The Make-up Artistry will appeal to those who wish to qualify as a professional make-up artist.

Make-up Artistry

Course Fees


This course covers all aspect of make-up artistry, including fashion, theatre, TV, film and special effects make-up. It combines the technical skills and artistic elements required of a make-up artist with a focus on fashion co-ordination, hair styles and special effects. This make-up artistry course covers the skills required to perform effective make-up techniques suitable for various professional media, theatre and stage productions. As part of this course in Make-up Artistry, students create make-up looks for fashion shows, magazine shoots and theatrical performances and in the process develop a comprehensive portfolio featuring a range of different looks.

About This Course

Course Content

Beauty Industry Ethics and Practice                                    

Period and Theatrical Make-up                                               

Specialised Make-up Effects                                                   

Personal Effectiveness                                                               

Skin Care, Eye Treatments and Make-up

Fashion and Media Make-up


Work Experience

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Further Study

With a QQI award, graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities exist in a variety of industries, including theatre, film and television and on a range of media productions, including editorials and high fashion (catwalk). Graduates of this course in Make-up Artistry can expect to find employment with international cosmetic companies, as cosmetic consultants/make-up artists and cosmetic counter managers.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Make-up Artistry 

ITEC Diploma in Fashion, Theatre and Media Make-up

Amy Smyth

Rebecca Slane

Hannah Armitage