Sally B

“I could not recommend Cameron Jane Makeup Design enough. From the very start and my first interview with Cam, she gave me a sense of direction and gave me guidance with what course would best suit me. Coming from a rural town into the city I was nervous and anxious, but looking back I wouldn’t have had it any other way, words can’t describe what an amazing experience I had at Cameron Jane! You create such amazing friendships with other students, ones that will last a lifetime! The trainers are so incredible, they bring amazing energy to class and are very approachable and helpful, they take the time to make sure you perfect and understand every little aspect of each subject. You receive that one on one help and guidance that truly helped me grow as a student and gave me that extra bit of belief that I had potential! The Cameron Jane family if definitely one that I won’t forget and that I’m super proud that I’m apart of the CJ family.”

Elyssa C

My experience at CJMA is one that I will value in my career. From someone who is a qualified hairdresser that had no make up experience, I learnt fast and absorbed so much information about the various areas in the make up industry as there is more to it than being a glamour make up artist. Our trainers were highly experienced and full of tips and tricks that will stick with you forever. You don’t just learn about the practical side, you also learn about the history of make up and how to establish yourself as a professional which will help expand your knowledge and creativity. To be able to get pushed to start your portfolio will force you to think where you want to be in your career. To be able start early and have that stepping stool to showcase your work is a great help to prove that you are a professional. What other school can get you a published page of your work in an established magazine? CJMA gave my class the opportunity to not only collaborate with LAUD Magazine but to also be guided by well respected individuals in the industry such as Becca Gil Martin, Thom Kerr and Iggy Rosales. CJMA is a well respected Make Up Academy in the industry which means it is well trusted by established artists and business’ to take a young talent on board for work or assistance. It is a great way to connect with other artists for further work opportunities in the future and you gain more knowledge about the industry. I was able to have confidence in seeking freelancing opportunities for work in hair and makeup. I was able to assist other artists knowing that I had the skills and that I will be learning more after I had finished my diploma. I worked at blow dry bar where they allowed to be a hair and make up artist. I’ve had opportunities to assist Iggy Rosales with more shoots with Laud Magazine and brand shoots. I was able to assist one of my trainers, Teneille Sorgiovanni, in a Top Shop campaign and she had the confidence in me to help with the hair. I was able to assist other trainers and artists with weddings and shows while I build my own portfolio as an artist. Without CJMA, I don’t think I would have known where to start or who to contact and be who I want to be as an individual.

Alexandra L

Enrolling into the Cameron Jane Makeup Design Academy is easily one of the best decisions I have ever made. I truly believe that there is no option greater than that of CJMA for studying and building a career in Make-up, in Sydney. Cameron, Principle of the Academy and Jodie, Course and Training Co-Ordinator work relentlessly to provide the very best for their students and are constantly finding ways to improve the experience of each and every person who attends. For myself, as well as my 2016 Diploma Class graduates, Cameron scored an editorial spread in Lita Magazine, where we each got to collaborate with a high-end Photographer, top agency represented Models, Hairstylists, and an industry professional Stylist to tie it all together. I will never forget how it felt to see my work and my name published, a dream I have had for as long as I can remember, one that I thought may never even come true, but it did, thanks to CJMA. The staff are exceptional. Not only are they incredibly talented at what they do, they are encouraging and supportive in all aspects. Many of the trainers take students on as assistants during and after the course, to provide us with something you can’t receive in any classroom, industry experience. Since graduating, I have continued to gain industry experience by assisting Agency represented Artists and have been collaborating and doing test shoots with other creatives to build my portfolio and support network. All of which was made possible by Cameron Jane Makeup Deign.

Amanda S

In 2016 I completed my Diploma of specialist makeup services at Cameron Jane Makeup Design. I’m so glad I chose Cameron Jane, no other director would have put in as much hard work and dedication to her students. Cameron’s courses are all thoughtfully laid out ensuring we learn the most we can, with hand written books and the only the very best trainers chosen to teach areas they specialize in. Cameron always made us feel very welcome by always remembering our names and what we want to do, constantly pushing us in the right direction. She also secured us amazing work experiences, such as the Sydney Bridal Expo, plays at Enmore theatre, short films and exciting shoots. Cameron also offers photoshoots at the end of every certificate with professional photographer Carlo Fernandes and professional models. Thanks to Cameron my entire Diploma class are now all published makeup artists. Since leaving Cameron Jane I feel confident to take on an Makeup job, I now freelance as much as I can and assist amazing artists I’ve met through going to Cameron Jane Makeup Design.

Celine R

My experience at Cameron Jane makeup design was memorable to say the least. I know I do not stand alone when I say that it is a highly professional and educational collage exploding with creativity and passion. Cameron herself made sure she got to know each student individually, making their voices heard and encouraging them to pursue their dreams. While at this collage I felt comfortable and accepted as no idea went unnoticed, rather it was challenged in order for it to be the best it could be. The teaching style for CJMA is one of the things I enjoyed most. As a very ‘hands on’ learner and easily distracted, having a multitude of trainers, who also were well established within the makeup industry, really made learning different. Each trainer had a different style and something else to bring to each class, as well as exploring all the different styles of makeup artistry. I also loved that the teaching style wasn’t just out of a text book, we followed curriculum, but the trainers were all able to apply it to the industry to give us first-hand knowledge and experience. As students there, we were extremely privileged to have Cameron herself go out of her way to have professionally shot photographs, with professional models, to start to build up a portfolio. We were giving a very vague brief to make sure we could let our own styles shine through in our work and be able to create and experiment with a photoshoot environment and learn first-hand about it, as well as gaining professional images to start a portfolio. For our final work for the year Cameron orgainised and paid for herself not one, but two photoshoots. One being for LITA magazine, having our work published on a full page and our own editorial story. And the second being a ‘Freak show’ themed SPFX shoot, giving us full creative direction. Work experience is also such an amazing part of the course as it is so abundantly available to students. Many people calling in for shoots, plays, productions, short films and the list goes on. Many of the trainers also take girls on to assist them, which is also extremely generous. The support network there is incredible too, especially asking about getting into the industry or even for retail artist jobs. Cameron Jane Makeup Design wants the best for its students and makes sure they do everything within their power to get them to where they want to be. For me, I am slowly but surely starting my journey into the industry. Having only just turned 19, I’m still learning about starting my own business and what I need to do. With my qualifications behind me, I feel totally prepared and confident in my skills that I can do it. I’m applying for MAC cosmetics and other retail jobs and keeping my main goal in mind. For this year anyway, I’m planning to do work experience assisting in bridal, special occasion/event makeup, fashion, editorial and even advertising, while I save up to move to London, whether it be through an agency or a retail transfer. I have done some work in advertising so far for ‘Smiths Chips’ and ‘Fisherman’s Friend” companies, I’ve been a part of the filming of a new movie that will be picked up by Hoyts called ‘Chasing Comets’. I also was working at MECCA MAXIMA at the end of 2016 as a Christmas casual. Without Cameron Jane Makeup Design I would never have had the confidence, let alone the skills and knowledge to be where I am today.

Christina C

My name is Christina and I graduated from Cameron Jane Makeup Design 2016. Being a part of the Cameron Jane Makeup course was one of the best experiences. As I was going into the course I had my doubts, was makeup for me?, I had studied hairdressing a one year course before and had left knowing nothing I was scared if this would happen again. But as soon as I started at Cameron Jane Makeup Design I was shocked to learn how Cameron Jane wanted us to succeed and that she would do anything for her girls. She motivated us everyday! We grew to be a family the girls that I’ve met through this course are my closest friends today which was a bonus. I learnt so much from this course and I got amazing work experience from it such as working on One Fine Day, The Bridal Expo and even a music video. Thanks to Cameron Jane I’m now a published makeup artist! Since leaving Cameron Jane I now freelance and I’m working in the bridal industry and my clientele is growing everyday. Studying at Cameron Jane has helped me grow into the best makeup artist I can be. It has helped having educators that care for you even when you have left the course. The educators at Cameron Jane Makeup Design have kept in contact with me and still bringing me along on work experience jobs, so I do feel like I’m still learning even after the course is finished. The experience I have had with them has helped me in my career today.

Ellie M

I could not recommend Cameron-Jane Makeup Design enough. My overall experience was incredible, and the trainers had an amazing amount of knowledge and tips and tricks for doing makeup and when we are out in the real world. Cameron Jane presented us with many work experiences opportunities like working along side trainer Cat Smith on Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, assisting Sarah Laidlaw and many other amazing opportunities. We were also given amazing opportunities to shoot for Laud Magazine and to build up our portfolio and excel our skills. My time at Cameron Jane was fantastic, I learnt so much about Makeup, and to become a successful makeup artist. Thanks to Cameron Jane, I now have a job at Mecca Maxima as a Colour Specialist.

Jade H

Cameron Jane Academy was known to be one of the best academies in the makeup industry. I was very fortunate to study my Diploma and graduate in 2017. Cameron Jane made me feel very welcomed with my first interview. I was very happy & comfortable knowing I was going to be taught from some of the best teachers in the makeup industry. My experience with Cameron Jane Academy wasn’t just a makeup course with a Diploma at the end, it was Twelve months of building friendships with makeup artist trainers, enrolled students, pro makeup artist industries and many talented makeup professionals who have all given a tremendous amount of skills and professional training as a makeup artist. Work experience with some of the best makeup artists and well known models on runways and photo shoots was definitely a highlight of being at Cameron Jane Academy. I’ve had such amazing opportunities and one of those being able to shoot with the amazing Laud magazine, This photo shoot has definitely opened up my confidence and helped me a lot, being able to see my work edited and on stunning models really makes me realise how lucky I am to be studying at a college like this, I was so happy with my Laud shoot and so proud of how it turned out, Looking at my photos from the start of the year compared to my Laud shoot has really shown me how much I have grown as a makeup artist and I’m excited to look back at my Laud shoot and hopefully in the future be able show that I have grown and expanded even more from where I am now. Looking back on my progress has been very rewarding. Cameron has also given me the opportunity to keep in contact for future work experience and on going makeup artist employment opportunities well after I’ve graduated from the academy. Cameron Jane has shown so much guidance throughout my Diploma studies and has also continued to do so. My Diploma qualification at Cameron Jane Academy has given me so many work opportunities. I’m currently working at Sephora and also doing freelance makeup on the side, along with each and every day new paths and opportunities coming my way. I’m proud of all the photos of my makeup artistry work that I took throughout my diploma. My photos have been an added bonus towards social media and creating a profile for my career ahead. My photos of my work have shown me just how far I’ve come and what I’ve visually been able to produce throughout my Diploma. I’m proud to say that I’ve become confident and knowledgeable in the makeup artistry industry and it’s all due to Cameron Janes amazing academy and staff. Cameron herself from my first interview to the first day I started made it clear how strongly passionate she was about her girls and helping us to be able to thrive in creativity, be confident in any situation, show our best work at every opportunity she threw at us and most of all in the end be able to show how far we’ve come in just a year and be able to say that we have became a better more stronger and confident version of yourself. I cannot thank Cameron Jane enough for her guidance throughout 2017 and believing in me that I could do it, I’m so happy to say that I’ve been able to complete my diploma in specialised makeup and been given the most amazing opportunities and career paths thrown at me all thanks to Cameron Jane. I wouldn’t be where I am today and have the knowledge I have without Cameron and her amazing college.

Keli S

I absolutely loved my time there and would recommend it to anyone who is looking to get hands on experience and learn from the best in the industry. Cameron Jane supplies the students with a range of work experience in every area of the makeup industry. I was able to complete over double the recommend 250 hours and learnt so many things that you can’t learn in the classroom. This helped for an easier transition from the classroom to the industry. Our class was given the opportunity to collaborate with Lita Magazine for our Diploma photo shoot. This was amazing experience as we had our work published and we got to see what it was like being on a professional photo shoot. It also taught us how to properly present our concept to the Editor of the magazine. Through this shoot I made a connection with Heidi, who is the editor of Lita Magazine and through working with her for a few month she gave me the position with the magazine as Beauty Editor. This has brought opportunities to work with amazing brands and people and later this year to travel overseas to do makeup. I would not be where I am today without the knowledge and support from Cameron Jane and the many extremely talented trainers.

Krishelle G

I am only a few weeks into the course and already I am mindblown by how much I have learnt. The CJMA team make every student feel like they matter. They have a way of pulling out the potential in each individual and getting them prepared for the industry. Cameron herself has a honesty about her that pushes her students to achieve more than what they had originally planned for. I am more driven and inspired than ever before! If you want an edge above other make-up schools, there is no better place to learn than Cameron Jane Make-Up Design!

Job Placement


Cameron not only delivers top quality training to her students by securing trainers with years of industry experience, she also understands the importance of students wishing to secure jobs whilst at college or upon graduation.Cameron delivers training on industry skills and industry knowledge to help students get where they want to be in their careers and guides them along the way with their journey.With industry support from M.A.C, Estee Lauder Companies and David Jones, many of the students that study find that with their determination, high quality training, drive and passion for make-up as well as our close affiliation with these brands, many of the students secure jobs whilst studying and upon graduating as these brands believe our students are of the highest quality. This is one of the many reasons why they chose to do their hiring though CJMA.

Mecca Maxima & Mecca Cosmetica = 24 students/graduates
M.A.C Cosmetics = 25 students/graduates
Sephora = 4 students/graduates
Yves Saint Laurent = 4 students/graduates
David Jones Beauty Consultant = 4 students/graduates
Laura Mercier = 1 students/graduates
Benefit Cosmetics = 2 students/graduates
Tom Ford = 1 students/graduates
Chanel = 1 students/graduates
Estee Lauder = 2 students/graduates
Lancome = 2 students/graduates
Bobbi Brown = 2 students/graduates
Priceline = 3 students/graduates