start Date: Monday 29th April  2024




Steps to balance & face shapes
Colour theory
Face charts
Skin care and cleansing
Skin types and conditions
Remedial camouflage
Highlighting and shading
Foundation types and textures
Eye shapes
Eye liner and eye brows
Mascara and lash application
Lips and cheeks
Sheer beauty
Balance and harmony
Make-up techniques for men
Day make-up
Evening make-up
Smokey eye design

Time management
Working with the photographer
Working with a stylist
History of make-up
Photo shoot briefs
Working as an assistant
Health and safety
Understanding make-up products
Social Media as a makeup artist
Finding your creativity
Experimenting with graphic shapes and colour
Creative makeup with textures

Importance of understanding and creating mood boards
The role of a professional makeup artist
Trends in the industry
Working to a brief
Seasonal trends
Makeup artist the business
Workplace procedures & organising and maintaining work areas

To enroll for this course or request our course information booklet, please contact 02 9212 2222 or email

All CJMA courses that lead to a formal qualification have ASQA approval. CJMA always strives to provide courses of a higher standard, so our course content is regularly reviewed for improvement opportunities. Our course content will always continue to be updated

SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-Up

Design and apply make-up
Design and apply make-up for photography
Design and apply creative make-up
Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
Not Applicable

SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics

Contribute to health and safety of self and others
Not Applicable

Cameron Jane Accredited Courses

To achieve success in a highly competitive make-up artistry industry, a high level of knowledge, training and professional approach is required.

Cameron Jane Make-Up Academy was established in 2000. At Cameron Jane Make-Up Academy we pride ourselves in offering all-inclusive training in make-up artistry and technology. The courses are designed to provide students with skills needed to become professional in the make-up industry.

Cameron-Jane Make-Up Academy is considered to be Australia’s elite make-up academy. This has been achieved by a perfect combination of theory, training and practical applications. Cameron Jane Make-Up Academy has maintained this high standard by having a roster of trainers that are have exceptional industry experience and expertise. The theory and practical curriculum are constantly updated, to ensure that the best and most comprehensive training is delivered.

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To receive a course brochure and enrolment form please submit your details.

or call 02 9212 2222