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Cosmetic Management

Credential: DiplomaProgram Code: 21781Length: 4 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

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 program eligibility.

    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.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

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 2018-2019 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $4,873.90
  • international: $14,964.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,571.55$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,202.02
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$610.20$610.20
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,302.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,471.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$341.00$341.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,086.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,687.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$125.00$125.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

TRANSFER OPTIONS

Can't find a pathway? You can still get the credit you deserve from your previous education or your prior work or life experience.

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Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Antonietta Perretta, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4089
antonietta.perretta@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How To Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map >

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre >

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Humber’s Cosmetic Management diploma program gives you the business base and cosmetic skills that you need for a career in the growing cosmetic and fragrance industries.

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 retailing, merchandising, marketing and social media, make-up application, as well as the skills necessary for running an independent business. Topics such as environmental implications and multicultural sensitivity 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 and fragrance product knowledge; and application including colour theory and skin care fundamentals. You will study business ethics and sustainability, cosmetic selling, and counter management. You will learn how to use relevant computer software and build on your technical skills with advanced cosmetic application and facial techniques.

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. You will also learn more advanced application techniques for TV, film and special effects.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • Analyze market needs and apply strategic growth principles.

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

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


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Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2018NorthClosedClosed
January 2019NorthOpenWaitlisted
September 2019NorthOpenOpen
January 2020NorthOpenOpen

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Watch the program video to learn more about the Cosmetic Management program and the final photoshoot.

The Humber Advantage

Humber Spa Front Desk

inside the Humber Spa

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Spa esthetician

The Humber Spa

This full-service classroom and retail boutique is open to the public year-round. Students manage the administrative functions as well as working under the guidance of qualified instructors providing facials, hand & foot care, and body treatments to clientele.

Explore the Cosmetic Class

Take a 360 degree tour!

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Cosmetics

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 the cosmetics industry.

Scholarships & Awards

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Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.

Student Success

Nicole Seow in office

"Humber has taught me that there are many aspects of the cosmetic industry to be involved in. There’s something for everyone."

Pinnacle Cosmetics

Cosmetic management students with Marta Etynkowski

Our Cosmetic Management students were pleased to welcome guest speaker Marta Etynkowski to their Ethics & Sustainability class.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.