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Trainings Makeup

Our Values: Professionalism, Acceptance and Tolerance, Sharing, Listening

  • Enabling the programme participants to develop their sensitivity and enhance artistic expression through supervised practical work
  • Making it possible for programme participants to measure their progress by maintaining a training logbook
  • Creating a mechanism for real interaction between the trainers (who are active professionals) and programme participants, thereby cultivating a lasting link between training and practice of the profession
  • Supporting each programme participant in helping them take stock of their career goals and plans
Entry Requirements and Registration and Enrollment Process

– Minimum age: 18 years.
– Minimum education level: preferably, Baccalauréat (French undergraduate degree / diploma).
– Have a well developed artistic and aesthetic sense.
– Personal interview process.
– Pre-enrollment package including a questionnaire to be completed.
– For foreign students, knowledge of French is recommended (although it may be possible for the courses to be explained in English).

For individuals residing abroad or in the provinces, who are unable to participate in person in the interview, registration and enrollment by mail is possible.
Requests for Pre-enrollment packages and appointments may be submitted during the Institute’s working days.

Organisation of Training Programmes

All courses are taught by Houda Remita and a team of instructors and trainers who are leaders in their field.
Demonstrations are held in the morning followed by practical work in the afternoon.

Programme participants may bring their own models.
An Evaluation will be performed on a monthly basis in order to assess the progress made by each participant.
For the nine month session, a final examination will be conducted in June under the scrutiny of a panel of experts.
Completion of each course shall be officially recognised with the awarding of a certificate of professional competence.

Class size

In order for the training programmes to be held under optimal conditions, D-mai shall limit its class size to 16 participants.


D-mai will organise a learning level evaluation process on a monthly basis, in the form of a professional situation based simulation exercise.

Professional immersion

Throughout each session, D-mai organises discussions and exchanges with professionals from the fields of fashion, cinema, showbiz, the entertainment industry, and theatre, thus creating and developing an interactive and enduring bridge linking the training and instruction to the professional work environment.
Occupational integration will be facilitated by means of makeup professional internship and assistantship opportunities.

Cultural immersion

D-mai highlights the aspects of cultural, artistic and historical curiosity, with visits to museums and special training in beauty and costume history.

Creation and Maintenance of a Training Logbook

During the year, students are required to maintain a photo journal of their work, thus facilitating the measurement of their development and progress in the art and technique of makeup (this will by no means constitute a Portfolio).

Creation of the Portfolio : Presentation and Construction

The Portfolio is not only the calling card of the professional makeup artist, but also serves as their CV. In order to build their portfolios programme participants will be expected to exclusively seek out and collaborate with photographers and professional models.


The last week of June will be devoted to the final examination held before a panel comprised of professionals.
It will culminate in the presentation of the portfolio: black and white photos, colour, outdoor, studio, beauty, fashion, etc.
A certificate of professional competence will be issued at the end of the course.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing their training, programme participants will have acquired the relevant knowledge and expertise required to ensure they possess the skills of a makeup artist capable of:
– Responding to the needs of various professional client groups active in the fashion, audiovisual, cinema and theatre industries
– Assisting a Chief Makeup Artist
– Understanding and executing a makeup plan
– Establishing their position within a professional team
– Casting an insightful eye upon their profession
– Continuing to grow and to learn so as to thrive in their new activity

Assisting a professional Makeup Artist

Upon completing their training, D-mai will have equipped the future makeup artists with the skills and tools necessary to start their career.
In some sectors such as the film and fashion industries, it is strongly recommended that newly trained practitioners take their initial steps in a supporting role alongside a Chief Makeup Artist.
An assistantship provides the avenue – while both relevant and exciting at the same time – that enables rapid integration into the professional milieu.

D-mai’s Commitment

After training, D-mai is committed to continue monitoring the makeup artists in their professional endeavours by providing: advice in developing and compiling the portfolio, suggestions for courses, contacts with professionals, support in professional, administrative and legal initiatives.

Career Opportunities
3 months > Professional makeup person Course
The course prepares the participant to become a :

  • Demonstrator for a cosmetics brand
  • Advising Makeup Artist in the beauty industry universe
  • Assistant Makeup Artist for fashion shows
6 months > Makeup Artist Course
The course prepares the participant to become a :

  • Makeup Artist in the Fashion Industry: Print Publication – Magazines, Fashion Shows, Photo and
  • Audiovisual Advertising Media
  • Makeup Artist for a Cosmetics Brand
  • Makeup Artist for Music Videos
  • Makeup Artist in audiovisual entertainment
  • Makeup Artist appointed by a personality from the world of music, cinema …
9 months > Specialist Makeup Artist Course
The course prepares the participant to become a :

  • Makeup Artist for a cosmetics brand
  • Makeup Artist in the Fashion Industry: Print Publication – Magazines, Fashion Shows, Photo and
  • Audiovisual Advertising Media
  • Makeup Artist for Music Videos
  • Makeup Artist appointed by a personality from the world of music, cinema, etc.
  • Makeup Artist on TV sets
  • Makeup Artist for Telefilms
  • Makeup Artist for the Film Industry
  • Makeup Artist for Shows
  • Makeup Artist for Theatre …