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Program Code: 21781 Credential: Diploma Program Length: 4 semesters
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Program Overview

Humber’s Cosmetic Management diploma program gives you the business base and cosmetic skills that you need for a career in the growing personal care industries including colour cosmetics, skin care and fragrances.

The curriculum, designed in collaboration with the cosmetics industry, focuses on current market trends and touches on all disciplines that students require to enter the personal care products sector. Courses encompass training in cosmetic and skin care product ingredient categories, retailing, merchandising, marketing and social media, make-up application, as well as the skills necessary for running an independent business. Topics such as ethics and sustainability are embedded in each course.

Our program delivers a range of business-focused cosmetic courses. You will be introduced to the history of cosmetics and fashion; retail buying; cosmetic, fragrance, and skin care product knowledge; marketing and social media; and application including advanced cosmetic applications and special effects for film and television. You will study business ethics and sustainability, cosmetic selling, and counter management. You will learn how to use relevant computer software. 

Rounding out your education, you will develop your entrepreneurial skills and learn how to plan events and product launches as you plan and execute a skin or cosmetic workshop. 

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Assess the chemical composition of cosmetic products and recommend appropriate cosmetic treatments.

  2. Differentiate ingredients found in cosmetic products and identify their functions and effects.

  3. Identify and apply various make-up equipment and techniques used for professional application.

  4. Create a variety of make-up special effects to portray a theme, cater to the requirements of an event, and/or fulfil the demands for TV and Film sets.

  5. Apply relevant knowledge of anatomy, physiology, wellness, aging issues and skin disorders to the provision of specialized cosmetic application, in addition to health related issues.

  6. Demonstrate successful characteristics of a professional salesperson applying customer relation principles, diversity practices, sales strategies and promotion techniques.

  7. Identify, analyze and apply colour relationships and theories in the application of cosmetics and products for diverse skin types.

  8. Demonstrate effective professional communication skills in verbal and written formats.

  9. Apply business, legal and accounting principles effectively addressing the business needs of an organization.

  10. Analyze market needs and apply strategic growth principles.

  11. Identify the principles of organizational behaviour and human resource management.

  12. Identify the ecological, ethical and environmental issues of the cosmetic industry.


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Students get hands-on teaching in their cosmetic management diploma, as the instructor gives a lesson in creating fuller brows. The cosmetic program delivers a range of business-focused cosmetic courses, retail buying, colour analysis and skin care fundamentals. Students also learn more advanced application techniques for TV, film and special effects.

Your Career

Transform your passion for cosmetics and beauty into a career.

Enjoy a career in this thriving industry, managing a cosmetic/fragrance brand, or working as a product developer or a buyer. Alternatively, build a career in other capacities such as makeup artist, counter manager or account executive. According to the market data firm, Research and Markets, there are more than 3,500 cosmetics companies in Canada. Toronto and southern Ontario provide a number of opportunities to begin your career in this industry.

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Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2022 North Open
January 2023 North Open
Start dates between Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2022 North Waitlisted
January 2023 North Open

The Cosmetic Management Diploma Program

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Watch the video to see Humber faculty member Aniya walk students through the Cosmetic Management program at Humber College. Capstone project includes a professional photo shoot.


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Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses: 
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet all listed course requirements.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

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Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2022-2023 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $5,036.78
  • international: $16,394.00

Fees are subject to change.

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Scholarships

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Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

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