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Cosmetic Management

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Program Code: 21781
Credential: Diploma
Program Length: 4 semesters
Start Dates: January, September

Program Overview

Humber’s Cosmetic Management diploma program allows you to develop the business skills and practical cosmetic applications skills needed for a career in personal care industries including colour cosmetics, skin care and fragrances.

With an emphasis on business, the curriculum focuses on cosmetic and fashion history, cosmetic and skin care product knowledge, colour theories and current trends, marketing and social media, ethics and sustainability, and creative suites applications. In additon, you will aquire the practical skills needed to apply make-up to the face and body including special effects for film and television.   

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

 

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.

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2023 North Open
January 2024 North Open
Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2023 North Open
January 2024 North Opening Soon

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.


Humber Students Benefit from Five Centres of Innovation (COIs)

The Humber Centres of Innovation Network demonstrates our strong commitment to providing an experiential learning environment for students. Students and faculty work with industry partners on real-world challenges to prepare them to become the innovative and strategic problem-solvers of tomorrow. Come to Humber and experience interdisciplinary learning across five COIs.

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MOB Beauty CEO Leads Hands-On Cosmetic Workshop

MOB Beauty CEO Leads Hands-On Cosmetic Workshop

Wed, January 11, 2023

World-renowned cosmetic product innovator and industry leader Victor Casale joined first-semester Cosmetic Management students for a workshop on creating complexion products.

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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 three 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

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Fees & Financial Aid

The 2022-2023 fee for two semesters was:

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

Fees are subject to change.

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