I actually graduated from Von Lee in April of '06, and am now licensed makeup artist and own my own company. I also got a job with MAC before I even graduated (the instructor worked there and gave me interview tips). It is a great school, and it flies by!!! Since it is only 5 weeks long you don't get a whole lot of info but you do get the basics...sanitation, basic steps for application etc. I will tell you that the make-up they give you and the way the show you how to use it is very by the book and does not ever apply in reality haha. My sugges...enjoy the class, learn the basics, and have a great time. If you ever get the chance to work at a counter/store DO IT!!!! That is where I really "learned" how to apply, and match colors etc. If you have any other questions please feel free....and sorry about the spelling....my husband is yelling he want to watch a movie lol. Have a great night and good luck!!!! I hope your teacher is Mrs.Thomas, she is amazing.