Have you ever dreamt of becoming a makeup artist? Or perhaps you’re a professional makeup artist wanting to further your career?


If you’re looking for an industry leading, immersive education experience to kick-start your makeup career and take your skills to incredible new levels, this is the place for you!


Melissa Sassine The Academy offers a variety of full time and part time professional makeup courses that will inspire, teach and deliver unlike any other. Conducted face-to-face in a modern, creative and supportive environment, The Academy is Melissa Sassine’s personal realisation of the ultimate makeup education space.


For a long time, I envisioned the Academy, a place where students felt inspired and nurtured, graduating with both makeup and business skills as well as the confidence they needed to start their own successful business.”  –Melissa Sassine, Founder and Director.



While some makeup courses purely cover technical skills, Melissa Sassine The Academy offers so much more, giving you the tools and confidence, you need to begin your makeup career. The courses are truly unique, with modules covering all elements of professional makeup application, techniques, colour theory as well as business marketing, social media and photography. Think of this as a launch pad to the career of your dreams!


Melissa Sassine is one of Australia’s leading makeup artists, with over 19 years of beauty and makeup industry experience. Establishing herself as one of Sydney’s most sought after bridal makeup artists, Melissa has become a leading Australian makeup educator and an international social media icon, with millions of followers across her social platforms.


Melissa noticed a gap in the makeup education industry, one that combined technical beauty skills with business know-how to support and guide makeup artists as they built their businesses. Recognising the changing needs of beauty entrepreneurs in a digital world, Melissa and her team have crafted a complete syllabus that provides professional instruction on every element of the makeup business – today and into the future.


Melissa Sassine The Academy has helped hundreds of graduates pursue their dream career, from working with some of the globe’s most recognisable cosmetics brands to creating their own successful businesses. The courses are recognised by industry-leading brands, with many graduates going on to work for their favourite cosmetic companies. Melissa Sassine The Academy also partners with Global Brands such as Benefit & MAC Cosmetics, collaborating to encourage student education and product knowledge across the makeup sector.


Just some of the examples of the careers Academy graduates have gone onto include:

  • Self-employed bridal and special event makeup artists
  • Bloggers and social media influencers now working with international brands and running successful businesses
  • Pursuing international makeup careers
  • Launching their own product lines
  • Makeup artist and career opportunities with mega-beauty brands including MAC Cosmetics, Mecca Cosmetica and Inglot just to name a few.


Students have travelled from across Australia and the world in order to study at The Academy, hailing from locations including Newcastle, Wollongong, Canberra, Melbourne and as far afield as Indonesia, Greece, Canada and Guatemala.


Being able to make a difference in someone’s career, watching their journey to success after graduating from The Academy has been the biggest reward and highlight of my life! The success rate of our graduates is phenomenal, and I’m forever grateful for the time, commitment and trust they give to Melissa Sassine The Academy.”  Melissa Sassine


The Space
Melissa Sassine The Academy is a makeup artist’s heaven. The perfect location for getting creative, the space boasts everything an artist needs to feel inspired. Clean white lines, fresh natural light and a modern fit out to accommodate both artists and clients.


The Location
Based in Bass Hill, students and clients enjoy an easy to access location and ample parking.


The Courses
You can choose to take a one on one course, or take part in a 6 week, 3 nights a week full time course that take place in the evenings from Monday to Wednesday’s 6.30pm -9.30pm.


So, what are you waiting for? If you’re ready to pursue your passion for makeup and take the first step towards building your ultimate career, get in touch to discover which of Melissa Sassine The Academy’s courses is perfect for you!


For all details on all our upcoming workshops, master classes and full-time makeup courses email: info@melissasassine.com

Melissa Sassine


SYDNEY 2021 – 2022

6 week Professional Makeup Course (Part Time) 8th November 2021 – 15th December 2021

Schedule: Monday to Wednesday  – 6:30pm to 9:30pm

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6 week Professional Makeup Course (Part Time) 7th February – 16th March 2022

Schedule: Monday to Wednesday  – 6:30pm to 9:30pm




For all Melbourne enquiries please fill out the online enquiry form.

Alternatively, you can email info@melissasassine.com



6 week Professional Makeup Course (Part Time) 23rd of March – 6th of May 2020

Schedule: Monday to Wednesday  – 6:30pm to 9:30pm

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6 week Professional Makeup Course (Part Time) 27th of July – 2nd September 2020

Schedule: Monday to Wednesday  – 6:30pm to 9:30pm

*** SOLD OUT ***



5 week Professional Makeup Course (Part Time) 2022

Schedule: Tuesday to Thursday  – 6:30pm to 9:30pm



Bridal Bootcamps are a one day intensive course designed for the makeup professional looking to take their business to the next level. The bootcamp covers the behind the scenes knowledge you need to run  an effective business including social media marketing, administration, and managing your bookings, as well as advanced bridal makeup skills to create the flawless finish your clients will love. Register your interest here.