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Location: Cork

Course Duration: 8 Months - Academic Year

Days: Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm

Start Date: 24th September 2018

Finish Date: 3rd May 2019

Induction Date: 17th September 2018

Aplication process: All applicants must attend an informal interview

Qualification: ITEC Level 3 Diploma (Unit 10, 22, 41 & 42) & VanityX Advanced Diploma

Fee: €4000 (€3700 if you pay in full upon acceptance to the course)


Our full time make up diploma is one of a kind! We have combined the internationally recognised ITEC diploma course with our industry based course to bring you the ultimate curriculum. This course starts at beginner level and proceeds to advanced and expert level. We have included extras such as hands on work experience, photo shoots, and hair styling! In addition this course includes masterclasses from TOP industry brands and photographers. Covering all aspects of Makeup Artistry this course is ideal for anyone with a passion and interest in beginning a career in the makeup industry! As this is a diploma course students should be aware full commitment is required. During this course you will create a portfolio of 35 looks for ITEC to showcase all you techniques and skills. Our ITEC Level 3 course is a diploma course and ranked as a level 5 by QQI. It requires a lot of hard work and commitment and has a large portfolio of looks to be created to specific deadline dates. You also cover a lot more training and go into more detail on your topics in this level.



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
Face Charts
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
Era Make Up (20s,30s,40s,50s,60s,70s,80s,90s)
Theatre & Stage Make Up – Elizabethan/Eygptian/Geisha/Kabouki/Period Make Up/Theatrical Ageing/Character MakeUp
Special Effects Make Up – Wounds/Cuts/Bruises/Trauma
Working With Latex/Scaring & More
Airbrushing & Body Painting
Eyelash & Eyebrow Tinting
Lighting & The Effects
Photography – What to expect, how to source and understand a shoot.
Hair Styling (Bridal & Fashion Styling)
Work Experience Opportunities
Your Portfolio & Getting Started
Professionalism – Industry Training
Professional Conduct & Business Awareness
Photoshoot Day
Opportunity to be part of our makeup exhibition
On going career support


Fee: €4000 (€3700 if you pay in full upon acceptance to the course)

Fee includes:

Uniform (Two T-Shirts/One Hoodie)

Text Book

Station Towel

VanityX Backpack

10pc Professional Makeup Brush Set

Full Makeup Kit

Photoshoot Day

Brand Discounts


Career Support & Guidance

Work Experience Opportunities

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.