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01. How long does study at ITM take?

The duration of studies is 2 years. On completion of these two years, students may continue for an additional year, in order to further their skills and prepare for the transition into the working world.

02. What level of education or previous training is required for admission?

Admission is open to students with a baccalaureate level (examination on completion of secondary education).

03. Is it essential to have previous art training for admission to ITM?

Admission to the make-up artist program does not require previous artistic training. Needless to say it is always a plus! However, an artistic outlook is essential for make-up. As the make-up artist's approach is similar to that of the artist's. It is often necessary to imagine and create characters, to work with light and shade, colors and volumes. At ITM, the training includes instruction in drawing, painting, sculpture and art history.

04. What is the school's status (private/public)?

ITM is a private technical higher educational institution registered with the Rectorat de Paris (Parisian Educational Board) under the n°0754952A. Enrolment entitles the candidate to student status and student social security.

05. How much are the annual fees? Are there any special payment or loan terms?

The fees for the year 2016/2017 amounted to € 6,950 per annum. They are payable in instalments. ITM has a partnership with the bank BNP Paribas allowing students to benefit from preferential interest rates.

06. What are the admission requirements?

Admission to ITM is on interview. The candidate must present his academic record and possibly any document which might promote his candidature. These can be drawings, paintings, photos or whatever the candidates thinks suitable. It is advisable to submit your application as early as possible. Registration is open from January.

07. When was ITM created and by whom?

The school was founded in 1985 on the initiative of the renowned French cinema make-up artist: Aida Carange.

08. Contact details/Location/Access?

For more information, please contact Vanessa at 33 (1) 44 08 11 44 or send an e-mail. The school is located in Paris, in the heart of the student district in the 5th arrondissement. To view the location or the nearest metro click on map.

09. Who are ITM's business partners?

Each year, ITM signs new partnerships with production companies, television channels, theatres, cinema schools, fashion schools, photography schools, and cosmetic brands. In doing so the school establishes long-term net working and professional collaboration. For a list of key partners, click on Partners.

10. What are the different specializations offered by ITM?

At ITM, all areas of make-up are studied: film, fashion, theatre, television. In the second year, specific options of 40 to 50 hours allows students to specialize. The options are as follows: special effects prostheses (SFX), fashion (MODE) and airbrush make-up (AERO).

11. What are conditions of admission for foreign students?

Students of 20 different nationalities enroll at ITM every year. In certain countries (China, Poland, Russia…), the Institute has established partnerships with local organizations in order to allow candidates to complete the admission formalities in their own country. For details of these organizations, contact the office at ITM. Students from other countries can send their application by mail or e-mail (cover letter, diplomas and possibly personal art work). They will then receive a pre-registration formula which will enable them to carry out the necessary administrative formalities (visa application…).

12. How to find a make-up trainee or a professional make-up artist trained by ITM?

To submit an internship offer, please go to the internship section of this site. To find a make-up artist for your team, contact François Regaudie at the internship department by telephone at 33 (1) 44 08 11 42 or by e-mail.

13. What has become of the make-up artists trained by ITM? Participation in performing arts, filming, commercials, TV shows, etc.

ITM remains in contact with its alumni. Some of whom, after significant professional experience as make-up artists (film, theatre, fashion, television…) return to the school to share their know-how on shoots, theatre production or catwalks. Others take on students for work placements and enable them to attend various events. Regular information concerning former students is given in the News section.

14. Where can you meet the ITM teaching team (upcoming events, information meetings)?

An ITM team, accompanied by students, is generally present at parisian students shows and fairs (Salon de l’Éducation, Salon des formations artistiques, Salon de L’Étudiant…). The team is available to answer all your questions. In addition, students give demonstrations in various areas of make-up. You can watch them at work, creating characters throughout the day. The school reception is open from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm. A member of staff can answer your questions and show you around the school (by appointment only).

15. How can I get documentation?

To receive the school brochure, simply fill in the attached form (contact-us) or call Vanessa at 33 (1) 44 08 11 44.

16. How is the school calendar organized (starting dates/end of term)?

The school year generally begins the first week of October, first year courses finish in late May, followed by a six week training placement. Second year courses run from early October to late June. The third year has a different schedule, alternating theoretical courses and work placements throughout the year.

17. What's the latest ITM news? School participation in events, shows, exhibitions…

To keep you up to date on current ITM events, you can refer to the News section of the site

18. Are there any make-up workshops other than the classical training programs (initial and advanced)?

ITM has established short workshops. These include training aimed at developing personal and professional competences: auto make-up, manicure, image consulting… These workshops do not require specific prior knowledge. For professionals already in the work place wishing to enhance their skills, there are also short-term workshops. They primarily aim to update professional know how, and allow the discovery of new techniques such as airbrush for example.