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The Oldest Makeup School in the World Celebrates 50 Years world's oldest makeup school

We are 50 years old this year! This makes us the oldest professional makeup school in the world. Established in 1966, we are celebrating 50 amazing, talented, and creative years of makeup artistry.

EI is the World’s Oldest Makeup School for Good Reason

Most makeup schools have been in business less than 10 years and usually belong to a chain of schools. While having multiple locations allows them to teach more students, it also allows them to make more money. EI is a single, solitary school located in the heart of Hollywood, California. We have remained in Hollywood for 50 years and have no plans to relocate. To ensure the highest standards in curriculum and efficiency, a single location is necessary. We credit a portion of our longevity to the fact that we focus all of our efforts on one school, one faculty, one student body and one goal – to provide the world with the best of the best.

Anyone interested in attending our makeup school should call to schedule a private tour. Those who wish to experience what we have to offer are welcome to spend a day as an auditor.

10 Facts About EI Makeup School

Special Effects MakeupWe’ve come up with a list of 10 fun and interesting facts, because you may or may not be familiar with EI makeup school. This list is an introductory for anyone who is interested in attending our school, and where you can find more information about what we have to offer our students.

Past Facts:

 

1. We are the World’s First School of Professional Makeup, and still going strong after being in business for 50 years. Students attending our school are receiving more than 50 years of experience and talent.

2. Hollywood, California is the only location where you will find our school, and nowhere else. There are many makeup schools throughout the country with multiple locations, however, we only have a single location in Los Angeles. Having just one location ensures that we offer students the best education from experienced instructors who are currently working in the industry.

3. This year is our 50th Anniversary! Founded in 1966, we are proudly celebrating our 50th birthday. After many years of refining, redefining, and remodeling we have finally hit the half century mark on the calendar.

Present Facts:

 

4. As an accredited makeup school, we have the ability to offer help to students that other school can not.  An accreditation is important for a school to possess, so students can feel secure in their education.

5. Because EI makeup school is accredited, Government funded Financial Aid is available to qualifying students. Many of our students wouldn’t be able to attend our school, without the help of financial aid.

6. Our instructors were contestants on the popular TV series FACE/OFF. In fact, they have even gone on to win the season. There amazing work on and off of the show only serves as a testament to their talent.

7. EI makeup school is a professional school for those who are serious about the makeup arts as a career. Our curriculum is designed specifically for those who have a serious interest in the makeup arts. The focus is solely on makeup and its multiple uses in different settings.

8. Students learn everything from the basics to complex special effects makeup, with no stone left unturned and no corners cut. A thorough and comprehensive education that translates to real world application is our main goal.

Future Facts:

 

9. We boast an 80% job placement rate, which means that 80 out of 100 students are employed in the makeup arts after graduation. Having one of the highest placement rates of all the makeup schools, we pride ourselves on the viability of our education.

10. Students can find guidance, counseling and help from our Career Services department. Keeping open communications with their specialist, is highly encouraged. It’s best for students to discuss their future career goals with an expert, in order to make the most of their career.

Attention Makeup Lovers: Hollywood is in need of more Special Effects Makeup Artists for upcoming movie and television productions!

Makeup artists are everywhere. You can find them in salons, spas, cosmetic shops, beauty clinics, on cruises, in retirement communities, photography studios, fashion shows, festivals, conventions and more. special effects makeup school

However, Special Effects makeup artists are a harder to come by. They are mainly only found in theatre productions, movies and sometimes on television shows. This may be a specialized area, but it is in need of talented artists who live, eat, and breathe creativity. With so many advancements in CGI, entertainment is pretty much free to explore all avenues of fantasy, sci-fi or the time before man. Surroundings and characters in movies or on television have few limitations, with the exception of professional special effects makeup artists. It takes dedication to creative thought, process and implementation to see your creation on the big screen.

If you dream monsters, zombies, aliens, unicorns, and uniqueness… then you are already on your way to making them come to life. Don’t think that it’s going to be a slide in the water park, because it won’t be. You will have to dedicate yourself to passion, production, and positivity. There will be research, practice, experiments, revisions, catastrophes, ups, downs, all-arounds, more practice, and finally – perfection.

So, if you have the calling to become a professional special effects makeup artist, then you have the chance to make a name for yourself in Hollywood. Don’t become discouraged, and don’t give up after the first obstacle. Everyone who is successful has failed in the past, and many times, before success was achieved. There is work involved, but if you truly love what you do and know who you are, then you won’t ever work another day in your life. True Story.