Professional Makeup Artistry

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Course Content

  • Day Makeup
  • Evening Makeup
  • Special Occasion Makeup
  • Bridal Makeup
  • Era Makeup
  • Photographic Makeup
  • Commercial & Editorial Makeup
  • Fantasy Makeup
  • Photography Makeup
  • Catwalk & High Fashion Makeup
  • Avant-Garde Makeup
  • Makeup photography
  • Special Effects
  • Customer Service
  • Eyelash & Eyebrow Treatments
  • Work Experience
  • Professional Conduct & Business Awareness

Course Description

This course covers all aspects of make-up artistry, including fashion, theatre, TV, film, and special effects. It combines the technical skills and artistic elements required of a make-up artist. This 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 students develop a comprehensive portfolio featuring a range of different looks.


ITEC Diploma in Fashion, Theatre and Media Makeup
ITEC Certificate in Eyebrow Treatments and Eyelash Enhancements

Career Opportunities

Graduates can progress to employment in various areas including:

Make Up Artist | Fashion Brands | Catwalk Makeup Artist |Commercial & Editorial MakeupArtist | Retail Sales | Freelance Bridal Specialist | Freelance Occasional Specialist |Beauty Salons | TV & Film | Theatre | Trainers & Teachers of Makeup | Business Owners


A Freelance Makeup Artist can earn from €50 per hour

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Progression to degrees

Learners can progress to study various relatedcourses in OFI including Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing, Holistic Health and Wellbeing or Advanced Beauty Therapy. Learners may also progress to specialist programmes to gain a tutor qualification in this area in a variety of colleges in Ireland and the UK.

The Makeup industry is one of the biggest industries in the world. Makeup makes you look good but good makeup makes money. Brands like Chanel, L’Oreal, MAC make millions of dollars every year from the sale of cosmetics. According to a recent study, women spend approximately 15,000 euro in their lifetime on cosmetics.

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Fees For The Academic Year 2024 – 2025

All courses have a Registration Fee of €30 (non-refundable).

A non-refundable Registration fee of €30 will be payable on acceptance of a PLC place. Essential course materials may be required for some courses the cost of which will be borne by the student.

All fees are subject to change. All fees must be paid with a Credit/Debit card online. No cash is acceptable.

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I began Makeup Artistry in OFI in September and in only 2 months my confidence in doing makeup on myself and others has grown substantially. The course ranges from natural makeup like bridal to the complete opposite like special effects and fantasy makeup. The trainers are extremely helpful and explain the material in a very understanding way. I couldn't recommend this course enough if you have an interest in the Beauty / Make up industry.

Shauna Farrelly Makeup Artistry Student 2022

Since I commenced studying Makeup Artistry in OFI, I have gained an amazing amount of skill and confidence in my work. The encouragement I have received from the staff has ensured that I have excelled in my abilities. The course is a brilliant progression route into the makeup/beauty industry. I enjoyed covering all the different aspects of makeup from, natural makeup and bridal makeup to special effects and fantasy makeup. I couldn’t recommend this course enough to anyone that may be considering it.

Hannah Duffy Makeup Artistry Student, 2019