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At Make-up Designory,  we’ve spent over two decades developing the finest make-up education and professional cosmetics you’ll find anywhere in the world.  Now, we bring our prestigious educational system, stellar professional standards and exceptional make-up to estheticians, cosmetologists, beauty schools and businesses worldwide. Our MUD family of institutions provides our students with a thorough training in the art of professional make-up – a classic program that transcends cultures and borders – offering the knowledge, creative tools and mastery to build an extraordinary career.

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Our global educational system

From our world-renowned campuses to our MUD-certified programs in all corners of the globe,  Make-up Designory provides the foundation that will help your make-up dreams come true.  Our celebrated faculty travels the world to train and support our educational partners.

When you join the MUD system, you can transfer
credits between any of our certified institutions.

Our acclaimed Los Angeles and New York City Campuses – accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) – are MUD’s signature educational offering in the United States. We offer comprehensive make-up programs and individual courses to prepare students for the most demanding requirements of any focus in our profession. MUD Campuses, owned and operated directly by Make-up Designory, provide the industry’s finest professional kits and materials to students through our MUD Campus stores.


We offer educational courses tailored to the needs of regional marketplaces to students outside the U.S. through MUD Studios. Today, our licensed Studio programs operate in Europe, Asia, Central America, Africa and the Middle East, with more to come. Owned and operated by licensees, each MUD Studio features everything that our successful American Campuses offer, including duplicates of our retail spaces and classrooms, designed to fully support students’ learning and creative experiences.


Throughout the U.S. and some select international locations, cosmetology and esthetician institutes offer certified MUD courses as part of their curricula through our MUD Partner Schools. This specialized educational sub-program in professional make-up offers students the opportunity to expand their beauty expertise through studying the MUD approach, as part of their larger training to be a cosmetologist or esthetician.




Our quarterly magazine, MUD ART, showcases the groundbreaking work of make-up artists and rising stars making waves across our industry.

As the acknowledged global leaders in make-up education, we stay on the pulse of our industry – helping artists everywhere on their journey to make-up excellence. Once you complete a MUD educational curriculum, you become a part of our global community, forever benefiting from the prestige of the MUD brand name. Together, we applaud the business successes of the many MUD alumni who are changing the face of our industry – and celebrate the award-winning graduates who enter the elite of our profession.

Caring is

Through MUD Cares, we are driven to uplift our communities and empower people, globally and locally.


Award-winning make-up for the classroom and beyond.

Students, professionals, global partners and make-up aficionados everywhere can enjoy our extraordinary professional cosmetics, created by some of the most accomplished artists in our industry and tested under real world conditions. MUD-specialized beauty kits for the classroom and on-trend individual products can be purchased from any MUD institution or through a select network of authorized retailers.