Project Description

Make-Up Artistry

Code: 255613
Coordinator:Sara Ashmore

The world of the professional Make-Up Artist offers many exciting national and international career options. Our Make-Up Artistry course will provide you with a range of professional skills and knowledge to help you launch your career.

This exciting course covers all aspects of professional MakeUp Artistry that include High Fashion Make-Up, Make-Up for Theatre, TV and Film, Special Effects Make-up and Postiche. You’ll learn Make-Up techniques, developing skills that respond to various contexts and briefs. You will use our professional facilities, and top-end products including Inglot and others.

You’ll find that this course can prepare for direct entry to work, or to a range of Higher Education studies.

What Makes This Course Special

  • High-level professional skills training
  • Highly experienced Make-Up team
  • Real-work projects
  • Visiting Make-Up Artists
  • Outstanding facilities
  • Excellent progression routes and career options

Course Content

  • Airbrush Make-Up
  • Fashion & Media Make-Up
  • Period and Theatrical Make-up
  • Postiche
  • Skin Care, Eye Treatments & make-up
  • Special Make-Up Effects
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Fashion Make-Up Artist
  • Make-up Consultant
  • Product Representative
  • Special-effects Make-up Artist
  • Theatre Make-up Artist
  • TV & Film Make-up Artist
  • Wedding & Events MakeUp Artist
  • makeup-artistry v2
  • makeup-artristry-testimonial v2

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements.

City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical , Special Effects Hair and Media Make-up. 3003-34

Standard registration and other Awarding bodies  (see costs, fees and finance) and City & Guilds Exam Costs €240

Additional Costs
Make-up Kit €253 average price
General Kit €100 average price
Books €50 average price
Uniform Pack Required €30 average price


Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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Early Interview Option

Early interviews normally take place in May. Late applications take place in Aug and early September. An offer of a place does not guarantee a place – only full payment of fees will move an applicant to registered status. If an offer is not accepted in time and a course is full then applicants will be added to a waiting list and have the opportunity to apply for another course.