FAQs

WHY FAT MU?

Knowledge is power and we are committed to giving our students the best possible education a make up artist will need. With make up as a career you need to know how to think and work as an artist. You also need to learn how to research and have excellent presentation skills. We ensure that during the pro course these vital skills are incorporated into your daily working habits. We give to you all our experience from films, fashion, theatre, TV, bridal, events, sfx and airbrushing. At fat mu you will learn from a professional team of pro make up artists, thus giving you a broader sense of creative style and technique . All tutors are passionate about make up and making YOU learn as much as you can in 8 weeks. Each student that passes through our doors is unique and here at fat mu we encourage that creative individuality. Our aim as an academy is to show you the past, present and future of make-up artistry. We guarantee on graduating you’ll feel professionally confident and ready to throw yourself into your art.

IS A CAREER IN MAKE-UP FOR ME?

Love make-up? Want a career that has no shelf-life? A career which you can design to suit your lifestyle and give you independence and a tremendous amount of satisfaction? Then make-up artistry could be the career for you. You may want to explore the creative side of you or maybe you want an additional skill for a part-time income, or maybe set up your own make up studio? Yes it’s hard work and there’s no escaping that but the rewards come back ten-fold. In 21st Century India the possibilities in the world of make up are endless. It’s a very exciting and innovative time so why not be part of the magic.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO VISIT THE SCHOOL?

We at fat mu insist people come into see the academy to get a feel of the creative learning environment. So yes, you can schedule an academy visit.Each potential student is always screened to make sure that she or he is making the right choice of career. Our fat mu motto is PASSION! POTENTIAL! PERFECTION! – we need to see that in YOU!

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

It’s 2017 and India is full of opportunities in the world of make up. There is a demand for good professionally trained artists! The working arena's for a make up artist are anything from retail, to makeovers, to corporate grooming to TV Commercials, bridal make up, fashion shoots, film shoot, event make ups etc. We are proud to say that 99 % of MU-ettes are working in the make up industry as either freelancers or with companies / salons. We also have excellent contacts with the make up world and always try and assist in placements or job opportunities.

DOES FAT MU RECRUIT STUDENTS OF THE ACADEMY?

At fat mu we are always on the look out for talented make up artists. We do select MU-ettes (graduates from our 8 week pro course) to join us if there is a job opportunity available and there is always the chance to join our list of MU-ette freelancers on graduating from the 8 week pro course.

ARE THERE ANY PRE-REQUISITES TO ENROL

Each potential student is always screened to make sure that she or he is making the right choice of career. Our fat mu motto is PASSION! POTENTIAL! PERFECTION! – we need to see that in YOU! Minimum age is 16 and really there’s no cut off age for learning...if you’ve got the will then we’re here to teach you!

HOW DO I ENROL?

You can either come into our academy Mon – Sat to enrol personally, call 9769970846 or you can book the course or workshop of your choice on-line. booking form (compulsory).

HOW TO PAY?

You can pay by cheque or cash at the fat mu office – contact +91 97699 70846 for further details.

WHEN TO PAY?

To secure your place on the pro course a 25% deposit will need to be put down as soon as you make your decision to join. Since courses fill fast, we strongly advise to make a quick decision to confirm your spot. The balance amount is to be paid at the latest 10 days before the start of course. In the event of the balance payment not being made on time, the initial booking amount gets fortieted and the the booked seat gets passed on to the first person in waiting - contact 97699 70846 for more information on this.

WHAT IS FAT MU'S REFUND POLICY?

As the number of seats per course is very limited, fat mu doesn't offer refunds in part or full for any workshop or course once the deposit and/or full fees are paid up.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO TRANSFER FROM ONE COURSE OR BATCH TO ANOTHER AFTER PAYING THE DEPOSIT ?

fat mu is glad to accommodate a transfer of course or batch after the deposit or full fees are paid up provided the student does so at least 30 days prior to the start date of the course he/she was originally enrolled for.

WHERE IS FAT MU BASED?

fat mu is based in Bandra West, in the heart of Mumbai home to India’s huge and vibrant film and television and media industries. When we hear from you from we’d be happy to arrange a meeting, consultation or appointment.

WHAT ABOUT ACCOMMODATION FOR STUDENTS FROM OUTSIDE MUMBAI?

We don’t provide accommodation and cannot take responsibility for your stay. However past students have managed to find PG homes or small flats around Bandra. On enrolling, we can send you a few contacts to start you on your way.

KIT LIST

Look into any make up artist’s kit and you’ll see each one is different to the next one. This is the beauty of what we do. We develop our own tastes and styles and preferred use of brands. At fat mu we advise and expose you to excellent products in class but it is up to the student to buy their own palettes, brushes, tools, pots and paints! This is done for a reason. Each student must learn to develop a sense of working as a freelancer and learn where to shop, what to look for and how to test and try products by themselves. This is all part of learning this craft, essential for you to build relationships with suppliers and advise your clients too. We promise to hold your hands along the way and help you with this exciting process by telling you where to go, brands that we love in India and on the international market and importantly who offers discounts to fat mu students etc.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE PRO COURSE?

Leaving any course and starting out on your own is scary, anywhere in the world. You will however be armed with your start-up portofolio shots from the course, as well as shots along the way, ready to make a confident start ‘out there’. We ensure the fat mu family (MUs) and the pro course graduates (MU-ettes) are in regular touch and support each other in their craft and sharing of knowledge and information. The academy is always here for you even after you leave, offering advice and direction. All MU-ettes are also offered a discount on any advanced workshops / masterclasses running. You never stop learning and the fat mu platform will be there to help you along your way.

WILL I GET A CERTIFICATE?

Yes we will give you a fat mu certificate provided you have completed the 8 week pro course. Like many established make up education centres around the world we believe the most valuable thing to you will be the photographs of your work. This is key to starting your career in the industry and as per the course curriculum, you will graduate with 3 photo shoots as your portfolio in addition to your certificate.

WHO GOES TO THE ACADEMY?

Our students are mainly girls and women who come from a range of backgrounds, professions, ages and countries. Make up as a career option is open to anyone above the age of 16, anyone who wants to learn this amazing art is welcome to our school. You may be looking to find a new life for yourself? A new career? Had children and now want to create more of a life and identity for yourself? There is no shelf-life to a career in make up and our doors are open to all! If in doubt drop by and come and meet us, we can talk you through any questions you may have.

I HAVE NO EXPERIENCE IN MAKE UP. IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?

YES! You can start the pro course having no experience at all with make up. All we require from you is an open mind and a willingness to learn. It’s as simple as that. We start from the basics and step by step build up your creative confidence on your 8 week journey with us.

HOW HANDS ON IS THE TRAINING?

Very! Each class starts with a demonstration. We then use the rest of the class time to get your hands MU-ving and working with your tools and the products. We balance theory and practical – both equally as important.

MAY I COME AND SEE A CLASS IN ACTION?

We love potential MU-ettes to come and see the school in action so yes is the answer. It’s so important to see where you’ll be learning make up, understanding the environment and seeing the style of teaching. Give us a call on 97699 70846 to arrange a mutually convenient time.

CAN I CONTACT A FORMER STUDENT?

Again of course you may! We have student testimonials to read on-line and if you would still like to communicate with the fat mu MU-ettes we can provide you with the necessary contacts.