In 1960, Christian Chauveau began working in the artistic make-up field, supervising the make-up program at the IDHEC film school. He also worked as chief make-up artist on different television and film productions in France and abroad.

In 1965, he set up a beauty institute where he offered private classes in make-up application and supervised the make-up program at the Ecole Louis Lumière film school.
Between 1974 and 1984, he gave artistic make-up demonstrations in nearly all of the French Beauty schools and continued to give lessons in make-up application throughout the entire world.

In 1974, he founded his own school: "L'Ecole Technique Privée de Maquillage Artistique"
Thanks to his school and its programs, Christian Chauveau has been an active leader in offering status and recognition to the profession of artistic make-up artist.

In May 2002, the school was moved to new premises.

Training goals

Supported by the Ministry of National Education, this school trains individuals for careers as professional make-up artists in the following areas::
Fashion - Fashion Shows - Photography
Video - Cinema - Television - Theater and various live productions
Ballets - Body Painting - Special Effects

The school also offers classes and training programs in studio hair styling and manicure art, which complete and enrich the artistic make-up instruction courses.

Eligibility requirements

Age: at least 18 years of age, during the school year
Education: high school level
Artistic sensitivity

Class schedules:

- Standard classes
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

- CIDESCO classes
3 times a week from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

School holidays:

Students have the same school holidays as the Parisian schools. However, these may be shortened, depending on the program curriculum.

Hands-on training programs:

Optional and unpaid, these training programs are for students in the 3 and 9-month make-up classes. These courses allow the students to put their knowledge into practice. Only those students who regularly attend classes and show that they are serious may attend the hands-on training programs..

These training programs are offered in the following fields:

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- Studio photography
· Cinema, short films, video
· Live productions, conventions
· Advertising
· Theater
· Fashion shows


After completing the course of study, an exam is given in front of a jury comprised of professionals working outside of the school in various make-up and hair styling fields.
The following certificates are awarded, according to the chosen curriculum:

- Certificate of Professional Competency in Artistic Make-up
· Certificate of Professional Competency in Beauty Make-up
· Certificate of Competency in Studio Hair styling
· Certificate of Competency in Manicure Art

The Christian Chauveau Award

At the end of the year, this award is given to the top three students in the artistic make-up program.

1st prize: a Trophy
2nd prize: a "Silver" Medal
3rd prize: a "Bronze" Medal