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01 ITM is a Higher Education Institution

ITM is a private institution registered with the National Educational Academy of Paris under the number 0754952A.


The Institute is the first in France to have developed its courses over a period of several years and to meet a higher technical level.


Students under 28 years of age are entitled to social security (health insurance) benefits.


For foreign students, a list of eligible countries is available at the school office.

02 A team of experienced professional trainers

Specialized make-up courses are given by trainers whose main activity is that of a professional make-up artist.


Their aim is to transmit the valuable experience they have gained throughout their professional lives. More than thirty come every year to meet the students requirements. Besides the techniques and practice that they enable the students to discover, they reflect the qualities required to do this job well. They privilege ITM students by enabling them to start in the profession by taking them on as assistants or interns. The plurality of perspectives and methods guarantees the acquisition of a vast adaptability to the diversity of production teams.


They create and are the cutting edge of the profession.


List of teaching staff and trainers:
Olivier Afonso, make-up technician, Raphaelle Armemi, make-up fashion, Catherine Aznar, artist, Barbara Attal, make-up,
Laurence Aué, make-up theatre, Frédéric Balmer, special effects make-up,
Sylvette Baudrot , script,
Betty Beauchamp, make-up,
Emilio Benedetti, make-up Armani,
Anne Bergamaschi, head make-up artist,
Alexandra Berthomé , make-up artist and body painter,
 Alexandra Bonelli, make-up, Bruno Botella, painter and sculptor, Nathalie Briquet, English workshop, Anne- Hélène Brun, make-up opera, 
Patricia Calefas-Carrey, make-up,
 Jean-Pierre Canavaté, hairdresser studio, Michèle Capmas, make-up, Serge Cohen, photographer, Dominique Colladant, chief make-up artist, Sylvie Coudrin, hairdresser studio, Laurent Courtin, director, Valérie Da Mota, actress, Sandrine Beaufort , prosthetic nails, Michèle Declercq, cosmetology, Josée de Luca, chief make-up artist,
Anne -Marie Demeur, chief make-up artist,
Philippe Deshayes, dermatologist,
Damien Dufresne, make-up,
Sylvie Dutour, make-up - forming Bourjois, Ludovic Engrand, make-up artist Shu Uemura,
Enzo, make-up,
Jean-Noël Ferragut, director of photography,
Dominique Fitoussi, image consultant, Magalie Fockeu, make-up,
Odile Fourquin, chief make-up artist, Karine Gachon , chief make-up artist,
Miguel Galeon, make-up,
Ismael Garcia Blanco, make-up fashion, Audrey Gautier, make-up fashion, Marie Gerbouin, make-up fashion, Laurence Grosjean, make-up,
Pascale Guégan, make-up, Anne Guilmard, make-up artist, Stéphane Helle, make-up,
Morgan Hildebrand & Kameleon Studio, make-up technician,
Cyril Hipaux, make-up technician, Denise Houssard, make-up,
Vincent Jabes, make-up ,
Jérome Jardin, make-up technician, Laure Jeger, stylist and costume,
Sébastien Joly, make-up technician, Sarah Joly, make-up fashion, Carole Jorré, trainer sales techniques, Sylvie Jouany, make-up artist, Alexis Kinebanyan, make-up technician,
 Nathalie Kovalsky, make-up,
Thierry Labastide, hairdresser,
Carine Larchet, make-up, Thierry Lecuyer, chief make-up artist,
Alexandra Leforestier, make-up mode, Hélène Lefur, make-up artist, Charlotte Lequeux, make-up special effects, Valérie Lesaffre, stylist, Christel Lintz , make-up , Grégoire Machavoine, photogaphe, Corinne Magne, speaker Galliera Museum, Jacques Mazeau, writer, Alexandre Melissopoulos, cosmetology, Dorian Michaud, English, Frédérique Ney, chief make-up artist,
Manuel Obadia Wills, photographer, Stéphanie Orillard, chief make-up artist,
Catherine Ormen, historian fashion, Youenn Peoc'h, hairdresser barber, Pierre-Olivier Persin, special effects make-up,
 Annabelle Petit, make-up artist,
Catherine Picaud-Le Cardinal, make-up opera, Patricia Rameau, hairdresser, Dominique Plez, chief make-up artist, Laure Pomarède, psychology and dermatology, Lydia Pujols, chief make-up artist,
 Sabrina Ramette, make-up Nars, François Regaudie, make-up fashion, 
Stéphanie Rossi, make-up,
 Emilie Rozier, make-up, Monique Sanas, make-up, Isabelle Sauvage, image consultant, Jean-Jacques Sempéré, hairdresser hairdresser, Helen Shanley, English, Patricia Thibault, make-up,
 Christina Tschech, art history, Huelan Van Duc, make-up,
Chloé Van Lierde, make-up artist, Jean-Luc Villeneuve, make-up,
 Jean-Noël Vigouroux, fashion history, Faustine-Lea Violleau, make-up…
This list is regularly increasing.

03 More than 1000 work placement offers per year

The Institute takes the professional integration of its students very seriously. To increase their experience, internships offer them daily training in real conditions. These are carried out throughout the 2nd and 3rd year.


For students in first year, these proposals depend on the initial level of the student. Offers are published daily on the intranet website of ITM.

04 For the past 30 years ITM alumni in the profession

Many are confirmed head make-up artists well placed in the profession. They are the foundation of the network that allows us to offer more and more placements to our students each year. Over 1,000 students leave the Institute after the 2-year cycle.

05 Multiplicity of brands, products, materials

At ITM, teaching is based on plurality: plurality of trainers, but also plurality of materials and product lines used by trainers to do demonstrations, plurality that students see in their make-up and creations.


This diversity of materials, textures and colors gives students a skill that allows them to adapt to all kinds of situations on a set, on stage or during demonstrations. Students are thus able to do make-up and also sometimes improvise!


As on set and in studio, students use many brands and different textures at the Institute: Ben Nye, Bobby Brown, Clinique, Fardel, Joe Blasco, Kryolan, Mac, Make-Up For Ever, Mehron, Numeric Proof, Shu Uemura, Black up. The diversity of products ensures their adaptability on all fronts in France and around the world.

06 Ideally located in the heart of the student district of Paris

The premises are comfortable and well equipped. Located at 9 rue des Arènes in the 5th arrondissement opposite the Parc des Arènes de Lutèce, less than 100 meters from the Metro.


In addition, thanks to its universities, the Sorbonne and Jussieu, this area welcomes tens of thousands of students and makes this place a true artistic and cultural crossroads.


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07 Quality of teaching equipment

Students dispose of high-tech equipment of high quality. Four make-up studios, plasma screens and video projectors. Traditional classrooms and a fine art workshop.


In order to do their projects they have a shooting studio with professional equipment, digital cameras and professional photographers.

08 International environment and cultural diversity

Our teaching staff also speak English and recruit candidates throughout the world. Although the vast majority of students are French, there are 15 to 20 nationalities coexisting in training. Beyond the individual differences and strengths of their cultural wealth, all have the same goal: becoming a good make-up Artist.

09 Constant Adaptation of lessons to market requirements

The ITM team are regularly informed of developments, including the technology, affecting the professional make-up industry and adapt lessons accordingly.


Thus, anxious to give the best training possible to students to meet the demands of the professional world, ITM takes into account the cutting edge of digital technology, through the use of specific products and brands of make-up suited to the type of camera and lighting.


Similarly, training in airbrush make-up techniques from the United States, are offered to students in their course of study.

10 Studying at ITM is not only a way to master the techniques, but also a preparation for the working world

Our training is multidisciplinary. It integrates related fields such as hairdressing make-up, styling, hairpieces… This allows students to understand and collaborate with others professions they will work with, and consider this in their own work.


Creativity and openness to artistic creativity are promoted through training, chromatography, drawing, painting, modelling, history of portraiture and therefore of beauty through the ages.


The teaching of English, especially the vocabulary of the make-up industry, facilitates the integration of students in multicultural teams in international film productions and fashion shows.


Courses on reading and understanding a scenario allow students to develop their ability to anticipate and prepare for a shot.


ITM prepares students for entry into their profession through business simulations such as interviews, book presentations, telephone appointments, CV workshops, cover letters or business card design. A training module is dedicated to the steps to follow on leaving the Institute.