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Theatrical & Media Make Up

Introduction

Have you a confident out-going personality with a creative flair? Do you have an eye for colour? Want a career that you are passionate about? Do you want to be a trend setter for make-up looks? Make-up Artistry is a rapidly developing profession.

The upsurge in retail sales, and the growing media and entertainment industries present exciting career opportunities for motivated individuals. With these internationally recognised qualifications, you will be well placed to take advantage of emerging opportunities and launch your career as a professional make-up artist.

Career Opportunities

Make-up artistry career opportunities exist in the fields of cosmetic sales, film, television, photography, theatre, fashion and the print-media. Graduates work as professional make-up and special-effects artists. Freelance or contract employment in media productions and presentations is common.  The Skin Treatment Diploma enables graduates to gain employment in beauty salons and/or as freelance therapists/make-up artists.   The work is varied, interesting and rewarding.

Companies who have hired BFEI graduates include:

  • Brown Thomas 2
  • MAC Cosmetics Grafton Street
  • Inglot Dundrum
  • Benefit Cosmetics, South William Street
  • Harvey Nichols

Course Structure

This course covers the skills required to perform effective make-up techniques suitable for various professional media, fashion, retail, theatre and stage productions.

In order to demonstrate competence in make-up techniques, students produce a portfolio of work covering a wide range of topics. This portfolio is developed throughout the course with guidance from tutors.

The course also includes a module on Skin Treatments which will allow students to acquire professional skills in the manual facial elements of beauty therapy, including eyelash and brow tinting.

Learners are prepared for the following:

  • ITEC Diploma in Fashion and Specialised Make-Up
  • ITEC Certificate in Eyebrow Treatments and Eyelash Enhancements
  • ITEC Certificate in Skincare
  • ITEC Professional Conduct and Business Awareness
  • QQI Retail Selling (Level 5 Component Award)
Core Elements
  • Fashion and Photography Make-Up
  • Theatrical Make-Up
  • Make-Up Charts
  • Make-Up Techniques
  • Media Make-Up
  • 3 Dimensional Make-Up
  • High Definition Make-Up
  • Special Effects
  • Camouflage
  • Airbrush
  • Body Paint
  • Skin and Eye Treatments
  • Lash and Brow Enhancements
  • Threading
  • Retail Selling
  • Course Code

  • TMM
  • Duration

  • 1 year – full time September to May
  • Number of places

  • 96
  • Number of contact hours per week

  • 20 approx between 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Timetable contact

  • 5 days
Testimonial

I really felt the Theatrical and Media Make-Up Course went a long way to getting me where I am today. I’ve been working in MAC for over a year now. I can honestly say that having the course behind me, along with all the additional opportunities offered during the course, such as competitions or volunteering for events, made me stand out when it came to getting a job. You cover so many styles of make-up as well as delving so strongly into the world of skincare that I feel I can make such precise product recommendations for my customers and they trust in what I say.

- Claire Toner Lyons, Theatrical Media Make-Up Graduate, 2014 -

Support Elements
  • Workshops such as Tanning, Fashion Trends, Film Grade Make-Up Demonstrations, Casting and Inglot Master Classes.
  • Skin Care
  • Study Skills
  • Career Advice and CV Preparation
Assessment and certification
  • This course is certified by the International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) and QQI.
  • Learners are required to produce portfolios of work covering a wide range of techniques and demonstrating artistic flair, good imagination and creative skills.
  • ITEC apply a rigid set of standards governing attendance, learning and examinations.  Evidence of Treatments (case studies) is required for ITEC qualifications.
  • Examinations take place in April and May.

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate/LCA

Applicants should have achieved five passes OR five O6/H7s OR a combination of five O6/H7s OR have achieved the LCA with a Merit profile.

  • Others including Mature Students

If you are a mature student (aged 21 or over) and do not hold the Leaving Certificate, then you are welcome to apply. Each application will be assessed individually.

Qualified therapists are granted exemptions from subjects already certified.

Advisory Meeting

There is a very high demand for places and early application is advised. Applicants will have an advisory meeting to offer guidance and to ensure course suitability. Places will be offered, on a first come basis, following the outcome of the personal Advisory Meeting, subject to the applicant meeting the entry requirements of the course. Applicants will also be advised on course costs, uniform, product kits and registration details.

Fees

  • At course commencement, students are required to pay for books, exams, €200 PLC Government Levy (unless exempt), a Student Services fee and where applicable professional body registration fees.  There are no tuition fees for EU students.
  • Students will be required to purchase certain items including a uniform and product kits.
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