From its humble beginnings, Make-up Designory has grown to become the largest educational system exclusively focused on make-up artist training.  A strict adherence to educational standards, curriculum development and teacher training has helped to create a standard form of make-up education that can be found in classrooms around the world.  The same curriculum, high standards and MUD-certified teachers can be found in MUD’s main campuses in New York and Los Angeles, through their network of partner schools operating in the United States or internationally in MUD Studios.

MUD Studio provides a perfect mix between classroom and retail.  Each MUD Studio features a modern showroom where the right MUD product can be found for every occasion   and customer type.  With every product in MUD Studio comes the knowledge of a MUD Make-up Artist.  Dedication to a knowledge-based product line is essential to the MUD Studio experience.  According to Tate Holland, MUD CEO, “We don’t want to do just makeovers in our stores; we want each make-up application to become an individual make-up class.”  Beyond individual tutoring sessions, the store also hosts a number of smaller workshops that are geared to the needs of the everyday woman and the make-up enthusiast alike.

In the United States, Mud has partnered with a number of beauty schools in local markets to deliver Mud Studio courses.  By partnering with existing schools, Mud has been able to expand its mission of providing high quality make-up education in markets that were previously underserved.  Teachers at Mud Partner Schools go through the same training as those that teach at Mud Studios and students benefit by joining an international network of make-up professionals.  

In the classroom aspiring make-up artists and other beauty professionals are taught the fundamentals of make-up application and the theory necessary to adapt make-up techniques to differing conditions – from the retail floor to a film set to a bride’s special day.  Courses are derived from the same curriculum that can be found at Make-up Designory’s main campuses, but are divided in such a way as to allow the student to progress through the various subjects at their own pace.  While the courses remain the same at each MUD Studio, Partner School or Main Campus, traveling to different MUD locations allows the student to add culture and life experiences to their make-up education and artistic expression.
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Course Content and Materials

We’re proud to offer the following esteemed MUD programs in our school. Each course is taught by a qualified instructor and provides lots of hands-on experience.


Beauty Essentials

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Course Length: 84 hours

This course is designed as an introduction to beauty make-up with an emphasis on the techniques required today in this multi-faceted industry. Regardless of which of these areas students intend to work in, mastery of beauty make-up is a must. In this course students will start by learning facial analysis, base matching and application, correction, contours and highlights, with an added focus of eyes and lips. The course finishes with complete make-up applications ranging from one hundred percent corrective to natural make-up.

Airbrush Make-up

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Course Length 35 hours

Airbrushing has become one of the premiere ways of applying make-up. In this course the airbrush is de-mystified. Students are shown how to properly care and maintain it. In addition, students will study the techniques necessary to do beautiful, flawless beauty make-up. Learn the techniques that are being required by the major studios as well as demanding clients.


Bridal Make-up



Course Length 21 hours

With a focus on the lucrative world of weddings, the Bridal Make-up Artistry Course takes the student from consultation to the creation of a bride’s perfect look. 

The Bridal Course starts with the idea that a successful wedding make-up application starts with a clear plan for the bride and her family. From there, students learn both business and additional make-up techniques required to be successful in the bridal business.



Learn the techniques employed by professional make-up artists working in advertising and editorial. In this course, students will learn how to work on set, design make-ups that can be used in fashion or editorial, and learn what a professional photographer requires to create imagery that stands out from the rest. Students will also develop an eye for make-up and learn what to look out for in their own pictures.

High Fashion Make-up Trends Kit:

  • ∙ Brushes: #330, #410, #810 & #920 ∙
  • 2 Dual Finish Pressed Mineral Powders: DFM2 & DFD2 ∙
  • Buttercream Loose Powder ∙
  • 6 Eye Color Refills: Espresso, Bronzed, Cashmere, Graphite, Smoked Sapphire & Onyx ∙
  • Black Eye Pencil ∙
  • 2 Cheek Color Refills: Bubblegum & Garnet ∙
  • Henna Lip Gloss ∙
  • Spicy Lip Glaze ∙
  • Brick Lip Pencil ∙
  • 1 10-Pack of Powder Puffs ∙
  • 1 Pack of Sponges ∙
  • Clear Pouch
    *Individual items in kits may be changed or replaced without notice.
  • Additional Required Materials: ∙
  • Glass Container
  • ∙ 99% Alcohol ∙
  • Brush Cleaner ∙
  • Disposable Station Mats
  • ∙ Duo Eyelash Adhesive ∙
  • Hand Sanitizer ∙
  • Facial Tissue ∙
  • Facial Moisturizer











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