AOM 103


Training includes: Knowledge in Studio etiquette Makeup applications for photographic situations with emphasis on Commercial & Editorial Photography, How lighting, environment and cosmetics affects the makeup application for this industry. and the uses of film versus digital photographs for editorial looks. Also the study and comprehension of the history of makeup, including all period makeup designs and products used as inspiration for today’s looks.


AOM 103 prepares graduates to work as Makeup Artists for fashion shows, high fashion photography and commercial photography, as well as demonstrating makeup at trade shows and public events.


Upon completion of this course the student will have acquired the following competencies and able to:

  • Recognize and use lighting placement and understand how it affects the makeup designs.

  • Construct and apply cosmetics devices for photographic makeup purposes.

  • Select specific cosmetic & products for photographic situations.

  • Design, restyle and apply a variety of artificial lashes.

  • Choose and conduct a makeup presentation for specific makeup products.

  • Analyze the History of Makeup, from ancient times to the 1900’s.

  • Design makeup specifically for fashion shows, high fashion photography and fanciful performances.


  • Introduction to High Fashion & Photographic Makeup.

  • Cosmetic Lifts for High Fashion and Corrective Designs.

  • History of Makeup.

  • Runway & Avant Garde Makeup Considerations.

  • Editorial Makeup Designs & Applications.

  • Outdoors & Sports Fashion Challenges.

  • Working with Fashion Designers.

  • Black & White Photography Makeup Application & Considerations.

  • Lighting Considerations.

  • Digital Color Photography Makeup Application & Considerations.

  • Period Styles, Outdoor/Sports, Editorial & Final Exam Photo Shoot sessions.