DISCOVER YOUR TRUE PASSION
VANCOUVER’S TOP SFX MAKEUP SCHOOL
JOHN CASABLANCAS INSTITUTE

Lights, Camera, Creation. Do you love the glamour and the gore in film and TV? Are you captivated by Special Effects Makeup? Learn from award-winning professionals and industry experts as they show you how to create stunning looks for film, fashion and TV. JCI’s Makeup Artistry program covers all aspects of the industry, including photo shoot workshops, and was the first in Western Canada to teach airbrushing and prosthetics in our comprehensive special effects makeup units. Upon graduation, JCI Makeup grads can work as freelance Makeup artists in film, TV, theatre, special events, fashion, magazines, cosmetic sales; image consultants, out of kit effects artists, prosthetic artists, lab technicians, film/TV artists, body painters, or bridal consultants. Over the past few years employment rates have been 86-93%.

Make Your Passion Your Paycheck. Study Makeup at JCI.

Whether glam beauty, bridal, or bone-chilling special effects & prosthetics, you can do it all in the Makeup program at JCI.

JCI RECOGNITIONS

  • 2014 – IMATS Vancouver – 1st Place – Character Prosthetics – Bree Lehto
  • 2014 – IMATS Vancouver – 2nd Place – Character Prosthetics – Jaclyn Hachey
  • 2014 – LEO AWARDS – Award Winner – Best Makeup in a Motion Picture – Tracy Lai
  • 2014 – LEO AWARDS – Nominee – Best Makeup in a Motion Picture – Jennifer Ruth
  • 2013 – IMATS Vancouver – 1st Place – Beauty Fantasy – Bree Lehto
  • 2013 – IMATS Vancouver – 2nd Place – Beauty Fantasy – Robin Russell
  • 2013 – Fan Expo Body Painting Competition – 1st Place – Melissa Meretsky
  • 2012 – IMATS Vancouver – 3rd Place – Character Prosthetics – Melissa Meretsky
  • 2012 – IMATS Toronto – 2nd Place – Beauty Fantasy – Melissa Meretsky
  • 2012 – IMATS Toronto – 3rd Place – Beauty Fantasy – Millie Furlong
  • 2012 – IMATS Sydney – Finalists – April Down, Vanessa Messina
  • 2012 – Science World Art Expo – 1st Place – Melissa Meretsky
  • 2013 – Trend Vision – 1st Place Katie Sullivan
  • 2013 – Best Make Up Artist in Vancouver by Urban Culture Conference – 2nd Place Jennifer Ruth
  • 2011 – Trend Vision Show – Finalist Katie Sullivan
  • 2011 – IMATS Vancouver – Finalist – Beauty Fantasy – Chelsea Mandziuk
  • 2011 – IMATS Vancouver – Runner Up – Beauty Fantasy – Samantha Caporusso
  • 2010 – IMATS Vancouver – Finalist – Beauty Fantasy – Kate Blythe
  • 2010 – LEO AWARDS – Nominee for Best Makeup in a Short Film – Kate Blythe
  • 2009 – IMATS Toronto – 1st Place – Beauty Fantasy – Liz McLeod
  • 2009 – Shu Uemura International Makeup Competition – Top 15 – Liz McLeod