Location: Cork

Course Duration: 6 Months

Days: Monday to Wednesday 10am to 4pm

Start Date: 24th September 2018

Finish Date: 22nd March 2019

Induction Date: 17th September 2018

Aplication process: All applicants must attend an informal interview

Qualification: ITEC Makeup Certificate (Unit 10) & VanityX Editorial & Theatrical Diploma

Fee: €3,350 (€3,000 if you pay in full upon acceptance to the course)


Our full time makeup certificate course starts at beginner level and moves towards advanced level. Covering all aspects of Makeup Artistry. We have combined the internationally recognised ITEC Makeup Certificate alongside our advanced VanityX Theatrical and Media Makeup Diploma curriculum to bring you the ultimate course in makeup! Ideal for students wishing to begin a career in makeup artistry. During this course you will create a portfolio of looks for both ITEC & VanityX. The difference between the certificate and diploma course is content, accreditation, portfolio and commitment. This year we have introduced a lower level for our full time course. Level 3 requires a lot of hard work and commitment and has a large portfolio of looks to be created. For the level 2 certificate you complete a smaller portfolio, have less deadlines and fewer topics of training.



Skin Care & Analysis
How to choose & use brushes
How to choose & apply base, foundation & concealer
Cosmetic Science – Products & Ingredients
Defining & Hiding Features – Contouring/Shading & Highlighting
Choosing Eye Shadow Colours
Eyeshadow Application Techniques (Placement & Blending)
Brow Defining
False Lash Application (Strip & Individual)
Lips (liner, Lipsticks, Shaping)
Hygiene & Sterilisation
Bridal Make Up Themes
Changing Make Up from Day to Night
Male Make Up

Children’s Make Up
High Fashion/Glamour & Catwalk Make Up
Black & White Photographic Make Up
Mature Make Up
Fantasy Make Up
TV/Film Makeup
Era Makeup (50’s & 60’s)
Theatre & Stage Makeup (Period Make Up/Theatrical Ageing/Character MakeUp)
Special Effects Make Up – Wounds/Cuts/Bruises
Working With Latex/Scaring & More
Body Painting
Work Experience
Professional Conduct & Business Awareness


Fee: €3,350 (€3,000 if you pay in full upon acceptance to the course)

Fee includes:

Makeup Kit (Variety of TOP brands)

10pc Professional Makeup Brush Set

Text Book

Uniform (Two T-Shirts & One Hoodie)

Station Towel

VanityX Backpack

Photoshoot Day

Brand Discounts


Career Support & Guidance

Students have the option to pay a deposit €500/€600 and avail of a payment plan or alternatively you can pay for your course in full to receive a discount of €300/€350 (depending on what level of course you choose to do). You will be given a deadline date for your deposit/full payment once accepted to the course. Please note if you opt to pay in full to receive the discount this must be paid at deposit stage. Note all deposits and payments are non-refundable.

Additional Costs: ITEC Exam Fee is €150 and students are required to buy a special effects kit (group discount available if students purchase via the college), alternatively students can purchase these items as needed.