Arts schools in Illinois: Colleges of design, fashion design, graphic design schools, animation courses, digital arts, fine arts, beauty schools, makeup classes, airbrush/ online spray tanning training, culinary arts schools certification, painting lessons in Chicago area, Aurora, Rockford, Naperville, Joliet, Springfield, North Peoria, Elgin IL..
1.London Eyes International Academy of Makeup, Chicago
Courses / Programs
Established in 2004, London Eyes International Academy of Makeup is a leading makeup artist school in the Chicago IL area.
With two conveniently-located schools in Rosemont (to the north-west) and Oakbrook Terrace (a western suburb of Chicago), we provide high-quality hands-on training, using state-of-the-art professional products, tools and techniques from around the world.
We offer a range of makeup artist certification programs and master classes in subjects including Beauty Makeup, Media Makeup, Stage Makeup, Special Effects Makeup and Airbrush Makeup.
All of our programs are certified by the Illinois State Board of Education. Upon completion of each course, you are awarded with an Academy State Certificate.
Our mission is to create an environment where students can learn basic, intermediate and advanced makeup skills in order to pursue a career as a Certified Makeup Artist. Our curriculum offers an extensive study of traditional makeup styles, as well as some of the newest and most innovative techniques.
Our intensive training gives our students real life work experience, and ensures that they graduate with the knowledge, confidence, and passion they need to soar in this competitive industry. Take the first step towards a successful career in this exciting and rewarding field!
"This school is great for hands-on training in makeup. The teachers were very skilled and the class size allowed for plenty of one-on-one instruction."
- Velorie M.
- Airbrush Master Class (7 hours)
- Special F/X Master Class (16 hours)
- Special F/X Advanced Master Class (16 hours)
- Business Master Class (3 hours)
- Portfolio Master Class (4 hours)
Make Up First ®, LLC (the “School”), is currently the only comprehensive, certificate program in Illinois dedicated solely to the art of makeup. The School provides an intensive series of makeup artistry classes, which result not only in the issuance of a certificate of completion from the school, but also from the State of Illinois. We are located in the center of Chicago, next to Grant Park. Make Up First School is a MAC-approved school. Students at Make Up First School enjoy both formal instruction as well as many hours of “hands-on” training. Courses are taught in a lecture/hands-on workshop format, providing the students with much-needed application practice.
In addition to the five core certification courses, Basic Makeup, Media Makeup, Theatrical Makeup, Clinical Makeup and Careers In Makeup Artistry, students will be offered the opportunity to enroll in advanced classes for on-going education in the field of makeup artistry. The School offers monthly, hands-on seminars in Airbrush and Bridal Makeup as well as Workshops in Fx, Transgender Makeup, Hairstyling for Makeup Artists and other areas. We are proud to sponsor legendary makeup artist presentations and workshops.
Media Make-up Academy is a make-up artist training school in Chicago, IL which offers make-up artistry certification classes for beginners as well as bridal and fashion seminars. Our professional certificate make-up classes are taught by Amanda Shackleton - a celebrity artist. Classes are given in a professional photostudio, complete with full make up stations.
We offer 40 hour intensive classes for beginners plus numerous seminars geared to specific areas of make up including bridal make up, fashion make up, make up for print work, runway and tv. Career direction and help will be given - you will learn everything you need to know to be ready to work right away.
International Skin Beauty Academy (ISBA), in Schaumburg (30 miles north west of Chicago), Illinois, is an accredited beauty therapy training school offering full and part-time Medical and Clinical Esthetics Certificate Programs and Continuing Education opportunities.
ISBA provides pioneering education in skin care and job placement assistance. Our revolutionary approach to study combined with advanced clinical and professional techniques foster an atmosphere of accelerated professional and personal growth that goes beyond covering State requirements.
The Academy’s founder, Dr. Natalia Doran has over 25 years of experience as a doctor of Dermatology in Russia, and a practicing Esthetician in Europe and United States. By nurturing knowledgeable, confident, and highly skilled skin care therapists, we have built a great reputation with physicians and medical spa owners, who seek out our graduates.
ISBA is accredited by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to provide Teacher of Esthetics and Continuing Education Programs.
Clinical Esthetics Program with Master Certification:
- full and part-time
Additional certification in:
- Lymph Drainage
- ITA Age Control Facial Procedure
- Facial Procedure with Galvanic
- Chemical Peels
- Ultrasound skin treatment
- Acne and Rosacea skin treatments
- Anti-Stress Body Wraps
- Speed Waxing Techniques
- Eyelashes tinting and application
- Laser (certification by AMMP)
- Brazilian waxing for men and women
- Creation of the Perfect Eyebrow
• Study for 1, 2 or 3 semesters at the UK’s No. 1 arts university!
• Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) is a leading university specialising in arts, performance, design, and media education. Easily accessible less than 2 hours south of London by train, AUB provides study abroad BA (Hons) courses for US / international students & professionals who wish to spend time abroad in pursuit of careers in creative arts, graphic design, interior design, textiles, fashion, makeup, animation, visual communication, event management, architecture, dance, acting, film production, photography, & more.
• Our short study abroad courses are designed for students who want to spend time learning in the UK, developing their creative skills and perhaps gaining credits towards their university degree, but do not necessarily want to spend as much as 2-3 years studying in the UK.
• Students are fully integrated with our full-time BA (Hons) degree students, and these courses can be taken for 1 term, 2 terms, or 3 terms.
• If you can't find the exact course you want, we can design a course tailored to your individual needs. You can join several groups of students on a range of different courses and also receive one-to-one tuition.
• We also provide summer study abroad programs.
"The facilities that the Arts University Bournemouth has to offer are absolutely amazing. First off, the library was one of the most resourceful places I have come across in my entire stay there." - Orlando, USA, Animation Production
Harrington College of Design, is an accredited Design College in the Chicago Loop, Illinois. We offer specialized Associate Degree, Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, and Masters Degree Programs designed to help students prepare for a digital photography, interior design or graphic design career.
Our specialized degree programs designed to provide a balance of studio, classroom and independent study, giving students the opportunity to learn through a variety of methods and develop a well-rounded understanding of both the business and creative sides of their chosen profession.
Harrington College of Design is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award certificates, diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor degrees.
The College of Architecture and the Arts at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the disciplines of art history, architecture, performing arts, studio arts, design converge, and more.
Students admitted into the Bachelor of Architectural Studies curriculum must complete the high school pattern 2 requirements. Students admitted into the Bachelor of Fine Arts curriculum must complete the high school pattern 1 or 2 requirements.
Motivated and academically qualified high school students admitted to the college will be guaranteed admission upon completion of their undergraduate studies to one of the following professional programs: Master of Architecture, Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design or Master of Fine Arts in Industrial Design.
Undergraduate Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree Programs:
- Architectural Studies
- Art Education
- Electronic Media
- Graphic Design
- Industrial Design
- Studio Arts
- Art History
- Performing Arts (Music, Theater)...
Columbia College Chicago's School of Media Arts caters for students who have a passion for media arts and are striving for a real education with a real future. Columbia College Chicago is the largest and most diverse private arts and media college in the nation. To date the School of Media Arts offer a diverse range of creative academic undergraduate and graduate degree programs in subject areas that include Journalism, Radio, Film & Video, Marketing, and other fields of study.
We know that a well-rounded, broad education in the liberal arts and sciences provides creative students with the context and breadth of knowledge that will feed their creative work, as well as a strong foundation that fully prepares them to enter today's rapidly changing marketplace.
We are situated in one of the 22 buildings that sit in the heart of Chicago's South Loop, home to the Chicago Symphony, the Art Institute, and the Museum Campus. Chicago inspires and instructs: Students gain real-world experience through internships and part-time jobs in the city.
Undergraduate Degree Programs in Media & Arts fields:
- Audio Arts & Acoustics
- Film & Video
- Interactive Arts and Media
- Interdisciplinary Arts
- Marketing Communication
Graduate Degree Programs:
- Film & Video
- Interdisciplinary Arts
- Interdisciplinary Arts & Media
- Interdisciplinary Book & Paper Arts
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is proud to have provided a world-class art and design education since its founding in 1866. It is one of the largest accredited independent schools of art and design in the country. SAIC provides degrees at undergraduate and graduate levels in a broad and dynamic spectrum of study including many disciplines in art; architecture; fashion design; filmmaking; photography; printmaking; sound; visual communication; and writing.
SAIC is distinct in the way that it provides graduate, post-baccalaureate, and undergraduate students an interdisciplinary curriculum and the necessary freedom to develop as artists, designers, and scholars. Our engaged student body and award-winning faculty of artists, scholars, and leading practitioners work in close proximity, sharing exceptional resources and establishing a forum for a vigorous exchange of ideas.
SAIC's academic departments offer students unparalleled access to outstanding facilities which will give students the chance to investigate, experiment, and create using state-of-the-art equipment in first-rate facilities.
10.School of Culinary Arts at Kendall College, Chicago
Courses / Programs
The School of Culinary Arts at Kendall College, based in Chicago (along the Chicago River at Goose Island), IL, offers bachelor and associate degree programs designed to launch student careers in the foodservice industry. Students intern locally, nationally and internationally at hospitality and culinary venues. Instructors have strong professional and academic credentials, formal culinary training and at least ten years of professional experience.
The American Culinary Federation has accredited the Culinary Arts Associate and Baking & Pastry Associate programs since 1988. Kendall College is a member of the Laureate International Universities network.