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Launch Your Makeup Career In 3-5 Weeks!

Turn your passion into a career with our in-person courses!

Weekday And Weekend Schedules Are Now Available.


What To Expect

In-Depth Instruction

60+ hours of hands-on instruction combined with lectures and textbook learning materials.

Community Membership

Gain access to our Private Facebook Community with more than 400 alumni Makeup Artists!

State-Authorized Certification

Attract future clients, employers, discounts, partnerships and more with your IMA Certificate.

Students receive a combination of hands-on and lecture-style training during each class. Click here to view our full Course Curriculum.

Meet Your Instructors

Ebony Miller

Ebony is the Founder/CEO of Industry Makeup Academy and the Lead Instructor for the Pro & Master Weekday Courses. She has more than 12 years of experience in the makeup industry including instructor positions with Sephora, freelance positions with MAC and Benefit Cosmetics, and marketing and sales roles at NORCOSTO.

Her specialties include; TV & Film Makeup, Bridal Makeup, Creative/High Fashion Makeup, Makeup Industry Marketing, and Cosmetic Brands Expertise.

  • Ebony's Instagram

Renelyn Thomas

Renelyn is the Executive Director/Partner at Industry Makeup Academy and the Lead Instructor for the Pro & Master Weekend Courses. She is an IMA Certified Makeup Artist with a background in beauty blogging and cosmetic brand partnerships.

Her specialties include; Makeup Education, Bridal Makeup, Makeup Industry Marketing, Cosmetic Brand Partnerships, Beauty Blogging, and Airbrush Makeup.

  • Ren's Instagram

Student Testimonials

Taylor Hanks Review
Stephanie Grant Review
Teaa Allston Bing Review (2)

Tuition & Fees

Think of our tuition as an investment in your future Pro Makeup Career! We offer flexible payment plans and financing options to fit your budget and lifestyle!


Click here to view our financing options.

Total Cost: $3500-$4000

 $1500 Deposit Required At Registration

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do with a Makeup Artist Certificate?

Having a certificate in Makeup Artistry shows people that you were dedicated to gaining the necessary skills and tools to apply makeup at a professional level. With this certificate, you will attract clients seeking professional services, employers who are impressed with your skills and experience, and gain access to industry events, memberships, education opportunities, discounts and more!

What materials do I need for the course?

Each student will be required to have a makeup kit each day of the course. Students have the option of purchasing a kit from IMA or supplying their own. To purchase a kit from IMA, please visit here. Please note that you must be registered for an IMA course to purchase a makeup kit from IMA.

What comes in the Makeup Kit?

If you chose to purchase the Graftobian ProClass HD Makeup Kit with your course, it comes with everything you need for your professional kit to create full-face makeup looks. It's valued at $575, but we're offering it to our students for a special rate. 

When will I receive my Makeup Kit?

Orders placed 14 days before the start of class will be delivered on the 1st day of class. Items ordered after that time are not guaranteed on the 1st day but generally take about 3-5 days to be delivered. If you registered for class late, and placed a kit order late, we will make kit accommodations for you until your kit arrives. 

Can I use my own makeup kit?

Of course! We always give students the option to use their own kits, even in our in-person classes. Please keep in mind that our recommended kit has everything you will need to complete the course.

When does the course meet?

The Pro Weekday Course meets Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for three weeks from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. The Pro Weekend Course meets Saturday and Sunday for three weeks from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The Master Weekday Course meets Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for five weeks from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. The Master Weekend Course meets Saturday and Sunday for five weeks from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

When and how will I receive my certificate?

Once you complete the course and all payments have been processed, you will receive a paper copy of your certificate. 

Is there a way to communicate with other IMA students?

Absolutely! When you join our program, you also join our Private Alumni Facebook Group. It's an engaged online community of more than 400 IMA students and alumni!

Is there a payment plan?

Students have the option of paying in full or paying a $435 deposit fee, then paying the remaining balance on the first day of class and the third week of class. Students can also finance their education with Affirm.

Is there parking?

Yes. Students have access to free parking while they are in class. 

What if I have more questions?

We're here to help! Please email us at If you're a student, please contact your instructor directly.

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Turn Your Passion Into A Career.

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