A: The one-year mentorship program is designed to ensure that students are adequately prepared and have the resources they need to enter the workforce after completing the course. All students who successfully complete the course and pass the final examination will be able to receive support, advice and personal mentoring from their lead instructor for a full year following the class. This includes unlimited phone calls, emails, texts and scheduled video conferences on an as-needed basis. Students who excel in class will be eligible for job referrals and recommendations.
A: Any person serious about entering the field and has a natural aptitude for makeup has the potential to be appropriate for this course - regardless of age, gender, or prior experience. Established makeup artists who work predominantly with private clients and are interested in transitioning into media and production work are also appropriate for this course. Technique instruction can be individually adapted for all artistry levels.
If you're still unsure, you can contact AMA at 678-505-0444 to speak with Candace. She is happy to help you determine if this course is a good fit for you, and if not, make recommendations on other available courses.
A: AMA's Media Makeup Course provides a comprehensive overview of the industry and can be a great way for you to clarify which path is best suited for you. Although the course is geared toward artists with their sights set on the media industry, its foundational nature makes it appropriate for all makeup-related career paths. The fundamental theories and techniques are translatable to all styles of makeup, and nuances relevant to private sector clientele (i.e., Bridal, High-Fashion, Red Carpet, etc.) will be covered in class.
A: If you are already a working artist and have a kit and brush set, you may bring that to use in class. If not, we recommend students purchase an AMA HD-Starter Kit to use during class and learn more about kit-building before making additional purchases. All other makeup products not included in starter kit (other than brushes) will be provided for classroom use. Although brushes are not included in the starter kit, we are happy to make recommendations on purchase options for brushes within different price points.
A: The AMA HD-Starter Kit contains thoughtfully selected, professional-grade, HD-friendly products designed to cover a wide variety of skin tones. It includes 12 creme foundations, 16 foundation powders, a colorless setting powder, 3 tinted mattifying gels, a mixing palette & spatula, and a variety of disposables. All other products needed for class use will be provided (except for brushes--please see prior question). HD-Starter Kits can be ordered through AMA for $300 anytime before the class registration deadline. The price of the kit reflects its actual retail value and is provided as a convenience for students.