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MAKEUP ARTISTRY DIPLOMA PROGRAM

JCI’s award-winning Makeup Artistry Diploma Program has a reputation for supplying the most sought-after graduates who become movers and shakers in the industry. During the ten-month, full-time program, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of makeup artistry–from everyday beauty to nightmare-inducing special effects.

Our instructors are graduates themselves, which means they can relate to you every step of the way. They’re also successful artists in a variety of fields, so your course material will always be cutting-edge and relevant. We’ve kept our class sizes small (16 students max.) to ensure you receive the individual attention you need. This also fosters a sense of community between you and your fellow artists.

As the pioneer of prosthetic lab techniques and face-casting in Western Canada, JCI is often the first stop for recruiters. Our dedicated Industry Liaison, Jennine, will work with you to think beyond the classroom–where will you go from here? Jennine has a network of connections at her disposal, which means job postings are communicated directly to you.

Whether you want to pursue makeup artistry in fashion, film, or special effects, an education at JCI will give you a serious advantage when starting your career.

THE FINE ART OF UNLIMITED MAKEUP PROGRAM PROFILE

THE FINE ART OF UNLIMITED MAKEUP PROGRAM PROFILE

THE FINE ART OF UNLIMITED MAKEUP PROGRAM PROFILE

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MAKEUP ARTISTRY ESSENTIALS

MAKEUP UNLIMITED 1

MAKEUP ARTISTRY ESSENTIALS

INTRODUCTION TO THE INDUSTRY

  • Role of the makeup artist and job opportunities
  • Professional Makeup kit—makeup products, tools and equipment
  • Makeup Brushes—discussion of hair and fiber types, the individual use of each brush, cleaning and maintenance
  • Sanitation and Hygiene procedures

SEMINAR 1 • COSMETIC RETAILING

  • Cosmetic brands / products & their unique features
  • Professional selling skills development
  • The best way of presenting products

THE BIOLOGY OF THE SKIN AND FACIAL SHAPES

  • How to identify different skin types — dry, normal, oily
  • How to select the appropriate skincare products for a particular skin type
  • Basic concepts of highlighting, shading and contouring
  • Deep analysis of face, eye, nose and lip shapes

SEMINAR 2 • HAIR STYLING

  • Fundamentals
  • Decades
  • Bridal & Special Occasion Styling
  • Model testing
  • Current Trends
  • Avant Garde

MAKEUP APPLICATION PRINCIPLES

  • Colour theory
  • Skin tone analysis
  • Basic corrective makeup techniques
  • How to select correct foundation for various skin types and tones
  • Classic eyebrow shaping
  • Makeup designs for daytime, evening and special occasions
  • Makeup for various ethnicities
  • Speed Application—“The 20 Minute Makeup”

INTRODUCTION TO THE INDUSTRY

  • Role of the makeup artist and job opportunities
  • Professional Makeup kit—makeup products, tools and equipment
  • Makeup Brushes—discussion of hair and fiber types, the individual use of each brush, cleaning and maintenance
  • Sanitation and Hygiene procedures

SEMINAR 1 • COSMETIC RETAILING

  • Cosmetic brands / products & their unique features
  • Professional selling skills development
  • The best way of presenting products

THE BIOLOGY OF THE SKIN AND FACIAL SHAPES

  • How to identify different skin types — dry, normal, oily
  • How to select the appropriate skincare products for a particular skin type
  • Basic concepts of highlighting, shading and contouring
  • Deep analysis of face, eye, nose and lip shapes

SEMINAR 2 • HAIR STYLING

  • Fundamentals
  • Decades
  • Bridal & Special Occasion Styling
  • Model testing
  • Current Trends
  • Avant Garde

MAKEUP APPLICATION PRINCIPLES

  • Colour theory
  • Skin tone analysis
  • Basic corrective makeup techniques
  • How to select correct foundation for various skin types and tones
  • Classic eyebrow shaping
  • Makeup designs for daytime, evening and special occasions
  • Makeup for various ethnicities
  • Speed Application—“The 20 Minute Makeup”

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PHOTOGRAPHY, HIGH FASHION & DECADES MAKEUP

MAKEUP UNLIMITED 2

PHOTOGRAPHY, HIGH FASHION & DECADES MAKEUP

MAKEUP FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Photo-shoot etiquettes
  • Building the professional makeup kit for fashion and print-work
  • Makeup artist’s portfolio
  • Makeup styles and strengths for various photography work
  • Current fashion trends
  • In-studio and outdoor lighting
  • Black & White and Colour film stocks
  • Application of false eyelashes
  • Bridal makeup techniques
  • Client make-overs

FASHION & RUNWAY MAKEUP

  • Makeup for various fashion show formats
  • Current industry trends
  • Avant-garde makeup designs and applications

DECADES MAKEUP & TRANSFORMATIONS

  • In-depth study of makeup for each decade
  • Celebrity look-a-like
  • Male to female drag makeup
  • Music Video Creative
  • Showgirl

COMPUTER LAB 1 • PHOTOSHOP

  • Photo Correction
  • Image Enhancing
  • Color Adjustment
  • Digital Design

MAKEUP FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Photo-shoot etiquettes
  • Building the professional makeup kit for fashion and print-work
  • Makeup artist’s portfolio
  • Makeup styles and strengths for various photography work
  • Current fashion trends
  • In-studio and outdoor lighting
  • Black & White and Colour film stocks
  • Application of false eyelashes
  • Bridal makeup techniques
  • Client make-overs

FASHION & RUNWAY MAKEUP

  • Makeup for various fashion show formats
  • Current industry trends
  • Avant-garde makeup designs and applications

DECADES MAKEUP & TRANSFORMATIONS

  • In-depth study of makeup for each decade
  • Celebrity look-a-like
  • Male to female drag makeup
  • Music Video Creative
  • Showgirl

COMPUTER LAB 1 • PHOTOSHOP

  • Photo Correction
  • Image Enhancing
  • Color Adjustment
  • Digital Design

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MAKEUP PRINCIPLES FOR FILM, TV, THEATRE & AIRBRUSHING

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MAKEUP PRINCIPLES FOR FILM, TV, THEATRE & AIRBRUSHING

INTRODUCTION TO THE FILM INDUSTRY

  • Role of Makeup Artist working for Theatre, TV, and Film—responsibilities, duties, differences
  • Makeup Department in Film—Key Makeup Artist, 1st and 2nd Assistants
  • Professional makeup kit—specialty tools, equipment and makeup products for the film industry
  • Working on location—creating a set bag; IATSE Local 891—application and requirements
  • Introduction to different job descriptions on film production

STAGE & FANTASY MAKEUP

  • Highlight and Shadow
  • Fantasy makeup and body painting for stage

SCRIPT BREAKDOWN — CHARACTER ANALYSIS

  • Script study
  • Importance of continuity
  • Creating the look for a character
  • Budgeting for film

FILM, TV & VIDEO — BASIC MAKEUP

  • Lighting for Theatre, Film and TV
  • TV and Film makeup for women, men and children
  • Body makeup; tattoo coverage

AIRBRUSHING

  • How to operate an airbrush
  • Airbrush makeup application on face, body and hair
  • Airbrush tanning and “Red Carpet”
  • Full body fantasy makeup application

COMPUTER LAB 2 • DIGITAL MARKETING

  • Branding Your Company
  • Branding Core Values
  • Logo Design
  • Utilizing Social Media: Youtube, Instagram, Snapchat

INTRODUCTION TO THE FILM INDUSTRY

  • Role of Makeup Artist working for Theatre, TV, and Film—responsibilities, duties, differences
  • Makeup Department in Film—Key Makeup Artist, 1st and 2nd Assistants
  • Professional makeup kit—specialty tools, equipment and makeup products for the film industry
  • Working on location—creating a set bag; IATSE Local 891—application and requirements
  • Introduction to different job descriptions on film production

STAGE & FANTASY MAKEUP

  • Highlight and Shadow
  • Fantasy makeup and body painting for stage

SCRIPT BREAKDOWN — CHARACTER ANALYSIS

  • Script study
  • Importance of continuity
  • Creating the look for a character
  • Budgeting for film

FILM, TV & VIDEO — BASIC MAKEUP

  • Lighting for Theatre, Film and TV
  • TV and Film makeup for women, men and children
  • Body makeup; tattoo coverage

AIRBRUSHING

  • How to operate an airbrush
  • Airbrush makeup application on face, body and hair
  • Airbrush tanning and “Red Carpet”
  • Full body fantasy makeup application

COMPUTER LAB 2 • DIGITAL MARKETING

  • Branding Your Company
  • Branding Core Values
  • Logo Design
  • Utilizing Social Media: Youtube, Instagram, Snapchat

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SPECIAL MAKEUP EFFECTS

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SPECIAL MAKEUP EFFECTS

AGEING WITH LATEX & PAINT

  • Special effects makeup
  • Age reversal techniques

INJURY SIMULATION

  • Out of kit effects
  • Injury simulation (bruises, blood effects, scars,scrapes, amputations, slit throats, bullet wounds, broken bones and noses, burns, etc.)

HAIR WORK—BEARDS, MOUSTACHES, SIDEBURNS

  • Custom blending
  • Body hair

BALDCAPS

  • Application, painting techniques, texturing

AGEING WITH LATEX & PAINT

  • Special effects makeup
  • Age reversal techniques

INJURY SIMULATION

  • Out of kit effects
  • Injury simulation (bruises, blood effects, scars,scrapes, amputations, slit throats, bullet wounds, broken bones and noses, burns, etc.)

HAIR WORK—BEARDS, MOUSTACHES, SIDEBURNS

  • Custom blending
  • Body hair

BALDCAPS

  • Application, painting techniques, texturing

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PROSTHETICS/LABORATORY TECHNIQUES & ADVANCED AIRBRUSHING

MAKEUP UNLIMITED 5

PROSTHETICS/LABORATORY TECHNIQUES & ADVANCED AIRBRUSHING

  • Introduction to Special Effects Lab
  • Different types of moulds
  • Creating a generic prosthetic piece
  • Latex and gelatin appliance application
  • Special makeup effects and prosthetic painting with airbrush
  • Lifecasting
  • Sculpting
  • Making gelatin prosthetic
  • Prosaide transfers
  • Foam Latex application
  • Silicone prosthetic application
  • Aging prosthetic application
  • Appliance application

COMPUTER LAB 3 • WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT

  • Registering domain name
  • Webpage layout
  • Content development

SEMINAR 3 • EMPLOYMENT CLINIC

  • Career planning
  • Possibility of starting own business/freelance work
  • Business plan development
  • Self-marketing strategies
  • Negotiating the contract
  • Invoicing
  • Cover letter and resume preparation
  • Business card design
  • Union information, working in the BC Film Industry

  • Introduction to Special Effects Lab
  • Different types of moulds
  • Creating a generic prosthetic piece
  • Latex and gelatin appliance application
  • Special makeup effects and prosthetic painting with airbrush
  • Lifecasting
  • Sculpting
  • Making gelatin prosthetic
  • Prosaide transfers
  • Foam Latex application
  • Silicone prosthetic application
  • Aging prosthetic application
  • Appliance application

COMPUTER LAB 3 • WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT

  • Registering domain name
  • Webpage layout
  • Content development

SEMINAR 3 • EMPLOYMENT CLINIC

  • Career planning
  • Possibility of starting own business/freelance work
  • Business plan development
  • Self-marketing strategies
  • Negotiating the contract
  • Invoicing
  • Cover letter and resume preparation
  • Business card design
  • Union information, working in the BC Film Industry

MAKEUP PROGRAM DIRECTORS

MAKEUP PROGRAM DIRECTORS

MAKEUP PROGRAM DIRECTORS

MARIE ZAMPINI

Program Co-Director & Senior Educational Manager

In the film industry, Marie has worked on sets including The Chronicles of Riddick and the award-winning film, Island of Shadows. Her fashion and commercial portfolio boasts well-known brands like Off the Wall Clothing, Canadian Airlines, Canada 3000, L.G., Hasbro and MTV. She has also worked for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and with living beauty legend, Laura Mercier—who is known as the go-to makeup artist for celebs like Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Jennifer Lopez. You also may have seen Marie on Urban Rush and Breakfast Television, where she shares makeup tips and trade secrets. With her finger always on this pulse, Marie is constantly soaking up industry knowledge that she can pass on to her students.

Marie has over two decades of experience under her belt as a professional makeup artist and hairdresser. She has been a dedicated instructor at JCI since 1997, and now, she also holds the titles of Co-Program Director and Senior Education Administrator. On top of her natural ability to lead, Marie is a gifted artist who displays an unwavering passion for her work, both in and out of the classroom.

JENNINE COOK

Program Co-Director & Industry Liaison

Makeup is more than just a career for Jennine; it’s a way of life. She began her career in film at the New York Film Academy, then studied costume and art design at the Vancouver Film School. She found her true calling when she started studying makeup, two decades ago at JCI.

After graduating with honours from both JCI’s Makeup Artistry Diploma Program and Mastery in Prosthetics Program, Jennine spent a decade working in film and television, specifically for W Network and Slice. She filled the gaps between seasons by working on commercials for McDonald’s, Mattel Toys, OxiClean, and Kohl’s. Jennine discovered her love for special effects makeup while working on a variety of films, ultimately leading to a Leo Award nomination for Best Makeup in a Short Drama in 2006.

Throughout her career, Jennine has dabbled in every aspect of the industry. Now, she co-runs the makeup program and acts as the Industry Liaison at JCI. As Industry Liaison, Jennine has accumulated an extensive network of contacts, including point people at companies such as Sephora, Nordstrom, Holt Renfrew, and MAC, as well as key players in the TV and film industries. She regularly refers artists to work at Breakfast Television and CityTV, and has also hired students to work at Vancouver Fashion Week, as part of JCI’s sponsorship of the event. Jennine is the person you know that’s in the know, and she’s here to help you make connections that count in the makeup world.

To date, Jennine considers being the owner of Transformation, her local makeup and theatrical supply shop in White Rock, one her greatest accomplishments. As someone who has consistently redefined what it means to be a successful artist, Jennine brings an incredibly dynamic, well-rounded perspective to the JCI community.

TRACY LAI

Head of TV, Film, & Special Effects Makeup Department

Tracy graduated at the top of her class from both the JCI Makeup Artistry Diploma Program and Mastery in Prosthetics Program in 2004. Since then, she’s gained years of experience in film, television, and music videos. While Tracy’s speciality lies in a prosthetics, she’s extremely wellversed across the entire makeup spectrum. From bridal and fashion photography, to alien creature effects—she’ll nail it all.

In 2014, Tracy accepted a Leo Award for Best Make-Up in a Motion Picture for the horror film Evil Feed. Her continued dedication to her passion has paid off, attracting the likes of Ron Perlman, Giancarlo Esposito and Chad Kroeger into her makeup chair. She’s had the privilege of taking on coveted positions, like her role as Key Makeup

Artist for the late Wes Craven‘s horror film, The Girl In The Photographs. She’s worked for Joel Harlow, the personal makeup artist to Johnny Depp. On top of it all, Tracy also lead the dental prosthetic department for Star Trek Beyond and traveled to the Middle East to join their Dubai film unit. Other impressive pieces of Tracy’s portfolio include: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales; Almost Human; Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief; TRON: Legacy; 30 Days of Night 2: Dark Days; Smallville; and Stargate Atlantis. It’s safe to say that Tracy brings an unprecedented amount of experience and enthusiasm to the JCI classrooms.

PORTFOLIO WORKSHOPS

PORTFOLIO WORKSHOPS

PORTFOLIO WORKSHOPS

JCI MIXERS

JCI MIXERS are free photo shoots designed for JCI students looking to put their skills to use and gain more practical experience. Each student will work on a team consisting of a makeup student, a hair student and a fashion student. Together, the students will create three looks. At the end of the workshop students will receive a Certificate of Recognition and credit towards their final grade. JCI MIXERS happen on the last Sunday of every month and are great rehearsals for the Build Your Own Book (BYOB) workshop.

BYOB

BYOB sounds fun, because it is. Build Your Own Book is a photo shoot developed for the top JCI students in the hair, makeup and fashion programs. The networking opportunities, creative advancement, team development and photoshoot experience are just a few reasons why this is one of JCI’s most coveted workshops. During this full-scale photo shoot, students work alongside JC Model Management models and local professional photographers to create 20 production quality images for their portfolio.

JCI MIXERS

JCI MIXERS are free photo shoots designed for JCI students looking to put their skills to use and gain more practical experience. Each student will work on a team consisting of a makeup student, a hair student and a fashion student. Together, the students will create three looks. At the end of the workshop students will receive a Certificate of Recognition and credit towards their final grade. JCI MIXERS happen on the last Sunday of every month and are great rehearsals for the Build Your Own Book (BYOB) workshop.

BYOB

BYOB sounds fun, because it is. Build Your Own Book is a photo shoot developed for the top JCI students in the hair, makeup and fashion programs. The networking opportunities, creative advancement, team development and photoshoot experience are just a few reasons why this is one of JCI’s most coveted workshops. During this full-scale photo shoot, students work alongside JC Model Management models and local professional photographers to create 20 production quality images for their portfolio.

MPIO – MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY ORIENTATION

MPIO – MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY ORIENTATION

MPIO – MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY ORIENTATION

JCI MIXERS are free photo shoots designed for JCI students looking to put their skills to use and gain more practical experience. Each student will work on a team consisting of a makeup student, a hair student and a fashion student. Together, the students will create three looks. At the end of the workshop students will receive a Certificate of Recognition and credit towards their final grade. JCI MIXERS happen on the last Sunday of every month and are great rehearsals for the Build Your Own Book (BYOB) workshop.

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