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Beauty Industry Essentials Online Program

The only online beauty program taught by FIT faculty, editors from Allure, and industry experts from Bobbi Brown, L’Oreal, Christian Dior, MAC, and more.

Accelerate your career in the beauty industry with the only online program taught by FIT faculty, Allure editors, and industry experts from the biggest brands.

Get an in-depth look at key areas of the beauty and cosmetics industry, 
and gain the tools and skills you need to launch or advance a successful career.

Earn a noncredit certificate of achievement from FIT

100% online, 100% self-paced

Set yourself apart and advance your career

LEARNING

Video lessons from faculty,  media, and industry experts

DOING

Real‐world activities and assignments

CURRICULUM

The program includes 7 courses. Each course is 2 to 3 hours and is broken into several shorter modules you complete at your own pace. Graduates of the program earn a noncredit Certificate of Achievement from FIT.

The program includes 7 courses. Each course is 2 to 3 hours and is broken into several shorter modules that you complete at your own pace.

Graduates of the program earn a noncredit certificate of achievement from FIT.

Course 4. Beauty Product Knowledge and Development

Course 1. Introduction to the Beauty Industry

Course 6. Beauty Marketing and Merchandising

Course 2. The Cosmetics World and Beauty Artistry

Course 3. The Business of Fragrance 

Course 7. Beauty Media (featuring Allure)

Course 5. Designing Beauty - Packaging and Presentation

FIT FACULTY

Virginia Bonofiglio / Assistant Professor and Chair
Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing

Robert Fuller / Adjunct Instructor, Product Development 

Marianne Klimchuk / Professor and Associate Chair, Packaging Design 

Delphine Horvath / Assistant ProfessorCosmetics and Fragrance Marketing


Dominique Isbecque / Adjunct Instructor, Image Consulting

Meeta Roy / Assistant Professor, Fashion Business Management, and Luxury Brand Consultant 

Vicky Colangelo / FIT Alumna, and Senior Vice President, Mana Cosmetics 

Candace Allenson /  Adjunct Instructor, Packaging Design 

Jillian Friedman / Adjunct Instructor, Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing 


INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Poppy King / Founder, Lipstick Queen


Marie Suter / Creative Director, Allure 

Featuring: Michelle Lee
Editor in Chief, Allure 

Danielle Pergament / Executive Editor, Allure 

Juliet Falchi / Director of Global Product Development, MAC Cosmetics

Jessica Chia / Senior Beauty Editor, Allure

Featuring: Bobbi Brown
Founder, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

Tiffani Carter-Thompson / Integrated Digital Marketing & Influencer Relations Expert

Hannah Bronfman / Founder, HBFIT 

Sam Escobar / Deputy Digital Editor, Allure

Ginger DeLeo / Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Reginal Leader of HR, Shiseido Group USA

Rawan Eewshah / Senior Editor, Allure

Linda Song / Perfumer, Givaudan

Jessica Richards / Founder, Shen Beauty

Rhianna Rule / Visual Director, Allure 

Terron Moore / Social Media Director, Allure

Jihan Thompson / Co-founder, Swivel Beauty, Inc

Sophia Panych / Deputy Digital Beauty Director, Allure

INFLUENCER

Bobbi Brown

Founder, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

"I wish I had something like this, to see who the people and players are and how they got started. By listening to people who work in the beauty industry's stories, you really do hear and understand a little bit about the industry."

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INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Poppy King

Founder, Lipstick Queen

Marie Suter

Creative Director, Allure 

Michelle Lee

Editor in Chief, Allure 

Danielle Pergament

Executive Editor, Allure 

Juliet Falchi

Director of Global Product Development, MAC Cosmetics

Jessica Chia

Senior Beauty Editor, Allure

Bobbi Brown

Founder, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

Tiffany Carter

Integrated Digital Marketing and Influencer Relations Expert

Hannah Bronfman

Beauty Brand Ambassador

Sam Escobar

Deputy Digital Editor, Allure

Ginger Deleo

Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Reginal Leader of HR, Shiseido Group USA

Rawan Eewshah

Senior Editor, Allure

Linda Song

Perfumer, Givaudan

Jessica Richards

Founder, Shen Beauty

Rhianna Rule

Visual Director, Allure 

Terron Moore

Social Media Director, Allure

Jihan Thompson

Co-founder, Swivel Beauty Inc

Sophia Panych

Deputy Digital Beauty Director, Allure

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Beauty Industry Essentials online program from the world-renowned Fashion Institute of Technology provides an in-depth introduction to the critical aspects of the beauty and cosmetics industries and provides you the tools and skills you need to launch or advance a successful career.

CREDIBILITY

Earn a noncredit certificate
of achievement from FIT

EXPERTISE

Cutting-Edge Instruction from Leading Academic and Industry Experts

CONVENIENCE

100% online,
100% self-paced

CAREER TOOLS

Set yourself apart and advance your career

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

FIT FACULTY

Virginia Bonofiglio

Assistant Professor and Chair 
Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing

Jillian Friedman

Adjunct Instructor, Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing 

Robert Fuller

Adjunct Instructor, Product Development 

Meeta Roy

Assistant Professor, Fashion Business Management, and Luxury Brand Consultant

Marianne Klimchuk

Professor and Associate Chair, Packaging Design 

Vicky Colangelo

 FIT Alumna, and Senior Vice President, Mana Cosmetics 

Delphine Horvath

Assistant Professor
Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing

Dominique Isbecque

Adjunct Instructor,
Image Consulting

Candace Allenson

Adjunct Instructor, 
Packaging Design 

CURRICULUM

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