Location: Dublin City Centre

Course Duration: 8 Months - Academic Year

Days: Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm

Start Date: 16th September 2019

Finish Date: 30th April 2020

Induction Date: 10th September 2019

Aplication process: All applicants must attend an informal interview - interviews will be scheduled once you apply for the course.

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

Fee: €4000


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, field trips, photo shoots, hair styling and lots more! In addition this course includes masterclasses from TOP industry brands and photographers, covering all aspects of Makeup Artistry industry. 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. The main difference between the LEVEL 2 certificate and LEVEL 3 diploma course is content, accreditation, portfolio and commitment. The 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 cover topics in all areas of advanced makeup (beauty, glamour, catwalk, fashion, Era, TV, Film, Prosthetics, character work, body painting and lost more! Areas of employment once you successfully complete this course are freelance, retail, editorial, fashion, media, TV and Film.



Skin Care & Analysis
Eyelash & Eyebrow Tinting
How to choose & use brushes
How to choose & apply base, foundation & concealer
Cosmetic Science – Products & Ingredients
Defining & Hiding Features – Contouring/Shading & Highlighting
Face Charts – The importance, relevance, skill and creation.
Choosing Eye Shadow Colours – for the look and the client
Eyeshadow Application Techniques (Placement & Blending)
Brow Defining – Product, Placement and technique.
False Lash Application (Strip & Individual) – Product, measurement and technique
Lips (liners, Lipsticks, Shaping)
Hygiene & Sterilisation, The understanding and importance
Bridal Make Up Themes
Changing Make Up from Day to Night
Male Make Up (TV, Fashion & Editorial)
Children’s Make Up (Face painting & TV)High Fashion/Glamour & Catwalk Make Up
Black & White Photographic Make Up
Mature Make Up/Mother of The Bride

Fantasy Character Make Up (Wizards/Witches/Fairies)- For Stage & TV
TV/Film – Movie Character Work – Understanding lighting and application techniques
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 (Using shading and latex)
Special Effects Make Up – Wounds/Cuts/Bruises/Diseases & Disorders,Trauma
Working With Latex/Scaring & More
Airbrushing & Body Painting (Tattooing & Character Work)
Prosthetics & Bald CapS – Moulding & Applying
HairStyling (Bridal & Session Styling)

Lighting & The Effects
Photography – What to expect, how to source & understand a shoot, taking the important shot!
Work Experience Opportunities
Your Portfolio & CV
Professionalism – Industry Training, Conduct & Business Awareness
Marketing Yourself As An Artist
Photoshoot Day
On going career support & 1:1 career directional advise throughout


Fee: €4000

Fee includes:


Text Book

VanityX Backpack

Station Towel

10pc Professional Brush Set

Photoshoot Day

Brand Discounts


Work Experience Opportunities

Course Related Excursions

1:1 Feedback, Career Guidance & Support

Students are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of €600 or the full course fees at acceptance stage. A deadline date will be given once accepted. Please note our payment plans are now done via Flexi-Fi, further details will be given at your interview.

Additional Costs: Makeup Kit – you will be provided with 3 kit options. This is discussed at your interview and prices range from €250 to €600 depending on your preference. Your ITEC Exam fee is €150 and made payable to VanityX, this must be paid 10 weeks in advance of your exam date.