Our Career Services programs, in conjunction with our project based curriculum, means that you’ll be getting a world class education and simultaneously getting real world work experience, all while you’re still in school. Throughout your time at EI and even after graduation, the Career Services Department will be there for you, to provide support and guidance as you plot your career course.


The Career Services Department is open:

Monday  8:30AM - 6:00PM

Tuesday  8:30AM - 9:30PM

Wednesday  8:30AM - 6:00PM

Thursday  8:30AM - 9:30PM

Friday  8:30AM - 5:00PM


All services provided are available to current students and graduates on a

walk-in and appointment basis.


The Career Services Department is staffed with full-time placement support professionals and offers students and graduates job placement assistance. The securing of positions is not guaranteed; each makeup artist is responsible for securing his/her own employment opportunities. Most makeup artists locate employment in a variety of areas that create a diverse mix of employment opportunities. Employment can be found in industries such as film, television, theater, social events and retail cosmetics. Depending upon the job, employment can range from one day to several months. The hours worked can also vary from a traditional eight hour day to ten-fourteen hours depending on the Industry and specific job. The makeup arts industry is diverse, artistic and highly entrepreneurial.



Your portfolio is a valuable tool in your arsenal as a makeup artist. It’s often the first opportunity you have to impress and influence tho in charge of making the decisions that can affect your career. By developing and preparing a professional portfolio, every artist takes giant step towards ensuring her or his own success. EI’s Portfolio Development Program focuses on assisting our students and graduates, in creating the jaw dropping material needed to open doors for employment opportunities.


Upon registration, every EI student receives their own customizable EI: Connects Webpage, that can be updated with photos and video of your projects, becoming a powerful promotional tool, in addition to your physical portfolio. EI: Connects is much more though.

Employment leads are communicated directly to each students’ page, which can be optimized to filter specific criteria, so only the desired opportunities are displayed. EI: Connects is your individual, definitive online resource for showcasing your talent and locating employment opportunities in the Makeup and Special Effects Industry


A variety of career-related workshops and seminars are offered by the Career Services Department throughout the year. Students and alumni are encouraged to participate in as many programs as possible to enhance their career development process.


Career counseling gives students an opportunity to meet one on one with industry professionals who are actually making a living working in the Makeup Arts Industry. This unique opportunity gives valuable insight and advice for individual career preparation.


The Externship Program at EI offers exciting opportunities to augment classroom study with

real-world work experience. Under the guidance of a faculty supervisor, students are given opportunities throughout the year to apply their knowledge at various entertainment-related events such as TV shows, plays, movies and, fashion shows. Externships are vital to building the necessary confidence needed for career success.


The Career Services Department coordinates several career fairs each year to bring together students and employers within the Makeup Arts Industry. EI job fairs give you the chance to meet face to face with prospective employers, participate in on-campus interviews and auditions, as well as attend informative industry related workshops and seminars.


E.I. offers assistance in financing in the form of monthly payments, or other terms mutually agreed upon by the student and administration. There is a qualifying procedure and students must meet with the school’s Financial Aid Director.


E.I. is approved under the provisions of Title 38, United States Code, for veterans. Students who wish to receive veterans’ benefits must submit a statement of previous training to the school for consideration. Students with prior training in the courses to be pursued must submit transcripts from previously attended institutions. All prior training must be evaluated and credits allowed will be recorded on the enrollment record. The length of the course is shortened proportionally. In addition, both the student and the VA will be notified of the determination.

NOTE: The VA or the state approving agency may impose enrollment limitations. Veterans are advised to obtain

appropriate enrollment materials well in advance of starting class. Problems relating to veteran enrollment should be

directed to the regional office of the Veterans’ Administration. This approval is for non-degree programs and applies

to the Professional Artistry of Makeup program of study. This approval is given only for the full program, not for

individual classes.