About Our Makeup School

The Makeup Technicians (TMT) is a specialised training college based in the Sydney CBD. We have been delivering skilled graduates to the makeup industry since 1989.


The Makeup Technicians is an International College with local and international students. Students learn in a face-to-face simulated work place environment, enhanced with compulsory industry work placement, provided by the college. All of our trainers have been working in the industry for many years, and with their industry knowledge and expertise we can honestly say they are of the highest caliber, in all aspects of makeup!


After graduating from our 12-month Diploma of Screen & Media in Specialist Makeup Services, students will hold an Australian Government Accredited Qualification. Students can also follow on with our Advanced Skills Set of Makeup, adding new units of competency to build their qualification’s portfolio. Graduates could also consider following on with a CUA60615 Advanced Diploma of Screen & Media or a relevant Bachelor of Arts Degree.


Having taught industry level makeup courses for nearly 30 years, we can confidently say we are the best in the makeup training business! Year after year developing new talent with a life time of makeup techniques, skills and confidence. A positive industry standard attitude, being a regular practice throughout the course, is apparent in our emerging artists.


“The Makeup Technicians advantage is; we’re with you all the way! We offer a full industry work experience program, where you can make valuable contacts while training at TMT, It’s how you get started in this industry”


We understand the top 5 prerequisites an employer is looking for in a makeup graduate, because TMT has interviewed many industry experts to find out exactly what they are looking for. We have interviewed Makeup Brand Managers, Production Managers, Magazine Photographers, Creative Agency Representatives, Head of Fashion-Makeup Artists, Head of Runway-Makeup Artists, Head of Department SPFX Makeup Artists, (HOD) Film Makeup Artists, (HOD) Television Makeup Artists, (HOD) Theatre Makeup Artists to working Makeup Artists & Bridal Companies.


We nail these top 5 requirements in our “Working in the Industry” classes which run throughout our Diploma of Screen and Media Specialist Makeup Services Course. That’s why 80%of our students get work in the industry, in the industry of your choice! Everyone has a different agenda for the type of work they want to pursue and it takes time to build your expertise and working attitude.


Like any professional! You have to grow as an artist.


Our courses cater to a range of prospective students, from the aspiring Makeup Artist to the woman wishing to brush up on her everyday makeup skills.


We pride ourselves on delivering the highest standards in government-accredited training. Our Diploma of Specialist Makeup Services is the highest qualification for the makeup industry in Australia. You’ll develop advanced skills in everything from bridal to special effects; learn how to build and market your own business; gain extensive work experience while making invaluable contacts; and graduate as a Professional Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist.


We also offer a number of short courses, certificates and workshops, covering areas such as Bridal Makeup, Airbrushing, Special Effects and Makeup 101. All courses inspire creativity while providing the essential skills and experience needed to succeed in this competitive industry.


By studying at TMT, you’ll learn from the best in the business. All tutors are industry professionals with loads of experience across film, fashion, photography and more. Our collective credits include The Great Gatsby, Australia’s Next Top Model, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and theatre at the Sydney Opera House.


We are passionate about our career, eager to impart our knowledge, and committed to giving our students the best training and education possible. Our vision is to produce outstanding graduates who are confident, competent and ready to take on the exciting world of Makeup Artistry.

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If you are interested in studying at TMT, please feel free to contact us with any questions. You are also welcome to make an appointment to check out the college and meet our friendly team.


TMT caters to both local residents and international students. And there are generally no prerequisites – just a love of makeup! You can apply online or contact us to receive your enrolment forms by post or email.