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Our Master Apprentice Course is for the person looking for a real unique learning experience and is a one on one course. Chris will travel to where ever you live in the USA. Same as his Master Course it's designed for you to enter into the exciting world of becoming a professional studio makeup artist. What sets us apart from other makeup schools is our founder, Chris Baglien. Chris has worked around the world for top fashion magazines such as ELLE, Vogue, and Playboy to name a few. He has also worked with Movie Star John Travolta and other celebrities over his thirty plus years in the industry. Chris continues to still work around the world giving his students first hand experience as each student will assist Chris learning "Set Etiquette." Another reason to take Studio Makeup Artistry's Apprentice Course is our student kits. Unlike other schools that provide you with equipment that is "good enough," we give you the same makeup and hair kit that Chris uses today, setting you apart from the rest. You'll also travel to a top fashion city with our Travel Workshop, designed to build exceptional imagery and to learn first hand the nuances and tricks of location shooting. Our extensive course will cover everything you'll need to become a top studio makeup artist, from makeup artistry to running your own business. With a focus on preparing you to work in the exciting and fast-paced world of freelance fashion and commercial makeup industry. Our SMA Master Apprentice Course is designed to educate the student about the global fashion, commercial, television, and celebrity makeup industry. The course culminates with the opportunity for students to create and photograph their own makeup and hair designs with three professional quality portfolio shoots.





Classroom Hours: 280 (7 Weeks) 

Portfolio Shoots: 2


Tuition $30,000 includes your Professional Makeup Kit, and all Photo Shoots.



Weeks 1-3


Chris will teach you everything about makeup from analyzing the skin and face, to color theory and advanced application techniques in beauty, bridal, and editorial makeup. We will emphasize how to select and work with the right tools to achieve the desired look. Artists will be able to prepare models for fashion shows and photo shoots, prepare actors for film and television work including music videos and commercials.

Week 4


We will focus on studio hairstyling for the camera and or film and video. We will teach you how to prep the hair as well as learning styling tricks for the camera.

Week 5


We will turn our attention to teaching you to run your business as a studio makeup artist and hairstylist. We will assist you in building your professional website, creating your business cards, invoices, and teach you interviewing skills. In addition, we'll also teach you state of the art marketing and "How to" manage your social media like Facebook and Instagram.

Weeks 6


You will begin to build your portfolio consisting of two photo shoots, one beauty, and one fashion. Working with professional photographers and models.  You will learn the importance of building a strong team in collaborating together to achieve remarkable images for your portfolio.


Week 7


This will be your second photo shoot and you will begin to build your portfolio consisting of a commercial or beauty shot. 

Working with professional photographers and models.  You will learn the importance of building a strong team in collaborating together to achieve remarkable images for your portfolio.


At the end of our Master Apprentice Course you will have the tools and education needed to start your new career in Studio Makeup Artistry.  


All tools and equipment are included with our Apprentice Course.


Graduates will receive a certificate of completion from Studio Makeup Artistry.


Our Master Apprentice Course is a one on one with Chris Baglien, our founder.