Makeup and Fashion Couture Institute LLC
7464 East Buena Tierra Ln, Ste. 204
Scottsdale, AZ 85260-1645
(602) 299-5585
Volume No. 1
July 30, 2013
Conditionally Licensed by the
Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
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Table of Contents
Academic Policies
Books and Supplies
Cancelation and Refund
Class Schedules
Educational Services
Entrance Requirements
Enrollment Procedures
Faculty members
Grading System
Payment Schedule
Placement Assistance
Previous Credits
Programs & Courses (+fees)
Program cost
Satisfactory Academic Progress
School Policies; Student Conduct
Student Records
Student Services
Student Grievance Procedure
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The Makeup and Fashion Couture Institute LLC of MFCI (hereinafter referred to as the
School) offers the finest technology and equipment for student training and is staffed with
qualified, approved instructors.
The School is owned by Makeup and Fashion Couture Institute LLC. The President and the
Founder of the School is Diana Kandinova.
Faculty Members
Additional instructors and staff are hired as needed.
Programs/Courses Offered
Certificate Programs:
Makeup and Fashion Couture Institute (MFCI) Makeup Couture Platinum Package includes
all of the classes listed below.
Occupational Objective: The graduate should be able to acquire an Expert makeup artist and
fashion consultant position in any related industry
Beginner - Expert Introduction to Makeup Artistry (MFCI 1017):
 Orientation to Makeup Artistry
 Counter vs. Freelance work
 Career Advancement
 Industry Terminology
 Corrective and Preventive Products
 History of Cosmetics
 Client Psychology
 Proper use of the Makeup, Brushes and other tools
 Interview Skills
 Basic Maintenance
 Skincare
Hours: approximately 16 (sixteen) hours or 2 (two) days.
hundred US dollars).
Price: $1,500.00 (one thousand and five
Occupational Objective: The graduate should be able to acquire an entry-level position in
makeup artistry related industry.
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Beginner – Expert Artistry Techniques (MFCI 1009):
 Building a Pro-Makeup Kit
 Brow Maintenance
 False Eyelash Application
 Eyeliner Perfection
 Expended Lips
 Ethnic Makeup
 Mature Makeup
 Color theory and Custom Color mixing
 Advanced Concealing / Neutralizing / Camouflage
 Corrective Makeup
 Contour / Highlighting
 Enhancing and Emphasizing Features
Hours: approximately 24 (twenty) hours or 3 (three) days. Price: $3,000.00 (three thousand US dollars).
Occupational Objective: The graduate should be able to acquire a Professional level of
makeup artistry and related applications.
Print, Runway, Stage and Bridal Makeup (MFCI 0018):
 Basic Principles of Photography Makeup
 Color vs. Black and White Photography
 In-Studio Lighting vs. Outdoor Photo shoots
 Day /Evening / Natural Makeup
 Commercial Makeup
 Basic Beauty Makeup
 Portfolio Photo shoot
 Testing with Photographers
 Fashion Show Makeup
 Working with Designers
 Fantasy Makeup Photo shoot
 Bridal Makeup
 Building a strong portfolio that will lead to PAID Jobs
Hours: approximately 32 (thirty-two) hours or 4 (four) days. Price: $3,500.00 (three thousand and five
hundred US dollars).
Occupational Objective: The graduate should be able to acquire a Professional/Expert level
in applying print and photography makeup, as well as bridal makeup.
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Hairstyling for the Set (MFCI 3215):
 Introduction to Hair
 Couture Techniques
 The Use of Hair Products
 Styling
 Photo shoot Ready Hair
Hours: approximately 8 (eight) hours or 1 (one) day. Price: $1,000.00 (one thousand US dollars).
Occupational Objective: The graduate should be able to acquire a Professional level of
hair styling techniques.
Photography (MFCI 005):
 This course is customized per each session based on individual class size and needs.
Hours: approximately 8 (eight) hours or 1 (one) day. Price: $1,000.00 (one thousand US dollars)
Occupational Objective: The Graduate will learn photography basics and film makeup. Both
courses are subject to change according to student’s needs and industry standards.
Couture Hair (MFCI 258):
 Fashion Shows
 Bridal Hair
 Hollywood Styles
 Styling Techniques
Hours: approximately 8 (eight) hours or 1 (one) day. Price: $1,200.00 (one thousand and two hundred
US dollars).
Occupational Objective: The graduate should be able to acquire an Expert level of couture hair
Fashion Couture (MFCI 230):
 Beauty Make-up
 Ethnic Make-up
 History of Beauty
 Timeless make-up
 Period Make-up
 Color History
 Fashion History
 1900-1980 Make-up
Hours: approximately 16(sixteen) hours or 2 days. Price: $3,000.00 (three thousand US dollars).
Occupational Objective: The graduate should be able to get in-depth knowledge of variables of
professional makeup and styles as how it is applied based diverse skin color/ethnic
backgrounds; professional approach to color coding.
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Airbrush Makeup (MFCI 815):
 Flawless Foundation Application
 Facial Contours and Highlighting
 Airbrush Tanning
 Temporary Tattoos
 Fantasy Make-up
 Character Make-up
 Paparazzi Ready in 5 minutes
Hours: approximately 16 (sixteen) hours or 2 (two) days. Price: $2,100.00 (two thousand and one
hundred US dollars).
Occupational Objective:
The graduate should be able to acquire a Professional level position
in Airbrush makeup artistry.
Entertainment Business (MFCI 9571):
 Setting Up Your Business
 Tax Education
 Independent Contractor Guidelines
 Charging your Client
 Payment Policies
 Pricing your Services
 Competitive Edge
 Trendsetting
Hours: approximately 8 (eight) or 1 (one) day. Price: $1,200.00 (one thousand and two hundred US
Occupational Objective:
The graduate should be able to acquire the mandatory skills in
operating a professional makeup artistry business as a part of a company as well as an
independent contractor.
Portfolio Building (MFCI 0035):
 Posing Technique
 Body Angels
 Photo shoot Posture
 Cameras Do’s and Don’ts
 Getting The Best Shot
 Portfolio Presentation
 Camera Readiness
Hours: approximately 8 (eight) or 1 day. Price: $1,200.00 (one thousand and two hundred US dollars).
Occupational Objective:
The graduate should be able to acquire the mandatory skills in
creating a professional portfolio as well as organizing and working in conjunction with various
professionals (photographers, models, hair stylists etc.).
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Men’s Grooming (MFCI 0801):
 Becoming a Male Model
 Posing Techniques
 Photo shoot Readiness
 Grooming Do’s and Don’ts
Hours: approximately 8 (eight) or 1 day. Price: $800.00 (eight hundred US dollars).
Occupational Objective:
The graduate should be able to acquire Professional level skills in
application of makeup artistry skills on male models; how to groom and style male models as
well as proper interaction techniques.
Program/Course Costs
Registration Total Tuition/Fees + Books/Supplies + Equipment
Platinum Package: $11,000 $200
Above listed classes: See listed prices for individual courses in the above listed roster.
Registration fees are Non-refundable & Subject to Cost Change.
Additional costs to student for make-up hours might apply if applicable.
Educational Services:
Makeup and Fashion Couture Institute offers fully equipped facilities and classroom settings for
students to study and practice their skills. A professional makeup kit is provided at the
beginning of the program; it is included in our Platinum Package and is available for additional
cost for all other students and graduates.
Entrance Requirements
The school does not discriminate based on race, sex, religion, ethnic origin, or disability.
Prospective students must provide government issued photo identification and/or Alien
Identification Number (AIN) if applicable, a verifiable address and guardian information (when
applicable) in order to be accepted for enrollment. Signed contract is mandatory prior to
beginning of classes. The School does not administer an entry test, but will conduct a
preliminary acceptance interview. Students must at least 16 years of age. No High School
Diploma required.
Prospective students may enroll anytime. Late enrollments will be accepted only one week
into the course; the complete program length is 160 hours, not to exceed 240 hours.
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Placement Assistance
Makeup and Fashion Couture Institute LLC does not offer employment assistance to
graduates at this time. While assisting in your job search, we make no guarantee, expressed
or implied, of future employment. Current law prohibits any school from guaranteeing job
placement as an inducement to enroll students.
Payment Schedules
The following payment schedules are available for all students:
$200 Non-refundable Administrative fee upon signing of the contract;
All tuitions must be paid prior to the beginning of classes; no payment plans are available.
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
An applicant denied by The School for is entitled to a refund of all monies paid.
Three-day Cancellation: An applicant who provides written notice of cancellation within three
days (excluding Saturday, Sunday and federal and state holidays) of signing an enrolment
agreement is entitled to a refund of all monies paid no later than 30 days of receiving the
notice of cancellation, the School shall provide the 100% refund.
Other cancellations: An applicant requesting cancellation more than three days after signing an
enrollment agreement and making an initial payment, but prior to entering the School, is
entitled to a refund of all monies paid, less the registration fee of $200.
Refund after the commencement of classes:
1. Procedure for withdrawal/withdrawal date:
A. A student choosing to withdraw from the School after the commencement of
classes is to provide written notice to the Director of the School. The notice is to
indicate the expected last date of attendance and to be signed and dated by the
B. For a student who is on authorized Leave of Absence (LOA), the withdraw date is
the date the student was scheduled to return from the Leave and failed to do so.
C. A student will be determined to be withdrawn from the School if the student has
not attended any class for 3 days.
D. All refunds will be issued within 30 days of the determination of the withdrawal
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2. Tuition charges/refunds:
A. Before the beginning of classes, the student is entitled to refund of 100% of the
tuition (less the registration fee of $200)
B. After the commencement of classes, the tuition refund (less the registration fee
of $200) amount shall be determined as follows:
% of the clock hours attempted:
10% or less
More than 10%
More than 20%
More than 30%
More than 40%
More than 50%
Tuition refund
No Refund is required
The percentage of the clock hours attempted is determined by dividing the total number of
clock hours elapsed from the student’s last day of attendance by the total number of clock
hours in the program.
Makeup kit and fees: Once the School provided the student with the Professional Makeup Kit,
the student may return that kit only in an unused and unpackaged condition to the
School within 5 days following the date of the student’s notice of cancellation. Failure to do so
will result in applied charges in the amount of $1000 (the cost of the Professional Makeup Kit
issued by the School).
Refund: refunds will issued within 30 days of the date of student notification, or the date of
the School’s determination (withdrawn due to absences or other criteria as specified in the
MFCI catalog), or in the case of a student not returning from the authorized Leave of Absence
(LOA) within 30 days of the date the student was scheduled to return from the LOA
Books and supplies:
The professional makeup kit is required and provided to each student which already contains
all the necessary ingredients in order for a student to study and work while attending the
program. Additional makeup supplies will be available for purchase.
Student Services:
To be determined.
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Academic Policies:
Attendance Requirements
Students are expected to arrive on time for class with proper materials. An overall attendance
rate of at least 90% is required. Instructors may request your withdrawal from a course or
program if absences or tardiness exceed 3 or more occasions.
Students who are unable to continue classes for medical reasons or severe personal problems
will be required to take a Leave of Absence (LOA) until they are able to return to class. Proper
documentation will be required to substantiate a student’s withdrawal.
Postponement of Start Date
Postponement of a starting date, whether at the request of the school or the student, requires
a written agreement signed by the student and the school. The agreement must set forth:
a. Whether the postponement is for the convenience of the school or the student, and;
b. A deadline for the new start date, beyond which the start date will not be
If the course is not commenced, or the student fails to attend by the new start date set forth
in the agreement, the student will be entitled to an appropriate refund of prepaid tuition and
fees within 30 days of the deadline of the new start date set forth in the agreement.
Satisfactory Academic Progress:
As determined by the institution: Students must maintain an 85% Grade Point Average (GPA).
Those who will not will be placed on probation for 3 classes. During the probation period
students must raise their GPA to passing or higher. The student may be terminated if grades
are not satisfactory at the end of the probationary period. Termination shall be at the school
Director’s discretion. The Director has final authority and shall notify the student of the final
Grading System
96 – 100 = A
86 – 95 = B
76 – 85 = C
66 – 75 = D
Under 66 = U
Above Average
Below Average
Progress reports with grades will be issued to students by course throughout the program.
Students enrolled in short-term courses will be issued grades upon completion of each course.
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Conduct Policy
All students are expected to act maturely and are required to respect other students and
faculty members. Possession of weapons, illegal drugs, and alcohol of any kind are not
allowed at any time on school property. All School regulations and policies are outlined in
details below in Policies section of this catalog. Any violation of school policies may result in
permanent dismissal from the School.
Any student may be dismissed for violations of rules and regulations of the school, as set forth
in school publications. A student also may be withdrawn from classes if he or she does not
prepare sufficiently, neglects assignments, or makes unsatisfactory progress. The Director,
after consultation with all parties involved, makes the final decision.
The Director of Education may temporarily suspend students whose conduct is disruptive or
unacceptable to the academic setting. After appropriate counseling, students who
demonstrate a genuine desire to learn and conform to the School standards of conduct, may
be allowed to resume attendance. The director will review each case and decide upon readmittance.
Previous Credits
Makeup and Fashion Couture Institute LLC does not afford transferability of our credits
to another institution unless there is a written agreement with another institution.
Student Records
All student academic and financial records are maintained and filed in a secure and safe
manner in perpetuity. Students are allowed to view their records, but the records must not
leave the school. Official transcripts will be provided to the student at no charge, additional
copies are available for $5.00.
Should the institution cease operation, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, all educational
records or legible true copies shall be filed with the Arizona State Board for Private
Postsecondary Education within 15 days of ceasing educational operations.
School Policies
The School strongly enforces the Student’s professional appearance at all times during
school hours, including the dress code. Casual business attire is the most desirable option; no
shorts, baggy or too tight or revealing clothing; no open toe shoes or flip flops; no muscle
shirt type clothing; No see-through clothing; no low cut jeans; Females must wear a full
coverage brazier. In addition the Student will be held to the highest personal hygiene
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The Student is required to conduct him/herself in a professional manner at all times.
The Student must be respectful toward faculty and other students alike.
The Student must practice safety and sanitary rules at all times. The Student must keep
their work area clean and free of obstructions.
The Student must cooperate in keeping the interior of The School clean, including the
break room area and amenities.
Students must provide their own models for hands-on stage of the training. Students
may work on each other only with a prior approval of an instructor.
The School enforces a “No Smoking” Policy within The School premises.
No weapons, drugs or alcohol allowed whatsoever (only medically prescribed
treatments may be allowed, subject to the School Director’s approval). Any Student (s) found
in possession of any of these items or being under the influence of any of these substances
will be immediately terminated with no refund. In addition, The School reserves the right to
prosecute criminally The Student (s) involved in any type of illegal activities.
The Student (s) shall not receive any monetary compensation during photo shoots,
fashion shows or while working on a model at any time while attending The School (involves
School functions only).
The student must be respectful of other students’ work areas, learning process and
clients. That includes designated parking spots. Any interference with the above mentioned
rules that is unwelcomed and disruptive will result in disciplinary action by the School.
The School’s phone and internet are for The School’s Personnel use only. No personal
phone calls will be accepted for any of the students.
Although the school is committed to make the schedule reasonably convenient for The
Student, The Student is responsible attending classes on time whenever he/she is assigned.
The Student (s) who will fail to show up for the classes or on a test day in a timely manner will
be held accountable and additional fees might apply for rescheduling those events.
All Students must attend their classes on time. Delayed arrivals of 10 minutes or more
will result in suspension for that day; Excessive late arrivals and absences might result in
termination of the Student and/or additional charges associated with rescheduling of those
Students who do not abide by the above rules and regulations will be subjected to suspension
and/or termination without refund.
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Student Grievance Procedure
The following is the MFCI grievance procedure:
(a) In the event where a Student will have a grievance, he/she must address their
concern(s) verbally with the School Director within 10(ten) calendar days of
occurrence. School Director must address the Student’s concerns and attempt to
solve the issue at hand to the best interest of all parties involved and in accordance
to the School Rules and Regulations Policy.
(b) In the unlikely event when the issue remains unsolved, the Student may choose to
submit a written grievance complaint to the School Director. Upon submission of the
grievance the School must have a written response including an attempt to resolve
the issue at hand within 30(thirty) calendar days.
(c) In the event where the issue continues after the 30 (thirty) days expired, a
mediation procedure must be offered as an option to all the involved parties during
that time.
(d) Mediation process must involve The Student and his/her guardian (if applicable) and
the School authorized representative and any other party that has direct
involvement in the complaint.
(e) As is pertains to this document, A Grievance described as a complaint regarding a
discrepancy which violates any written and published School Rules and Regulations
Policy, not an arbitrary displeasure with an issue outside of a signed contract by
which Makeup and Fashion Couture Institute LLC governs it’s internal affairs.
“If the complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting the institution’s grievance
procedure, the student may file a complaint with the Arizona State Board for Private
Postsecondary Education. The student must contact the State Board for further details.
The State Board address is 1400 W. Washington Street, Room 260, Phoenix, AZ 85007,
phone # 602-542-5709, website address:
Class Schedule: As determined by Makeup and Fashion Couture Institute:
All individual class and program schedules are tailored to a specific student’s needs; as such
the dates and hours will vary depending on specific assignments.
When an unexpected closure occurs due to extraordinary conditions such as inclement
weather, students will be notified as soon as possible by phone and/or radio, and/or TV who
provide closure information as a public service.
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Classes are not held on the following holidays:
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day & the Friday following
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
Additional holidays might be observed based on individual schedules and are subject to prior
The school is located at 7464 East Tierra Buena Lane Ste. 204, Scottsdale AZ 85260. Our
classrooms are furnished with professional makeup stations; Separate classrooms for study
and testing are fully equipped with desks and blackboard; Additional office space is designed
to accommodate the School staff and faculty members.
Catalogs are available to students and prospective students.
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