I recently have been bugged with the most ridiculous and irrelevant questions about choosing a makeup school from both prospective students and friends that would have liked to have the opportunity to learn from me, but for location and time. And i thought to myself to pen all my guidelines down, as objectively as possible (so i don’t get to repeat myself all the time). Some, you might share an alternative view…but hey, it’s my blog and my opinion based on the experience I’ve had.
Here are some tips on HOW TO CHOOSE A MAKEUP SCHOOL.
*IS THE SCHOOL’S CURRICULUM COMPREHENSIVE ON ALL AREAS OF MAKEUP ARTISTRY?
*DO THEY OFFER ALL THE AREAS OF MAKEUP ARTISTRY OR JUST “SUB-TOPICS” AS “MAIN-COURSES? Ridiculous but true.
* BASED ON WHAT PERCENTAGE/RATIO IS PRACTICAL MAKEUP TAUGHT IN RELATION TO THEORITICAL MAKEUP? IF ANYTHING BELOW 80:15, YOU WANT TO THINK AGAIN.
*DOES YOUR SCHOOL OFFER A BUSINESS TRAINING (BY A PROFESSIONAL)FOR FREELANCE MAKEUP ARTISTS ALONG WITH THEIR TRAINING
*DOES YOUR SCHOOL OWNER HAVE HANDS-ON PARTICIPATION? IF NOT, HOW DO I KNOW HE/SHE IS A MAKEUP ARTIST WITH CREDIBILITY?
*DOES YOUR SCHOOL OFFER LIFETIME MENTORSHIP AND REFRESHERS COURSE OPPORTUNITIES?
* WHERE DID YOUR TEACHERS LEARN THEIR CRAFT?
*DO YOUR INSTRUCTORS OR SCHOOL OWNER HAVE HANDS-ON EXPERIENCES WITH ALL THE ASPECTS OF MAKEUP THE SCHOOL TEACHES?
*DOES YOUR SCHOOL OFFER RESOURCES FOR YOU TO BUILD A RESUME AND PORTFOLIO?
*DOES YOUR SCHOOL PROVIDE A MEANS BY WHICH STUDENTS CAN DIGITALLY PHOTOGRAPH ALL THEIR WORK(FROM START TO FINISH) TO MONITOR THEIR PROGRESS.
*DOES YOUR SCHOOL PROVIDE A SCREEN THEATER WHERE STUDENTS CAN LEARN FROM MAKEUP CLASSICS
*DOES YOUR SCHOOL PROVIDE STUDENTS A LIFETIME DISCOUNT ON PURCHASING COSMETIC PRODUCT
*DOES YOUR SCHOOL PREPARE STUDENTS TO BE ON-SET READY?(ON-SET ETIQUETTE AND HYGIENE)
*DOES YOUR SCHOOL OFFER ASSISTANCE WITH JOB PLACEMENT? (APPRENTICESHIP OR INTERNSHIP)
*IS A PROFICIENCY EXAM REQUIRED AT THE END OF YOUR COURSE?
So dear Aspiring MakeUp Artist, If you answered NO to any of the ‘YES/NO or are uncertain about them, you want to think again and make a wiser decision. The cliche KNOWLEDGE IS POWER can never be over-said.
My being objective ends here. So if you’re a major critic, you might want to stop reading at this .
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